Exhibition: 11.10.2013 - 12.1. 2014
This autumn the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is presenting an exhibition of work by one of the most significant figures in modern Danish sculpture, Anita Jørgensen. INTERSTICES has been created especially for the Glyptotek, whose collection of antiquities constitutes the setting for an intense dialogue between, on the one hand, modern sculpture and installation art and, on the other, ancient masterpieces covering two millennia.
Anita Jørgensen has been given a free hand to shape her dialogue between the museum’s space and the sculptures. She has settled into the middle of the Collection of Antiquities and chosen the two long galleries and the mausoleum behind the Central Hall. Here the artist has created a new arrangement of the ancient sculptures together with 15 of her own works. Directly beneath the dome of the Winter Garden Anita Jørgensen has incorporated the title of the exhibition in yet another work, in red neon.
INTERSTICES is about the spaces which open up between things, between the body and its surroundings, between art and the public and between thought and matter. “INTERSTICE” is the non-formed, something between two forms, separating areas from each other or defining an absence of form, weight or meaning – both in art and everywhere in the world of our lives.
But INTERSTICES are not neutral, they are a part of the tension between body and world and therefore are bearers of meaning. They are present as a physical condition in the sculptural body, and they are built into the museum as a distance in time and space between us right now and the art from history’s many epochs we are looking at.
The meeting of ancient works of art and Anita Jørgensen’s sculptures is a focus on the role of the interstices, concrete, visual, sensuous, linguistic and philosophical. The exhibition always refers to the eternal relationship between appearance and disappearance, of which the interstice is a part.
INSTERSTICES brings together Anita Jørgensen’s work through four decades around the axes of the Glyptotek and stands out against a background of the museum’s illustrious collection of antiquities and beautiful galleries. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue (96 pp. 39 colour illustrations) with text by Mai Misfeldt and Carsten Thau. In addition, the poet Morten Søndergaard has written a poem to the artist and this exhibition.
The exhibition is supported by: