Fake - As In A Mirror, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

12 Oct – 10 Nov 2012

The exhibition FAKE - As in a mirror shows, in 3 rooms, 3 different entries to the discussion of man’s ability to turn a lie into truth and truth into a lie and the ability to create something new, which can be both beautiful and cruel. Art is there, where this ability exists in its purest form.

H.C. Andersen’s fairy tale The Nightingale is always universal, a lesson in how people get lost in the ability to distinguish between true and false, between original and copy, between radicalism and opportunism ... etc.

Especially in these times where the event culture and experience economy have elevated the generalists and fast talkers to be the heroes.

Where insight, experience and expertise are considered disabilities, retrogressive and slightly aged.

Where the market is art’s highest authority and the relationship between people has been put up for sale to the highest bidder, Andersen’s story was in its simplest form and yet in surprising detail, a picture that could develop in this sculpture of the same name, and which became these 3 spaces. 


© Stine Heger
Poster for the exhibition
Fake - As in a Mirror, 2012, installation with 7 double mirrors, mixed media
Installation view
Installation view
The Story of a Mother, Plaster, iron, gold-plated ceramic, granite plate, ceramic bowl, ether, breast pump, headlight, mirror, text, 435 x 695 x 470 cm