FuturDome is honoured to introduce the first monographic exhibition in Italy dedicated to Lea Porsager (1981, Frederikssund, Denmark). Untill December 2020, the Danish artist exhibits her sculptural forcefields throughout 1500 square meters of space. The exhibition Lea Porsager. Horny Vacuum – Pulsations and appetites will be displaced from the courtyard to the roof, ushering visitors through seven alchemical phases of sculpture (Calcination, Dissolution, Separation, Conjunction, Fermentation, Distillation and Coagulation). Merging and overlapping ingrained materials, surfaces and processes in Porsager’s tantric way, Horny Vacuum – Pulsations and appetites forms a corpus of works that transmutes and transmits through the prismatic lens of the buildings seven stages.
Thanks to an intense dialogue with Isisuf archives and a 20-day art residency at FuturDome, Porsager will expand and deepen new sculptural works. Following an historical research based on the relationships between physical forces and spaces, Porsager will situate the search in the archives of the artist Mary Vieira (1927–2001). Located in Milano, the documentary archives will open their doors to the Danish artist. In this way, following new aesthetic and compositional lines, FuturDome could accommodate a new installation inspired by the Brazilian artist’s figure. A figure that participated as the only woman to the foundation and promotion of Brasilia since 1957, led by Ocar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa. 

Reconfiguring seminal and structural works, Porsager awakens elements from previous works such as Cut-Splice Super-Cluster, Thoth LopLop, Horny Vacuum and Pauli’s Dream Bed. Scientific and spiritual notions collide through the use of a wide variety of materials and tools including film, sculpture, photography and literature. Porsager’s works deal with current topics, dreams, visions, technologies, science, politics, feminism and esotericism. The exhibition seizes the opportunity to converse with the international art scene throughout Art-Week 2020, where FuturDome’s wide range of spaces dedicated to Porsager introduces her body of work to Italy. The exhibition gives shape to an extensive monograph that will be immortalized in 360 degrees by ArtLand, as well as documented in Porsager’s forthcoming retrospective book. 

 

FuturDome thanks Danish Art Funds for their generous support.

 

Lea Porsager (1981, Frederikssund, Denmark) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in 2010. She began her studies as a PhD fellow at Malmö Art Academy and Lund University in September 2015. Porsager’s practice interweaves fabulation and speculation with a variety of mediums including film, sculpture, photography and text. Her works encompass science, politics, feminism and esotericism. Porsager was selected CERN Honorary Mentions for the Collide International Award 2018. In 2012, Porsager participated in dOCUMENTA(13) with the Anatta Experiment. She was awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Scholarship in 2014. In 2015, Porsager partook in the 14th Istanbul Biennial Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms as Annie Besant’s “medium,” recreating thirty-six of Besant’s watercolors from the book Thought Forms (1905). Porsager’s earthwork and memorial Gravitational Ripples was inaugurated in June 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, commemorating the Swedish lives lost in the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. In September 2020, Porsager opens a solo exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.