2015-04-21

WRITING ON THE WALL.. May-June 2015

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WRITING ON THE WALL
Anne Fløche DK
Exhibition 7 may - 27 June 2015

Welcome to the opening reception
Thursday 7 May at 16-19.00

Scattered phrases - 1100º Celsius - the World's geography and space.
Anne Fløche works in broad with ways of relating to life and understanding of the world.
The pieces come out of her experiences, memories and the process itself.
She always works deeply personal and concentrates on a current basic idea, connects with the project and becomes one with the process of development.

ANNE FLØCHE "The language, in which I deliver things, is found in the material and process. The considerations occur in a natural 'flow', that happens when everything goes well, and the choices of creation almost float by themselves - when I 'switch off and take the head under my arm'.
For this exhibition, I have worked with words and texts, phrasal-memories, fragmentary quotes from books, television, Internet, newspapers etc.
- They are open statements that have been hanging in the air - simple, but the complexity enormous. - It is aesthetically beautiful words and sentences with significance, for example (translated from Danish): Continental Shelf/ Mariana Trench is the World's deepest point/ Antarctica-snow-time/ Space is full of time/ The sound of light sets ashore/ The Moon powers all over the sea.."

The material is a subordinate instance that is familiarly based on years of experience, where the pieces almost happen by themselves, as when the hand knows its writing tool.
The subject describes as a revolve around geography, time and space.
Can the sentences be read without the materiality of the artworks or do the words, mood and physical form combine mysteriously into a linguistic universe - a new form of geographical sensuality?
Titles and words leap forward in the study of the World as a spatial property.
Where the pieces reflect on the detached sentences and express an atmosphere, the words continue in their own ambiguity - and clarity.

The viewer is presented with an unusual view on World geography and space.
ELEVEN-HUNDRED DEGREE CELSIUS – Plates and stems fired at 1100ºC

Anne Fløche (b. 1952) was educated at the Jutland Art Academy DK 1973-78. She has exhibited several times in Denmark: Sophienholm, Design Museum Denmark, Trapholt Art Museum, Denmark's International Ceramic Museum.. and internationally at museums and galleries in Sweden, Germany, England, France, USA, China and SOFA/USA og COLLECT/London. In 2015 also at Hu Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Danish National Art Foundation, National Art Foundation Sweden, Design Museum Denmark, NY Carlsberg Foundation, Trapholt Art Museum, Denmark's International Ceramic Museum – Grimmerhus, Ulster Museum of Fine Arts, Sieg Collection – Pennsylvania, Scandinavian Embassy – Berlin..
AWARDS Ole Haslunds Arist Grant, Denmark's National Bank's Anniversary Fund, Danish National Art Foundation, Beckett-Foundation, Højgaard's Foundation..
RESIDENCY AWARDS Danish National Studios for Arts and Crafts- Gl.Dok Architecture Centre DK 2004,07, The Danish Institute in Damascus 2006, San Bao International Ceramics Centre - China 2009..


SELECTED TEXTS ABOUT ANNE FLØCKE www.annefloche.dk
ANNE FLØCHE by David Whiting - Exhibition at Galerie Besson, London 2000
"Anne Fløche's work has a particular quality of movement. Her pots, mainly big dishes, bowls and bottles, are beautifully drawn, a freely expressive hand seen in bold and broad definition of form, depth and texture of glaze and an economic brush.
These crawling pigments and lyrically abstracted motifs (such as coastal wading birds, fish and blossom trees) enrich the poetic charge of these pots and reveal a sensitive, gently humorous eye for the shapes and characters of the natural world.
Her inspiration is markedly Eastern, but these objects relate as well to the ceramic history of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Turkey and Morocco. The result though is highly individual, a pottery of floating images - breezy evocations of time and place."

