Exhibition of new works by Anne Katrine Senstad on view at Yi Gallery

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Exhibition of new works by Anne Katrine Senstad on view at Yi Gallery
Senstad uses text, installation and color interactions to cast light on the resurgent tribalism of our times.

BROOKLYN, NY.- Yi Gallery reopened the Project Room with an exhibition of new works by Anne Katrine Senstad. How We Live Together, on view from July 17 through August 15, examines the value systems and ethics that define citizenry and our common history, as well as speculates on how future generations will work together to shape our common destiny. Senstad uses text, installation and color interactions to cast light on the resurgent tribalism of our times.

The titular artwork, How We Live Together (2018), is a staple of the artist’s decades long preoccupation with text displacement and the re-authoring of philosophical statements. The brushed gold, aluminium signage piece evokes public and private postmodern aesthetics of corporatism and the politics of financial power and wealth distribution. How We Live Together is the latest work from Senstad’s research project - Capitalism in the Public Realm - that she began in 2015 with a commissioned monumental sculpture, Gold Guides Me , for Triennale Brugge. Using public art and architecture as vehicles to explore ideas of power, wealth, market, competition and dependence, Senstad addresses the search for personal liberation and satisfaction in our hyper-capitalist world. Exchanging To with We in Roland Barthes’ text How To Live Together - from his 1977 lecture series on the notions of idiorrhythmic living through philosophy, literature, history and religion - the artist raises the question of how do we want to reshape our future, suggesting a philosophical and psychological shift in approach towards a potential integrated future. By proclaiming the communal We in How We Live Together , the artist suggests a shift from the politics of self to an all encompassing economy of we , where the narratives of time, nature and future generations are included.

In Circle of Babel (2020), seven precisely arranged, multichromatic Plexiglas triangles form a circle of unity. Referencing numerous ancient mythological texts, most notably the biblical version of Genesis, the artist’s abstract Tower of Babel symbolizes the dispersing element of togetherness, where the city and the tower represent a control of the citizens, ruled by confusion and chastisement. The seven triangular structures combine the usage of utilitarian materials, such as bolts, door hinges and plexiglas, hinting at the ready-made, commerce, modernist architecture and advent of communication. This selection of materials further reflects on the artist’s association with the radical Bauhaus philosophy of uniting the arts through playful modification of everyday objects and utilitarianism. Though geometric and angular, the structure alludes to what Senstad calls a “human” circle, not unlike the integrated architecture of tribal and indigenous societies. Colors interact among the semi-transparent acrylic panels, reflecting and refracting variations of light. The symbiotic color composition transitions liminal space into a solid definition. An interlaced topology of compartments merges into wholeness.

Ascension/Descension Graph # 01 (2020) was created in New York during the COVID-19 quarantine. The artist's signature medium, neon, approaches the idea of a memorial as a graph. The graph, a measurement instrument over a set of time, communicates all things that accumulate: time, values, temperatures and people. Borrowing from the simulated language of values, the artist depicts a metaphoric dehumanization of the individual. Cycles of change are indexed according to yield and productive force, reducing the communal memory to data. The steep, triple, neon lines appear as cobalt arrows in flight, resembling corporate and scientific graphs. The graph exists as a motion of loss in both directions. In velocity of ascension, we find an act of rebirth - a point of departure rising from the ashes; while during a pandemic, with the number of deaths rising over time, it signifies an act of descension below a celestial horizon - death. The graph serves as a dualistic reminder of the vain fragility under which we live. Humanity has been exhausted by man-made destruction, driven by corporate greed, political malign, plutocratic rulership and insufficient preservation of our natural resources. Today, we live with the results of these erroneous value choices where a graph depicts both an edge and a border of no return. One’s physical point of reference determines the understanding of this work - whether the composition is ascending or descending. A line can rise above its literal meaning, becoming impossible to erase from one's memory. It implies descension into nothingness or the rise to infinity.

Anne Katrine Senstad is an interdisciplinary Norwegian artist whose practice lies in the intersections of light sculpture, installation, immersive environments, photography, video, land and site-specific art. Senstad was raised in Singapore and Norway, today she lives and works between New York and Oslo. Having studied video art at the University of California at Berkeley and earned her BFA Honors in Photography from the Parsons School of Design, she went on to study film at the New School for Social Research in New York. Notable exhibitions include Radical Light (2020) at Kai Art Center in Tallinn, Estonia, a monumental light environment accompanied by JG Thirlwell’s sound composition; Seen Unseen (2018) at He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China with an immersive light sculpture and color environment ELEMENTS II (2018); light art survey Through The Spectrum at Athr Gallery alongside James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Carlos Cruz Diez and Leo Villareal with ELEMENTS I (2018); the 55th (2013) and 56th (2015) Venice Biennales and Bruges Art and Architecture Triennale (2015). Her video work has been shown worldwide at Centre Pompidou, Haus Der Kultur Der Welt, Beirut Art Center, The Canadian Museum of Nature, Museum of Modern Art Ukraine, Dallas Aurora, Eva Peron Museum, Oslo Screen Festival and K4 Gallery.

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