"A King has three daughters to whom he’s promised presents after returning from war. The youngest daughter asks for Elijah’s violin. The King goes to the end of the earth in search of the violin. He finds it but before taking it he must save a princess who has turned to stone." Mads Lynnerup discusses his video installation and the folktales Elijah’s Violin and Princess in the Tower.
Mads Lynnerup is an artist and educator, whose practice incorporates video, performance, sculpture, and installation. Lynnerup’s work is influenced by societal and economic issues and is a commentary in its own playful manner on everyday experiences as well as tendencies and trends within the art world. Most recently Lynnerup developed a series of sculptures that besides from their sculptural form also functioned as fitness instruments, which culminated in a video commissioned by Creative Time, PS.1 and MTV in New York. Lynnerup received an MFA from Columbia University in New York City and a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Lynnerup has an extensive national and international exhibition record and has been included in exhibitions at SFMOMA; The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; P.S. 1, New York; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (LA); and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany to mention a few. He is a Eureka Fellowship recipient as well as an Artadia and Toby Devan Lewis Award winner.