An exhibition in a kitchen garden. The artists investigate
and challenge ideas connected to the kitchen garden. From very different
artistic practices the projects relate to the kitchen garden - both
as a specific, physical place, but also by putting it into a larger
context as a part of the city, of the history, of the climate problem
and of the big world where growing your own vegetables fulfils pretty
The exhibition plays with the kitchen garden as an exhibition space,
transforming this garden-space of everyday life by changing its function
and pushing the ideas of a traditional exhibition space.
The Garden takes place
in the kitchen garden by the studio B-huset
H. C. Ørstedsvej 65 (baghuset), 1879 Frederiksberg C.
Sofie Hesselholdt and Vibeke Mejlvangs' bleak garden gnomes
haunts the raised beds, while a Danish flag with a black cross on
a black background waves over the garden.
Learning Site does a talk on the
10th of Sept. about their art-project "House of Economy"
- a weird house, slowly collapsing while it is composted and disintegrated
by champignons growing on the inside of the walls. Learning Site
also shows the social-realist film "Ingeborg Holm" (1913).
It had a crucial effect on the poorhouse law in Sweden and the opening
scene is set in an allotment garden.
Kit Carlsen transforms the fence by the kitchen garden into
a big flowery abstraction, consisting of crumpled paper put into
the holes of the fence. The artwork resembles a close-up from one
of Monets' paintings from his garden, just in a new and more fragile
Søren Martinsen presents a series of photographs of
Community Gardens in occupied building plots in New York. The artist
has painted on to the photographs, so the drawings mix into the
pictures and becomes a co-creator of the changeable processes of
Anne Skole Overgaard shows a painting meticulously depicting
a flowering strawberry plant. The colours though, are pale and blue-toned,
undermining the atmosphere of sunshine and of "The Good Life".
Saturday the 10th of Sept. 4 p.m.: Talk & film: Learning
Site by Rikke Luther and Cecilia Wendt tells about the art-project
"House of Economy" which they did in Auckland. The work
refers to the ever present possibility of collapse within all economic
systems, but particularly those of contemporary financial capitalism.
Learning Site also shows the film "Ingeborg Holm" from
1913 by Victor Sjöström. It is an early example of film
and art, contributing to social change. Learning Site will also
discuss the City Garden movements' wishes to make a change and discuss
the way the concrete action of growing plants gets new meanings
as a result of the climate changes.
The exhibition is curated by Anne Skole Overgaard
Thanks to Katrine Skovgaard and Mette Nielsen.
The exhibition is supported by Frederiksberg kommunes eventpulje
Anne Skole Overgaards project is supported by Statens Kunstråds