Magnus Plessen: The Skin of Volume




New works by Magnus Plessen, expanding on the artist’s ‘1914’ series exhibited at The Rose Art Museum in 2014. In these new paintings Plessen continues to explore the theme of the First World War, incorporating a range of art historical references.

The ‘1914’ paintings are inspired by German pacifist Ernst Friedrich’s seminal anti-war book War Against War (1924). The first published work to show the devastating impact of automatic weapons on the human body, War Against War presents photographs of mutilated and wounded soldiers from World War I. In Plessen’s works, limbs, heads and objects appear radically dislocated from their context. A number of the works reference traditional art historical themes and motifs such as memento mori, vanitas and the myth of Narcissus.

Duration 04 November 2016 - 14 January 2017
Times Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Cost Free
Venue White Cube - Mason's Yard
Address 25-26 Mason's Yard (Off Duke Street), London, SW1Y 6BU
Contact 2079305373 / enquiries@whitecube.com / www.whitecube.com

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