Anne Skole Overgaard is exhibiting a photo of an empty
niche on the billboard next to Charles Svejstrup Madsen's sculpture
of a fisherwoman from Gl. Strand, which is placed at Sydhavn station
for a year. The niche shows the absence of a sculpture.
Inside the niche there was once a smaller sculpture, probably of
Virgin Mary or another saint. The niche is situated at the outer
wall of a house in the Italian town of Sabbioneta, which was built
in the renaissance. The town is an unusually pure example of the
renaissance theories of the ideal city, with a star-shaped defence
wall and streets following a strict system. Today the town seems
like a strange place; half empty and half inhabited, half museum
and half town.
Now a row of steel spikes are placed inside the
niche to keep the pigeons away. Around the niche are the remnants
of a decorative rim and the rest of the edge is repaired by a fresh
layer of plaster.
Copenhagen is currently undergoing a long-term rebuilding
due to the construction of a metro circle line. For that reason,
several sculptures has been moved and stored temporarily, but one
of these sculptures has come to light again. At the request of the
exhibition space Sydhavn Station, Charles Svejstrup Madsen's sculpture
"Fisherwoman" from Gl. Strand, has been
erected at Sydhavn Station Square, for one year from July 2015 to
During this period the fisherwoman will be accompanied
by contemporary art in a large billboard, which is set up outside
the station on a wall under the railroad bridge. Here the 10 artists
behind the exhibition space Sydhavn Station will make exhibitions
in poster format, which in various ways will relate to the visit.
The fifth artist in the series is Anne Skole Overgaard. The other
artists are: Jens Axel Beck, Sonja Lillebæk Christensen, Claus
Ejner, Thorgej Steen Hansen, Heidi Hove, Morten Jacobsen, Mette
Juul, Camilla Rasborg and Ulla Hvejsel.
Thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation and the City of