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Bettina Camilla Vestergaard

Landscape Study Kenya

| Institut for Geovidenskab og NaturforvaltningØster Voldgade 10 (The exhibition is in the Rotunda. Entrance via the main entrance to IGN)
København K,1350Danmark

7. June - 21. June

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The British anthropologist Elizabeth Edwards describes the relationship between the photographic gaze and its ability to map, control and create positivist knowledge of both people and places. The land of Kenya has never been a Danish colony, but the African country nevertheless occupies a significant place in the cultural memory of Danes’ as a result of the author Karen Blixen’s stories of her African farm, from the period when the country was part of the British Empire.
This exhibition explores the image of the Kenyan landscape and how these are created through Danish national photo collections from the 20th Century.
Through a playful reinterpretation of the found material Vestergaard reflects upon Denmark’s engagement in the production of colonial visuality, as well as the underlying ideas of land and nature, which the photographs support.

Bettina Camilla Vestergaard is a contemporary artist residing in Copenhagen. Her work has been featured in an array of exhibitions in Denmark and abroad at institutions including Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen (DK), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde (DK), Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art (DK), Momentum – Nordic Biennial for Nordic Contemporary Art in Moss (NO), CCA – Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Art (SCO), Munich City Museum (DE) and MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles (US). Vestergaard earned her MFA from Malmö Konsthögskola and Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California, Los Angeles.

Link: www.bcvestergaard.com

Vernissage:
Friday the 7th June, 3 – 5 pm

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 9 – 4 pm

The Exhibition is in The Rotunda. Entrance via the main entrance for The Department of Geosciences and Gefion Gymnasium. Øster Voldgade 10, København K.