ANNE FLØCHE - Ann Linnemann Gallery Solo Exhibition 2009
See the exhibition -> LINK

PAST AND MODERNITY
Kunstavisen - Exhibition, Danish Ceramic Art Museum 2008
In her works, which appear almost exhausted matte, meet dusty colours of ochre, grey, Italian-red and delicate-blue with black and white.
The rectangle and ellipse (and the cube, circle, square) are recurring figures.
The items are caskets, dishes, vessels, columns, tiles and edged bottles, all items that have been used for millennia. But her artistic use of those shapes is her very personal. In many of the pieces appear symbols, lines and ornaments, also often scars and desired swath. Yes, some of her ceramic plates are characterized by fragments that were broken or ripped out of a larger whole.
Anne Fløche manages to unite the distant past with a striking modernity.
Quite wayward, wry and poignant telling the whole story. Both the large, old world chronicle, but also about life here and now and on meetings between known and unknown, it may take up to a higher level. As she leads beautifully evidence.

ANNE FLØCHE (b.1952)- BIOGRAPHY
Educated at The Jutland Art Academy 1973-78.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Hu Gallery - Nagoya Japan 2015
Ann Linnemann Gallery (solo) - Copenhagen DK 2009,15
Lacoste Gallery - Boston USA 2014
Oxford Ceramics Gallery - England 2014
Nicolaj Art and Design - Kolding DK 2014
Galleri Pagter - Kolding DK 2005,14
Modern Masters - Munich Germany 2013
Galleri Profilen - Aarhus DK 2013
Galleri 5 - Funen DK 2012
Gunillaberg Sculpture Park - Sweden 2012
Anita Besson - La Borne France 2012
Johs. Larsen Museum – Kerteminde DK 2011
Galerie Besson - London UK 2000,10
Vestsjælland Ceramic Museum - Roskilde DK 2001,10
Sofa Chicago/ Snyderman galleries - Philadelphia USA 2009
Denmark's Museum of Ceramic Art (solo) DK 2008
Silkeborg Bath - DK 2007
Sophienholm Exhibition DK 2007
Collect Victoria & Albert Museum - London UK 2006
Gallery Kaolin (solo) - Stockholm Sweden 2006
Gallery Hilde Holstein - Bremen Germany 2006
Danish Culture Institute - Damascus 2006
Gallery Nørby (solo) - Copenhagen DK 2003,04,06
Carlin Gallery - Paris France 2005
Joanna Bird Gallery - London UK 2005
Galleri Åhuset - Køge DK 2005
Galerie Ortilles-Fourcat - Paris France 2002
Sigtuna Museum - Sweden 2001

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND OFFICIAL SALES
Danish National Art Foundation, Swedish National Art Foundation, Design Museum Denmark, Denmark's Museum of Ceramic Art - Grimmerhus, New Carlsberg, Trapholt Art Museum..
Ulster Museum of Fine Arts, Sieg Collection – Pennsylvania, Scandinavian Embassy – Berlin..

GRANTS AND AWARDS
Ole Haslund's Artist Award, Denmark's National Bank Anniversary Foundation, Danish National Art Foundation, Beckett-Foundation, Højgaard's Foundation..

RESIDENCY AWARDS ..ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
San Bao International Ceramic Centre, Jingdezchen China 2009 - Danish National Studios for Arts and Crafts, Gl.Dok Architecture Centre DK 2004,07 - Danish Culture Institute in Damaskus 2006..

2015-03-13

ITS CLAY - New talents.. March-April 2015

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ITS CLAY – young talents from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art
Exhibition 26 March – 30 April 2015
Artist talk on Saturday 18 April at 16-17.30
Material matters – matter materials..? - Young contemporary ceramic art
The gallery exhibits the Art Academy's young talents – who work in clay.
From a relatively short career, they are working with a wide range of philosophical and artistic ideas, but come of the same place, time and education. Previous work:

They are all recent graduates, recommended for this exhibition by Karen Harsbo, associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
The exhibitors have used the ceramic materials - in their ways.
Sophus Ejler Jepsen archives narratives, Christian Mastrup/Flopper works technically with object, installation and sound, Morten Modin analyses material, Ulla Bech-Bruun materializes the psyche, Sofie Hertz shows ceramics and photos of infinity and incompatibilities, Anne Mette Schultz' work title is Foot, and Sif Itona Westerberg combines casting, collage and photo.
The exhibition shows, by virtue of the Fine Arts' traditionally liberal approach to material, new angles of contemporary ceramics and highlights visual arts in relation to materials.
- Is this question interesting - or will the work speak its own cause..?
- We have to look more closely..
One thing is certain – each piece gives its own record of the time we live in.

