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nca | nichido contemporary art is pleased to inform that we are going to present the Danish artist Ann Lislegaard’s first solo show in Tokyo, Japan. A video installation “Bellona” which was released at 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 is shown in this show.

With her sound, video and animation works Lislegaard explores the relationship between space, identity and subjectivity and creates changing and unstable spaces ? mise-en-scene’s ? where elements and people constantly merge. Lislegaard’s temporal re-arrangements and spatial dislocations address the experience and perception of space. “By questioning the development of spatial and temporal knowledge Lislegaard's work reflects the spatial and temporal development of knowledge itself, revealing that all cognitive experiences have social origins where there are no simple answers nor any innocent questions.”1)

Bellona, the fictional city of Samuel R. Delany’s 1974 science fiction cult classic Dhalgren is a place beyond reason, where time and space is out of joint and architectural fixtures seem to be in constant flux and transformation. In Lislegaard’s video animation installation, Bellona is a psychological space, in which norms and standards seem to dissolve into a chaos of anti-hierarchical conditions.

1) Matthew Buckingham. Other Rooms: The Work of Ann Lislegaard

Artist Biography Born 1962 in Norway. Lives and works in New York and Copenhagen. Studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1998 - 1993). She has participated in the international studio program at PS1, New York and IASPIS, Stockholm. Selected exhibitions in Europe and US: In 1996, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. 1997 The 5th. International Istanbul Biennal, Istanbul. 1998 Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France. In 1999, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2002, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland. In 2005 MOCA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA In 2005, 51st Venice Biennale, Danish pavilion in Italy. In 2005, Murray Guy Gallery, New York. In 2006, Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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Ann Lislegaard