Renaissance of the Night
During the summer of 2018, Kunsthal Charlottenborg will present the biggest solo exhibition with Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff so far. As one of her generation’s most versatile visual artists, Kirstine Roepstorff creates works that are aesthetic, sociopolitical, sensuous and existential.
Focusing on darkness, the exhibition is staged as an installation that takes up all the space of Charlottenborg’s south wing. Central for the exhibition is Kirstine Roepstorff’s major work from the Venice Biennale, presented in a newly-edited form: the spectacular mechanical sound and light theatre Theatre of glowing darkness as well as the masterly Gobelin tapestry Renaissance of the Night. In addition, a large selection of newly produced as well as older works will be displayed in the form of collages, paintings, mobiles and sculptures.
Kirstine Roepstorff (b. 1972) is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1994-2001) and Rutgers University, Mason School of Fine Art (MFA), USA (2000). In 2017 she represented Denmark in the Danish Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
The exhibition is curated by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, former curator at Röda Sten Konsthall in Göteborg, Sweden and artistic leader of GIBCA-Göteborg International Biennale for Contemporary Art 2015.