CONTAINER: 2 June – 31 August 2022 RefeR, an exhibition of contemporary art at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, England

Anders Gammelgaard Nielsen (Producer), Iben West (Other)

Publications: Non-textual formExhibitionResearch


A collection of contemporary containers found in Greece, Denmark and England, installed and assembled in a wooden structure. Echoes of their ancestors printed on thin silk sways gently alongside. Overlooked and neglected these every day utensils se- eks love and affection in their own time. Pay attention to me says the plastic bottle next to the ancient amphora!
The structure raises from the podium and replaces for a moment Apollo Belvedere who has retreated to Wictoria & Albert. While on a walkabout contemporary container will challenge his beauty.
CONTAINER is made as a joint artwork by visual artist Iben West and sculptor / architect Anders Gammelgaard Nielsen. We have known each other for more than 35 years and are familiar with each other’s artistic practice. Nevertheless, it is only now that our paths cross during the execution of a series of major instal- lations.
Our collaboration makes sense due to our common artistic star- ting point in the materials. We believe that they have their own expression and thus follow in the footsteps of a classical Aristo- telian tradition. We consider materials to hold inherent potentials that can unfold through an artistic movement.
Iben West & Anders Gammelgaard Nielsen 2022
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1 Jun 2022
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • Greek art
  • Roman art
  • installations
  • plastic

Artistic research

  • Yes

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