Private view: Friday 19 January 5-8 pm
Exhibition period: 20-21 January 12-17 pm
PVC Aaboulevard 9c, 1635 Copenhagen V
In this pop-up exhibition, David Dellagi presents paintings, sculptures and animated collage films concerned with the refurnishing of the interior, as well as the exterior, of human anatomy.
The works in the exhibition are inspired by a quote by English 17th Century painter-poet William Blake: “Man has no body distinct from his soul; for that called body is a portion of soul discerned by the five senses, the chief inlets of soul in this age”. In a modern, and humorous, take on this statement, Dellagi explores the possibility of humankind developing new physical sense organs, thus expanding the “inlets to the soul” and our perception of reality.
In the ecstatically hallucinatory hope of this development coming to a pass, the spirit and the flesh will be present, not only on the walls and floor of the gallery, but also in the wine glasses and in the beef stew which will be served at the private view.
David Dellagi works with painting, sculpture, collage and film. He has exhibited at Museum Krydsfeldt Skive, Rønnebæksholm, Kunstbygningen i Vrå, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, The Danish Graphics Association as well as in New York, London, Los Angeles, Stockholm and Mexico City.