We are proud to present our new online exhibition Concerning the Grid, August 31 - September 1, 2019. by Opal Spaces

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We are proud to present our new online exhibition Concerning the Grid, August 31 - September 1, 2019.

During these mentioned days, Copenhagen, Denmark, turns into the leading and most vibrant center for contemporary art in Scandinavia; two prominent art fairs are held in Copenhagen, Denmark, during these days, namely CHART Art Fair and Enter Art Fair. We strongly recommend anyone to visit these two art fairs. 

At the same time, Opal Spaces will offer collectors a selection of works created by some of Denmark's best artists working within the field of contemporary art. And with this purpose in mind Opal Spaces has curated Concerning the Grid.

Works from Concerning the Grid are available to collectors around the world exclusively online; for full details and informational texts regarding the biography of the presented artists, please see "Viewing Room" and "Artists" on our website: opalspaces.com

For inquiries please contact: contact@opalspaces.com

Concerning the Grid investigates new interpretations of a classic type within the twentieth century's visual arts, the modernist grid structure.

Participating artists:

Marianne Therese Grønnow

Dorte Jelstrup

Maria Wæhrens

Peter Brandt

Bodil Nielsen

Marianne Therese Grønnow creates large paintings that connect to the sublime and the metaphysical on the basis of impressions of nature rendered as other-worldly imaginative constructions of grid structures.

Dorte Jelstrup provides an explicit feminine interpretation of the modernist grid in paintings and montages, where the grid structures are made of satin ribbons and as such converted into a materiality of sensation that semantically connotes femininity and mental states of longing and desire.

In paintings and drawings by Maria Wæhrens, we encounter the grid as a marker of enclosed spaces in a basically queer-marked investigation of gender, power, hierarchy and the patterns that arise and are passed on in the family and in society at large.

In textile works by Peter Brandt the grid structures are reconsidered and interpreted as principles of construction in the unfolding of transformative narratives dealing with gender, violence and (bodily) traumatic experiences. 

In her work, Bodil Nielsen has the colour as a central point of departure; Nielsen creates paintings that, with the grid structure as the underlying organizational principle, aim to explore perception, the relationship between the viewer and the work, and the aesthetic experience; the result is a poetic choreography of colour based on the grid.

For more information about the participating artists, please see Opal Spaces, opalspaces.com

For inquiries please contact: contact@opalspaces.com

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Dorte Jelstrup recently recieved a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for her future artistic practice by Opal Spaces

We are pleased to announce that Dorte Jelstrup recently recieved a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for her future artistic practice; huge congratulations to Jelstrup! For more info, please see The Danish Arts Foundation.

Dorte Jelstrup. Sometime After (Connected and Apart), 2010. Mixed media. Variable dimensions. Installation view. Exhibition at Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, 2010.

Dorte Jelstrup. Sometime After (Connected and Apart), 2010. Mixed media. Variable dimensions. Installation view. Exhibition at Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, 2010.

Dorte Jelstrup. With You I Wanna Go Where Peaceful Waters Flow, I, 2006. Gouache, pen and ink drawings, watercolour, chiffon, silk ribbons, wool ribbons, silk tassels, lace figure and acrylic on canvas. 156 x 234 cm. Collection The National Gallery of Denmark/Statens Museum for Kunst.

Dorte Jelstrup. With You I Wanna Go Where Peaceful Waters Flow, I, 2006. Gouache, pen and ink drawings, watercolour, chiffon, silk ribbons, wool ribbons, silk tassels, lace figure and acrylic on canvas. 156 x 234 cm. Collection The National Gallery of Denmark/Statens Museum for Kunst.

Dorte Jelstrup. And then it all vanished and the voidness came, 2012.  Mixed media. Variable dimensions. Installation view. Exhibition at Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, 2012.

Dorte Jelstrup. And then it all vanished and the voidness came, 2012.
Mixed media. Variable dimensions. Installation view. Exhibition at Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, 2012.

Maria Wæhrens recently recieved a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for her future artistic practice by Opal Spaces

We are pleased to announce that Maria Wæhrens recently recieved a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for her future artistic practice; huge congratulations to Wæhrens! For more info, please see The Danish Arts Foundation.

Maria Wæhrens. Confidence, 2019, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Maria Wæhrens. Confidence, 2019, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (the gift), 2017. Oil on canvas. 120 cm. x 80 cm.

Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (the gift), 2017. Oil on canvas. 120 cm. x 80 cm.

Marianne Therese Grønnow recently recieved a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for her future artistic practice by Opal Spaces

We are pleased to announce that Marianne Therese Grønnow recently recieved a grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for her future artistic practice; huge congratulations to Grønnow! For more info, please see The Danish Arts Foundation.

