Despite a great diversity in the practice of Eva Koch, Jette Gejl and Mette Gitz-Johansen they share a common interest in History, one’s own history and the historicity that surrounds the present.
The title of the exhibition Concepts and Objects refers to each of the three artistic positions where the three artists all uses Concept as a method, which reflects in materials, medias and ready-mades. Their diversity and individual toning nuances the theme and creates room for reflections and discussions about art – its boundaries, limitations and potentials.
In 1967 Lawrence Weiner stated about concept art: ‘Once you know about a work of mine you own it. There’s no way I can climb inside somebody’s head and remove it.’ With this statement, he insists on the resources of concept art as something democratic and non-hierarchical which equalizes everyone in the exhibition room. A concept is owned by everyone as soon as it is read, seen or experienced, and can thus continue in a new context without references to the first.
In the exhibition the three artists will challenge not only each other, but also the audience when it comes to the potentials of art. During the exhibition period, we therefore focus on the interactive and the communicative approach between the art works and the audience.