PARAPHRAZING TAPESTRY – 2019
150 x 305 cm
“BYENS EGNE VEJE”, KUNST I SKÆRBÆK – etape 3. SKÆRBÆK, DK. Curated by Cai Ulrich von Platen.
In Skærbæk world art was created. The Scherrebek/Skærbæk tapestries became the beginning of the 20th century textile art and they are still to this day seen as one of the symbols of the european Jugendstyle, or Art Nouveau. Some of the famous artists such as Eckmann and van de Velde provided motives for the tapestries. However, it was a brief greatness that lasted from 1896 – 1903. Afterwards there was a dedicated woman in Skærbæk who woven until the reunion. Today you can find the tapestries at the museums in Tønder, Flensburg and Dresden.
Mette Gitz-Johansen has 4 different large aluprints as paraphrases – reinterpretations of several of the famous Skærbæk tapestries mounted on masonry and buildings both in “Mellemrummet” and in “Skolegade”. In addition, a sculptural work acts as a window exhibition in a store in Storegade
DRAWING ATTENTION – drawing on its own terms
April 13th – May 22th 2019.
Exhibition opening: Friday April 12th from 5 PM – 8 PM.
DRAWING ATTENTION is an exhibition with its finger on the pulse of drawing today – a fresh take on the current revitalisation of drawing as an independent field of art with unique tactile qualities. With an unabashed dedication to the analogue, drawing forms the basis and conceptual focus of DRAWING ATTENTION. The exhibition has been created by the artists’ association Den Frie Udstilling, headed by artists Maria Finn and Peter Holst Henckel as curators. In addition to the association’s own artists, some of Denmark’s leading figures in the field have been invited to participate with works based on drawing in the widest possible sense of the term.
Whereas in the past drawing was a natural, technical point of departure for every young painter, graphic artist or sculptor, it is no longer a necessary discipline in the arts. Despite which, drawing continues to be a medium embraced by artists of every generation. During recent decades, the bodily and analogue have lost ground to touchscreens, digital technologies, and wireless communication, which might explain the revival of interest in more traditional techniques and media, and a growing appreciation of their tactile qualities. This is highly apparent in current contemporary art – perhaps as a backlash against the rampant digitalisation of society today. DRAWING ATTENTION delves into this shift, exploring drawing as an independent medium in its own right.
TALETID – RØNNEBÆKSHOLM
Kunstnergruppen EFTERKOMMERE, der står bag udstillingen TALETID, har inviteret 100 nulevende kvindelige kunstnere til at deltage i udstillingen, med et værk hver. I fællesskab og solidaritet bliver værkerne installeret, af kunstnerne på åbningsdagen som en aktion.
Honoured to recieve the C.W. Eckersberg Medal from the The Academy Counsil and Her Majesty The Queen