Exhibition: Jimmy Robert – Asymmetrisk Grammatik
1 Apr 20233 Sep 2023

Jimmy Robert: Asymmetrisk grammatik. PRessefoto: Moderna Museet Malmö.

Jimmy Robert works with staging art historical discussions and contemporary issues. His art, which often brings out a poetic dimension in everyday materials, breaks down the division between image and object. Robert examines the relationship between body and material and exposes art history to new interpretations in regards to representation and identity.

Jimmy Robert’s work explores the political in observation, questioning established conceptions, and opens up for interpretation from multiple points of view. A recurring feature is how meaning is created in the relationship between place, body, and artwork, where all parts appear equally active. His work also poses questions about how a movement can be preserved and how it can be presented in an exhibition context.

A central work in the exhibition is the installation “Descendances du Nu” (2016). It includes objects, photographs, performances, sounds, and writing and is based on Marcel Duchamp’s painting “Nude Descending a Staircase” (1912). Robert’s work also ties in with artist colleagues such as Sturtevant and Sherrie Levine, who both have referred to Duchamp in their work. Further, the installation serves as a set for the performance that is part of the work.
Jimmy Robert raises questions in his art about representation, identity, and gender, often rooted in an art or museum context. The artist takes on these complex subjects through a formal language that is fragmented and open, infused with subtle humor, melancholy, and queerness. These works, in which the body in particular is used as a conceptual tool, are allowed to serve both as independent entities and as component parts of a wider historical network.

Source: Moderna Museet

1 Apr – 3 Sep
Tue-Sun 11-17
Thu 11-19

Adult: 150 Kr.
Senior & student: 120 Kr.


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Moderna Museet Malmö
Ola Billgrens plats 2-4
SE-211 29 Malmö

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Exhibition: Jimmy Robert – Asymmetrisk Grammatik
1 Apr 20233 Sep 2023


'Exhibition: Jimmy Robert - Asymmetrisk Grammatik'