ecological burial by superflex
Activism, Conceptual, Intervention, Other
Superflex is a Copenhagen based collective, founded in 1993, consisting of the three Danish-born artists Rasmus Nielsen (1969), Jakob Fenger (1968) and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen (1969). Nielsen, Fenger and Christiansen all studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and always exhibit together under the company name Superflex. Touching upon issues of commercialism and globalization, they seek to promote transparency of the power structure and to establish a new balance of power. Superflex's projects frequently involve the audience and invite them to actively participate.
Integrating producers and consumers into the art work, the projects are not exclusively owned by Superflex, but should rather be seen as a cooperative whole. In this sense, the artwork is not an object to be consumed, but more a concept and a powerful tool, which can be utilized to question economic and political structures.
Selected exhibitions include Flooded McDonalds, South London Gallery (solo) (2009); Burning Car, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (solo) (2008); FREE BEER, Galleria Vermelho, Sao Paulo (solo) (2007); 27th Sao Paulo Biennial (2006); Supershow / I was paid to go there, Kunsthalle Basel (solo) (2005); Self-organise / Guaraná Power, Redcat Gallery, Los Angeles (solo) (2004); Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale (2003); and Superflex tools + counter-strike, Rooseum, Malmö (solo) (2002).