5 expositions in Normandy

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JUMIèGES

ROUEN

SAINT-PIERE-DE-VARENGEVILLE

Fécamp

CAEN

JUMIÈGES ABBEY

24 March - 19 June 2022

Eight Danish artists

Lotte Fløe Christensen

Joakim Eskildsen

Torben Eskerod

Peter Funch

Veronika Geiger

Jeppe Lange

Emilie Lundstrøm

Ebbe Stub Wittrup

CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE

DE LA MATMUT

Saint-Pierre-de-Varengeville

22 October 2022 to 12 February 2023 Anna Lehespalu

Alexis de Tocqueville Library in Caen

Mars 24 - May 21, 2023

Niki Lindroth von Bahr

museum of fine arts of Rouen

April 14 – augus t13, 2023

Marie Sjøvold, Terje Abusdal et Ole Marius Joergensen

Les Pêcheries, Musée de Fécamp

autumn 2023 

Tiina Itkonen

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8 Danish artists
24 march – 19 June 2022

Lotte Fløe Christensen

Joakim Eskildsen

Torben Eskerod

Peter Funch

Veronika Geiger

Jeppe Lange

Emilie Lundstrøm

Ebbe Stub Wittrup

ABBAYE DE JUMIÈGES

24 mars – 19 juin 2022

The works gathered in this exhibition are an opportunity to discover a wealth of contemporary creation in Denmark. Photography is associated here with a rich palette of projects: works with a documentary profile intersect with original plastic and conceptual adventures. Nature plays an important role: exploration of the mineral and plant world, contemplation of light. The artists reflect on time, question their perception of the world; they revisit the history of painting, digitally retouch images or reappropriate old processes, sometimes even operating without using a camera. Other supports than paper and other mediums than photography are involved in their creation. But beyond this diversity of approaches, the works weave links with the place that hosts them (the stones of the monument, the trees of the park, the lapidary of the abbey dwelling), as well as with the historical and artistic heritage of Normandy in which the site of Jumièges is located.

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Lotte Fløe Christensen, "Acquaintance", extrait de la série Approach, 2011

Lotte Fløe Christensen

 Isolated (plants)  &  Approach , 2011

The artist develops a production of images closely linked to the methodical observation of a plant world: portraits of endemic plants photographed in situ, in front of a white paper background. This work is inspired, among other things, by a famous botanical atlas undertaken in the 18th century: “Flora Danica”. 

Lotte Fløe Christensen

Born in 1979

Lives and works in Humlebæk, near Copenhagen

https://lottefloe.com

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Joakim Eskildsen, “Skagen XIII”, 2008.

Joakim Eskildsen

Skagen , 2008

The exhibition presents a series made in Skagen, an area in the far north of Denmark known for the special quality of light that illuminates the seaside landscape. The light and colours have inspired many painters, some of whom have established links with the French impressionists of their time.

Joachim Eskildsen

Born in 1971

Lives and works near Berlin

www.instagram.com/joakimeskildsen/

Represented by Polka Gallery, Paris

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Peter Funch, “Possibilities of the future. Realities from the past”, Bulbjerg, Danemark, 2019. Courtesy V1 Gallery.
Torben Eskerod, “Life and Death Masks”, Ulla Poulsen Skou, 2001. Courtesy Kant Gallery.

Torben Eskerod.

Life and Death Masks , 2001 &
Damaged Portraits ,
2011

Two variations on the portrait register inscribe the marks of time on known or anonymous faces in an original way: large-format photographs of plaster casts dialogue with portraits whose print surface has been accidentally damaged. The photographic material here echoes the lapidaries installed in the abbey house.

Torben Eskerod

Born in 1960

Lives and works in Copenhagen

www.torbeneskerod.com

Représenté par la galerie Kant, Copenhague

Peter Funch

Possibilities of the future.
Realities from the past
 , 2019 – 2021

From the inside of bunkers, following a meticulous photographic protocol, he composes black and white views of the marine horizon; they are part of an ongoing project on the Atlantic Wall that takes him from Norway to Spain. This project is enriched by shots he has taken on the Normandy coast for this exhibition.

Peter Funch

Born in 1974

Lives and works between Copenhagen and Paris  

www.peterfunch.com

Represented by Gallery V 1, Copenhagen

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Veronika Geiger, “Hraun” No. 6285, Icelandic Institute of Natural History, 2016.

Veronika Geiger

 Hraun , 2016

Her totally abstract works are the expression of an approach that combines photography and scientific research: a dive into the mineral world, in the middle of volcanic rocks from a lava desert (Holuhraun) located in Iceland. She has been working for several years now, in collaboration with scientific teams and institutions in different countries.

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Jeppe Lange, “Depiction of the Light” (video still), 2021.

Jeppe Lange

Depiction of light , vidéo, 5’30, 2022

In this work, hundreds of impressionist paintings dissolve to create an animated film with hypnotic effects. The work looks at the world as patterns of pure colours and brushstrokes. It questions photographic reality and offers a view free from categorisation. J.L.

Jeppe Lange

Born in 1987

Lives and works in Copenhagen

www.jeppelange.dk

Veronika Geiger

Born in 1987

Lives and works in Aarhus

https://veronikageiger.com

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Emilie Lundstrøm, “The View” (cyanotype sur papier), Copenhague, 2019.

Emilie Lundstrøm

Imprécisions, 2018 – 2021

In “Imprecisions”, the artist revisits the old cyanotype process to create monochrome prints that incorporate the uncertainties associated with this type of image production. The subjects, landscapes and self-portraits, are printed on paper and on the surface of various stones. These create a dialogue with the mineral environment of the the abbey and emphasise how the images are inseparable from the material on which they are printed.

Emilie Lundstrøm 

Born in 1985

Lives and works between Copenhagen

and Gilleleje

www.emilielundstrom.com

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Ebbe Stub Wittrup, “Presumed Reality # 4”, 2007. Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.

Ebbe Stub Wittrup

Presumed Reality , 2007 – 2013

The scenes of group excursions in the Norwegian mountain landscape are taken from slides from the 1950s that Ebbe Stub Wittrup found at flea markets. He enlarged and reworked them in such a way as to blur the perception of reality, notably by reversing the focus.

Ebbe Stub Wittrup

Born in 1973

Lives and works in Copenhagen

https://ebbestubwittrup.net

Represented by Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

The exhibition Eight Danish Artists is produced by Lumières Nordiques for the Department of Seine-Maritime.

It is placed under the patronage of the Royal Danish Embassy and has received the support of the Danish Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs as well as the Danish Arts Foundation.

It has been realised with the support of the galleries Martin Asbaek  , V 1  and Kant de Copenhague.