WORKS

© mette gitz-johansen


MAKING REPLICA 2020

188 x 343 cm

http://www.billboardistanbul.org

PARAPHRAZING TAPESTRY – 2019
150 x 305 cm
aluprint
“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.

http://denfrie.dk/udstilling/den-frie-udstilling-3/

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.

CAGING BIRDS 2019
280 x 280 cm
drawing – pencil and colorpencil on paper
DRAWING ATTENTION, DEN FRIE, Kbh. DK
http://denfrie.dk/udstilling/den-frie-udstilling-3/

INSIDE THE GLOBE 2019
video installation – chloroprene ballon 8′ – pump – projection, Ø: 170 cm. – cooperative work with actor PIET GITZ-JOHANSEN – LOKALE, KBH og
KH7-ARTSPACE, AARHUS, DK

Se video: https://www.mettegitzjohansen.dk/video/

https://www.kh7artspace.dk/#/video-mettegitz-johansen-evakock-jettegejlskulptur/

INSIDE THE GLOBE 2019
detail – photo installation

LOKALE, KBH. og
KH7-ARTSPACE, AARHUS, DK

https://www.kh7artspace.dk/#/video-mettegitz-johansen-evakock-jettegejlskulptur/

RANDOM PICS 2020
72 x 101 cm
Drawings –
pencil and colorpencil on paper

RANDOM PICS 2020
72 x 101 cm
Drawings –
pencil and colorpencil on paper

RANDOM PICS 2018 / 20
72 x 101 cm
Drawings –
pencil and colorpencil on paper

http://kopenhagen.dk/artguide/single/article/sommerskulptursoeby-2018/?fbclid=IwAR2hyW7qHKATkbKnwLkJon5zQCdJStRGLJg0BKWbcUbi53VVldZ8g6JTK6E

https://www.idoart.dk/kalender/sommerskulptursoby2018

Ø – 130 x 170 cm – photo, inkjet latex print, wood and polystyrene

Ø (island) – as a polysemantic sign and a metaphor for both refuge – longing – pause and isolation, for the utopias, for distant travel destinations, imageinary or real – for areas in the midst of nothingness – for discovery of loneliness or social unpredictability in a foreign context.

http://vkm.dk/udstillinger/2018/suriya-i-det-land-der-var-2174/

The contribution to the exhibition include the video “Green”, which, based on footage from the Umayad Mosque in Damascus, shows intensely awareness and a committed community around a place and at the same time the feeling of being cut off from real insight as the outside observer.

In addition, the timeliness of the war – the experience of loss and getting lost – is a reference for both a larger pencil drawing on cardboard and a series of photographs.

GETTING LOST 2018
drawing – pencil on cardboard 210 x 280 cm
SURIYA – the land that was – 2018 – (group show) VENDSYSSEL MUSEUM OF ART, HJØRRING – DK 
http://vkm.dk/udstillinger/2018/suriya-i-det-land-der-var-2174/

LEFTOVERS – photo series – 5 pieces 60 x 80 cm
SURIYA – the land that was – 2018 – (group show) VENDSYSSEL MUSEUM OF ART, HJØRRING – DK
http://vkm.dk/udstillinger/2018/suriya-i-det-land-der-var-2174/

MIRRORMIRROR 2017

video installation – drawing – pencil on paper – projection – 300 x 500 cm

Møstings Hus – Frederiksberg, DK

https://www.moestingshus.dk/udstillinger-tidligere/gitz

MIRRORMIRROR 2017 – installation view – drawing – pencil on paper – mirrors – light

MIRRORMIRROR 2017 – installation view – drawing – pencil on paper – projection – light

MIRRORMIRROR 2017 – installation view – video projection – paper

MIRRORMIRROR 2017 – installation view – drawing – pencil on paper – projection – light

– working with KAMMER – residency The Danish Workshop / SVFK – Copenhagen – DK

KAMMER 2016 – Commision work – video installation for The University of Copenhagen’s South Campus – Mediamesh / 174 x 324 px2 /12,4 x 7,4 m. / 60 min. – Performer Piet Gitz-Johansen

https://kunsten.nu/journal/kaempe-media-mesh-udsmykker-ku/

http://sdrcampuskunst.altervista.org/kammer-2016-mette-gitz-johansen/?doing_wp_cron=1590085844.3538680076599121093750

https://vores.kunst.dk/da/objects/details/13948/kammer;jsessionid=4C1700B87427B1C6A48

KAMMER – the book

Preface: Malene Vest Hansen

Text & photo: Mette Gitz-Johansen

Performer: Piet Gitz-Johansen

Translation: Helen Hemsley

Design: Pulsk Ravn

Print: Narayana Press

Edition: 1000

ISBN 978-87-982909-3-3

REPLACING 2015 – the video installation – projection – paper – chairs – 280 x 450 cm – performer Piet Gitz-Johansen – NK59, Copenhagen, DK

REPLACING 2015 – the photos – each 38 x 68 cm – NK59, Copenhagen, DK

REPLACING 2015 – the drawings – each 60 x 80 cm – NK59, Copenhagen, DK

https://vores.kunst.dk/objects/children/13420/replacing–112?ctx=c75a644c-20a3-46ed-bfa6-1f750b080799&idx=1

EMPOWERMENT OF AESTETICS 2014 – drawing projections in cooporation with Stig L. Andersson – The Danish Pavillon , Biennale Architectura, Venice, IT https://sla.dk/dk/projects/venice-biennale

OBSERVING PINK 2013 – video installation – projection – canvas – object / wood – 400 x 300 cm – (5 x solo) Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen – DK
http://denfrie.dk/udstilling/5-x-solo/

OBSERVING PINK 2013 – installation – oil on canvas – parttime black & white video projection – 300 x 750 cm
(5 x solo) Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen – DK.
http://denfrie.dk/udstilling/5-x-solo/

DET STØRSTE OG DET MINDSTE 2011 – Video installation – projection – chairs – tree – 500 x 1000 cm – Vor Frue Kloster – Helsingør – DK

CROSSING THE STREET 2008 – video installation – projection on cardboard in a store window – 250 x 350 cm. RACA – Copenhagen – DK

FENSTER 2005 – video installation – projection and chalk – 500 x 700 cm – Urban Art Stories – Alexanderplatz – Berlin – DE

SIMPLICITY’S TEMPTATION 2005 – video installation – projection – oil on canvas – objects – 300 x 500 cm – Overgaden, Institut for Samtidskunst, Kbh.

SIMPLICITY’S TEMPTATION 2005 – video installation – projection – oil on canvas – objects – 300 x 500 cm – Overgaden, Institut for Samtidskunst, Kbh.

INSIDE 2004 – installation – oil on canvas – object / wood – frames – fabric – 150 x 200 cm – Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

INSIDE 2004 – installation – oil on canvas – object / wood – frames – glass – 250 x 180 cm – Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kbh.