Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg Who am I to Judge, or, It Must be Something Delicious

Vulgar characters and salacious acts, capricious and animalistic impulses

By Laura Smith

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Worship (still), 2016, clay animation, digital video, stereo audio, 8 min 6 sec. © the artists. Courtesy Lisson Gallery, London, New York & Milan

Lisson Gallery, London, 31 March – 6 May Cavorting acorns, misanthropic bananas, mischievous elephants, salacious poos and bashful ponies are just some of the objects-turned-characters making up the floor-based tableau that crowds the first of two rooms in Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s exhibition. At first resembling children’s toys, these silicone figures – which also include seedy carrots, angry anthropomorphised houses and vulgar golf-ball/moon-like beings – molest, grope, tease and taunt one another; pulling down pants and socks, peeling, licking, prodding…

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