Henrik Hakansson

One Hundred and One Pieces of a Tree



ISBN: 9783775747271 Category:

Marcella Beccaria, Kirsty Bell, Jörg Heiser


Nature or culture? Nature and culture? The Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson walks a tightrope between these two poles. He brings them together, allows them to intermingle, collide with each other, and yet remain distinct. His latest work represents a kind of culmination of this process. This book follows and extends an exhibition at KODE Art Museum and Composer Homes in Bergen in Norway, where a tree has been dried out and dissected into 101 parts, to be put on display like a forest of sculptures. The natural entity becomes a work of art as a shared, fragmented environment. The publication captures a special atmosphere of meditative calm and vibrant diversity of meaning, and connects the Bergen piece to a selection of earlier works.

Additional information

Weight 872 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 29.8 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 19 August 2020
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22.8 x 29.8 cm
Weight 872 g
HENRIK HÅKANSSON (*1968) studied at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. His unique method of blending natural and human-made elements rapidly made him famous. Håkansson's work has been shown and celebrated internationally. Today he divides his time between Berlin and Falkenberg, Sweden.