Welcome to B3IG3

16/11/2019-15/3/2020, Museum Anna Nordlander.






Welcome to B3IG3
by Jennifer Chan

Escape into Scandinavian luxury with artist-decorated hotel suites in B3IG3, a city-hopping series of one-night installations by artist-turned-flight attendant, Andreas Knag-Danielsen.

Offering private walkthroughs as a drag host, Knag-Danielsen presents up-and-coming European talent in hotel rooms. The suite is his gallery; the elevator is his runway. Ding! Welcome cyborg wannabee’s TECH2000, PROTEINA, MOIST, CLICKBAIT and HIGH DEFINITION!

B3IG3 is where the party begins, where ANYBODY gets to feel like they’re SOMEBODY.

Check in at our B3IG3 guest table. Strike a pose against ceremonial chiffon curtains. Meander over a two-thousand euro rug while wearing iridescent shoe covers. Breathe in lightly fragranced indoor scent while admiring the most contemporary art. Discover your inner B3IG3.

(It’s pronounced “beige”, by the way.)

The exhibition “Welcome to B3IG3” by Andreas Knag-Danielsen takes you into the world of his latest project, B3IG3. B3IG3 is a performative and curatorial platform that invites an artist to utilize a hotel room as an exhibition space and to work with its specific context. Knag-Danielsen is the host and the context for the occasion: he performs real life avatars based on his enjoyment of drag aesthetics, queer alienation and the meeting between the digital and physical world. Guiding an audience from the lobby up to a hotel room exhibition, the experience is celebratory and odd: a tech-conference-turned-queer-fashion-show.

Throughout his practice, Knag-Danielsen explores his ongoing love-hate relationship to technology and its pathological repercussions in relation to his identity and psyche. Mirroring our growing dependency on apps and social media, Knag-Danielsen has been using his performances and its materials to accumulate physical works of art as a part of this project. Photos of all the characters, customized outfits based on previous art works, wearable textiles and video documentation from previous events will be put together for the first time since he started this project in 2018, forming an elaborate installation at Museum Anna Nordlander. In continuance with the exhibition’s theme, Jennifer Chan has created a travel catalogue  that introduces all the characters of the B3IG3 “army”. Welcome to B3IG3!

Supported by Kulturrådet, Mediaverkstaden Skåne and Museum Anna Nordlander.





CLICKBAIT

(2019)
C-print on matt paper, LED poster frame.
100x70 cm





B3IG3 thank you sign

(2019)
LED sign.
10x100 cm




The B3IG3 table (1)

(2019)
C-print on satin, glass plate, wood structure, buisness cards, buttons, publication by Jennifer Chan.
80x60x60 cm











The B3IG3 manifesto

(2019)
Vinyl text on wall.
190x170 cm


B3IG3 curtains

(2019)
C-print on chiffon.
214x220 cm





b3ig3.com

(2019)
Vinyl text on wall.
Dimensions variable




PROTEINA

(2018)
C-print on matt paper, LED poster frame.
100x70 cm


HIGH DEFINITION

(2019)
C-print on matt paper, LED poster frame.
100x70 cm




CLICKBAIT: GLOVES

(2019)
Mannequin hands, vinyl gloves, spraypainted tentacle fingers.
Dimensions variable.












MOIST

(2019)
C-print on matt paper, LED poster frame.
100x70 cm








The B3IG3 photo wall

(2018)
C-print on panels, light fixtures, wall structure, trolley, flatscreen TV.
Dimensions variable.














Video: Raffaele Piano
Editing: Andreas Knag-Danielsen
Music: Johan Lundin






Video: Raffaele Piano
Editing: Andreas Knag-Danielsen
Music: Pastelae




TECH2000

(2018)
C-print on matt paper, LED poster frame.
100x70 cm




The B3IG3 table (2)

(2019)
C-print on satin, glass plate, wood structure.
40x60x60 cm





PROTEINA: SHOES

(2018)
Spraypainted spray foam, black pumps.
Dimensions variable.












MOIST: BODYSUIT

(2018)
C-print on polyester, vinyl gloves, acrylic nails, mannequin doll.
Dimensions variable.




B3IG3 review form

(2019)
C-print on paper.
43x31 cm (each)











Photo: Raffaele Piano