Past exhibitions


Pop-up Exhibition: Jornís Last Meal

10 February Ė 15 April 2018

The three ceramicists Louise Gaarmann, Lea Nielsen, and Mette Maya Gregersen together form the artistsí group Dirty Go Clay Band and have created the remarkable work of art Jornís Last Meal.

In 2016, these young budding artists were awarded a scholarship to work at Asger Jornís former studio on the isle of LśsÝ. During their stay, the group began exploring the objects in the house: photos, newspaper articles, cuttings, furniture Ė all from Jornís time. This research kindled their curiosity in discovering what Jornís last meal might have been like.

So, in connection with the Aarhus Capital of Culture 2017, the group did a clay performance on the theme of Jornís Last Meal. In the course of seven days and with 1600 kg of clay at their disposal, the group created a 220 cm long table on which objects from Jornís house were recreated. Musical instruments which Jorn liked to play on social occasions, spirits, sandwiches, and tobacco are all symbolic elements in this work of art. The finished sculpture was later fired at the brickyard Petersen Tegl.

Dirty Go Clay Band is a band of ceramicists. Its members are Mette Maya Gregersen, Lea Nielsen, and Louise Gaarmann, who are both friends and colleagues. Together, the band works to create art. They meet for practice sessions and apply the rule that one work must be completed at each session. In other words, no tooling or finishing touches are allowed later.

The band believes strongly in the ímomentí, the time when one is fully present and attentive in life. Their prime concern is to freeze such moments in a ceramic work.

Photographer: Thomas Drejer


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