An Ocean of Times
September, 12th - November, 11th 2020
Grønnegade 75, 5600 Faaborg
The exhibition Ocean of Time includes Morten Schelde's works in collaboration with Faaborg Museum's exhibition rooms in Konservesgården's apartment. The premises are of great historical significance when the apartment in 1910 formed the framework for the museum's very first collection presentation. Morten Schelde draws himself - both literally and figuratively - into these atmospheric spaces with a number of newly produced works.
Over the last 150 years, the art of drawing has shifted from being primarily a sketch material to being an artistic field with independent and significant works of art. With his artistic practice, Morten Schelde is a prominent and significant representative of drawing as a medium and technique today. With the exhibition Ocean of Time, he presents completely new works.
Morten Schelde has been working with drawing as an art form since the 1990s. His circle of motifs moves within the familiar with scenes of domestic surroundings and interior images with templates in photographic motifs. In Schelde's drawings, the recognizable and intimate everyday scenarios add an unreal layer that draws threads to art history, literature, music, film and theater.
The motifs spring from reality scenes that are staged: The concrete interior meets the dream.
With the exhibition Ocean of Time, Morten Schelde occupies Faaborg Museum's mansion in Konservesgården. The apartment was the museum's founder and patron Mads Rasmussen's private home until the idea of Faaborg Museum arose. Mads Rasmussen was a canner and with his successful business, he financed the Faaborg Museum. From 1910, his apartment served as the first exhibition rooms until the museum building for the art of the people of Fyn, designed by the architect Carl Petersen, was inaugurated in 1915.
In the exhibition Ocean of Time, Morten Schelde enters into a dialogue with Faaborg Museum in a number of new works, where contemporary and past - reality and dream - are connected through the line.
The exhibition is organized and carried out in collaboration with the artist.
About the artist
Morten Schelde (b. 1972) is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Odense and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences. Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (2001). His works can be found in several museum collections, including the Statens Museum for Kunst, Arken and Louisiana. Together with nine other Danish contemporary artists, Morten Schelde has decorated the Crown Prince Couple's residence at Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg (2010).
Morten Schelde is represented by Hans Alf Gallery in Copenhagen.
Read more about Morten Schelde here: https://mortenschelde.com/