Henrik Olesen — The Walk — San Francisco, USA — 16 MAR - 14 MAY 2017
CCA Wattis Institute, 360 Kansas Street
Henrik Olesen adds dirt to the neatness and sexlessness of conceptual art. He is drawn to surfaces that are scarred, deformed, uneven, and deliberately rough. He works against all that is antiseptic and towards an art that recognizes desire, profanity, obscenity, perversion, and jouissance as productive and emancipatory forces. If Olesen is dirty, it’s because he takes the culturally constructed boundaries that separate man from woman, gay from straight, normal from abnormal, and dirties them up. For this exhibition, Olesen creates a site-specific installation of new work along with a selection of existing works from the past five years.