Artist talk by Jeannette Ehlers
Public artist talk by visual artist Jeannette Ehlers
Funen Art Academy, November 2 10-11.30 am
Entrance free. Streamed live via link below.
Jeannette Ehlers is a Copenhagen-based artist of Danish and Trinidadian descent whose practice takes shape experimentally across photography, video, installation, sculpture and performance. She graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006.
Ehlers’ work often makes use of self-representation and image manipulation to bring about decolonial hauntings and disruptions. These manifestations attend to the material and affective afterlives of Denmark’s colonial impact in the Caribbean and participation in the Transatlantic Slave Trade—realities that have all too often been rendered forgettable by dominant history-writing. In the words of author Lesley-Ann Brown, “Ehlers reminds all who participate in or gaze at her work that history is not in the past.”
Ehlers insists on the possibility for empowerment and healing in her art, honoring legacies of resistance in the African diaspora. She merges the historical, the collective and the rebellious with the familial, the bodily and the poetic.
She has exhibited internationally and was shortlisted to create a national monument to The Windrush Generation at London Waterloo Station 2022.
She is the co-creater of the public sculpture project I Am Queen Mary, 2018
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Meeting ID: 854 2295 3090