The publication accompanied the exhibition “Nick Oberthaler / Calculated Reserve” at Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen/Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporana in Rome.
Nick Oberthaler took Hendrik C. Andersen’s artistic concept as a starting point to develop a relational network of formal interventions. While doing so, Oberthaler lived in Andersen’s former studio and living quarters. At the turn of the 19th century, Andersen, a Norwegian-American sculptor, had lived and worked in Rome. His work was strongly influenced by artists such as Auguste Rodin. Oberthaler’s intervention entered into dialogue with the space Andersen had shaped, focusing on possibilities of display and image representation.