190 Strand by St. Edward


6 — 2am

Prior Booking Recommended

Nina Beier will present Anti-ageing, a cycle of performance sculptures that will be inserted into a luxury show apartment, in order to draw attention to the relationship between life and the constructions of its image.

The show model of the luxury show apartment by the developer St Edward at 190 Strand is a carefully designed space, with highly styled décor selected to represent a luxuriant way of living. The works on display in Beier’s Anti-ageing will exist in the tableaux of the show model as a form of living still-life; a dog plays dead on a Persian rug for a few minutes; fresh vegetables are always ripe and never decay; and a young man chain- smokes a packet of cigarettes outside the window. Anti-ageing creates a situation in which the every-day actions of living beings and organic materials become markers of time, interwoven into the static ready-made of the apartment.

Anti-ageing was originally commissioned by Swiss Institute as part of Performa 15, with the support of the Danish Arts Foundation, curated by Laura McLean-Ferris.

The project is supported by St Edward, currently developing 190 Strand.

Anti-ageing, performance, Nina Beier, 2015. Originally commissioned by Swiss Institute, New York. Curated by Laura McLean-Ferris.


Nina Beier (born in 1975, Aarhus, Denmark) studied at the Royal College of Art, Londonand is now based in New York and Berlin. Solo exhibitions include: Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2015; David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2014; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, 2014, 2015; Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland, 2014; Nottingham Contemporary, UK, 2013; Mostyn, Llandudno, UK, 2013; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2011; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2010.

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.


190 Strand, London WC2R 1EA

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