Tue Greenfort brings Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art alive

Tue Greenfort Eats Den Frie
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
June 17 – August 13, 2017

“Art has the ability to elaborate and open up discourses without being labeled and categorized as this or that political faction”. These are the words by artist Tue Greenfort whose artistic universe tackles many questions about our role as humans in the habitats we occupy. This is also the case in his current exhibition “Tue Greenfort Eats Den Frie”, which takes place at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, from June 18 – August 13, 2017.

In “Tue Greenfort Eats Den Frie”, the exhibition space is infiltrated by living organisms and organic processes in dialogue with their surroundings and their human audience. With great precision, Tue Greenfort draws our attention to the complex relationship between human self-perception and nature. Fascinated by the mechanisms and mysteries of the natural world, he challenges the economic, social, political and biological realities that challenge our apparently persistent view of an omnipotent humankind, superior to its surroundings.


Exhibition at Den Frie in the making

Tue Greenfort’s interdisciplinary practice is both direct action and social critique. It has taken the form of traveling around Germany in a bus fueled by vegetable oil, taking pictures of the sun using a camera powered by photosynthesis-generated energy, and helping art institutions lower their energy costs. Influenced by the work of Dan Peterman, he believes art is an ethical place to enact recycling and to criticize corporate marketing practices.


About Tue Greenfort
Tue Greenfort (1973 in Holbaek / Denmark) lives and works in Berlin where he is represented by Johann König. As a participant in dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Greefort was co-curator of an archive on multi-species co-evolution, The Worldly House. He has had extensive solo presentations at Berlinische Galerie (2012), South London Gallery (2011), Kunstverein Braunschweig (2008) and Secession, Vienna (2007). He has participated in numerous international exhibitions at institutions including Kunstverein Hannover (2011), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2009), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2009), the Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (2008), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007) and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2006). Among his publications the most comprehensive, Linear Deflection, was published by Walther König in 2009.

Tue Greenfort’s website: http://tuegreenfort.net
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art: http://denfrie.dk/en/