3 solo-exhibitions at HFKD, Holstebro (DK)
13.11. - 20.12.2020
3 x solo is the new exhibition concept for the curated 2-year program of contemporary art for HFKD. The program runs from 2019-2020 and consists of 4 annual exhibition rounds, 3 of these consists of 3 parallel running solo exhibitions, either by a single artist or artist group. The solo exhibitions are presented in the 3 divided perimeters of HFKD; the cinema/ upper floor, Hall 1 and Hall 2.
Photos: Jonas Søgaard/Søgaardfilm
Astrid Myntekær's work presents itself as a laboratory-like situation, where materials, technologies and forms are examined, assembled, tested and branched out into new constellations, contexts and compositions. The solo exhibition Orbital Voyage consists of an installation of copper water pipes and purple neon lights. Copper is an element and metal that is produced in stars and found in the earth's crust. At the same time, copper has been known throughout history for its healing properties.
The work touches on Russian cosmism, which can be seen as a kind of avant-garde thinking in the borderland between art, mysticism, science and prophecy. In particular, Myntekær is occupied by the cosmist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a Russian space pioneer who all his life dealt with space problems, both on a theoretical and practical level.
Some say the world will end in fire
Jacob Kirkegaard's works explore ways in which seemingly unnoticed, inaccessible or complex aspects of life can be made audible, visualized and materialized. For this solo exhibition at HFKD, Jacob Kirkegaard shows the work; Some say the world will end in fire. The work consists of an installation that incorporates the entire space. With the sound of 8 scattered speakers, wrapped in a fog, combined with a lowered room temperature, a visual, bodily and sonic experience of cold and ice as a phenomenon unfolds. The work appears as a gentle tribute, not only to ice, as in times of globally rising temperatures, is undeniably a disappearing phenomenon, but is also a tribute to the language and the vocabulary of ice, which concurrently with global warming also melts away and soon will lose its significance.
Tove Storch's artistic practice can be seen as a continuous study of sculptural possibilities. Her works challenge the viewer's perception of space and reality and ask questions about what sculpture is and what it is capable of doing. In a combination of a tight minimalistic style and delicate, fragile materials, her works give physical form to complex reflections on form, time and space.
For her solo exhibition at HFKD, Tove Storch has produced a new line of works, specifically for the HFKD’s dome space. The exhibition is titled THE EYE, which refers to HFKD's nickname for the large round skylight in the room. The sculptural works in the exhibition gestures to the light in space, the gravity and the oval shape as sections of the moon, the sun and the building, or to the visible part of the eye.
Poster and catalog designed by ALEXIS MARK
Download the free catalog for the exhibitions here.
The contemporary art exhibition program at HFKD is kindly supported by:
The Danish Art Council
Den Obelske Familiefond