September 12 - 28, 2014
Cai-Ulrich von Platen
Opening: September 12, 17:00 - 22:00
September 21, 14:00 - 16:00
with Aase Eg and Kasper Hesselbjerg
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A sonata is basically a way of organising a larger piece of music for one or two instruments. Usually it consists of three or four movements that each has its own formal structure and tempo. In this way the different “voices” can enrich each other.
From the 12th to the 27th September 2014, this organisational principle will be put into practice as the backdrop for a visual art exhibition where two artists engage in a dialogue.
Cai Ulrich von Platen and Kerstin Bergendal use very different forms of expression and artist roles in their praxis. However, they purposely use long durational processes and the specific chosen site in their work.
In this case, the chosen site is Carlsberg’s former malt warehouse – an introverted, windowless purely functional space, which currently acts as the exhibition space New Shelter Plan.
The exhibition Tuesday’s Sonata has been designed specifically for this room. The point of departure is a large-scale, formal intervention into the physical space. A ten-metre long wall is installed through the middle of warehouse creating a diminished room. The walls of this new space are painted in order to temporarily alter the character of the entire space. At three or four points within this framework, the artists enter into a direct dialogue with, or challenge, each other. These four dialogues are elaborated and inscribed into an improvised entirety.
The starting point for the concept of the exhibition is the idea of using the space as if it were a workshop. A shelter – or a ”safe space” where thoughts, pictures and materials are stacked, and old and new works can be juxtaposed in unexpected constellations. Here they can be tried out, moved around and written into a new context.
As a part of the exhibition, a special Sunday afternoon coffee will take place the 21th of September at 14 – 16 pm. Two colleagues, Aase Eg and Kasper Hesselbjerg, are invited to speak about their work.
Cai Ulrich von Platen is also appearing at an upcoming exhibition at Møstings Hus in September, as well as at the Clausens Kunsthandel in November this year.
Kerstin Bergendal has just completed a three-year project for Marabouparken Konsthall, the Swedish Public Art Agency/ Samverkansprojektet, and the municipality of Sundbyberg in Sweden – PARK LEK. For this she just recieved the Bror Ejves fond award.
The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation