Sofia Hultén, ‘Indecisive Angles XV’, 2015, Sculpture, Found metal trolley, KvS Auctions
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Sofia Hultén

Indecisive Angles XV, 2015

Found metal trolley
44 1/2 × 35 2/5 × 19 7/10 in
113 × 90 × 50 cm
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In Sofia Hultén’s “Indecisive Angles” sculptures, heavy-duty trolleys are cut in half and welded in …

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Sofia Hultén
Swedish, b. 1972
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Sofia Hultén’s sculptural work uses time-based practices to disrupt linear or expected narratives, drawing on quantum physics and the concept that every action has a reaction. Hultén’s work unsettles assumptions about stable origins and causation. Her videos feature found objects that serve as catalysts for these explorations. For example, in Mutual Annihilation (2008), Hultén tenderly restores an old, beat-up chest of drawers to its imagined original state. She then reverses the process of rehabilitation by reenacting the damage that presumably led to the chest’s battered condition. As a concluding act, Hultén re-releases the found object into the flotsam of daily existence, consigning it to exist only in the viewer’s memory.

Sofia Hultén, ‘Indecisive Angles XV’, 2015, Sculpture, Found metal trolley, KvS Auctions
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In Sofia Hultén’s “Indecisive Angles” sculptures, heavy-duty trolleys are cut in half and welded in new pairings. The new-mirrored axis results in a symmetry that prevents their potential to, in some, bear any load, and in others, roll in anything but tight circles. Although the original function has been subverted, …

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Sofia Hultén
Swedish, b. 1972
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Sofia Hultén’s sculptural work uses time-based practices to disrupt linear or expected narratives, drawing on quantum physics and the concept that every action has a reaction. Hultén’s work unsettles assumptions about stable origins and causation. Her videos feature found objects that serve as catalysts for these explorations. For example, in Mutual Annihilation (2008), Hultén tenderly restores an old, beat-up chest of drawers to its imagined original state. She then reverses the process of rehabilitation by reenacting the damage that presumably led to the chest’s battered condition. As a concluding act, Hultén re-releases the found object into the flotsam of daily existence, consigning it to exist only in the viewer’s memory.

Sofia Hultén

Indecisive Angles XV, 2015

Found metal trolley
44 1/2 × 35 2/5 × 19 7/10 in
113 × 90 × 50 cm
Bidding closed
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