Trondhjems Kunstforening (TKF) has the pleasure of welcoming to the exhibition opening of Could This Be a Door? by Trondheim-based visual artist Anne Helga Henning. The exhibition is open from 24.08 to 24.09 in the 2nd floor at TKF, and until 26.11 in the 1st floor at TKF, where Café Ni Muser is located.
In the exhibition Henning presents her two major lines of work. In the 2nd floor she presents her work as an Atelierista in kindergartens and healthcare institutions. Here we find works created in collaboration with children, students and patients. In Café Ni Muser she shows drawings made between 2016 and 2017 that revolve thematically around our impact on nature and the influence of nature on us. The drawings were made during a period when several of Henning's projects in the educational institutions were based on nature / specific places / materials derived from nature. The exhibition's title, Could This Be a Door? refers to the opportunity to go into something different and perhaps unknown, and to the curiosity that may occur on one’s own initiative or as a result of an invitation from others.
Henning's artistic practice can be understood as "socially engaged practice": using art as a tool for improving people's lives. For the past 10 years, she has worked with various educations and healthcare institutions. Here she facilitates processes where all actors, including her, are “co-researchers”. The aim of the projects is to reflect on what is observed, whether it is a place, a phenomenon or something else. Through aesthetic exercises and different physical manifestations, a foundation is established to investigate who we are and what we care about, as children as well as adults and elderly.
In all these projects, the observations and materials are composed into possible worlds. These form the basis for contact, conversation and further processing among participants. The differences that appear in the different compositions carry a potential for us to understand more deeply how perception works, rather than just seeking "correct" answers. What comes up through exploration leads the project, not a given truth or a predetermined goal of learning or coping.
- Source: Trondheim Events
Thu, August 24, 2017 7:30 PM
Exhibition opening: A.H. Henning
- August 24, 2017
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