Meditations on a Hobby Horse

VERSUS + Morten Søndergaard and Katrine Villadsen: Meditations on a Hobby Horse

5-20 October 2012

In their new exhibition, Meditations on a Hobby Horse, the Versus group challenge their own ideas about what ceramics can be through their own ‘meditations on a hobby horse.’ In the essay of the same name, E.H. Gombrich investigates the idea of representation in art, and highlights the peculiar phenomenon that, for a child, a toy – in this case the ‘hobby horse’ – doesn’t have to look like what it represents in order to fulfill its function. How does the creation of images happen in ceramics as an art form? How can the traditional foundation of ceramics in ‘good craftsmanship’ be used productively in the creation of contemporary art? What happens when the five members of Versus create ceramic works which are based on personal stories and everyday occurrences – something they need, desire, or wish for, like the child that wants to ride a hobby horse?

VERSUS are: Lea Mi Engholm, Ane Fabricius Christiansen, Mariko Wada, Camille Rishøj Nielsen and Sissel Wathne. Guest exhibitors: Morten Søndergaard and Katrine Villadsen

Curated by the artists.

Versus får premiære/Versus receive prize: læs Kunstfondens begrundelse (in Danish): PDF | URL

Exhibition walk through

Ane Fabricius Christiansen, Path I

Sissel Wathne, Untitled