“I usually collect the things, and then the process starts after I’ve familiarized myself with the objects.” For artist Nina Beier, the negative space – voids or holes – in found objects seems to be a continuous theme in many of her works. Follow her to a local recycling center on a search to find her next object.
“I get interested in a particular object for its historical value or something. Objects that relate to some sort of global economy. Things that have traveled around different realities, different times, different places and have changed along the way.”
‘Get Inspired’ is a series of videos that draws close attention to the inspiration process that every artist must go through to create a work of art.
Nina Beier (b. 1975) is a Danish artist who lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Copenhagen, Denmark. She is known for her assemblies of found objects, ranging between everyday objects and large bronze sculptures. Her multimedia practice decontextualizes universal cultural symbols to investigate how modes of representation affect our contemporary experiences. Nina Beier has had solo exhibitions worldwide in places such as the Highline, New York; Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco, Guadalajara; Croy Niels, Vienna; Kunsthal Gent, Ghent; Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen; ICA, London; Metro Pictures, New York; Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. She has also contributed to many group show, including La Biennale de Lyon, 34th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Hammer Museum, Arken Museum of Modern Art, and Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Nina Beier was interviewed by Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen at her studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, in June 2022.
Camera: Jakob Solbakken
Edited and co-produced by: Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen
Directed and co-produced by: Tammes Bernstein
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