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PAVILION FOR REVOLUTIONARY FREE SPEECH

Vernissage: 25th of May 2012, Kunsthall Charlottenborg (Copenhagen)

This exhibition, a major installation by German artist Thomas Kilpper was originally created for the group exhibition Speech Matters at the Danish Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale. The work took the form of a raised wooden platform attached to the exhibition building and into the wooden floor where the artist carved 33 portraits of leading figures around the world. These are the people Kilpper believes have been directly or indirectly responsible for promoting censorship, social exclusion or intolerance. His main focus is freedom of speech and censorship, but which is also extended to the freedom of travel and migration.

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Kilpper said that doing the printing of woodcarving technic forces you to go slowly, through the need to cut into this material — the block of wood — before you are able to make a print from the wooden template as opposed to the digital printing which pretty much sums up of the current lifestyle with its extremely accelerated levels of production and consumption.

In Charlottenborg the visitor can stand on the floor between the negative images in the matrix, whilst seeing the positive counterpoint of these images in the actual prints installed in the space and be presented with the choice to chart between these positions.

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Photographs by Amir Zainorin

Thomas Kilpper was born in 1956 in Stuttgart and lives and works in Berlin. He was trained at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main. His work has consistently investigated the relationship between history, politics and collective memory, often taking the form of large-scale site-specific installations and floor carvings. Kilpper has exhibited both across Europe and America and has since 2006 run the Berlin-based project space After The Butcher.

Date: 25th of May – 5th of August 2012

Artist: Thomas Klipper

Place: Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, Copenhagen

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“NEVER STOP TO DARE”

Artist talk: Kristine Tillge Lund (Denmark)

“Until now it has been my masters degree in London. It started an important intellectual path that I am still exploring,” says the Danish ceramist; Kristine Tillge Lund about her most memorable moment as an artist.

Nordic ceramists are widely recognized but have unfortunately become rarities in Danish galleries lately. We were lucky enough to visit an atelier of artists and ceramists, including Kristine Tillge Lund on our impressive trip to Copenhagen last September. She kindly introduced us to Mayhem, an art community based in east Nørrebro. If you want to meet Mayhem and get closer to the Danish grass root, please check out our second workshop visit.

And to be honest I have to admit that I somehow always connect something sexy to ceramics. D0 you remember the scene in Ghost, starring Demi Moore and the departed Patrick Swayze?

Learn more about Kristine Tillge Lund and ceramic in our latest artist talk here!

An installation by Kristine Tillge Lund

Photograph by Konsthopp

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“TRY IT OUT”

Artist talk: Sanne Rosenqvist (Denmark)

Sanne Rosenqvist is one of the reason we’ve changed our attentiveness to ceramic art. Her intimate installations drew our attention instantly at the Konstfack Degree exhibition and we wanted to learn more about this talented artist.

“I dont know if I have found my own style yet but when I work with ceramics my focus is on concepts and how to communicate through form. My ceramic work is quite minimalistic…. I like to keep a certain immediacy and rawness in my work and humor is very important to me”.

Through our latest “artist talk” we’ve not only learned how Sanne works with her ceramics but we’ve also learned that she comes from Denmark, she has always been fascinated by fine art and if she would be another artist for a day, it would be Björk.

Learn more about Sanne and see photographs of her work by reading the whole interview here.

Photograph by Konsthopp

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