Ole Ukena | on Tumblr - Giving up is not an option. Zinc letters with black laquer paint, 30x600 cm (2012)

The viewer who enters the exhibition place gets confronted at first sight with a situation in which the artist is about to finish setting up the artwork. A ladder, nails and paint are still on the floor seemingly waiting to be used. At second sight the sentence “Giving up is not an option” is surely to be read ironically. The artist gave up installing a piece named Giving up is not an option and the work is finished exactly by not being finished.