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VALÉRIE COLLART "THE WHIMS OF THE EYELID" đŸ“·


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"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Pressemeddelelse, august 2018

Valérie Collart "The whims of the eyelid"
feat. Mekki-Sebastian Brink, Manuel Canu,
Stine Jespersen and Louise Drost-Harton

TilslĂžring er en kilde til mystik, forestilling og frustration, der genererer en form for begĂŠr i os. Det kan give substans til det, der ikke har nogen: Det observerede afviser mulige formdannelser, men i denne afvisning bliver det observerede ved med at lukke sig omkring sin egen indre kerne.

Til udstillingen The whims of the eyelid har den KÞbenhavnbaserede franske kunstner Valérie Collart inviteret fire kunstnere, Mekki-Sebastian Brink, Manuel Canu, Stine Jespersen og Louise Drost-Harton, til at deltage med vÊrker der indgÄr i dialog med hendes egne. Igennem skulpturer, tegninger og fotografier udfolder udstillingen et tema om draperingen som metafor og som formens mulighed for at forblive i en uafklaret tilstand. De udvalgte vÊrker, der alle tager udgangspunkt i objekternes fysiske egenskaber, inviterer beskueren med ind i et mentalt rum, en kontemplativ zone, hvor objektet og formens skrÞbelighed kan spejle vores egen. Igennem idéen om tilslÞring undersÞger The whims of the eyelid de drÞmme og fantasier, der fremkaldes af former, der ikke helt kan genkendes og forstÄs eller som aktivt modsÊtter sig vores forstÄelse. NÄr vi sÞger at genkende en form, hvor der endnu ingen er, sendes vi tilbage til der, hvor vi forsÞger at forstÄ noget i vores egen fantasi. For hvad er en form, der endnu er tilslÞret?

Valérie Collart  "Enigme 1,"  2017 (Plaster and fabric in Walnut display case, 154x81x51 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Enigme 1," 2017 (Plaster and fabric in Walnut display case, 154x81x51 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Mekki Sebastian Brink "Untitled 1" and "2 Drawing," 2018 (graphite on paper, 35,3x45,3 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Mekki Sebastian Brink "Untitled 1" and "2 Drawing," 2018 (graphite on paper, 35,3x45,3 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart (f. 1981)
Er uddannet fra École Nationale SupĂ©rieure d’Arts Ă  la Villa Arson, Nice, France. Hun har tidligere haft soloudstillinger pĂ„ bl.a. Viborg Kunsthal, Tranen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg og WerkStadt, Berlin.

Fernisering: Fredag 17. august, kl. 17-21.
Udstillingsperiode: D. 18. august - 8. september, 2018.
Åbningstider: Onsdag - lþrdag kl. 13-17.

Valérie Collart "Enigme 2," 2017 (Plaster and fabric in Walnut display case, 160x58x46 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Enigme 2," 2017 (Plaster and fabric in Walnut display case, 160x58x46 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Stine Jespersen "Clay Knit" (Earthenware Mat white, 65x65x2 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Stine Jespersen "Clay Knit" (Earthenware Mat white, 65x65x2 cm).
Photo: Valérie Collart.

ENGLISH:

Valérie Collart "The whims of the eyelid"
feat. Mekki-Sebastian Brink, Manuel Canu,
Stine Jespersen and Louise Drost-Harton

Concealment is a source of mystery, fantasy and frustration and it creates inside of us a form of desire. Desire, as a thought movement, has the capacity to give substance to what have none; what is observed becomes porous to possible becomings, and in this movement which resists to fix itself, what we are looking at does not end to close itself on its own enigma.

For her exhibition The whims of the eyelid Copenhagen based French artist Valérie Collart has invited four likeminded artists, Mekki-Sebastian Brink, Manuel Canu, Stine Jespersen and Louise Drost-Harton to exhibit along her own body of works. Through sculptures, drawings and photographs the exhibition unfolds the theme of the drape as a metaphor and a possibility for the forms to remain in that state of uncertainty. The selected works, with a common attention in the physical properties of the objects are inviting the viewer the reach out a sort of mental space, a zone of contemplation where the fragility of the object reminds us sometime of our own. Through the idea of concealment, The whims of the eyelid investigates dreams and fantasies evoked by forms, when they are not perfectly well conceived or perceived or resists our understanding. It allows us to access the most intimate dispositions of our imagination: What is a form in its uncertainty? When we think to recognize a form where there is none, it sends us back to where we try to perceive something within our own imagination.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Sillage," 2017 (Black and white photo print, 92x71x4 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Sillage," 2017 (Black and white photo print, 92x71x4 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Enigme 3," 2017 (Plaster, fabric and rope in Walnut display case, 153x66x51 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Enigme 3," 2017 (Plaster, fabric and rope in Walnut display case, 153x66x51 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

ValĂ©rie Collart "L’Hermite," 2017 (Black and white photo print, 124x91x4 cm). Photo: ValĂ©rie Collart.

ValĂ©rie Collart "L’Hermite," 2017 (Black and white photo print, 124x91x4 cm). Photo: ValĂ©rie Collart.

Valérie Collart (b. 1981)
Received her MFA in visual art from École Nationale SupĂ©rieure d’Arts Ă  la Villa Arson, Nice, France. Prior solo exhibitions include shows at Viborg Kunsthal, Tranen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg and WerkStadt, Berlin.

Opening: Friday August 17th 5-9pm.
Exhibition period: August 18th - September 8th, 2018.
Opening hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1-5pm.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Louise Drost Harton "Tree," 2018 (Installation made out of dead flowers and branches build on wire, approx. 60X100 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Louise Drost Harton "Tree," 2018 (Installation made out of dead flowers and branches build on wire, approx. 60X100 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Manuel Canu "The place that never was," 2018 (White clay, wood, rope, porcelain slip on red clay pedestal, 90x40x40cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Manuel Canu "The place that never was," 2018 (White clay, wood, rope, porcelain slip on red clay pedestal, 90x40x40cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Louise Drost Harton "The Black Widow," 2018 (Black and white photo print, 120X80cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Louise Drost Harton "The Black Widow," 2018 (Black and white photo print, 120X80cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Enigme 1," 2017 (Plaster and fabric in Walnut display case, 154x81x51 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart "Enigme 1," 2017 (Plaster and fabric in Walnut display case, 154x81x51 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart" La curiosité tua le chat," 2018 (Fabric, plaster and mysterious object, 20x10x5 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

Valérie Collart" La curiosité tua le chat," 2018 (Fabric, plaster and mysterious object, 20x10x5 cm). Photo: Valérie Collart.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.

"The whims of the eyelid" (installation view). Photo: Valérie Collart.