image text special shop

'Bigag & The Bando' by Theodor Nymark at aaaa Nordhavn, Copenhagen

Let’s begin by taking a big breath.
Meet Bigag and the Bando — two siblings or settings of scenes from a green-thumbed family— in this show as value-producing ritual. Both raised to be passive obsessive about claiming space, the nonetheless differing, lingering legacies of their upbringing emerge as they meet again for what, to some, might look like an impromptu reunion. In fact, they are often in touch, sharing countless covert moments through their many enterprises. 
What they do the whole day is capture the sun’s energy. In the case of Bigag, his life is filled with crops and livestock, including but not limited to Factory Farms, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, and Puppy Mills. Always on the lookout for a little (more) greenback, he is busy selling to the world, not feeding it, for which the seed is a brilliant vessel. So Bigag, known around town for wanting to get big or get out, sows his promises and plants his exit strategies. 
With her tendency towards blue-green blues (may cause many short-term health harms, like vomiting, diarrhea, and sore throat, as well as longer-term damage, including liver failure and cancer), the Bando is inclined to isolate. Still, there are always micro-organisms in massive groups about, living, like the Bando, with the dizzied feeling of having limbs tugged by strangers. They do not sexually reproduce, they simply divide, and sometimes create an excessive richness of nutrients. 
As they try to find the space for both of them to thrive, they struggle with their toxic family dynamic. Competitors from birth, the communication tends to sour. Accused of fostering blooming dead zones, the Bando hears the term “pond scum” bandied about, though no one seems to mind a synthesized landscape or her brother’s involvement. She hurries as slow as she can, and he continues expanding. In this, according to Bigag, best of possible worlds, all that is very well. Here they were all, they could be — just green to you. 
— Caroline Marie Ballegaard

11.11.22 — 9.12.22

aaaa Nordhavn

'Boreal Throne', Off-Site Group Project at Smena, Kazan

'BUZZ' by Karina Mendreczky, Katalin Kortmann Járay at FKSE Studio of Young Artis

'Dieu' by Mélanie Matranga at High Art, Paris

'Fantasy Lands' by Maggie Dunlap & Allan Gardner at Collective Ending, London

'Dead Season' by Vitaly Bezpalov & Karina Azizova at Spas Setun, Moscow

'Duru Duru' by Stefano Serusi at Galleria Arrivada, Milan

'Ø' by Andrea Nacciarriti at DISPLAY, Parma

'Vore' by Jenkin van Zyl at Rose Easton, London

'Bigag & The Bando' by Theodor Nymark at aaaa Nordhavn, Copenhagen

'Mitla' by Andy Medina at Estrella Gallery, New York

'INSIDE OUT' by Poupak Sarah Shoughi at Herrretics, Derbyshire

'LIBERTY' by Débora Delmar at GALLLERIA PÌU, Bologna

'HEARTH' by Liam Denny at Greenhouse Off-Site, Melbourne

'CANDALÙ' by Rachele Maistrello at Almanac, Turin

'Thought-Forms' by Andy Ralph Presented by Final Hot Desert, Nephi, Utah

'The Laws Of Hospitality' by Travis John Ficarra at Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne

'Firmament' by Aaron Christopher Rees at NAP Contemporary, Mildura

'Take The Day Out In Baskets', Group Show at St. Chads, London

Next Page