Outremer (2017)

The exhibition Outremer is one part of an ongoing body of work begun in 2014. It takes as a starting point the Musée Guimet in Paris and it’s collection of Asian art amassed by industrialist and traveller Emile Guimet whose fortune was made in the production of a synthetic ultramarine pigment essential as a whitening agent. Not only describing the colour, Outremer (Ultramarine) translates directly from French as overseas and was the name given to colonial territories and to military service performed there. In these works the role of the artist as collector and exhibitor of images and objects in a digital era is questioned and parallels are made with 19th Century traditions of collecting.

 

Driven by an interest in how images, texts and objects communicate, Malcolm is concerned with unearthing subliminal layers of meaning. Through strategies of alteration, combination and repositioning, the work aims to highlight residual histories and power dynamics, enabling reflection on knowledge production and representation. He has a tendency to engage with and rework found material and his work often features a fragmentation or decay of language and information, suggesting alternative interpretations and narratives.

 

Participants

Kevin Malcolm

Henning Lundkvist

Info

Opening: May 19th, 19:00 – 23:00
Opening hours: Friday – Sunday, 13:00 –17:00
Exhibition will stay on view: May 20th – June 25th

 

PODIUM OSLO
Hausmannsgate 34
0182 Oslo
Norway

 

During the opening of the exhibition there will be a reading by artist and writer Henning Lundkvist from a text produced for an upcoming publication (published by Woodpecker Projects) on Malcolm’s work.

 

Kevin Malcolm at PODIUM OSLO

Outremer, 2017

Series of 42 silkscreen prints on found photogravures, 32.5 x 24.5 cm

 

Installation view from Outremer at Podium Oslo

- a solo show by Kevin Malcolm curated Woodpecker Projects

Proxy Bidder, 2017,

Found document, nylon, silver, chains,  25 x 17 cm

 

Outremer, 2017

Details; Series of 42 silkscreen prints on found photogravures, 32.5 x 24.5 cm

 

Outremer, 2017

Series of 42 silkscreen prints on found photogravures, 32.5 x 24.5 cm

 

Installation view from Outremer at Podium Oslo

- a solo show by Kevin Malcolm curated Woodpecker Projects

Outremer, 2017

Series of 42 silkscreen prints on found photogravures, 32.5 x 24.5 cm

 

Installation view from Outremer at Podium Oslo

- a solo show by Kevin Malcolm curated Woodpecker Projects

Outremer, 2017

Series of 42 silkscreen prints on found photogravures, 32.5 x 24.5 cm

 

Installation view from Outremer at Podium Oslo

- a solo show by Kevin Malcolm curated Woodpecker Projects

At Podium, the reading by artist and writer Henning Lundkvist from a text produced for an upcoming publication (published by Woodpecker Projects) on Malcolm’s work.