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21 Jun 2010

Edition Copenhagen presents portfolio by John Armleder

John Armleder, Lanterne Chinoise
Portfolio of 5 color lithographs 76 x 56 cm
Photo by Lars Gundersen

John Armleder: Lanterne Chinoise


Peter Wissing
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+45 32 54 33 75

Edition Copenhagen
Strandgade 66
1401 Copenhagen K

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Lanterne Chinoise consists of five color lithographs contained in an elegant, white linen covered case. Each print holds the same abstract motive and is carried out in five different color combinations creating a colorful and eye-catching succession. Whether the motive should be read as the title suggests five Chinese lamps or as the immediate association to five unique eggs soon to become five individuals is part of Armleder’s subtle creativity. Lanterne Chinoise challenges our imagination and shows Armleder’s constant excitement to play with our senses and our art perception.

Swiss artist John Armleder (b. 1948) has for four decades engaged in all forms of visual expressions. He is a sculptor, painter, critic, a performance and installation artist. He is always challenging the notion of aesthetic practice by combining high and low, referring to art history and examining the context in which art is displayed. Armleder is almost manic in his way of exploring new methods, techniques and materials - always searching for new colors, textures and unpredictable results. During the 1960s and 1970s John Armleder was involved with the Fluxus movement and he is also known as the founder of Group Ecart in 1969.

About Edition Copenhagen

Edition Copenhagen is one of the leading lithographic workshops in Europe. The workshop was founded in 1959 by Carl Urwald. Today the gallery has three partners Rasmus Urwald, Dannie Vieten and Peter Wissing Sørensen. The gallery is located at Christianshavn in Copenhagen and houses both a lithographic workshop and a gallery space. Each year the gallery invites a number of international and Danish artists to create lithographs in the workshop. The invited artists have all exhibited widely in galleries, contemporary art centers and museums. Besides inviting established artists Edition Copenhagen also aims at working with new and upcoming artists. Among the represented artists are John Armleder, Antony Gormley, Katharina Grosse, Yoshitomo Nara, Chris Ofili, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Ruff and Luc Tuymans. Danish artists such as Michael Kvium, Christian Lemmerz, John Kørner and Erik A. Frandsen have also worked in the workshop.