Department of Voids is an exhibition by the artist duo benandsebastian that consists of twelve transport cases mirrored behind a wall of glass. The beautiful shells all reflect on the presence of absence and asks important questions of exclusion within art institutions.
Intelligent, meticulous, and conceptually stringent are just some of the words that can be used to describe the exhibition Department of Voids – Den Frie. Behind the exhibition is the artist duo benandsebastian – Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour – and we are delighted to finally be able to present their unique art practice to our audience at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art.
Department of Voids – Den Frie is part of benandsebastian’s ongoing work, the para-institution Museum of Nothing. The project is dedicated to showing and reflecting on the presence of absence, creating the mental and physical space to question museal authority, institutional display, classification criteria, and the exhibition as medium.