Friday, February 12, 2016

New Litographies at Edition Copenhagen.

first week at Edition Copenhagen turned out in these two litographies, 12 colours and a LOT of rehearsal zig-zagging :-D  The process is the most fascinating, and at this place, your are in the BEST´EST hands,-)

Discontinued Monuments at Museo de Arte Acarigua, Venezuela.

April 16 - October 18    2016
Mie Olise Kjærgaard
Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela.

 250x300 cm, 2016

Installation at Museo de Arte Acarigua.

  weaving, in 3 layers, fabric, string, 2016

 170x190 cm, 2016

Installation at Museo de Arte Acarigua.

Hammock, dicplaced, canvas+string, 190x170x17 cm, 2016

 170x190 cm, 2016

Installation at Museo de Arte Acarigua.

Weaving 2 layers of fabric weaved + paint, 130x90x7 cm, 2016

 200x200 cm, 2016

Hammock, dicplaced, canvas+string, 190x170x17 cm, 2016

 100x100 cm, 2016

 weaving, tablecloth, cut and weaved back together, 2016

Installation, canvas filtered through different waters, stick, plant collected from ruin, 250x180x80 cm, 2016

Boat with floor, pineapple and mountains. Acrylic on canvas, metal tubes. Dimensions variable, 2016

Pineapple on stool. painting, wood, chair stones.  Dimensions variable. 2016 

Installation of painting at the Museo. Dimensions variable. Painting, bricks, chair, 2016

 Ipomea Cairica, watercolour, A2, 2016

all photos: Dorte Krogh.

model of installation to be built on-site, wood, bricks, plant from museum garden, 2016

Based on my research for the show in South America, where I experienced multiple abandoned structures, as well as on my long time interest in abandoned constructions, I wanted to work with the new ruins, newly built but abandoned constructions in VZLA, that gets occupied again and finished by a complete different set of rules than initiated.

In architecture there is a term, ”Dishonest Construction”, which means when a structure is not consistent in it´s structural idea; when this happens because of political change and people takes over an incomplete building to finish it in their own means – the architecture becomes an image of the poltitical situation. 
The change of strategies in layers, becomes an architecturally visual symbol of a system that does not work.

The Torre de David in Caragas is a famous example of this, but it happens everywhere. A construction that starts with one set of rules (architectural logic) and in layers changes its rules (logic) along the way, according to the present. 

When discussing the rules of honest and dishonest constructions as architecture, it´s refers to the fact if a building shows its true construction. For example:  Does it show if the construction is based on pillars, concrete or bricks? And can one build in brick on top of a pillar-construction? Or make a facade of wood or brick, if it was meant to be glass? 

In my project I have used this logic as a new way to operate after.

I became interested in the "lighter" architectural materials, such as fabric, found bricks and the plants that will grow on top of the new ruins, which finishes them. Weavings, fabric and plants -has entered my work, and the image of the window, which I saw finished in so many ways, with fabric, towels, bardboard, and bricks - other than the missing glassframes, has inspired the installations.

(changing strategies in layers) Found folding drawing / the internet.

The exhibition is supported by: