Exhibitions

Herr von Eden: CTRL ESC

Intermedian #5

July 13 - September 1, 2013

Bent Angelo Jensen, Foto: Jan Riephoff
Herr von Eden, CTRL ESC; Foto: Jan RiephoffHerr von Eden, CTRL ESC, Foto: Jan RiephoffIntermedian #5: Herr von Eden - CTRL ESC, Installationsansicht Kunstverein Hamburg, 2013, Foto: Henning RoggeIntermedian #5: Herr von Eden - CTRL ESC, Installationsansicht Kunstverein Hamburg, 2013, Foto: Henning RoggeIntermedian #5: Herr von Eden - CTRL ESC, Installationsansicht Kunstverein Hamburg, 2013, Foto: Henning Rogge

With "Intermedian #5: Herr von Eden – CTRL ESC", Kunstverein Hamburg is continuing the series of smaller exhibitions that it launched in 2012. These art interventions interact with the existing exhibition programme in terms of form or content. The previous Intermedian exhibitions, Katharina Koppenwallner / International Wardrobe, Jonathan Johnson / Gabi Dziuba, Arthur Morass and Stefan Strumbel, presented works that reflected the content and techniques of the temporary exhibitions. The juxtaposition of artworks, other artefacts and everyday objects in the context of their cultural history leads to productive associations of ideas, as the varying perspectives enable visitors to repeatedly switch their level of reception and to identify new links and associations.  

In 2013 the series was given its own exhibition space, the "Red Room" in the foyer of the Kunstverein. The works displayed here take various approaches, adopting specific techniques, visual language and strategies that go beyond the confines of art or that, conversely, take art into other areas of life. From mid-July until September 2013, Kunstverein Hamburg will present the varied output of Herr von Eden by showcasing selected designs and campaigns and examining the Hamburg-based label’s production over the past 15 years.

In terms of content, the presentation is linked to the concurrent exhibitions by Natalie Czech and Nathan Hylden, both of whom work with repetition and reference to previous works. The same can be said of Bent Angelo Jensen, founder and manager of fashion label Herr von Eden, whose designs make a deliberate reference to clothing of the 1920s to the 1980s. While the bases of Jensen’s designs are in principle repetitions, he always styles them in a fresh way and places them in a contemporary context. The works on show in the Red Room constitute a fashion inventory from an innovative, continuously evolving label.