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Meet the artists – Sarah Caputo and Brenda Unwin

DATO: Fredag d. 15. oktober
TID: Kl. 14-16
LOKALE: Foyer
NÆRMESTE INDGANG: 3A
ENTRÉ: Gratis

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Nordsøen er en sø – ikke et hav

Svin/swine. Kniv/knife. Vindue/window. Den danske indflydelse på det engelske sprog er stadig tydelig, selvom den går 900 år tilbage i tiden, da Danmark bl.a. kontrollerede området East Anglia, der ligger ud til Nordsøen lidt nord for London.

Trods Brexit er der stadig tætte forbindelser mellem Danmark og East Anglia. Fx bor den engelske maler Sarah Caputos datter i Aarhus, og den forbindelse udmønter sig nu i en udstilling på Godsbanen: The North Sea Lake.

Sammen med billedhuggeren Brenda Unwin har Sarah Caputo i fem år samarbejdet om at undersøge kulturelle, sociale, intellektuelle og ideologiske forbindelser mellem East Anglia og Danmark – både historisk og i nutidens samfund. Fx ved at betragte Nordsøen som en samlende sø i stedet for et adskillende hav og ved at studere og fortolke historiske genstande fra bl.a. Moesgaard Museum.

På udstillingen på Godsbanen viser de tekstiler, keramik, skulpturer, tegninger og malerier, der refererer til artefakter fra Moesgaard Museum og museer i København, Viborg, Norwich og East Anglia, og du kan møde dem fredag d. 15. oktober kl. 14-15 i Godsbanens Foyer.

Mere om Sarah Caputo og Brenda Unwin

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The North Sea is often perceived as a great divide, divorcing the British Isles from continental Europe. In cultural terms, however, it has always acted more as a lake, supporting communities around its fringes which have frequently had much in common. …material culture was often more remarkable for its similarity across distance than for its diversity.
– B. Ayers, Cities, Cogs and Commerce, Archaeological approaches to the material culture of the North Sea World. Senior Research Fellow, University of East Anglia, UK

Brenda Unwin (painter) and Sarah Caputo (sculptor) are professional artists from the UK, who have both exhibited nationally and internationally. The current pandemic, BREXIT, the influx of asylum seekers into Europe generally and the rise of extremists have all contributed to forming barriers to prevent exchange between peoples. They work to break down cultural, social, economic and historic barriers and celebrate the benefits of cross-cultural exchange. Over the last 5 years they have been collaborating on projects investigating shared cultural, social, intellectual, ideological connections between East Anglia and Denmark both historically and in contemporary society.
The exhibition will include screenprinted textiles, ceramics, sculptures, drawings and paintings referencing artefacts from Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus alongside, museums in Copenhagen, Viborg, Norwich and East Anglia. Its ethos can be seen as an analogy for the celebration of the sharing of ideas with people of all nations, races, ages and gender. The work is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

More about Sarah Caputo and Brenda Unwin

Støttet af Aarhus Kommunes Initiativpulje.