It is with great pleasure that we present a comprehensive solo exhibition by artist Marianne Jørgensen – an exhibition where nature sprouts inside and the art crawls under your skin.
The focal points of the exhibition ENTROPIA are the outskirts and urbanity, as well as lifestyle patterns and a connection to one’s surroundings and Earth. Through ground explosions, dream holes, miniature models of society, video installations and sound, Marianne Jørgensen addresses a number of issues related to urban planning, neighbourhood, housings and also how and why we organize ourselves the way we do.
The exhibition is based on both earlier and new works. In particular Marianne Jørgensen deals with ”a work in progress” and procedural works, which spans over a number of years and therefore neither can nor should be considered completed works. Since 1997, she has worked on several projects locally rooted in a field territory in Viby near her own residence. Among these are the projects love alley and Aw! both of which are presented at the exhibition in an updated context as models and video works.
Interdisciplinarity and inclusion are both characteristics of Marianne Jørgensen’s works. She invites artists, architects, researchers, sound designers and writers to participate and respond to her works. This way her projects become very personal and collective at the same time. In addition to being an artist she is equally a vigorous and forceful entrepreneur in her practice. Motivated by ideology and indignation she encourages reflection on the changes caused by the rapidly evolving urbanism.
The exhibition’s newly produced work entitled From order to chaos/ENTROPIA is a multi-storey organic construction, vegetated by peat moss and specific grasses of the heaths of Jutland. The audience will be walking among plantation and up staircase systems to the roof construction and the skylight.
About the artist:
Marianne Jørgensen (b. 1959) studied at The Jutland Art Academy in 1981-85 and works with installations, sculpture, architecture, video and photography. Since 1997 she has worked outside the frame of the art institution and has consistently tried to push the boundaries of the sculpture media, often drawing inspiration from land art by using natural material such as plants, soil and grass. Jørgensen is preoccupied with the concrete and mundane confronted with current political affairs in the world’s focal points, but always from a conceptual approach. She has exhibited both internationally and nationally in Århus Centre for Contemporary Art, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre and most recently at Skulpturi with the exhibition Topos.