From the DS Archives: Nathalie Djurberg

Today, From the DS Archives brings you the work of Berlin-based artist Nathalie Djurberg. Nathalie’s work, which features motion animation, installation, sculpture and drawing, will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Stop. Move. at Blum and Poe opening Saturday November 6th. Stay tuned for coverage of that exhibition which includes the work of Djurberg, Hirsch Perlman, Robin Rhode and Matt Saunders.

This article was originally written by Seth Curcio on January 3rd, 2009.

Currently on view at Zach Feuer Gallery in Manhattan is an exhibition featuring recent work by the Swedish-born, Berlin-based artist Nathalie Djurberg. Using a variety of media including stop motion animation, installation, sculpture and drawing, the artist constructs dark narratives that investigate human behavior through nightmares and fears. Without much restraint, these narratives open a dialogue addressing violence, dominance, gluttony, racism and sex. In her new exhibition with Zach Feuer, Djurberg presents the video I found myself alone, featuring a young ballerina climbing through a large table set for tea. The impeccably constructed set contains an array of desserts that the dancer destroys, eventually ending in her demise. Contents of the video are presented throughout the gallery as both sculptural objects and installation.

Djurberg received her master’s degree from Malmo Art Academy in Sweden. She currently has a solo exhibition on view at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The artist has completed solo exhibitions with the Prada Foundation in Milan, Kunsthalle Winterthur in Switzerland and Kunsthalle Wien in Austria. In addition, her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Tate Modern in London and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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