Since the early 1980s, Justesen has been deeply fascinated by ice as an uncontrollable, sculptural material, and November marks 20 years since she presented the iconic project Smeltetid #5 at Overgaden. Her new exhibition, Ice Script – Meltingtime #17, fills both floors of Overgaden, presenting old and new works, and linking the past and the present.
REVISIT is Overgaden’s new exhibition format. An annual event that delves into Overgaden’s past, celebrates the artistic long haul, and revisits landmark exhibitions to explore them from the perspective of the present. The first guest is the Danish artist Kirsten Justesen.
Overgaden is filled with ice of every shape and form. From ice cubes to inland ice. Ice melts: ice feet, ice rods and an ice platform with performers and ice hockey sticks. Photographic works of the life-size artist investigating, struggling or uniting with the ice. On the first floor O—Overgaden there is an exhibition of everything from sketches to ice-cube bags – part of an extensive collection of objects, images and video documentation surveying Kirsten Justesen’s long-term artistic research on ice as a material.