Adam Jeppesen, THE GREAT FILTER at BRANDTS in Odense

KUNSTMUSEUM BRANDTS, Odense, Denmark

until 02 August 2020

Danish artist Adam Jeppesen (b. 1978) has for many years been known internationally for his haunting and poetic photographs. For BRANDTS Jeppesen has created a temporary large scale sculpture, a new artwork specifically conceived for the exhibition room (Malersalen). More than 150 m2 is the foundation of a scenery of semi-collapsed shapes. What looks like a city of sand castles, now in ruins, spreads before your feet. However, something lingers in the decay – a certain beauty still kept intact – a hypnotic vison spurred on by the repetitive form. In The Great Filter’ Jeppesen focused on the relation between the ending and beginning of everything.

The Great Filter, Adam Jeppesen at Brandts, Photo by David Stjernholm

With the sand castle as motive he points out one of the most existential basic conditions of our life – that everything is temporary.

That transitoriness is a premise for the beginning of new life.

^ The Great Filter, Adam Jeppesen at Brandts, Photo by David Stjernholm
Summer In The City 2018, Martin Asbëk Gallery, Photo by David Stjernholm
Summer In The City 2018, Martin Asbëk Gallery, Photo by David Stjernholm

The exhibition is accompanied with the publication of Error Object Structure. A compendium of the artist practice over the last 10 years – moving from photography to sculpture. With texts by Catherine Troiano (V&A), Sarah Allen (Tate Modern), Hinde Haest (FOAM), and Leonard Koren (author of Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers). The book is published by Plethora Magazine.