Torgny Wilcke: Living Rooms

2. April 2022 - 12. June 2022

2. april 2022 - 12. june 2022
Andebakkesti 5
2000 Frederiksberg

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E: moestings@frederiksbergmuseerne.dk

For the solo exhibition Living Rooms, artist Torgny Wilcke (b. 1963) took over the elegant rooms in Møstings with a picturesque and site-specific total installation.

This exhibition was made in dialogue with the colors and proportions of the significant rooms. Here, wooden frames of display cases reflected the high windows, while the light penetrated the linoleum painted fabrics that hung like thin, heavy curtains.  

As an artist, Torgny Wilcke explores the relationship between form and material as well as functionality and materiality, to which he challenges the traditional boundaries between art, craft and design.  

With the character, materials and suspension of the artworks, Wilcke faced the space as a former summer residence with interior and furnishing of the living rooms. The fabrics in the display cases recalled not only painting but also fabric webs, curtains and garments, which made room for one’s own associations and stories.  

Wilcke did not hide the constructions of the sculptures. Several of the works were visibly stapled together with nails and screws that contrasts with the soft sensuousness of the fabrics. This united the space and works through a texture found in both the material and colors. 

The exhibition continued outdoors, where another of Wilcke’s works was visible from the windows. It resembled an enlarged living room lamp that illuminated Andebakkesøen during the evening hours. 

The exhibition was accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue with text by Professor of Modern Culture and Contemporary Art, Anne Ring Petersen. 

The exhibition was supported by Statens Kunstfond, Arbejdernes Landsbank and L. F. Foghts Fond.