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Kirstine Aarkrog (DK)

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Kirstine Aarkrog is a visual artist working with sculpture. A central part of her practice is making invisible structures physical and concrete, especially structures which we as a society repress or ignore, such as for instance nuclear power, abuse, addiction, intimacy, sexuality, violence, weapons, mining, grief etc.

Aarkrog’s work is often based on a kind of field work. She places herself in a given environment and in the investigation of it. She tries to avoid prejudice by being a kind of actor and break into a system so to speak. The purpose of this field work is not conclusions but artworks.

Kirstine Aarkrog work with sculpture because sculpture is related to what is physically possible. It is able to express the opposite – like humans. Functionality and technique are common trait in her sculptures. They are often tools or devices for potential actions. In the work, she treats the elements equally – social relations equally with plaster etc.

This profile is last updated on 6 May 2024.

Kirstine Aarkrog. Photo: Ida Maria Gissel Aarkrog

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