Visitor adress: Skindergade 5, 1159 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Wednesday - Friday 12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 4 pm
Phone: +45 33917610
Gudrun Hasle (b. 1979) graduated in 2008 from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Funen Art Academy. Working in various mediums, such as embroidery, banners, photography and video, Gudrun Hasle's works are based on her own experiences. Diagnosed dyslectic, she is alienated from communicating and decoding written statements in everyday life. Despite this, she confesses her daily concerns to the beholder, through simple, but misspelled sentences embroidered in textile, making her works present and almost unbearably relevant. Difficultly decoded, it makes the viewer feel dyslectic and turns around the power relation. The use of textile emphasise the clear reference to the womanly art practises such as the feminist art from the 1970's and the earlier tradition of needlework. This way, she connects the dyslexia with the experience of living up to the woman identity -another kind of communicating with the surroundings in an expected correct way. Thus it reflects the norms in the society and the feeling of being incapable of following them.
Henrik Menné (b. 1973) graduated the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. The major part of Mennés production consists of large-scale machines or arrangements temporarily put at work when exhibited -all sculptures are ‘in the making’ so to say. Their process is always silent, controlled and structured by repetitive movements as the machinestransform a single material -plastic, wax, metal or stone -into peculiar objects. These soft-formed elements are seldom regarded as autonomous art works and destroyed or recycled when no longer on show. The intriguing low tech and analogue character of all works by Henrik Menné make visible the principle on which the individual system of the particular sculpture is organised. Despite this rational transparency works by Menné almost always appear as logically impossible and tremendously beautiful.