Anna Sofie Mathiasen: Folly
24 Nov 2023 – 27 Jan 2024
opening: 24 Nov 2023, 16:00

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Taking our gardening programs, the folly, and an invasive Jerusalem artichoke plant as points of departure, Anna Sofie Mathiasen focuses on the course of a mental illness when her first institutional solo exhibition takes over O—Overgaden this autumn

Anna Sofie Mathiasen (b. 1995, DK) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (2020) and lives and works in Copenhagen and Oslo. With a starting point in her very own and clearly cartoon-inspired style, Mathiasen constructs visual universes that mix historical archive material, animated characters à la DR’s B&U department, educational tools, and personal memories. Her video essays of stop-motion, voice acting and hand-drawn animation create narratives which, for O—Overgaden, delve into a medical and therapeutic treatment process. From the folly to gardening programs: How is a mental illness processed and what does it mean for one’s self-image?

Mathiasen has previously exhibited at Kunsthall Oslo; Sol in Nexø, Denmark; Guttormsgaard’s archive in Blaker, Norway; Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo; and Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia, Spain. She is represented by Galleri K in Oslo.

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