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Julie Born Schwartz

From November 02, 2018 until December 19, 2018

Opening: Fredag d. 2. november kl. 16-18

At Galleri Image - Get directions Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark


Nestled in the remote town of Cascia within the mountains of southern Umbrian, lies the monastery Santuario di Santa Rita de Cascia. The monastery is the resting place of Saint Rita (1381-1457), canonized as the Saint of Impossible Causes.  

The danish artist, Julie Born Schwartz, examins the legacy of Saint Rita in the video installation Ex-voto from 2018. She examines the legacy both through the daily activities of the nuns currently resident at the monastery, and through the connection between Saint Rita and Yves Klein, who held a deep fascination for the Saint and, on one pilgrimage to Casica, donated a votive to her which lay forgotten until it’s rediscovery following an earthquake in 1979.  

Having been granted unprecedented access and intimacy to the daily workings inside the walls of the monastery, Born Schwartz witnessed the nuns undertake the multitude of daily tasks which constitute their very active form of faith and worship.  

In the resulting film Born Schwartz draw out a meditation on belonging and belief, ultimately on the nature of spirituality itself, as seen through the prism of the nuns whose lives are held within the walls of Santuario di Santa Rita de Cascia.  

Julie Born Schwartz is born in 1981. She lives and works in Copenhagen, and she is educated from Royal Academy Schools in London and
 Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2011 she has been exhibiting in Denmark and several other European countries. For further information about the artist , click here

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Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark

2018-11-02 17:49:00
2018-12-19 19:49:00