Louka Anargyros, 'Leatherboys', 2018. Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2018. Photo by David Stjernholm.
Louka Anargyros, 'Leatherboys', 2018. Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2018. Photo by David Stjernholm.

Louka Anargyros

Leatherboys

13.08.

– 22.09.19

In connection with Copenhagen Pride, the sculpture Leatherboys by Louka Anargyros will be on show in the foyer at CC. Two male bodies, wearing motorbike suits complete with helmets, gloves, and boots, are joined in an embrace lying on the floor. The suit, an extra protective layer enveloping the body, enables the wearer to optimise his performance while realising the potential risk he is exposed to. The suits are typically adorned by colourful labels, but instead of the usual company logos, these carry the insignia of the insulting and homophobic banter Anargyros himself was exposed to in adolescence. Leatherboys is Anargyros’s graduation work from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2018.

 

Buy art and support a good cause

From 29 August the installation Power Bottom by Louka Anargyros, taking the form of a collection of unique hands, that are a cast of the artist’s own fist made out of painted plaster, can be experienced in CC’s foyer. The sculptures can be purchased in support of the organisation Together We Push, working to improve conditions for refugee families living at the deportation center Sjælsmark Udrejsecenter. The sculptures each cost DKK 300 – or more if you want to donate a higher amount – and all money raised will go exclusively to Together We Push.

About Louka Anargyros

Louka Anargyros (b. 1992 in Paris) is a French artist living and working in Copenhagen. He graduated from the School of Conceptual and Contextual Practices and the School of Sculpture Charlottenborg at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. Previous exhibitions include Bestseller at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (2019) and the Degree Show 2018 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2018).

Louka Anargyros, Leatherboys, 2018. Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2018. Photo by David Stjernholm.

Louka Anargyros, Leatherboys, 2018. Installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2018. Photo by David Stjernholm.

Louka Anargyros, Power Bottom. Courtesy: Louka Anargyros

Louka Anargyros, Power Bottom. Courtesy: Louka Anargyros

Louka Anargyros, Power Bottom. Courtesy: Louka Anargyros