Casper Aguila & Frederik Næblerød OFF-GRID
17 January - 2 March 2019
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In 2019 the Danish Arts Foundation decided to award Frederik Næblerød and Casper Aguila with 50.000 DKK for their exhibition OFF GRID at Alice Folker Gallery.
Casper Aguila & Frederik Næblerød were also nominated for the art critic award AICA in the spring 18’ for their project ”Korshage” (2015-17). The artists have made a film about the project which we will show during the exhibition alongside their works made of found objects. The justification for the prize is as follows:
''The house near Korshage in Odsherred’s natural areas was situated so close to the coast that you had to go around it, if one was walking at the beach. When the autumn storm three years ago rushed through and made it uninhabitable, the artists took over. During three years, they changed the architecture, worked from the location and exhibited their own and also other’s works. Materials were recycled and new ones arrived. The floor slanted, but was freshly painted. Mirrors and foil were placed outside to catch the ocean and the sun.
A film from the project has been exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, which also tells the story that the house was originally inhabited by the poet Kai Hoffmann, who was a part of the group of artists who moved from the city to work freely from Odsherred and to be affected by the tranquility of the place. Aguila and Næblerød's project was an art storm, in the tradition of art squat, which most often takes place in cities where artists make pop-up exhibitions or work for a long time from abandoned industrial buildings.
The artists in Korshage were never officially allowed to use the house – in that way they were squatting, but in a generous way, because they took what no one else could use and made it into something that everyone was welcome to visit for as long as it lasted. Every year, the sea has flushed through and taken pieces of the house, which was finally removed at the end of 2017. The artists have raised a large white cross and have placed a bench from which one can sit and look at the sea. Natural stones from the beach is stacked in structures, and in the spirit of the project, passers-by build on the structures.
It is a project that will not die and deserves recognition to insist that art, generously and sustainably, can take place in unexpected places'. (Our translation, original Danish text by Line Rosenvinge)
During the summer and fall 2018 Casper Aguila & Frederik Næblerød have carefully restored an old and abandoned farm on the countryside north of Denmark. They have removed loads of garbage and decay and by using materials from the recycling station they have painted the farm inside and outside. During the process they have created sculptures, paintings, photos and installations on the farm. Some of the works made on the farm will also be included in the exhibition in the gallery.