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Artist talk: Maiken Bent

Artist talk
Maiken Bent
23. maj kl. 13:00 i Media Auditorium

The Danish artist Maiken Bent creates sculptures and installations that constantly mix seemingly opposing elements: masculine with feminine, functional with emotional, readymades with handmade objects, and abstract forms with physical presence.
 
Often applying brute force and gestures, she deforms elaborately manufactured objects and manipulates precious materials, forcing them into new sculptural positions. Her work is thus suspended in a state between rigidity and transformation, and becomes the object of an ambivalent choreography of exhibiting - allowing for contemplation, further artistic processing, storage, or even for their next shipping.