FAUNA presents a solo exhibition by Danish visual artist Maria Meinild at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning.
In the video installation NEW FEELING, Meinild explores power, positioning, and empathy – both in intimate relationships and in larger institutional structures. The works are informed by psychodrama; a type of group therapy that makes use of theatrical elements and works with spontaneity and the exploration of feelings and behavioral patterns through role-playing. The staging of the relationship between objects, technologies, and people unfolds in the exhibition, where the connection between individual and interpersonal relationships is explored.
About the artist:
Maria Meinild (SE/DK) lives and works in Copenhagen and has an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, after which she studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna. Recent exhibitions include BABEL art gallery, Trondheim; The State Museum of Art, Copenhagen; Gallery Image, Aarhus; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Gallery CC, Malmö; Galerie Les Territoires Montréal and Künstlerhaus KM, Graz. She has recently been awarded residencies at the Delfina Foundation in London, ISCP in New York, and the 18th Street Art Center in Los Angeles.
FAUNA was an exhibition platform run by art historian Olga Nowotny and artist Rolf Nowotny. FAUNA started from the desire to create a flexible exhibition space with an experimental approach to curatorial work. FAUNA works from an expanded approach to the concept of art, with a desire to recontextualize works from older generations of artists into new contexts and include “non-art” such as design and handicrafts in the exhibitions.