With a point of departure in the collective repertoire of colours, symbols, and iconography from the 20th century, Mette Winckelmann mixes genres and explores new directions in her art with a major solo exhibition at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art. In her paintings, collages, and installations she uses traditional arts and crafts as tools to challenge culturally defined categories, hierarchies, and identities. In her new major solo exhibition Come Undone, which opens the autumn season at Overgaden, the artist delves into the basic elements of our visual communication by focusing on the colours that have played a central cultural-historical role in the West.
Existential questions about the transience and absurdity of life constitutes a recurring field of investigation in Michael Würtz Overbeck’s (b. 1982) practice. In his first major solo exhibition, the artist unfolds these themes in a site-specific installation that transforms Overgaden’s first floor into a condensed spatial sequence of corridors and rooms. Within this architectural frame, he presents a series of new works that explores the endless search of humanity for meaning and truth.
This afternoon curator at Brandts, Anna Krogh, will talk about her experiences with curating large-scale art installations while MA in Modern Culture Jeanette Astrup Christiansen will talk about the relationship between archives and memory.