Estimated Reserves

NOVEMBER 28, 2020 - FEBRUARY 27, 2021

With Estimated Reserves, sculptor Anna Borgman's artistic work is presented in an extensive solo exhibition, which shows speculative and stylized natural and industrial landscapes for Kunsthal NORD's post-industrial premises.

Based on geology's connections to the political and Anthropocene, the exhibition will unfold as an open narrative about the extraction of material as well as intangible resources and in this present a space for speculative scenarios.

The (im)material energy in its many forms has a central presence in Anna Borgman's artistic practice. The earth's resources of precious metals, chemical elements, and raw materials have become building blocks for our modern life on earth. The processes in which the materials are extracted, transported, stored, processed, and refined to eventually find a place are invisible to the most and are often far more extensive than assumed. Our supply lines extend across the earth and start down in its subsoil, in the mines, out in the fields, under the oceans.

Med Skønnede Reserver væver Anna Borgman et digitalt tæppe af menneskets drift mod udvikling og fremdrift. Med geologien som samtalepartner referer hun på tværs af verden og forbinder tilsyneladende enkeltstående begivenheder med noget almengældende.

Anna Borgman is a Danish sculptor living in Berlin. With a background in art history at Aarhus University and architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, she completed her studies at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee. She has received several scholarships, among others. from Stiftung Kunstfonds and Statens Kunstråd. Borgman works site-specifically and on a large scale and is thematically and in material selection inspired by environments around her. In collaboration with Candy Lenk, she has realized several works in the public space, and together they have won several decorating competitions.

The exhibition is supported by Statens Kunstfond, Knud Højgaards Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, and GeoCase – Ceocenter Denmark.


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