Frodo Mikkelsen

534 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011

Opening Wednesday, March 6, 9AM – 5PM
Thursday, March 7, 10AM – 6PM
Friday, March 8, 10AM – 8PM
Saturday, March 9, 10AM – 6PM
Free Admission

SFA Projects is proud to present a solo booth of Copenhagen-based artist Frodo Mikkelsen’s work at Plan B art fair, opening to the public on March 6th, 2019 and on view during Armory Arts Week concluding March 9th, 2019.

The origin of Frodo Mikkelsen’s work begins with his early childhood, in Sweden, where he collected a moose skull in the nearby forest and “planted” it in his family garden. As flowers grew above it, he imagined a “lifewheel” and, at a young age, began to consider a cycle of life, death, and rebirth. This imagery entered his earliest artwork, and became a continuing thematic element.

He later moved to Denmark, where large portions of central Copenhagen are built atop old plague cemeteries – massive shallow graves – adding to his contemplations. “I saw it like a lifewheel: when we die, we go into the ground, a flower grows up, maybe a tree. Perhaps someone builds a house. So my sculptures should be seen as something positive, like a little silver symbol of the lifewheel. No matter what happens to us in life, in death we all smile,” says Mikkelsen.

Plan B is a pop-up exhibition, featuring galleries and artists from all over the world, which was born out of a loving determination in the wake of the sudden cancellation of VOLTA NY 2019. The show is occurring within the heart of the Chelsea Arts District. Wednesday–Saturday until 6PM, during New York’s art week—with special late opening hours on Friday until 8PM.

Plan B is made possible thanks to the generosity of Peter Hort, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, David Zwirner, and RiSBE, as well as colleagues within the arts community, coupled with support and facilitation by team VOLTA and Quang Bao (1969 Gallery director).

Frodo Mikkelsen, untitled (skull #5), 2018, silver-plated mixed media
Frodo Mikkelsen, untitled (skull #5), 2018, silver-plated mixed media