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Pia Rönicke: Without a Name

A solo show by Pia Rönicke
gb agency
From November 13 to December 23, 2004


Pia Rönicke’s work reveals her fascination for the modernistic utopia, but also underlines its disenchantment. The work stems from her personal background as well as the spirit of Modernism : a time when architects, engineers, politicians, artists and ideologues were united around a common goal to create a modern society.

Her videos (exhibited at Manifesta 2002 and Palais de Tokyo, “GNS”, 2003) are visual and sound collages that include fragments from films, advertisements, blueprints, magazines, comics, and the artist’s own drawings and photographs. Pia Rönicke’s urban landscapes offer a poetic alternative to reality, creating new territories for contemplation and utopia.

Pia Rönicke
Without A Name, 2004

Installation
Exhibition View, gb agency, Paris, 2004

Pia Rönicke
Without A Name, 2004

Installation
Exhibition View, gb agency, Paris, 2004

Pia Rönicke
Table of Contents, 2004

Slide show
Edition 3 + 1 A.P.

Pia Rönicke
Original Le Klint Lamp 1960’s + Display, The Museum of Applied Arts, Copenhagen, 2004

Color photograph
Diptych (43x63 cm and 16x24 cm) Edition 5 + 1 A.P.

Pia Rönicke
Success On The Screen, 2004

Color photograph
Diptych (29x43 cm each) Edition 5 + 1 A.P.

Pia Rönicke
Display, Original Le Klint Lamp 1960’s, 2004

Color photograph
43x63 cm Edition 5 + 1 A.P.

Pia Rönicke
Le Klint Shop, Copenhagen, 2004

Color photograph
43x63 cm Edition 5 + 1 A.P.

Pia Rönicke
Without A Name, 2004

Installation
Exhibition view, gb agency, Paris, 2004

Pia Rönicke
Without A Name, 2004

Installation
Exhibition view, gb agency, Paris, 2004

Pia Rönicke
Without A Name, 2004

Installation
Exhibition view, gb agency, Paris, 2004

For her first solo exhibition in France, Pia Rönicke uses the human experience to question the artist’s role in society. A video and sound installation, a slide show, photographs and sculptures recreate Rönicke’s meeting with a famous designer, Mrs Le Klint, who lost her name and was unable later on to give identity to her own design objects. Both her and her actions was faceless. Pia Rönicke employs both fact and fiction to trace the designer’s journey.

By rejecting amnesia, Pia Rönicke refocuses contemporary social and artistic concerns - inventing new forms - as if the artist’s duty was to continually reassess history and impose her own vision.

Pia Rönicke was born in 1974 in Roskilde, Denmark.
She lives and works in Copenhagen.