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A wheel which can be spun at Nina Rhode's exhibition. The wheel is plastic and has different warm pink, red and orange colours on it in segments.

Nina Rhode

Friendly Fire

21 May - 31 July 2011

For our 2011 summer exhibition we were pleased to present new and recent works by Cara Tolmie and Nina Rhode. The work of these two artists were presented side-by-side in the two main galleries. Both artists work through recursive techniques in story-telling and optics, making multi-layered, multi-disciplined installations.

A large sculpture from Nina Rhode's exhibition, made entirely out of cardboard rolls.

In Gallery 2 Nina Rhode presents Friendly Fire, her first solo exhibition in the UK, including her celebrated resonant spinning sculptures. These kinetic wheels rotate, playing tricks with the eye and hypnotising the viewer. Her practice also celebrates unusual and unexpected found objects alongside meticulously constructed works.

Born in Düsseldorf in 1971, Rhode lives and works in Berlin. Under the name Ninja Pleasure, she has collaborated with the musician Gonzales and been a member of the art collective Honey-Suckle Company. Their participation in the 1998 Berlin Biennale, and exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel; Cubitt, London; and Kunstverein Stuttgart, earned them legendary status. Recent exhibitions by Rhode include You Don’t Love Me Anymore, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster; modern modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York; and Fantomas, Sandra Bürgel Gallery, Berlin.

Exhibition images

A large sculpture from Nina Rhode's exhibition, made entirely out of cardboard rolls.
A red reflective surface hangs on the wall at Nina Rhode's exhibition, showing the other half of the gallery.
A sculpture from Nina Rhode's exhibition - a white vase, made up of 3 ovals in increasing size stacked on top of each other.
A multi-coloured wheel is spun in Nina Rhode's exhibition, creating a blend of orange, pink, green and blue.
A framed, black and white photograph of trees at Nina Rhode's exhibition.
A wheel which can be spun at Nina Rhode's exhibition. The wheel is plastic and has different warm pink, red and orange colours on it in segments.