Nina Canell: Near Here at the Camden Arts Centre



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In January, Camden Arts Centre presents a solo exhibition of work by Swedish artist Nina Canell (b.1979). Canell’s practice questions the certainty of sculpture, giving substance to the intangible and lightness to the physical.

Canell’s seemingly unorthodox use of objects and materials can be seen as an attempt to articulate our intuitive understanding of the conditions around us.

Transforming electrical currents, atmospheric elements, stray socks, or chewing gum into sculptural components, her assemblages fuse matter, light and sound to create delicate and ephemeral testing grounds.

Nina Canell: Near Here will comprise a new series of works responding to the specific architectural environment of Camden Arts Centre. The gallery space has prompted an exploration of the ‘unbuilt’ using elements that tend to condense or disperse. Drawn to the subtlety of fluctuating forces and the minutiae of perception, Canell’s work traces the innate bond we have with our surrounding atmosphere. Testing this intimate intersection of audience, object, and event, the understated outcomes of her work are curious, yet poetic.

Nina Canell: Near Here will be on show in Gallery 3 at Camden Arts Centre.

The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. A presentation of the exhibition will follow at BALTIC from 18 April until 20 July 2014.


Nina Canell – Near Here

17 January – 30 March 2014

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Free Entry

Opening times:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am-6pm

Wednesdays late: 10am–9pm

Closed Mondays

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