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Adagio for Things


Henning Lundkvist:
31/8/ -

ISBN: 978-87-974599-0-4
64 pages
110 x 178 mm 
Edition of 300

"Columns" is a 60-pages-long narrative based on scripts from several years of performances and readings, largely centred around an artist-writer who after squeezing through "the compulsory kissing-on-the-cheeks in the hallway" is trapped at an opening seemingly devoid of art and, more shockingly, drinks.  Still obsessed with many of the themes from his blockbuster novel "Planned Obsolescence - A Retrospective", in "Columns" too the author delivers a ranting monologue of sorts, where once again the writer – still with great velocity and little attention to correct grammar and punctuation - speeds through drafty echo chambers of artistic integrity, cultural capital and decay in order to portray a time not only out of joint, but now also out of drinks.

Henning Lundkvist is an artist-writer living in Copenhagen. He has written numerous texts in relation to works and shows by other artists, exhibits sometimes, do readings and performances more regularly, and self-publishes postcards, CD-Rs and other debris. Apart from texts in numerous catalogs, anthologies, and magazines, published writings include the pamphlet "Drone Music" (Passive/Aggressive, 2021) and the novels "Planned Obsolescence - A Retrospective" (Atlas Projectos, 2018) and "Jolene" (CLP Works, 2018). He recently exhibited works from the last +20 years in the solo show “inaktiv” at Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, and runs the occasional exhibition space Ch'ien Chien out of his living room.

Photo: Brian Kure

Adagio for Things is a new, independent publishing-and-exhibiting platform, founded by Wilfred Wagner, to showcase new artist made publications through a series exhibitions. 

From fall 2023-24, Adagio for Things will take up residency in the O-Rooom on O—Overgaden’s ground floor, and present Recto Verso: an exhibition program that focuses on the publication as an art work in and of itself and its potential as a performative and democratizing vehicle. 

More information soon to come.

Supported by Statens Kunstfond.