THE EXHIBITORS
Sophus Ejler Jepsen - www.sophusejlerjepsen.dk
- object/installation – archive of object connections - design elements
Along Dotted Lines is a series of porcelain bowls for the child's morning compleit.
Along the dotted line the child follows an Around the World Sailing in an atlas, Marco Polo's caravan to Mongolia, fox tracks in the snow, the treasure hunt for a birthday or the bending lines in the folding instructions to a newspaper hat.
MentoR attempts by his instructions and examples to guide the child, Telemachus.
The instructions begin in the morning as stories in the bottom of a plate.
Marco Polo's caravan to Mongolia, fox tracks in the snow, the treasure hunt for a birthday or the bending lines in...
Along the dotted lines MentoR has folded the forms for the breakfast's bowls and along the dotted lines indicated the locations and names that bind the stories to the World.
Along the dotted lines I will return to the simple and easy grip of the folded paper moulds for my porcelain début at The White Gold in 2003, and couple it with the brush strokes' botany of my autumn's Chamisso-tale at the Copenhagen Ceramics in the fall of 2014 and 3D printing opportunities for Hyphae and Sporer pieces on the All_Cph 2013."
”Texts on previous exhibitions: - Tanton is a romantic drama based on Adelbert von Chamisso amazing life and work; written and sketched forward in a ceramic scale of plaster, cement and porcelain glaze - Copenhagen Ceramics 2014.
- Porcelain in a box as well as a multitude of studies concerning casting of porcelain in cardboard, boxes and paper moulds, with subsequent decoration in blue under-glaze, which selects and indicates signs and traces of folding from the casting and firing processes. Poster-bag-inventory-flyer The White Gold, Royal Copenhagen 2003.”
Sophus Ejler Jepsen (b.1971) lives and works in Askov by Vejen.
EDUCATION Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen MFA 2005
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 'Over The Moat' Sønderskov Castle, 'Not at Home' Brænderigården Viborg and Ringsted Gallery 2015 - 'Miles away & Tanton' Copenhagen Ceramics, 'Regional Concrete' Kongeåen/ Vejen Art Museum and Aarhus Art Building 2014 - 'Sculpturepress.org' John & Olivia Museum Holstebro, 'Forest Someone' Alt_Cph and 'With clay as a hostage' Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon 2013 - Frontier Lands Exhibition Aabenraa 2013,14 - 'Shadow and Mirror' Vejen Art Museum in 2011..


Christian Mastrup - alias Flopper
- Technique concept installation object sound..
"My inspiration - background and references?
- It is difficult to answer to specifically..
- Long walks in nature, technique, machinery, infrastructure, underground (understood both as
subculture and the urban space under the city), reference books and general curiosity, robots, the world's impending collapse - man's innate stupidity around the same – and sound, broadly spoken."
Christian Mastrup/Flopper (b.1974) lives/works in Copenhagen.
EDUCATION - NORDIC SOUND ART Joint Study Program, Scandinavia MA 2010-12, Art Academy BA/MFA 2006-12
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SOUND WORKS WET SOUNDS, SPOR Festival Aarhus, RAINFOREST IV Singuhr Sound gallery Berlin, LIVE IMPROVISATION at the Finnish radio show SILAKKA (w. E.Øyen Vister and J.Olesen) 2011 - HOUHOT Inner Mongolia, FISH IN BLOB 'An Idea of Japan' Japanese Embassy DK and HER LADES ALT HÅB UDE (site specific installation) Furesø DK 2009 - ACOUSTIC FUN FARE (sound) Roskilde, PHONE GRID INSTALLATION (dance) Cultural Market Days Copenhagen, ELLA (sound) Copenhagen Cultural Night 2008..
HALF-MACHINE annual festival/interactive art & machines (inventor/concept developer) Copenhagen 2003-08 - PHONE GRID AND SOUND INSTALLATION 7 tales of misery 2006 & Black Rose Trick (by S.Sørensen) 2005,04..
BYEN BRÆNDER (The City Burns) street art festival (inventor/concept developer/co-organizer) Copenhagen 2002 - NORMAL FREAKS performance/sound installation/poetry/music ensemble - various venues Copenhagen 1999–2008.. www.normalfreaks.dk


