Opdagelser 2016 EN

Opdagelser 2016

Ivan Prieto (ES), Birthe Petersen (DK), Fabio Valencia (COL), Fabian Zolar (DE), Sara Nanna (DK), Yama Rauf (AF/DK), Grycja (UKR),Anastasia (SE/RU),Erik Weiser DE (sculptor), Kis Nelleman (DK), Michael Dunk (DK), Parul Modha(DK)Tanja Jensen (DK)


Participating Artists at Opdagelser 2016 2016 are:

Galleri Heike Arndt DK is pleased to present the annual Opdagelser (‘Discoveries’) exhibition, exploring new artistic directions and surprises. In the selected artworks, we invite you to discover a number of materials and techniques that are evocative of a number of emotions, reflecting their artists stories and journeys. Opdagelser is an opportunity to reflect on present times and the human being itself. We offer an insight of poetic and urban complexity, but retain a playful sense of humour with both local and international meaning.

About our artists
The exhibiting artists guide the audience through an artistic landscape of sculpture, painting, drawing and digital/time-based media. For this year’s show, we present the work of German artists Erik Weiser and Fabian Zolar, and Colombian artist Fabio Valencia, whose work respectively questions our commodities and consumption. The Spanish sculptor Iván Prieto will be exhibiting a number of intriguing ceramic sculptures with an innovative approach to representing the human form. We will also be introducing two time-based media artists – Sara Nanna from Denmark and Yama Rauf from Afghanistan, who is currently living in Denmark as a refugee. Both artists have won several international awards, and we are currently seeking authorisation for Rauf to be present at the exhibition opening. Paintings and drawings will be on show from German artists Michael Dunk, Parul Modha, Birthe Pedersen from Denmark and Russian/Swedish artist Anastasia, as well as mixed media works from the German artist Kis Nellemann and Danish artist Tanja Jensen. Every artist has a special connection to the Nordic countries and the Berlin art scene, where they have either lived or worked. In this year’s Obdagelser, the majority of artists will experience an exhibitional debut in Denmark and their presence on the island of Lolland-Falster will be a wonderful contribution to the regional and national art scene.

Exhibition objectives
Through Opdagelser, we aim to develop our already existing artistic network and reach out to other potential projects in Denmark, other Nordic countries and Germany. Galleri Heike Arndt DK always wishes to inspire both artists and our audiences. In this exhibition we want to enhance the reception of the brilliant opportunities for artistic growth, which characterises the Danish ‘Sun Coasts’. The region is characterised by beautiful landscapes and a wonderful quality of living, as well as the many initiatives in the fields of ecology and sustainable energy. This holds great appeal not only for the Danish people but also international artists and visitors alike. We hope this sense of diversity and opportunity is reflected in Opdagelser, and that it offers the citizens of Guldborgsund and Region Storstrøm an extraordinary experience of inter-cultural and artistic expression. In the future we also wish to host workshops available for all during the run of the exhibition and beyond.

Opportunities at Art Lab Kettinge
Galleri Heike Arndt DK would also like to present its new initiative, Art Lab Kettinge. This is a satellite project linked to the gallery, offering a platform for non-commercial projects such as exhibitions, workshops and international residencies with varying cooperation partners. With focus on non-profit activities, Art Lab Kettinge will also be pleased to host international summer residencies. We will engage in other network-based activities for the benefit of the art and citizenship in the region, strengthening its international profile.

The Exhibition is kindly supportet by Integra Advokater.