Marianne Therese Grønnow. The Valley, 2006. Paper cut. 600 x 950 cm. Collection The National Gallery of Denmark/Statens Museum for Kunst.

Marianne Therese Grønnow. The Valley, 2006. Paper cut. 600 x 950 cm. Collection The National Gallery of Denmark/Statens Museum for Kunst.

Marianne Therese Grønnow. L´Aube, 2010. Carboard, quartz sand and paper cut. 650 x 700 x 600 cm.

Marianne Therese Grønnow. L´Aube, 2010. Carboard, quartz sand and paper cut. 650 x 700 x 600 cm.

Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on paper and wood. 300 x 400 cm.

Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on paper and wood. 300 x 400 cm.

Peter Brandt has been awarded a grant from The Council of The Danish Victims Fund by Opal Spaces

Congratulations to Peter Brandt for being awarded a grant from The Council of The Danish Victims Fund to produce a comprehensive book centred on his work on gender, violence and trauma.

The book "No Safe Place" will contain all works from his personal violence/trauma trilogy "I Died In Italy But No One Knows It" (2007-10), "Post Trauma Documents" (2011-15) and "The Scream" (2016-19). There will be essays by Jeppe Ugelvig and Linda Fagerström and a conversation between Brandt and author and artist Tomas Lagermand Lundme.

The book will be published in the Autumn of 2019.

Picture-carousel below: Peter Brandt. An Investigation About a Still. Video, sound, 1:09 min. (loop), 2018.









Molly Haslund: Solo exhibition, Teenagers Eating Ice Cream, currently on view at Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark. by Opal Spaces

We are delighted to announce that Molly Haslund’s solo exhibition, Teenagers Eating Ice Cream, is currently on view at Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition runs till August 25, 2019.

For more detailed information regarding the show by Molly Haslund, please see Overgaden. For inquiries please contact Opal Spaces at contact@opalspaces.com

Molly Haslund. Teenagers Eating Ice Cream, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Molly Haslund. Teenagers Eating Ice Cream, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark.






Opal Spaces: We are proud to present our second online exhibition Works On Paper, May 23 - May 26, 2019 by Opal Spaces

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Opal Spaces is proud to present our second online exhibition Works On Paper, May 23 - May 26, 2019. During these days, Copenhagen, Denmark, turns into a vibrant center for contemporary art due to the fact that Art Week Copenhagen is making it's mark on the city. We strongly recommend everyone to attend the events and exhibitions related to Art Week Copenhagen.

At the same time, Opal Spaces will offer a selection of works created by some of Denmark's best artists working within the field of contemporary art. And with this purpose in mind Opal Spaces has curated Works On Paper.

Artworks from Works On Paper are available around the world exclusively online; for full details and informational texts regarding the show and the biography of the participating artists, please see "Viewing Room" and "Artists" on our website: opalspaces.com

Works On Paper has the drawing, the print and the paper's sensory materiality as a medial and thematic rotation point. Nature, form and bodily experiences are inspirational points of departure for the artists in the show.

Participating artists:

Peter Brandt

Marianne Therese Grønnow

Dorte Jelstrup

Bodil Nielsen

Maria Wæhrens

For inquiries please contact: contact@opalspaces.com

For more information about the participating artists, please see Artists on this site.

Dorte Jelstrup and Kathrine Ærtebjerg won the Open Call at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark by Opal Spaces

Dorte Jelstrup and Kathrine Ærtebjerg won the Open Call at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark, with the exhibition project Writings of Bodies <<< We Know It From The Inside >>>. The exhibition will be held November 30, 2019, till January 5, 2020, at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The exhibition Writings of Bodies <<< We Know It From the Inside >>> takes its philosophical starting point in the legendary and ecstatic core text of Helene Cixous "The Laugh of The Medusa" from 1976, where Cixous emphasizes the overriding centrality of the fact that women write and creatively give shape to their bodily based experiences in textual artifacts, thus also in visual artworks.

Participating artists:

Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Jeannette Ehlers, Dorte Jelstrup, Kirsten Justesen, Sophia Kalkau, Stense Andrea Lind-Valden, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Elisabeth Toubro, Maria Wæhrens, Kathrine Ærtebjerg.

Writings of Bodies <<< We Know It From the Inside >>> is curated by Dorte Jelstrup and Kathrine Ærtebjerg.

Dorte Jelstrup. I kept myself open towards you, II, 2014/2015. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 99 x 70 cm.

Dorte Jelstrup. I kept myself open towards you, II, 2014/2015. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 99 x 70 cm.