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Maria Meinild

Fra January 11, 2019 til February 24, 2019

Fernisering: Friday January 11th 4. pm - .6 pm.

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Galleri Image presents new work by the artist Maria Meinild in the exhibition A HUM – the artist’s first solo exhibition in Aarhus.

The exhibition will be shown from 12 January – 24 February 2019
The reception for the opening will be on 11 January at 4 pm.

About the Exhibition: In the exhibition A HUM, Maria Meinild explores the borders between the self and the other, between human and non-human, through video installation, photographic works and individual objects. Central to the exhibition is the video installation, where puppeteers and objects are seen together in choreographed movements. The staging of the relationship between objects, conditions and human beings unfolds in scenes, where connections between individual and interpersonal relations are explored. The scenarios in the video are inspired by psychodrama; a form of group therapy that utilises elements of theatre, engaging with spontaneity and the exploration of emotions and behavioral patterns through roleplay. The exhibition as a whole addresses how social structures such as, community and institutions relate to individual experiences. The puppet becomes a hybrid between object and body. Meinild’s use of puppet-and object theatre can be seen as a metaphor for our relationship to the body as it exists in and is transformed by an accelerating economy and technologies.

Maria Meinild will present her work in an artist talk on Saturday 23 February at Galleri Image.

About the Artist:
Maria Meinild (b. 1984 in Sweden) work combines methods from the world of theatre with investigations of the staging of everyday life, patterns of social behaviour, and our ideas of normality. She lives and works in Copenhagen and holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and she has also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Recent exhibitions include; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Galleri CC, Malmö; Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal og Künstlerhaus KM, Graz. She was recently awarded residency at the Delfina Foundation in London and at ISCP in New York.

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Art Workshops Copenhagen, and IAC Malmö.