Curated by Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen
A Kassen, Anton Burdakov (UK), Peter Linde Busk, Ivana Franke (KRO), Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Markus Von Platen, Cia Rinne (SE), Tommy Stöckel, Sif Itona Westerberg
The title of the show is inspired by Virginia Woolfs reflections on the creative energy in her book ’A Room of One’s Own’ (1929), the so called incandescent state of being where the author writes in an utopian fever state of pure creation. Her own method – stream of consciousnes – can be seen in this light.
According to Woolf it is the nature of art – when it has these elements of freedom, poetry, joy – to liberate new forces and energy in the viewer. Woolfs opinions expressed in her book can be seen as a contribution in a historical discussion centrered around the question of the autonomy of art and the artist in relation to society and the economical conditions of producing art. Woolf offers a point of view on why artists, female as male, should have freedom – and what this freedom means for society.
The curatorial criteria of selection for the works to this exhibition is, that they are mainly white as a tribute to the white energy Woolf evokes, and at the same time have a strong formal power of enunciation.
Opening: Friday 13. March 17.00 - 19.00
Exhibition: 13. March - 11. April 2015.