HFKD - RIVE(R) (2017)

Solo-exhibition by Jeannette Ehlers at HFKD, Holstebro (DK)



The exhibition at HOUSE OF ART AND DESIGN consists of a new two-pieced work, which is combining photo, video and texts, which is connecting HFKD with the bar Roxy Malt, the former RIVERSIDE nightclub, a bar in the city centre of Holstebro.  Beside this work, Ehlers is also exhibiting the video works: HOW DO YOU TALK ABOUT THREE HUNDRED YEARS IN FOUR MINUTES, from 2014, and THE INVISBLE EMPIRE, from 2010. Jeannette Ehlers is child of parents with Danish and Caribbean heritage and born in Holstebro, which is playing a big part of the topic of the exhibition. In the 1960s Jeannette’s father, the charismatic bartender met Jeannette’s mother, the local nurse at the nightclub RIVERSIDE.  They fell in love and started a relationship, which at that time wasn’t easy for a white woman and a black man. The exhibition is dealing with topics like interracial relationships, racism and colonial problems.

Jeannette Ehlers (b. 1973) lives and works in Copenhagen. She is educated from The Danish Royal Academy of fine arts, MFA in 2006.

More information at: http://www.jeannetteehlers.dk

Photos: Jonas Søgaard, Søgaardfilm.

Poster/catalogue design: Alexis Mark

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The contemporary art exhibition program at HFKD is kindly supported by:

The Danish Art Council

Færch Fonden

Holstebro Kommune

Dansk Talentakademi