Dansk
Molly Haslund &

TEENAGERS EATING ICE CREAM

15. Jun 25. Aug 2019

Influenced by her immediate environment at Nørrebro and provincial milieus from her memory, the Danish artist Molly Haslund’s first large solo exhibition takes its focal point in things she has seen, found, met or experienced.

Influenced by her immediate environment at Nørrebro and provincial milieus from her memory, the Danish artist Molly Haslund’s first large solo exhibition takes its focal point in things she has seen, found, met or experienced.

Throughout the years Molly Haslund has explored a wide range of artistic expressions – from performance to music to sculpture, and social- and movement-oriented practices.

Through those she examines what affects us, separates us, and tie us together as human beings. By choices of scale, placement and materials, recognizable objects are adhered new layers of meaning that imply potential and often paradoxical social situations. Via sculptures, objects, costumes and props that either stand alone or are presented in performances, she puts being part of a community into perspective.

For Overgaden Haslund has created an integrated and surreal landscape in which the audience can move around freely. The individual works are part of a larger whole put together by equal amounts of poetry, pop-art and play which together form an urban story about the body as a social organism, the human as both individual and community-seeking in the field between nature and culture.

The works in the exhibition is made with a curious approach to the interplay between digital media, such as video and Virtual Reality, and observed everyday-like situations filtered through Haslund’s distinctive performative aesthetic.

With Teenagers Eating Ice CreamMolly Haslund collects and explores questions about identity and social hierarchies that are intimately interconnected and continually negotiated through bodily gestures, rituals, social design and the staging of our physical surroundings.

Molly Haslund holds an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland and graduated from the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. Haslund has performed and exhibited extensively in Denmark and Sweden, Glasgow, London, Kyoto, Berlin, München, New York and Philadelphia. Lately she has executed three public sculptures to the space in front of Lunds Kunsthal, Sweden. Molly Haslund lives and works in Copenhagen.

Opening reception June 14, 5-8 pm

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