I’m not so afraid of making a mistake; I’m not so afraid of the white canvas, for example, I just roll myself into it and I do something – it’s probably bad, but then at least I have something to work with”

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About the artist

Mie Olise Kjærgaard works in painting, sculptural objects, and installation. Since graduating her Master in Fine Art in 2008 and based on her architectural studies, her work has focussed on the theme of the ”man-made construction”, through which she investigates both the nature of the architectural construction – as well as how a construction describes the society, it is a part of.

In her latest work, Olise Kjærgaard has investigated modern ruins in Latin America, and how these contemporary ruins are deserted and occupied again; in horizontal layers, with new architectural strategies – very different from the original ideas about function and appearance. This project is now exhibited at Museo de Arte Acarigua in Venezuela under the title ”Discontinued Monuments”.

In architectural terms, breaking with the initial constructural idea, is called a ”dishonest construction”, – which is what Kjærgaard is calling her recent body of work.

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