A complex web of documentary and fiction forms the core of the photo series, installations and films realized by Joachim Koester. After careful consideration, the artist selects from a diverse range of sources paying special attention to the mystery surrounding missing fragments and ambiguities present in our history. In doing so his work reveals a common link, sparked by his personal interests: the discovery of unknown regions, the human body, body language and performance; art, history and art history; the occult (or the secret doctrine of the unknown), the hidden or the immeasurable; the limits of the human mind and experiments for its expansion. Exploring the threshold of the esoteric is a constant theme in his oeuvre.
year and place of birth: 1962, Copenhagen, Denemark
whereabouts: Copenhagen, Denemark and New York, USA
More work of
Tomorrow14.03 until 24.05.2015
The exhibition at S.M.A.K. showed work by Joris Ghekiere from the late 1990s to the present. The exhibition was curated by Ulrich Loock.
Maybe One Must Begin with Some Particular Places30.11 until 10.03.2013
With Maybe One Must Begin with Some Particular Places S.M.A.K. presents an overview of the work of Joachim Koester (°1962, Copenhagen).