Altrove / Andetsteds
Paolo Cavinato and Anne Skole Overgaard
20th August – 16th September
The Italian Cultural Institute
Gjørlingsvej 11, 2900 Hellerup - Copenhagen
The exhibition is supported by Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fondation and Gentofte Kommunes Kulturpulje.
How does an Italian artist represent Denmark and how does a Danish artist represent Italy?
For this exhibition of exchange, the Italian artist Paolo Cavinato took inspiration from different places in Copenhagen, both from the centre and the peripheral areas of the city.
Likewise the Danish artist Anne Skole Overgaard, living in Copenhagen, was inspired by the countryside near Mantova, the hometown of Paolo Cavinato.
The exhibition consists of a series of works created during the residency in the other artist’s hometown. The artists’ experiences of being Elsewhere have been developed into sculpture and installation, graphic prints and painting.
Abstracting architectonic elements from houses and urban spaces into spatial objects, Paolo Cavinato is working with central concepts of Italian art as perspective, the ideal city and the relation between the finite and the infinite. His works explore the two-dimensional and three-dimensional and the static and dynamic perception of space.
In two paintings Anne Skole Overgaard depicts the bright Italian light on the wall of houses, but with a certain Scandinavian melancholy. She fixes the flat agricultural landscape of the Po Valley in drypoint engravings and woodcuts, focusing on each detail, each single brick or straw, recalling the sketchbooks of the Danish Golden Age painters, travelling through Italy in the 19th century.
The exhibition shows the results of the two artists’ experiences of being in a different context both socially and aesthetically.
The processing of this experience of being Elsewhere is exhibited in the Italian Cultural Institute, which is already in a situation of exchange, it is already Elsewhere.
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