Peach Corner

3 x 3 Eyes 

Klara Lilja, Albin Werle and Martin Brandt Hansen

3 June – 3 July 2021

‘Earth and water merge to make clay. We gather and manipulate that clay, shape it and harden it with fire. By shaping it we invite a will to reside within it, a ghost inside the clay. It becomes a wilful thing. The wilful thing is not alive, but it is not entirely dead. It cannot think or move, but it has the ability to move the bodies and thoughts of humans. When we look at it, we can sense its will entering our minds, making our heads turn and our bodies move. With or without knowing it, we fulfil its purpose, whatever it might be, and the wilful thing comes to life through our voices, gestures and thoughts. And while each human must fall and lie on the earth and moulder sweetly into the roots of violets, the wilful thing keeps on existing, perpetually reborn in each human encounter.’

Albin Werle

 

 

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About the three artists:

Klara Lilja. Born 1989. Lives and works in Copenhagen. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2021. Has held solo exhibitions V1 gallery, Gallery Oaji in Tokyo and Politikens Forhal, among other places. Has also exhibited at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Gammel Holtegaard and Sophie Tappeiner in Austria. Klara Lilja’s ceramic sculptures grow out of a universe that draws on diverse references ranging from hermetic philosophy from the 17th century, manga novels and testing all Artiga’s 1,079 glaze recipes. 

Albin Werle. Born in Stockholm 1987, has lived and worked in Copenhagen since 2012. Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts, in 2018. Has held solo exhibitions at Til Vægs, Arcway Nightlands Connector and Destiny’s Atelier, among other places, and has also exhibited at Moderna Museet Malmö and Museum of Contemporary Art. Albin Werle’s primary focus as a visual artist is to create games: interactive artworks that exist in a space between tools and talismans, spells and lullabies.

Martin Brandt Hansen. Born in Nuuk, Greenland, in 1990 and is currently an MFA student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Has exhibited at Nuuk Art Museum, Christiansborg and Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen, among other places. Martin Brandt Hansen’s ceramic sculptures draw on inspiration from modern Greenlandic metal rock and also have roots in Inuit mythology. The colours in his glazes are inspired by elements from the raw Greenlandic nature, from climate and rocks.

The exhibition was curated by Karen Kitani Harsbo.

Photo Ole Akhøj

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