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Sabine Wedege’s interdisciplinary practice moves between sculpture, text, video, and sound, used in parallel and in contrast with each other. Drawing from a variety of references, including esoterism, environmental issues and iconography, her works morph from connections between often very disparate issues found in art history and in our present world. Inspired by narratives as diverse as Land Art and Constructivism, prehistoric art and Yugoslav darkwave, her practice takes unexpected detours. From geoglyphs to synthetic red blood in Grand Guignol theatre, from microplastic-filled fishes to dark rooms of neon graffiti and Israeli 90s punk, all the way to commercials, memes, and cannibalistic capitalism.

          Through her works, Wedege investigates the potential of material and concept to reconcile through wacky associations, freed from epistemological structures. Reading present issues through historical references, while playing with the idea that formal elements can take shape through a variety of cultural references, the artist exacerbates contemporary tendencies of cutting and pasting disparate sources to create a pastiche of juxtapositions. This approach resists the concept of ‘finished form’ and instead operates experimentally and cyclically, welcoming repetitions and transformations. The task of demystifying this idiosyncratic approach of incorporating research is entrusted to a certain recognizability of form that allows the viewer to intuitively approach the works beyond the complexity of their references.


- South into North


Sabine Wedege (b. 1993, Aarhus, Denmark, she/her)

 

Education

2015-2021: Jutland Art Academy

2018-2019: University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts


Courses/education

2020: Writing School in Seyðisfjörður, Forlaget Gladiator

2014-2015: Aarhus Art School

 

Residence

2019: Belgrade AIR (Center424)


Upcoming

2021: TBA, Center424, Belgrade

2021: Somnambulist, Oslo

2022: LANDING 2022, Kunsthal Kongegaarden, Korsør

  

Selected solo exhibitions

2020: 0, RUM 10, ORAUM

2019: Ø-острво, KC Magacin, Belgrade

2019: Navigate River, Art Room 1000fryd, Aalborg

2017: 777, The Demo Room at Galleri Image, Galleri Miel, AMOK, Aarhus

2015: Baby it’s midnight, UNDERFLADEN, Tomrummet, Mørke Dage Festival, Aalborg


Selected group exhibitions

2021: Present Tense, Afgang 2021, Jutland Art Academy, Kunsthal Aarhus

2021: Matrikel Uden Kroppe/RUNDGANG TV 2021, Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus

2020: *Letter*, Jutland Art Academy, Art Weekend Aarhus, Splab, Aarhus

2019: Poezija I Kreativno Pisanje, Dev9t Alhemija Festival, Belgrade 

2019: Earth Day Exhibition, Center424, Belgrade

2018: Parliament of owls, murder of crows, 3rd year exhibition, Jutland Art Academy, Splab, Aarhus City Hall, Aarhus

2016: Interiør, 2nd year exhibition, Jutland Art Academy, Vesterbro Torv, Aarhus

2016: Klumpglomerate, Jutland Art Academy, Art Weekend Aarhus, Splab, Aarhus

2016: KP16, Kunsthal Aarhus

2015: Den første, 1st year exhibition, Jutland Art Academy, Splab, Aarhus

2015: Mørke Dage Festival, Aalborg


Curatorial

Founder/curator at RUM два

Founder/editor at Forlaget TEGALROF


Commission/public

2019: U dodiru sa (Vane Živadinović Bor), MSUB/MoCAB, Belgrade

2018: Presented at Fijuk prodavnica/Fijuk sajam, Belgrade

2018: Paintings/exhibition in the movie “Hunger”, Dionysus Media/Zentropa, Aarhus

2016: Permanent decoration, TAPE, Aarhus

 

Readings/performances

2019: Reading, Poetry Event #00777, AMOK, Aarhus

2019: Performance lecture, Energy, ORGANON Exhibition Space, Odense

2016: Reading, PerformanceRUM: DADA 100år, Spanien 19C, Aarhus

2016: Reading, nORD, Nordic Literature Festival, Helsingør

2013: Reading, Dome, Roskilde Festival

 

Publications/contributions

O s.1,1, publication, Forlaget TEGALROF, 2021

0, book, ORAUM, 2020

Hvedekorn 4, 2018, magazine for poetry and art, Rosinante & Co., 2018

Hvedekorn 3, 2016, magazine for poetry and art, Rosinante & Co., 2016

Slagtryk, magazine for poetry and short prose, 2015

Authorship at Roskilde Festival, Anthology, Rosinante & Co./Gyldendal, 2013

 

Teaching/workshop/talks

2021: Aarhus Art School, teaching/workshop/artist talk

2019: Belgrade AIR, artist talk


Grants

2019: Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse

2019: Ny Carlsberg Fondet

2017: Ny Carlsberg Fondet


Other

2021: Assistent at Nønne Mai Svalholm & Henrik Vibskov, BIG BANG - Collective Matter, SVALHOLM

2019: Short intern at visual artist Maya Peitersen

Member of Billedkunstnernes Forbund (BKF)

Member of Organisationen for Kunstnere, Kuratorer og Kunstformidlere (UKK)

Member of Foreningen for Samtidskunst (FSK)

Member of Center424