Exhibitions

ASTRID MYNTEKÆR INSECARE


26. June - 31. October 2021

ASTRID MYNTEKÆR INSECARE

June 26 - October 31 2021

The wondrous and mutable nature of the insects is the subject matter of Astrid Myntekær’s exhibition. She is fascinated by the appearance and transformational life of insects, which she has made the object of artistic interpretations in eight copper sculptures. Folded as origami, at first the mobile sculptures are cut in one piece with inspiration from the segmented body shapes of insects. Hence the title of the exhibition, which in Latin means ‘to cut into’, and which the word insect derives from.  Whereas insects live micro­scopic, often hidden lives, Myntekær has created monumental figures that insist on our attention. In so doing, she strikes a note that harmonizes with the both threa­tening and threatened status of this group of creatures.

Insects are crucial to the eco­sys­tem of the planet. The threat to their existence is therefore also a threat to life as we know it today. Despite this fragility, insects have already survived five prior mass extinctions. The exhibition thus not only revolves around what we stand to lose but also how life can change and adapt to change. 

ABOUT ASTRID MYNTEKÆR
Astrid Myntekær (b. 1985) lives and works in Copenhagen. She studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Myntekær has exhibited at Danish and international art institutions, and her works are in several collections, including Arken Museum of Modern Art, The Danish Arts Foundation, the City of Copenhagen’s Visual Arts Committee, Copenhagen City Council and Örebro Konsthall.

Installation view, Astrid Myntekær. INSECARE, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm.

Installation view, Astrid Myntekær. INSECARE, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm.

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Installation view, Astrid Myntekær. INSECARE, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm.

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Installation view, Astrid Myntekær. INSECARE, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm.