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SØREN BEHNCKE "ALICE"


  • Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus 18B Mejlgade Aarhus C, 8000 Denmark
Søren Behncke "Come Together", 2017. Acrylic on canvas (160 x 190 cm).

Søren Behncke "Come Together", 2017. Acrylic on canvas (160 x 190 cm).

På denne udstilling er Søren Behncke inspireret af ”musen” - både som begreb for et menneske, der fungerer som særlig inspiration for en kunstner og helt konkret af “Kjole Ole” fra Viborg!

”Alice” er Behnckes 5. soloudstilling hos Charlotte Fogh Gallery. Udstillingen vil blive ledsaget af et katalog, som dokumenterer processen omkring “Alice” med tekst af Trine Ross.

Op gennem historien har der været mange muser for ligeså mange kunstnere, men blandt de mest kendte musebrugere finder man Picasso, der gjorde brug af en hel serie muser, der var både hans modeller, elskerinder og til tider ligefrem ægtefæller. I Danmark kender man også til muser, som Hammershøis hustru, Ida, som indtager og spejler hans tyste rum i Strandgade, samt Gerda Wegener, der sammen med Einar Wegener skabte musen, modellen og ikke mindst mennesket Lili Elbe. 

Det er denne lange tradition Søren Behncke nu indskriver sig i, når han til udstillingen har valgt Kjole Ole som sin muse. Men ganske typisk for Behnckes tilgang til traditionerne, så sker det med et twist.

Selv betegner Kjole Ole da også sig selv som “muse på afstand”. Her er nemlig langtfra tale om den intime relation, der ellers karakteriserer de fleste forhold mellem muser og kunstnere. I stedet er Kjole Ole et afsæt, et udgangspunkt og en katalysator for Behnckes værker.

Vi glæder os til at se jer!

Fernisering: Torsdag d. 6. april 2017 kl. 17-19.


ENGLISH:

At this exhibition Søren Behncke is inspired by the "muse", both as a concept and specifically inspired by his own muse, Dress-Ole from Viborg! "Alice" is Behnckes 5th exhibition at Charlotte Fogh Gallery. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with text by Trine Ross.

Throughout history there have been many muses to as many artists. Among the best known muse-users we find Picasso, who went through an entire sequence of muses that might be his models, mistresses, or at time even his spouses. We have known muses in Denmark, too, such as Hammershøi’s wife, Ida, who occupies and mirrors his serenely quiet rooms in Strandgade, and Gerda Wegener, who, together with Einar Wegener, created the muse, model and, very importantly, the human being Lili Elbe.

Søren Behncke inscribes himself in this long-standing tradition by choosing Kjole Ole (literally “Dress Ole”) as his muse for this series of works. Typically of Behncke’s overall approach to tradition, he puts his own spin on the whole affair. 

Indeed, Kjole Ole himself describes himself as a “muse from afar”. For this relationship is far removed from the kind of intimacy that usually characterises the relationship between muse and artist. Rather, Kjole Ole serves as a point of departure, a springboard and a catalyst for Behncke’s works.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Opening: Thursday April the 6th, 5-7 pm