April 27, 2010 - Brandts - Museum of Art and Visual Culture - House in my Head
April 27, 2010

House in my Head

Joan Linder

House in my Head
Art in the 00′s at Kunsthallen Brandts

30 April – 15 August 2010

Brandts Torv 1
DK-5000-Odense-C
Denmark

www.brandts.dk

They paint, draw, sew, perform, play music and work with wood. The nine artists behind the exhibition House in my Head have chosen different materials and a different approach to their working processes than artists of the previous generation. They represent a tendency which deals with the personal narrative, the private sphere, the handmade, and the influence of signature; a tendency which left its mark on art of the 00′s.

The works of House in my Head take the artists’ own worlds as their starting points. The works operate as small universes based on a personal narrative of thoughts and ideas which take place in the artist’s mind, or they relate to something which, on the face of it, seems private. This can be seen when Joan Linder meticulously draws her parents’ messy basement, depicting everything from tinned food to fishing tackle; when Gudrun Hasle produces a video work about her own unhappy love story; and when Tracey Snelling finds inspiration from the houses in her area, creating small tableaus reminiscent of dolls’ houses in which minor actions and stories are acted out.

The nine artists have given priority to the choice of materials and form, with focus on the creative artist’s unique insight and outlook. However, the artists do not romantically adhere to the idea of ‘the creative genius’. The recent return to a subjective starting point is attended by the consciousness that this is a reliable and marketable strategy in contemporary art.

Participating Artists
Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber (CAN), Gudrun Hasle (DK) Klara Kristalova (SE), Joan Linder (USA), Jon Pylypchuk (CAN), Tracey Snelling (USA) and Hartmut Stockter (DE)
The exhibition is curated by Marie Dufresne in collaboration with Kunsthallen Brandts.

Catalogue
A catalogue introducing the artists and their works will be published by Kunsthallen Brandts in connection with the exhibition.

Opening
The exhibition opens on Thursday 29 April 2010, 17:00 – 21:00. The participating artists will be present at the opening.

Kunsthallen Brandts

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