Exhibitions

FOS and Frederik Jacobi, Still from A MILLION TIMES, 2011

Re:Constructed Landscapes

2 November – 30 December 2011

Re:Constructed Landscapes presents three projects that, each in their own ways, renegotiate the opportunities and potential represented by the landscape.

The cross-pollination between art and film
The National Gallery of Denmark and CPH:DOX have joined forces to commission three works created by artists and filmmakers working in close collaboration. Cross-pollination between art and film has always been of great importance to experimental art and the art cinema genre alike. Now, this field appears to have been rediscovered by younger filmmakers and artists collaborating to produce new works.

Yael Bartana and Camilla Nielsson, Still from The Recorder Player of Sheik Jarrah, 2011

Revival in the interest in landscape within contemporary art
The works in the exhibition reflect a revival in the interest in landscape within contemporary art. However, landscapes no longer constitute spaces for recreational pursuits in opposition to culture. Rather, landscape seems to be embedded in culture.

Thus, the landscape becomes a space where discourses of socio-political issues, economic issues, identity, and philosophy can be staged.  Indeed, Re:Constructed Landscapes presents three projects that, each in their own ways, renegotiate the opportunities and potential represented by the landscape.

Henrik Plenge Jacobsen, Still from Littorina, 2011

Three projects - who is behind?
The Danish artist FOS and the cinematographer Frederik Jacobi reconstruct an unspoilt arctic landscape as a metaphor for the structures of civilisation and how it creates meaning.

Working together with the Danish-Chilean cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro and others, the Danish artist Henrik Plenge evokes a mythological potential in the coastal landscapes along the Baltic.

The Israeli artist Yael Bartana and the Danish anthropologist and director of documentaries Camilla Nielsson explore landscape as a setting for territorial and social practices.

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