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Tue Greenfort, Diffuse Deposits

Tue Greenfort, »Diffuse Deposits«, 2007, Skulpture Projects Munster, Courtesy: the artist

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Born 1973 in Holbæk, Denmark; lives in Berlin.
Studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and the Academy of Fünen, Denmark.

The work of Tue Greenfort focuses on ecology and climate change but intentionally lacks a didactic, instructional attitude. A recent work of his is the liquid manure wagon »Diffuse Einträge« ("Diffuse Deposits") (fig.), which was prominently exhibited within the urban environment as part of the Sculpture Projects Munster 07. Greenfort used a liquid manure pump to suck water from the local lake Aasee which was then enriched with iron(III) chloride and sprayed, in a spectacularly high arc, back into the lake. Iron(III) chloride »inoculates« the water against the high concentration of phosphate that enters the water due to the fertilizer and manure of the surrounding agriculture and livestock (15,000 cows and 85,000 pigs). Specific amounts of iron(III) chloride is regularly added to the water so as to alleviate the permanent plague of algae caused by the phosphate. Greenfort, however, views this form of treatment as only a cosmetic measure: a simply remedy for the symptoms that does not aim to combat the cause but rather to maintain an artificial idyll.

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
2008 »Linear Deflection«, Kunstverein Braunschweig
2007 Wiener Secession, Vienna
2005 »Als ob wir nicht die Besitzenden wären« (»As If It Weren't in Our Ownership«), Palais für Aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt
2003 »Fresh and Upcoming«, Frankfurter Kunstverein
2000 »Exchange«, in cooperation with NIFCA, Städelschule, Frankfurt

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2009 »Life Forms«, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
2008 5th Liverpool Biennale
2007 Sculpture Projects Munster 07
2007 »Still Life«, Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates
2007 »Made in Germany«, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2006 »Jagdsalon« (»Hunting Salon«), Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
2005 »Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht« ("Light Art from Artificial Light"), ZKM Karlsruhe
2004 L´attitude des autres, SMP (Sol Mur Plafond), Marseille