Februar 2021

07Feb(Feb 7)10:0021Mär(Mär 21)17:00Benedikte Bjerrelet it go let it goKunstverein Göttingen im Alten Rathaus

Bjerre questions the extent to which economic and social structures influence our actions and being. For her solo show at Kunstverein Göttingen, she develops a questioning as well as forward-looking perspective of her own production conditions by reinterpreting and recontextualizing previous works of her artistic career.

In her sculptures and installations, Bjerre primarily works with industrially produced materials and symbolic products to address the growing decoupling of time and space in a globalized society. At all times shaped by a sociological and critical view of the present day, the artist adapts images, symbols and procedures of a late-capitalist world of commodities. In humorous constellations supplemented by art historical references; soft, comic-like suitcases and boxes writhe around („High Hopes”, 2018) or balloon chickens dance in the exhibition space („Lisa‘s chickens”, 2016). For let it go let it go, Bjerre designs a structure that responds to the Old Town Hall’s space, as well as to distancing and waiting as social symptoms in light of the Corona pandemic. In this way, an in-between stage is made tangible: on the one hand, the works are exposed in their already adapted state; on the other hand, they appear to be waiting for further possible changes – or simply waiting for their next destination.

Benedikte Bjerre (born 1987 in Copenhagen) studied at Städelschule Frankfurt from 2009 until 2015, and from 2013 until 2016 at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. Bjerre has received residencies including De Ateliers in Amsterdam and Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, as well as stipends such as the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Since 2019, she is a professor at the Det Jyske Kunstakademi in Aarhus. Her works have been presented in solo shows at Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted, Denmark; Kantine Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt. She has been part of group shows at Kunstverein Hamburg and at the Arken Museum for Modern Art, Denmark. Her works are part of following public collections: Swiss Mobiliar, Switzerland and MMK Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt.

Curator: Tomke Braun




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7. Februar (Sonntag) - 21. März (Sonntag)


Kunstverein Göttingen im Alten Rathaus

Markt 9, 37073 Göttingen