Christian Falsnaes: Performance Works

18 September – 1 November 2014, PSM, Berlin

By Raimar Stange

Performance Works, 2014 (installation view). Photo: Lotte Løvholm. Courtesy PSM, Berlin

Showing performance art in galleries is often a problem, and one usually solved by the artist performing at the opening and presenting video documentation as the exhibition. The young Danish artist Christian Falsnaes doesn’t take this easy way out. In his solo exhibition at PSM Gallery, he attempts to assert the works displayed in the gallery as ‘performance works’ and thereby resolve the supposed contradiction between action and object. For example, a white primed canvas hangs on the wall: one searches…

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