Senko Studio celebrated its 3 year birthday March 9th 2005. Until now
the gallery has presented 24 exhibitions with Danish and foreign artists.
The man behind Senko Studio is the artist Sergei Sviatchenko, who has
kept the vision alive with his own means and efforts.
The last 3 years Senko Studio has played an important role in the Danish
art life. Sergei Sviatchenko has insisted on presenting contemporary art
at a high international level, and the gallery is one of the most interesting
exhibition facilities for modern art in Denmark. Senko Studio compliments
other big experimental art institutions. They work with much bigger budgets
and have more opportunities to show contemporary art than Senko Studio
and Rum 46 in Århus.
However Senko Studio and rum 46 show, that artist driven galleries can
show other aspects of modern art. Here you have room for experiments to
reach the limits of art without fearing that the public leaves at once.
Jacob Jensen "Electric sunset" 2005
Senko Studio has shown collage, video, and a mixture of design and art.
This is not often seen in the Danish art scene. These expressions have
given Sergei Sviatchenko the opportunity of working with heavyweigthers
as the English designer and photographer Paul Smith, who in Senko Studio
had his first exhibition in Denmark with photography. A cooperation one
would expect should take place in a metropolis.
ASH "Scharlachrot" 2004
Aarhus.nu has had the pleasure of working together with Sergei Sviatchenko
in promoting contemporary art. Senko Studio has shown several exhibitions
with surprising elements. Mentionable is the artist ASH, who brought the
girls from “the red light district” in Amsterdam to Viborg,
or the impressive cooperation with the magazine “This is a magazine”,
which resulted in the installation “ReadingRoom”.
Senko Studio and Sergei Sviatchenko deserve acclamation and praise for
its contribution to contemporary art, and Aarhus.nu is looking forward
to follow its activities in the future