JOHANNE SKOVBO LASGAARD
MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
In Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard’s practice she explores how meaning is produced in recognisable materials and objects as they shift between private memories and collective cultural narratives and myths.
Lasgaard’s works can be described as in between the nostalgic, almost kitsch, and esoteric. The works are often imprints or reproductions of things you can buy in Home Depot or that you might find in every household. Accompanying the objects are titles and texts that introduces a more poetic and at times mythological meaning to the work.
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Ravvandringer is a body of sculptures that will change through adding and subtracting elements, melting and recasting sculptures. The sculptures are casts of the negative space of everyday objects. Their form – both figurative and abstract – place them between the familiar and unknown. They are both-and; either-or.
Meditations with artists Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard & Marie Koch Kjærgaard
For the second meditations over art (works) we invite audiences in for a talk about works by artists Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard and Marie Koch Kjærgaard and let them take us through different practical exercises from their artistic practises. The two artists have from the beginning of the exhibition responded to each others works and materials choices – a collaboration that challenges the idea of the individual artistic expression and allow for a collective practice build on intuition, action and reaction.