In London with Emilie. Great to see Lucius on home ground! And what else?
A wonderful holiday full of: Matisse’s Cut Outs at Tate Modern, mummies at British Museum, BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery and 524 Hours by Marina Abramović at The Serpentine Gallery, long walks and talks in Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens, plush summer weather, tarot readings, a little shopping at Camden and Covent Garden – and frequent water and coffee breaks at coffee shops, in parks and along the waterside.
Participating in two exhibitions this summer: 3rd International Artmoney Exhibition at Gallery Dencker + Sneider in Berlin – and hem: hjem: koti: heim: heima: angerlarsimafik, artists’ books by CONTEXT, which has come to the last stop on this tour: North Atlantic House in Copenhagen. (Photoes from the opening here) .
Both exhibitions can be seen till 24th Augst.
Images: Two of my works: House-book and 1:1 at The North Atlantic House – and Lucius‘ artmoney in the window at Dencker + Sneider.
As you have definitely noticed I moved to my Granddad’s place half a year ago – this nice, old yet somewhat worn house that basically needs a thorough makeover. However, I am working determined to keep a sensible balance – so all my time and energy will not suddenly vanish into a blue sky of endless renovation, modernization and maintenance tasks …
Mainly it’s about prioritizing. And accepting that everything takes its time. I like things to be neat, clean and beautiful, yes, but I have no need for a polished surface. Never was interested in the perfect. For me it’s not how things looks – but very much how they feel – and how they are… :-)
My art classes at Testrup and mixed media courses at G13 have come to an end for a while – and so have more of my art projects – including HOME. The touring exhibition opened last week at the North Atlantic House where it can be see until 24 August. Do drop by if you are in Copenhagen during summer.
I feel like I have been in some kind of overdrive speed for the last half year – with the moving to my grandfather’s house in Aarhus – and all that followed – getting installed and reestablishing my atelier – and finding time to clean up and renovate my new residence – inside and out.
Now comes a time for relaxing, reflection and recharging some new energy. I have very few sommerplans. Yet.
Right now I’ll start the holidays enjoy my garden. A mild and lush wilderness. My daily paradise.
Wish you all a happy summer!
Simple as can be.
From Saturday’s workshop on artists’ books.
Photocredit LRJ ;-)
From this weekend’s MASTER CLASS in collages & boards. Fusions between stencils and embroidery techniques seem to work very well …
Next weekend (Saturday) the subject is: ARTISTS’ BOOKS. Further info here & here
Back home again – happy and exhausted – after a lovely study trip to Berlin with a group of 130 teachers & students from Testrup højskole.
Depending on temperament and inclination one could choose from a totally tight program – to pursue the historical- political or the predominantly cultural- artistic track, as I did, with elements ranging from the most stringent and classic art to distinctly avant-garde. The culture scene pendulum swinging effortlessly from the hottest art galleries, most violent and experimental electronic music performed at small, quirky clubs – to contemporary canonized artists as Ai Waiwai currently at the Martin Gropius Bau – to the absolute serenity and grandeur radiation of ancient stuff like the Pergamon altar – to chamber concert at the Berlin Philharmonic and Anna- Sophie Mutters virtuoso world-class violin.
Occasionally also plenty of ” breathing space ” and green oases along the way: in particular I enjoyed visiting one of my recurring favorites : Prinzessinen Gärten – the mobile urban garden project at Moritz Platz. Another wonderful tour was going by bike with a small group of students in the green Treptower area, to Spree Park and along the channels till the Turkish market in Kreuzberg. Also the traditional Sunday flea markets contained their great share of recreative moments. And so teeming the city with cafes, restaurants , take-away, etc. a good part in the bio-quality. Your next coffeee is never far away when you realize you need to rest the legs and senses. And so do you!
Berlin is one of those fantastic and complex cities where the trashy and the monumental, past, present and future are closely connected. Very inspiring!
I think I can use a couple of days now to let the impressions sink in. Maybe along with a little Prinzessinspired gardening?! Just crazy as everything has grown wild in my backyard while I’ve been away …