A fundamental theme in Trine Søndergaard’s oeuvre is vision and the gaze. In the majority of her many projects, they also constitute the main work method. She utilises a circular visual poetics, in which motifs and phrases from earlier works reverberate, creating meaningful connections. This takes place in a spirit of both playfulness and contemplation, in a balance between the spontaneous and the precise, the planned and the accidental. She creates works that put their own existence at stake, which challenge their own practice.
Trine Søndergaard’s photography is grounded in an objective and documentary attitude, which is heightened through reduction, poetically flowing narratives, and an absolute proximity to art history. It contains equal parts of the everyday and the solemn, and since her debut, the artist’s production has been characterised by undercurrents of melancholy, loss, and the idea of the image as a mental state beyond language. The exhibition features photographic works from the period 2005-2020.
A comprehensive exhibition catalogue is published in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. It contains newly written material by Kristine Kern, Museum Director at Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen and Merete Pryds Helle, one of Denmarks most notable fiction authors. The design is made by award winning Rasmus Koch.
Trine Søndergaard: 203 Works
Compiling more than ten projects and spanning fifteen years of artistic work the book Trine Søndergaard: 203 Works presents the most comprehensive collection of images ever assembled in book form by the internationally acclaimed Danish artist.
Published by The Gothenburg Museum of Art and Fabrikbooks in 2020, the book Trine Søndergaard: 203 Works brings together 203 meticulously selected works displaying an extensive view into the many facetted aspects of Søndergaard’s oeuvre: The early landscape pictures in the How to Hunt series (2005-10); evocative interiors of empty Danish manor houses in the Interior series (2010); contemplative portraits of young girls wearing historical headwear in the Strude (2007-10), Guldnakke (2012-13) and Hovedtøj (2019) series; and brand new images, published for the first time, along with several other significant works.
Altogether, photographs that span Søndergaard’s career as one of the most influential contemporary Scandinavian photographers.
Published by: The Gothenburg Museum of Art & Fabrikbooks, 2020
Format: 25 x 31,5 cm
No. of pages: 272, no. of printed works: 203
Foreword by: Curator Johan Sjöström
Texts by: Art historian Kristine Kern; Author Merete Pryds Helle
Hardcover with silver foil imprint
Book design by: Rasmus Koch Studio
No. of edition: English: 700, Swedish: 500
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