Ulla Bech-Bruun - www.ullabech-bruun.dk
- Installation/object/mix-media.. psychological, poetic
"A forearm prosthesis for attachment on top of a fully functional body part - does not end in a hand, but in a lion's paw ..
A prosthesis in porcelain for a 'fully' body inhibits the body's motion rather than facilitate it - Incomplete the normal rather than normalizing the incomplete. But does this incompleteness add to a mythological strength that makes it a powerful extension - an arm version 2:0..?
In this work I develop the piece's direct relation to the body, as I began investigating in my last work; a plate armour in porcelain and combining this study with animal form that has haunted my earliest pieces.
The prosthesis will take it one step further and examine what happens when you introduce a limiting extension/alteration of the body's physical form rather than/an addition to a protection.
The works are interesting because of their unheimlichkeit - they are at the same time familiar and alien, appealing and repulsive.
This may be due to the clash between their careful execution, pointing to significant time consumption and care, and their alien-and-yet familiar content. Affectionately disrepair, one might say.
I am a trained and practising psychologist and greatly concerned with the widespread - and in my eyes - wrong division between body and mind. I try in my works to embody the mind and 'mind-like' body. My inspiration includes Louise Bourgeois, David Lynch, the Frankenstein myth, Kant .. "
EDUCATION Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts MFA 2012 - cand psych, Copenhagen University 2006.
EXHIBITIONS 'Zimmer Frei' group Koldinghus, 'FormLanguage-MindPlay' Ann Linnemann Gallery 2014 - 'Trusted Doubt' Vejen Art Museum, 'SKI N w. Mikkel S.Andersen BKS Garage Copenhagen, 'Landscape / Mind' group w. Francois Top and Timo Andersen NEXUS Aabenraa 2013 - 'Pupae' solo & collaboration w. Copenhagen Philharmonics Radio Concert Hall 2012, 'Exam 2012' Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Nikolaj Church Gallery - 'Konstance Luns Cabinet' solo Gallery Q 2011 - "Images Between Man 'group Rohde Contemporary GB 2010 ..


Morten Modin - www.mortenmodin.com
- Material investigation - installation/object ..
"My working title is TUBE - Tubes roughly modeled in different scales, - stands probably in a small mount.
The tubes are subsequently reworked in different ways. Some have got glass, some (probably) feathers and one chromed.. - In various kinds of clays."
Morten Modin (b.1981) lives and works in Copenhagen, DK
EDUCATION Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts w. Professor Martin Erik Andersen MFA 2014 BFA 2011 - Helsinki Art Akademy, KUVA, FI 2007
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 'Generator' Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg (w. Poul Bækhøj) 2015 - 'Imago Mundi' Luciano Benetton Collection, INT 2015 - British Ceramic Biennial 2014, Stoke-On-Trent, GB 2013 - 'Undercurrent' ARoS 2014 - MFA show 'Exam' Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 2014 - 'Trusted doubt' Vejen Museum, DK 2013 - commission concrete sculptures Vejen Municipality 2014 - solo 'Outcome reaches own frequency..' BKS-Garage, Copenhagen 2013 - censored 'Portrait Now' Fredensborg Palace 2011 - Spring Exhibition 2010..


