suburb satellite bagsværd 2013
en gruppeudstilling i min have i København. Jeg viste Rapstapet på en mur i haven.
suburb Satellite Bagsværd 2013
a group exhibition in my garden in Copenhagen. I showed Rapstapet on a wall in the garden
On a small suburban side-street close to supermarkets and a Tube-station in middle class Copenhagen stands an old house. If you push back the gate you enter a large, sprawling garden projected in long lines, separated spaces, small secret footpaths, a tiny grove, hazel-hedges and a number of different fruit trees. That is how it was originally planned by Svend Hansen, the garden architect who created it. The idea was to make a long-life garden, he said, a motto of his. The garden has maintained its original ground plan and the separate spaces create gardens in gardens
The place has a history, and much of it may still be seen in the garden. Some objects have vanished, but they have left invisible traces of their previous presence. They are part of the atmosphere. With the exhibition suburbSATELLITE_bagsværd we add new layers of meaning to the place.
From 2011 InstantHERLEV institute (IHi) has been mobile. 2013 IHi settled down again, however, this time in a garden in suburban Bagsværd where we have the first in a series of exhibitions focused on the relationship between suburbian private and public space. The exhibition is named suburbSATELLITE_bagsværd. Anja Franke, visual artist and director of IHi has worked together with visual artist Ida F. Ferdinand to produce the exhibition in a garden in Bagsværd, where Ida F. Ferdinand also has her private home.
10 present day contemporary artists have here created site-specific works engaging in a dialogue with this garden, its meaning and architecture. The idea is to relate the individual work to this particular place and at the same time find a place for it in terms of a representation of contemporary notions and images of cultivated and domesticated nature. The garden grows and dies, and precisely this factual and magic cycle creates a basis for the exhibition’s individual works. With suburbSATELLITE_bagsværd we open the private sphere and the private garden and make it accessible to neighbours, to lovers of art and to the public in general.
Participating artist: Malene Bach, Stig Brøgger, Svend Danielsen, Ida F. Ferdinand, Anja Franke, Leif Kath, Jon Erik Nyholm, Camilla Nørgård, Lise Nørholm, Aurélie Salavert (Frankrig).