The artist occupies area with color. For Louisiana’s West Wing, Da Corte has designed an all-encompassing and relentless scenography with custom-made flooring, brightly colored partitions, neon lights and distinct scents. Inviting us right into a parallel actuality, an intensely visible expertise.
The exhibition brings collectively new and previous works (the oldest is from 2003) in an all-embracing scenography. Including color to nearly each floor in Louisiana’s West Wing, Da Corte makes it inconceivable for the viewer to maintain a secure distance. The artist’s physique of labor implies an thought of id as unfixed and constantly carried out utilizing costumes, props and the whole lot we devour. In Da Corte’s rendition of life, day by day is Halloween.
Because the exhibition title suggests, “Mr. Keep in mind,” which is a play on misremember, reminiscence is a key idea for Da Corte. By way of remembrance, the previous joins the current, and gives paths for negotiating the long run.
The exhibition is the primary European survey of Da Corte’s work, specializing in the final decade, when the artist has amped up the formal complexity of his work. Da Corte has additionally made a number of bold new works for the event, whereas custom-designing the exhibition to suit each element of the museum. Furthermore, the sculpture As Lengthy because the Solar Lasts is displayed on the museum’s Calder Terrace.
Da Corte’s work spans a wide range of media, centring on sculpture, video and set up. The artist employs an array of various supplies and references—from low-cost, mass-produced objects to high-end design, from youngsters’s TV to the masters of artwork historical past, from French poetry to American pop music.
Whereas some (or all) of the references could also be acquainted, Da Corte’s therapy provides them an edge, producing a way of alienation or displacement. Shuttling between light-hearted and darkish, his work strikes a deeply emotional notice.
at Louisiana Museum of Trendy Artwork, Humlebaek
till January 8, 2023