press release

For the Summer Chisenhale Gallery hosts 27 Senses, a group exhibition curated by Lina Dzuverovic and produced by Electra arriving at Chisenhale Gallery from the Norwegian fjords and based around the participating artists’ investigation into a forgotten moment in the life of seminal artist Kurt Schwitters.

Emerging out of a research trip in 2007 to the Schwitters Hütte - a small hut on the remote island of Hjertøya that Schwitters inhabited and transformed during his exile from Germany in the 1930s – the project developed in close dialogue with a unique site. The artists involved in the project’s first chapter will make a similar transition and continue their dialogue with Schwitters, recontextualising works created in response to their visit to the Schwitters Hütte as well as presenting new projects.

Electra is a London based contemporary art agency which specialises in curating, commissioning and producing ambitious cross-disciplinary projects by artists working across sound, moving image, performance and the visual arts.

27 Senses is curated by Lina Dzuverovic, produced by Electra and presented in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery. 27 Senses was made possible with the generous support of Arts Council England, Kunstmuseet KUBE, Electra, Stiftelsen Kjell Holm, Elephant Trust, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Royal Norwegian Embassy, London.

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Electra presents
27 Senses

Künstler: Kenneth Goldsmith / UbuWeb , Carl Michael von Hausswolff / Selmer Nilsen, Karl Holmqvist, Jutta Koether, Eline McGeorge