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Umbrella | Exhibition by Kate Skjerning

Come and experience Kate Skjerning's outdoor exhibition at Umbrell

For our new idea of an annual outdoor installation, we invited Danish artist Kate Skjerning to develop a series of figures that freely reference the triadic ballet that Oskar Schlemmer realised in the 1920s.

Although primarily a painter, Oskar Schlemmer was appointed head of the theatre group at the Bauhaus in 1925, ushering in a period of theatrical experimentation. The Triad Ballet, created before World War I but not presented as a finished work until after 1922, was intended for three dancers - one woman and two men. Schlemmer designed eighteen costumes for the ballet's twelve choreographies, which were performed on yellow, white and black backdrops. The artist explained that building on triplets transcended the selfishness of the individual and the dualism of the couple, emphasising the collective.

For Kate Skjerning, Schlemmer's idiom, his colour choices and underlying ideas are the starting point for creating a new series of sculptures that directly reference Schlemmer and can be seen as purely sculptural works made from used materials that will define the outdoor space of the umbrella in relation to the grass areas and existing trees. In this way, Kate Skjerning, known for her textile sculptures, expands her oeuvre with variations that now also appear in the outdoor space, taking into account aspects such as figure, colour, permeability and light.

The exhibition is open from April to September every Saturday and Sunday from 14:00 - 18:00

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