Nina Beier

(*1975, DK)
Guardian, 2018
Marble lions, soap, beard trimmings
Variable dimensions

Nina Beier explores cultural archetypes to identify objects that are both rich in (hi)stories and subject to mutations as regards their intention, their production, their distribution, their commercialisation or their use. In that sense, objects that represent systems which have collapsed are easier to unfold. They capture contradictory intentions and lay open the paradoxical, changing nature of the notion of value. For Sculpture Garden, Nina Beier points to the two lions, symbols of force and of power, which adorn the ma entrance to Parc La Grange, and continues her series of in situ installations made up of marble guardian lions, which she customises in unexpected ways and sets free to roam.