Eva Schlegel: In Between
Opening reception on Friday 24 August from 4.00 - 6.00 pm.
Eva Schlegel will be present.
The exhibitions Eva Schlegel – In Between can be seen until 20 October.
The Austrian artist Eva Schlegel (b. 1960) is presenting her third and hitherto most spectacular exhibition in the three large exhibition rooms at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, where, in addition to her characteristic silk screen prints on lead and glass, she is also including some large installations, including a rotating propeller, upon which the image of a person in free fall is projected. The motif can be seen only when the propeller is rotating, and the propeller thus functions as a canvas. The experience of the fast-moving propeller, with its noise and very powerful presence, can seem both extreme and fascinating; much like the contrast between the feeling of lightness and freedom in flying – which has always appealed to human beings – and our universal fear of falling, whether in an existential or a very real, physical sense.
The title of Eva Schlegel’s exhibition In Between refers, inter alia, to the perception aspect, which fascinates the artist: the observer's perception of the work in the field of tension between its materiality and its expression. Between the raw nature and ambiguous connotations of lead, and the light, raster motif of the silk screen print. Between the perception of the propeller's physical presence, and the image-creating power of the projection.
Eva Schlegel was for a number of years a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She has held several major museum exhibitions, most recently a major retrospective exhibition at MAK in Vienna in 2010. Back in 1995 she represented her country at the Venice Biennale, to which she returned in 2011 as curator of the Austrian pavilion. Recently, she has also been one of the main forces behind the decoration of KPMG’s new headquarters in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.