Ludlow 38 is proud to present the first solo show of Henrik Olesen in the United States.
The ghost behind this show, as Olesen puts it, is the figure of the English mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954), the founder of the binary code. Working with the architecture of Ludlow 38 in mind, Olesen has developed past and future scenarios for Turing, a man prosecuted because he was homosexual.
In his artwork Olesen uses posters, sculptures or architectural interventions. He often works with knowledge that is in the public domain yet remains largely excluded from public discussion.
Henrik Olesen was born in Esbjerg, Denmark, in 1967. He currently lives in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include: Portikus, Frankfurt (with Judith Hopf); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich; Secession, Vienna; Sprengel Museum, Hanover. He recently co-curated the show OH GIRL, IT’S A BOY! at Kunstverein München, and co-edited an issue of the Berlin-based magazine Starship that also was launched at Ludlow 38.