THE EXHIBITION IS CURATED BY HENRIETTE NOERMARK IN COLLABORATION WITH FREDERICIA FURNITURE AND ARK JOURNAL
“When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.” Agnes Martin
‘In Dialogue’ is a group exhibition exploring the heritage and legacy of Fredericia Furniture’s classic Danish designs. A selection of Danish and international artists and designers engage in conversation across rooms and surfaces, disciplines and generations, materials and perspective. Sculptural, organic shapes and an emphasis on materiality and structure are pervasive elements in the exhibited works, furthering the scope and scale of this dialogue. The works share the notion of quality, craftsmanship and the aim to create and nourish a sensuous bond between object and viewer, a sentiment which is also distinct in the Fredericia Furniture brand.
To further quote Canadian-born American abstract painter Agnes Martin, she once said that “the measure of your life is the amount of beauty and happiness of which you are aware”, thus inviting us to be attentive to the detail in every aspect of life. With that, Natalie Weinberger, Maria Bruun & Anne Dorthe Vester, Kasper Kjeldgaard, Anne Brandhøj, Ole Vesterlund, Camilla Monsrud, Valerie Collart, Camilla Skov and Cathrine Raben Davidsen, some of the participating artists of the exhibition, ask the question: Can objects change the way we view our surroundings and the furniture we choose to live with?
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Henriette Noermark is a curator and freelance writer with an emphasis on collectible design and sculpture with exhibitions at Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Patrick Parrish Gallery, CHART, Spring/Break Art Show, MKDT, A. Petersen Collection, Les Gens Heureux and more. She co-founded Heartland Temporary and curated the first edition of the exhibition in 2017. Furthermore she has worked with institutions like MAD, SAIC, the Danish Arts Foundation and design companies, latest as a PR consultant for Bang & Olufsen on their presence at Salone Del Mobile and the Venice Biennale collaboration with Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
Fredericia Furniture is an international design brand working with premium furniture. Since its foundation in 1911, the family-owned company has built up a strong tradition of beautiful craftsmanship and innovative design, developed in close collaboration with a carefully chosen circle of internationally recognized designers.
A Scandinavian authority on interiors, design, architecture and art. It is a beautifully crafted magazine capturing the essence of the Scandinavian lifestyle and design values. Ark Journal explores the spaces around us, the objects put in them and the people who make them. Copenhagen-based, Ark Journal is a biannual magazine led by Editor-in-Chief Mette Barfod and made by an experienced team of designers, stylists, photographers and editors. The 240-page magazine is sold in more than 28 countries around the world.
Løvstræde 1, 4th and 5th floor
21 November – 19 December 2019
Mon- Fri: 10 am – 4 pm