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X Museum is delighted to present ‘Foreign Object Debris’ from 5 September to 5 December 2021, the Norwegian-German artist Yngve Holen’s first solo show in Asia. The exhibition brings together more than 30 new works from Yngve Holen’s extended practices that are grounded in his decade-long explorations of industrial manufacturing, contemporary food productions, and commercial airliners.

英格夫·霍伦,《密集恐惧症》,环形补光灯,铀玻璃,钢,硅胶,530 x 450 x 140 mm,2021,北京X美术馆
Yngve Holen, Trypophobia, Ring light, Uranium glass, steel, silicone, 530 x 450 x 140 mm, 2021, X Museum


In the aviation industry, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) indicates the objects found in an inappropriate location and could potentially cause damage due to being in that location. Dislocation becomes more disruptive in this sense than other inherent qualities of an object; FOD then turns into a fluid concept—the familiar objects are spontaneously rendered foreign when separated from their designated context and location in the machinery system. In the exhibition ‘Foreign Object Debris’, machinery parts are extracted and revamped into biomimetic debris that starts to reveal their organic or even human-like presence. If not seeing man and machine from a dualistic point of view, Yngve Holen’s works highlight the overlapping realm between the two. Drawing from disassembled industrial parts, works in this exhibition constantly skip between man-machine complex and body-mind paradoxes, and in turn, lay matrices for human and technology symbiosis.

英格夫·霍伦,《降生后经验》, 青铜,铝,460 x 530 x 460 mm,850 x 550 x 550 mm(底座),2021,北京X美术馆
Yngve Holen, Experience After Birth, Bronze, aluminium, 460 x 530 x 460 mm, 850 x 550 x 550 mm (Base), 2021, X Museum


Body as the primary subject to Yngve Holen’s sculptural works, be it absent or present, often looms out through the metamorphosis from organs to industrial parts, poultries to debris, figures to humanoids, and flesh to ornaments. The age of mass digitalisation grants us the convenience of quick data access and process, allowing Holen’s metamorphosis—the makings of ghost-in-the-machine, to unfold in multiple different ways. Central to the techniques that Holen adopts are 3D scanning and printing. Outlining a contemporary dilemma of image representations: the two-fold treatment turns the form of an object into collections of data without reservation of its materiality, but instead enables the filling of new matters to the previous cavity—reminiscent of the bulldozing and the subsequent construction of a site: the original structure is removed for the replacement of the new—old minds in new bodies.

(左)英格夫·霍伦,《 人智学建筑》,正交胶合木,木材着色剂,直径 2000 x 宽 300 mm,2021,北京X美术馆
Yngve Holen, Anthroposophic Architecture, Cross-laminated timber, wood stain, Dia. 2000 x D 300 mm, 2021, X Museum
(右)英格夫·霍伦,《 神经经济学》, 塑料,铝, 1200 x 1300 x 700 mm,900 x 1100 x 800 mm(底座),2021,北京X美术馆
Yngve Holen, Neuroeconomics, Plastic, aluminium, 1200 x 1300 x 700 mm, 900 x 1100 x 800 mm (Base), 2021, X Museum


Making use of opposite materials ranging from cross-laminated timber and carbon fibre to aluminium honeycomb and Uranium glass, Yngve Holen turns the ground level exhibition space of X Museum into a boundless mix of interior furnishings, readymade objects, and anthropomorphic machinery parts off the production line. Under such arrangements, ‘Foreign Object Debris’ renders a hallucinating landscape where symptoms of repressed desires and attempts of heroic egos converge. Comprised of biomimetic objects: from the flesh patterned carpet, 3D printed cow sculpture, to lotus-shaped blown glass lit by a ring light, ‘Foreign Object Debris’ positions a lens through which we can see how desires of humankind steadily shape and consume industrial designs and productions, or even on the flip side, how technological advancements modify and configure human consumptions.

英格夫·霍伦,《FOD》,碳纤维,泡沫芯,1010 x 2700 x 290 mm,2021,北京X美术馆
Yngve Holen, FOD, Carbon fibre, foam core, 1010 x 2700 x 290 mm, 2021, X Museum

英格夫·霍伦,《你有麻烦了》,塑料,网格,钢,1770 x 1850 x 365 mm,2016,北京X美术馆
Yngve Holen, You Got Issues, Plastic, mesh and steel, 1770 x 1850 x 365 mm, 2016, X Museum

关于艺术家 About the Artist

英格夫·霍伦(1982年生于布伦瑞克),目前生活并工作于柏林和奥斯陆。他先后毕业于维也纳应用艺术大学建筑系,以及施泰德艺术学院(HfBK Städelschule)雕塑系(Meisterschüler Bildhauerei)。霍伦的创作以雕塑和装置为主要媒介,他的研究领域涵盖广泛,从汽车工业、食品生产和机器人科学,到整形外科和航空航天等诸多现代产业,探索人机危机。

Yngve Holen (b. 1982, Braunschweig), currently lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. He graduated from HfBK Städelschule in Meisterschüler Bildhauerei, and University of Applied Arts Vienna in Architecture. Holen primarily works with sculptures and installations, enlightening the human-machine crisis by delving into a wide range of modern specialised industries, from automotive, food production and robotic science, to plastic surgery and aviation.

霍伦是奥弗贝克奖(2020年)、罗伯特·雅各布森奖(2017年)和ARS VIVA(2014/15年)的获得者。他在欧洲各地曾广泛举办个展,其中包括奥斯陆Kunstnernes Hus(2019)、杜塞尔多夫美术馆(2018)以及巴塞尔美术馆(2016)等。同时,他的作品也被纳入例如第九届柏林双年展和犹太人博物馆的Take Me(I'm Yours)(2016)等群展中。

Holen is the recipient of the Overbeck Prize (2020), Robert Jacobsen Prize (2017), and ARS VIVA (2014/15). He has held solo exhibitions extensively around the EU, including Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2019); Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2018); Kunsthalle Basel (2016). His works were also included in group exhibitions such as the 9th Berlin Biennale and Take Me (I’m Yours) at The Jewish Museum (2016).


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