ANTONIO MARGUET | The Image as Instrument

2 Apr 2016 – 28 May 2016

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Wed-Fri 12.00-17.00, Sat 12.00-15.00 or by appointment.

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Galleri Hesselboe is proud to announce London-based artist Antonio Marguet’s debut exhibition with the gallery and his first show in Denmark. The exhibition continues and concludes our “Sculpture Spring 2016” season.


Understanding materiality in an immaterial virtual culture is central to Marguet’s work. He thinks of images in an abstract sense: as ‘dummies’. This is not only due to the ability to seduce, but also because of their capacity to surrogate. The act of mediation - where the image as an object is used to replace or resemble the real thing - is central to his line of investigation. In particular, Marguet is fascinated by the implications of how the image become a fetish. His reflections on photography’s fetishistic qualities is underscored by his belief that objects have spiritual currency and, consequently, audience devotion. 

On a thematic level, this body of work is fundamentally concerned with mediation as part of our environment and the distinction between nature and artifice: Marguet explores the proximity of both notions with deft compositional devices. In so doing, he points to certain phantasmagorical questions concerning the image as instrument and as method of concealment: where the ‘real’ is hidden and transformed into illusory appearance. 

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Antonio Marguet


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