Medium: single channel video / 1080HD / sound / color / 6´35´´
2017 Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence, David Kordansky Gallery and Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China.
Best Friends Forever is a collaboration between the artist and her husband Kristian Mondrup Nielsen. In
this work, the artist simulates the relationship between art and politics by staging the intimate yet alien reality
of a marriage. The artist and her husband registered two Twitter accounts—“Art (@GlobalArtworld)” and
“Politics (@ImportantPolicy)”—respectively, to play in these roles and initiate an improvised online conversation
that is both private and public. The conversation covers sensitive political issues and mocks the operation
of today’s art market. The artist attempts to re-consider the role of the art in a situation where the media
loses its credibility since Donald J. Trump was elected the president of the United States. Marriage means
for the artist a relationship that cannot be easily narrated, that is marked chiefly by concepts such as “binding”,
“law”, “responsibility”. Half-jokingly the artist also alludes to the complex causal mechanisms of the political
and the economic, behind the facade of artistic creations, exhibitions and collecting in the art market.
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