Henrik Håkansson

One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree

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Henrik Håkansson
One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree

Ed. KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen, Norway, text(s) by Marcella Beccaria, Kirsty Bell, Jörg Heiser, graphic design by Benedikt Reichenbach

English

2020. 208 pp., 230 ills.

softcover

22.50 x 29.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4727-1

A Tree is a Tree is a Tree

Nature or culture? Nature and culture? The Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson walks a tightrope between these two poles. He brings them together, allows them to intermingle, collide with each other, and yet remain distinct. His latest work represents a kind of culmination of this process. This book follows and extends an exhibition at KODE Art Museum and Composer Homes in Bergen in Norway, where a tree has been dried out and dissected into 101 parts, to be put on display like a forest of sculptures. The natural entity becomes a work of art as a shared, fragmented environment. The publication captures a special atmosphere of meditative calm and vibrant diversity of meaning, and connects the Bergen piece to a selection of earlier works.

HENRIK HÅKANSSON (*1968) studied at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. His unique method of blending natural and human-made elements rapidly made him famous. Håkansson’s work has been shown and celebrated internationally. Today he divides his time between Berlin and Falkenberg, Sweden.

EXHIBITION
KODE, Bergen
November 15, 2019–August 1, 2020

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