Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (SHE IS HERE)
2018
custom upholstery sofa
190 x 82 x 84 cm
74.8 x 32.28 x 33.07 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (ANNE COLLIER SCHORR)
2018
marker on linen
100 x 100 cm
39.37 x 39.37 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (HAEGUE YANG FUDONG)
2018
marker on linen
100 x 100 cm
39.37 x 39.37 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (MATTHEW LUTZ – KINOY BACHER)
2018
marker on linen
100 x 100 cm
39.37 x 39.37 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (Chaise Longue)
2018
custom upholstery chaise longue
160 x 68 x 66 cm
62.99 x 26.77 x 25.98 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (Chaise Longue)
2018
custom upholstery chaise longue
160 x 68 x 66 cm
62.99 x 26.77 x 25.98 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (SELL SOUL SOLD)
2018
custom upholstery sofa
235 x 90 x 86 cm
92.52 x 35.43 x 33.86 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (KARA MIKE KELLEY WALKER)
2018
marker on linen
100 x 100 cm
39.37 x 39.37 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (JOAN JONAS MEKAS)
2018
marker on linen
100 x 100 cm
39.37 x 39.37 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
Untitled (CERITH WYN WALKER EVANS)
2018
marker on linen
100 x 100 cm
39.37 x 39.37 in

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

 

Karl Holmqvist
One Child per Household
2018
Installation view
dépendance, Brussels

One Child per Household

dépendance is pleased to present ‘One Child per Household’, gallery artist Karl Holmqvist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.

The exhibition evolves in several parts: three pieces of second hand furniture – two sofas and one chaise longue – have been reupholstered in a recently produced woven wool fabric in six different double-sided signature word repetition patterns designed by the artist. Draped on the sofas are wool blankets made in collaboration with artist Mundi Vondi, further blurring the distinction between art and decoration.

Together with the furniture are large scale printed canvases with similar repeated word patterns all in black and white forming a kind of backdrop – it’s a case of paintings matching the sofas rather than the other way around.

A new series of works on raw linen spell out different artists’ names CERITH WYN WALKER EVANS or HAEGUE YANG FUDONG for instance, in new possible composite names that defy the usual generational or gender classification.

Finally – distributed throughout the gallery – is a printed folder with some of the artist’s recent ‘concrete poetry’, to be read either while sitting on the sofas or else as a take away from the exhibition.

At the end of the opening night Karl Holmqvist will give a short spoken word reading of the poems.

Wool fabric for the furniture produced by kvadrat, Denmark.