Nina Canell & Robin Watkins | Reflexologies - 22 September 2019 - 11 am

To mark the publication of ‘Reflexologies’, we will be staging a discussion with the artists Nina Canell and Robin Watkins about placing work, installations and exhibiting in book form.

Over the past five years, Nina Canell has created solo exhibitions for a range of museums and institutes, including ‘Energy Budget’ (2018) for S.M.A.K. In the recent publication Reflexologies (2019), she brings these projects together in a carefully documented volume. Images of the exhibitions are reproduced in the book in a loose chronological order, thus drawing attention to visible parallels and mutual relationships between the various installations and sculptures. Essays by Martin Herbert, Jennifer Teets and Robin Watkins touch upon a number of specific attributes related to time, process and the material qualities of the work.

Reflexologies is published by Sternberg Press in collaboration with Le Crédac, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and S.M.A.K.. Robin Watkins was responsible for its design.

The practice of the Swedish artist Nina Canell (b. 1979, Växjö) is based upon an exploration of materials and coincidences. She regards sculpture as a broad concept that also encompasses the space and timespan in which the objects are exhibited. The surroundings determine the temperature, atmosphere and transformation of the objects, just as they in turn shape their surroundings.

For a long time, Nina Canell has been collaborating regularly with the artist Robin Watkins (b. 1980, Stockholm). They work closely together to create sound installations, performances, film projects, exhibitions and books. Watkins also writes texts to accompany Canell’s work.

Practical information

  • Sunday 22 September 2019 – 11 am.
  • Free entry.
  • Please reserve via reservation@smak.be.
  • In English.

in category: Artist Talk