APRIL 12. - 11 JUNE 2018
The danish visual artist Morten Modin (born 1981) has created new site-specific sculptures for the model railway at Aalborg Station and Kunsthal NORD's exhibition platform S1, located in the fronthall of the station. Based on the standard scale type 1:87, usually used to build train lane models, he has created a series of 3D-printed miniature editions of unpublished public sculptures.
The model railroad club H0-Aalborg, who has built the model railway at the station, will, in collaboration with Morten Modin, install the small sculptures in the model. The sculptures are produced in different materials such as bronze, silver, plaster and plastic, and will now be considered as 'natural elements' in a model railway's architecture and activities.
One of the sculptures to be installed in the model railway in Aalborg, Morten Modin has also created on a much larger scale that fits perfectly with Kunsthal NORD's mini-art gallery S1, located a few meters from the model railroad. This sculpture measures 165 x 45 x 45 cm.
With its new sculptural interventions in both H0 and S1, Morten Modin challenges the scale of the original works and its importance. He points out that original works are often scaleless, but they always want to relate to the context and automatically connect to the outside world.
Morten Modin is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2014, and has also studied at the Helsinki Art Academy in Finland. He lives and works in Copenhagen. He has exhibited at a wide range of exhibitions both at home and abroad and has received Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen's Talent Prize in 2017.
The exhibition is supported by the State Art Foundation.