An immersive solo presentation by Danish artist Mie Olise Kjærgaard that features a new series of paintings, glazed ceramics, wooden totems and a large wooden construction, which will function as both a multi-level podium and a sculpture in its own right.
In August 2018, Mie Olise Kjærgaard had her first Copenhagen gallery solo in more than a decade. Even though the prolific painter has enjoyed continuous representation in the Danish capital throughout the last 15 years, her focus has been on the international art scene, having had several high-profile gallery shows in the States, as well as critically acclaimed museum shows in Venezuela, Mexico and Germany.
For the exhibition “News from Nowhere”, Kjærgaard created an entire universe that centers around the fictional town of Moirania; a utopian society, half-submerged in water and encircled by Babylonian city walls. Instead of streets, canals crisscross her silent metropolis and cut through courtyards and arches in a labyrinthine universe. Humans and animals alike sail the city in boats carrying designer bags and three-eyed hats, or ride around the rooftops on bicycles.
At Market 2019, we present a revamped version of Moirania that features works from Kjærgaard's production following the original show: medium-sized paintings, glazed ceramics and painted wooden sculptures. Kjærgaard will also build a wooden construction on-site, which will work both as a multi-level podium for Kjærgaard's sculptures and help create a cohesive spatial sequence in a vivid and complex group of works.