Sofie Hertz - www.sofiehertz.dk
- Sculpture / object / photo - body, functional parts..
"My overall project is to understand the object as an infinity. A timely job, therapeutic, sometimes erotic. - With wellness and the body as a unit. From where everything comes, I move completely into and completely away from. The observer does the same.
"From pictures of, or details from - foot massagers, I design objects; forms, which I touch up, brush, clean up, and they become smooth and shiny, and I photograph them, so that the clay rawness and glossiness, make the light catch in the material - and I print them out on photographic paper, and the object and image unite again, into something that becomes an installation or sculpture.
- The feel of a material which penetrates through the other. Translations, layers and crafts, inside the piece, which is moving away from the physical original, and where one(another) sensuous expression emerges.
To understand an object is a temporal work, therapeutic, erotic.
Time and work, object and archeology, therapy, body and needs lie in and around the pieces, but as much appears the direct experience and tangible feeling in the outcome."
Sofie Hertz (b. 1982) lives and works in Copenhagen.
EDUCATION Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen 2007-14, Art School Spectrum 2005, Bjørn Icnatius Øckenholts Frederiksberg Visual Art School 2004 - Holbæk Art School 2002.
EXHIBITIONS solo Danish graphic artists, 'Fossils4Desires' 2014 - group Gallery Q, 'The Open Source Way' and Charlottenborg 'Graduate Show' 2014 Art Herning/SAK, Galerie Pi 2013/14 - Photographic Centre, 'Victor A Judge' Ballerup 'Center in Art, Art in the Center' 2013 - Art Forum, Galerie Pi 2012 – Gallery Q 'Pocket Eruption 'and BKS Garage 'Keystone', commission project Center for Renhold Hauser Plads 2011 – 'Skulpturi - instead of the place' 2008 – Autumn Exhibition KE 2006..


Anne Mette Schultz
My work title is FOOT.
- The foot is roughly modelled and glazed as if the glaze is a colour palette.
I have used red clay and red earthenware glaze.
Anne Mette Schultz (b. 1983)
EDUCATION Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (MFA) 2008-14
EXHIBITIONS - 'We take no responsibility' Gallery Q Copenhagen and 'The musicians paint, Painters make music and Poets shut up' Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art in 2014 – 'Graduates 2014' Charlottenborg - 'Trusted doubt' Vejen Art Museum, 'Natural Power' Paul La Cour Museum, Askov and Art in the center/Center in art' Ballerup Centre 2013 - 'Textile Interventions' Paul La Cour Museum, Askov 2013 - IPE, BKS Garage Copenhagen 2012 - 'Skulpturi' students from the Academy of Arts and 'The Round: the questioned institution' 2011 .. Fine Artist Award Bikuben Arts Program, Copenhagen 2014/15.


Sif Itona Westerberg - www.sifitona.blogspot.dk
- Sculptural - mainly casts, collage, photography

"Modern collective identification space, in the view of planetary challenges we are experiencing today. The anthropogenic footprint on the planet has become so widespread, that today we may regard humans as an natural transforming power in itself, on an equal footing with the planet's natural processes. Through tactile and tangible negotiations, I examine and explore the new positions, relationships and understanding this cosmological paradigm shift may bring.
My contribution to the exhibition is a work of collage where I merge PlexiGlass, porcelain and manipulated photos.
Recently published by a team of American researchers the largest virtual model of the universe, more than 41,000 galaxies are plotted, forming a network of computer generated dots on the screen.
When we, human ponder about the universe, we are often concerned with space and time perception that is far beyond the scale we are mentally capable to navigate in. By using modern technologies our comprehension space is now nearer to us , but what kind of understanding do we get, as long as it is mediated through a computer and not physically experienced?
Alongside that we will be able to make the big zoom out onto the universe, we also get the lens in at ourselves and our bodies, and are now able to identify and manipulate fully inside the core of most cells we hold.
And precisely in this zoom, I have chosen to draw juxtapositions between the outer and the inner, the intangibility that characterizes the smallest and the very largest."
Sif Itona Westerberg (b. 1985) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2014.
She lives and works in Copenhagen.
EXHIBITIONS 'Wax, Flax, and Feathers' w. David Stjernholm & Morten Stræde, 68 Square Meters 2014 - 'Seepage through saturated porous media' Westwerk (HH) 2014 – 'Graduates 2014' Charlottenborg Art Foundation 2014 - 'New Young Art' Martin Asbæk Gallery 2014 - 'Works from the Art Academy' Farum Cultural Centre 2014 - 'Trusted doubt' Vejen Art Museum 2013 - 'Remains of Eternity' solo OK Corral 2013 - 'Deputies' w. Asbjorn Skou MOHS Exhibit 2012 -' Dream Lover' group C4 2011 -' The U in us if 4 Utopia 'Fifth Floor (CPH) Torben Zenth Project Space 2011..




Grateful thanks to Denmark's National Banks Foundation for the 2015 Grant.