Darkness. Because we need to relearn.
At the beginning of all creation.
When everything was just floating energy in complete darkness…
Maybe you remember, which choices you made here?
And what you chose to rehearse and to learn in this life?
How much did you dare to risk in order to grow?
How much darkness did you absorb?
Do you remember?
Born in 1972, Kirstine Roepstorff lives and works in Fredericia. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Roepstorff’s artistic practice consists primarily of collages that incorporate different media and images, pointing out existing power relations, and critically investigating the history and failures of political ideas. By editing and decomposing the original material, her work generates new contexts that open up spaces for negotiation and new narratives. Roepstorff’s practice is situated in those “in-between” spaces of negotiation.
Selection of exhibitions: Andersen’s Contemporary in Copenhagen (2016); Den Frie in Copenhagen (2015); Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany (2014); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland (2010); The National Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo (2010). In recent years, the artist has created several large-scale public art projects, including "The Gong" for Dokk1 in Aarhus (2015) and "Klangfrø" for the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen (2014).
Her work is included in the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO; The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen, DK among others.
The Danish Arts Foundation and the Venice Biennale
The Commissioner of the Danish Pavilion: The Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding has appointed the artist Kirstine Roepstorff to represent Denmark at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The Committee consists of Gitte Ørskou (chair), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Bodil Nielsen and Jacob Tækker.
Professional Preview Opening: May 10-12, 2017
Opening in The Danish Pavilion: May 11, 2017, 12:00 PM
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