Kunstmuseum Basel - Museum für Gegenwartskunst

23 october 2010 – 30 january 2011

Kirstine Roepstorff
Dried Dew Drops: Wunderkammer of Formlessness

Curator: Nikola Dietrich

 

The work of Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff (born 1972) is based primarily on the principle of collage. Her works – which range from small, intimate works on paper to large-scale, theatrical installations – draw from a wide spectrum of source material and reference systems. In her own words “I use the method of collage to appropriate and rearrange the already existing world.” This technique is something that Roepstorff has come to describe as a process of “appropriarranging”. The exhibition will be in two parts: first Roepstorff will present a new series of large-scale collage works, created specifically for the rooms of the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, and second, she will curate a kind of “Wunderkammer” – an exhibition within an exhibition – showcasing an eclectic variety of artifacts, objets d’art and curiosities selected from various private and public collections throughout Switzerland and Europe.

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