In a forthcoming solo exhibition in Galleri Nijenkamp, the Danish ceramicist Birgitte Christens focuses on the diseases that has arisen as a result of a polluted climate.
She says “Diseases are the main theme of my upcoming exhibition, as a polluted environment makes us sick. Both on the physical and on the mental level. Diseases arising from air pollution, toxic foods, heredity, etc., which I want to emphasize when addressing the environmental pressures of our bodies.”
Birgitte continues "Especially lung diseases, caused by various reasons, is my "engaging "point of view. Lungs are wildly fascinating on both a physical and mental level and in metaphorical narratives. Lungs are the overlooked organ rather than the heart or stomach. Love is in the heart, and always follow your gut. But for me, it is stuck in the lungs. They are the ones who give us oxygen to the heart and where we feel our strength and freedom, as well as lack of the same.”
Galleri Nijenkamp has represented Birgitte Christens since 2021.
Vernissage with ceramic works by Birgitte Christens 30.04.2021.
Porcelain lungs 01
Porcelain lungs 02
Ceramics jacket child
Ceramics jacket adult
My disease in disguise