Galleria Franco Noero

10154, TORINO

Henrik Olesen

02 November 2016 — 15 January 2017

Galleria Franco Noero is pleased to announce the 4th exhibition of Henrik Olesen: THE EUPHORIA OF TURIN.


The centre of the exhibition of Henrik Olesen consists of an empty square, a loss of consciousness, referencing the story of Nietzsche suffering a mental collapse at Piazza Carlo Alberto in the centre of Turin in 1889.

(It is said that when Nietzsche witnessed the flogging of a horse, he ran and threw his arms up around its neck to protect it, and following collapsed to the ground).


It is possible that what they believe to be right
is cheap reason!

The tiredness
and the uncertainty and the weight of the mediocrities of habit

(from "Black Mirror" by Roger Gilbert Lecomte)


List of works:

1. The Euphoria of Turin
2. Addressing The Men of Darkness
3. Black Mirror (Piazza Carlo Alberto)
4. The Euphoria of Turin
5. (Reconstructing my first exhibition at Galleria Franco Noero, 1999)
6. After Dhalgren
7. The Euphoria of Turin
8. The Euphoria of Turin
9. (...)



Henrik Olesen (Esbjerg, Denmark 1967) lives and works in Berlin. His work has appeared in a number of exhibitions in international Institutions, mostly in Europe and in the US. Recent solo exhibition include: ‘Wolgang Hahn Prize’, Museum Ludwig, Colonia, 2012; ‘Projects 94: Henrik Olesen’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basilea, 2011; ‘How Do I Make Myself a Body?’, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, 2010. Recent group exhibition include: 32° Bienal de São Paulo, San Paolo, 2016; ‘The Keeper’, New Museum, New York, 2016; ‘Accrochage’, Punta della Dogana – Pinault Foundation, Venezia, 2016; ‘L’image volée’, curata da Thomas Demand, Fondazione Prada, Milano, 2016; ‘Slip of the Tongue’, Punta della Dogana, Venezia, 2015; ‘Manifesta 10’, Saint Petersburg, 2014; 12th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011.

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