Kim Hiorthøy

02 Oct - 01 Nov 2008

© Kim Hiorthøy
Untitled [FFBD #3], 2008
Graphite on paper / framed
29 x 42 cm / 33 x 45,5 cm
"Fear Followed By Boredom Followed By Fear Followed By Boredom Followed By Fear Followed By Boredom Followed By Sleep"

02.10.-01.11.2008 / Preview: Thursday 02.10.2008 / 19.00-21.00

"The worst thing in the world is to make judgements. What I always try to do is to eliminate, as much as possible, the time span between thinking and doing. The ideal is to think and to do at the same second."
– Philip Guston, 1978

"Was your vagina drunk? Did you think it’s the thinnest condom on earth I have on? I’m a fuckin’ inventor? I made a dick-skin condom? He hollowed out a penis and put it on? What the fuck?!"
– Ben in "Knocked Up", Judd Apatow, 2007

"I'm not trying to describe anything. A work of art doesn't have a subject. [...] I tell students that if they could be quiet and think of nothing for fifteen minutes, they would be very productive. That's hard for students."
– Agnes Martin, 1997



Kim Hiorthøy, b. 1973, received his education from The Art Academy in Trondheim, The Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen and School of Visual Arts in New York. Since graduating Hiorthøy's works have been included in various biennials and exhibitions such as Manifesta 5 (San Sebastian, Spain), Momentum 2004 (Moss, Norway), The Drawing Biennial (The Stenersen Museum, Oslo) and October Salon (Belgrade, Serbia). Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, Norway) and Galerie Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) in addition to group exhibitions at Extra City, Antwerp; Gagosian Gallery Berlin / The Berlin Biennial, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, and are also featuring in the current group exhibition, Sonic Voices, Rocking Hard, at Montevideo / Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst in Amsterdam.

Tags: Philip Guston, Kim Hiorthøy, Agnes Martin