Heaven is a Place on Earth
Materials: Digital weighing scales, steel frame, variable dimensions.
Jacob Dahlgren (1970, Sweden) uses repetitive collections of omnipresent, industrially produced objects, such as the satin weave ribbons — forgotten details of everyday domestic life. In repetition they lose their original function, and become geometrically abstract works of art. Their shape determines the shape of the work. They become something completely new. For Dahlgren, the employees and visitors are co-creators of the dynamic artwork and the experience of art. Paintings become useful objects in his research on how art and our daily life are connected. What fascinates him is the interaction between body and object. The artist shows us the beauty that is hidden in everyday life.
40 kunstenaars uit 18 landen brengen 60 kunstwerken op 16 binnen- en buitenlocaties naar Kortrijk.