Anette Harboe Flensburg: Stone - Skeleton - Silhouette

25. April 2024 - 29. December 2024

25. april 2024 - 29. december 2024
Rahbeks Allé 23
1801 Frederiksberg C

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At the home of the married couple Lyne Rahbek in Bakkehuset, the rational ideals of the Enlightenment era coexisted side by side with the natural philosophy of Romanticism and interest in the human psyche – seasoned with plenty of everyday life. This blend of life, science and art is reflected in the method of artist Anette Harboe Flensburg.

The exhibition is a kind of laboratory where the artist shares her investigations of shapes, materials, the natural and the human-made. A laboratory filled with collections of stones and sculptures, with boxes, words and paintings in miniature and large format, where the audience is also invited to explore.

A sensitive dialogue unfolds between Anette Harboe Flensburg’s investigative installations and the core narratives of Bakkehuset, which have their origin in the late 1700s and the first three decades of the 1800s.  Back then, the portrait silhouette was seen as the path to the essence of the human being, and art and science went hand in hand.

In the artist’s own words from her newly published book, “vibrant threads are tied between things that are left behind, and words.”

And that’s exactly how her works function: as connecting lines between the sensuous present and something that once was. Lived life in a space that is now abandoned. An object, someone has selected and added to a collection. A shadow, a silhouette from a swaying tree, someone has captured. Motives that make one eager to speculate.