Eva Steen Christensen’s sculptures and installations take their point of departure in architecture and familiar everyday objects. By reworking and transforming the objects, she takes away their functional logic and turns them into absurd sculptures from an unknown dream world.
Eva Steen Christensen has been awarded the ARKEN Travel Grant for her ability to activate and vitalise sculpture as a medium today and for her unique sensual expression of the world of possibilities in the spatial.
Rune Gade is an associate professor and PhD at the Department of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen as well as the newly appointed Chairman of the Visual Art Committee of the Danish Arts Council. For many years Rune Gade has engaged in research, teaching and art presentation of an exemplary high standard. Besides Danish and international contemporary art, his research fields include photography, performance art, gender theory and not least museology.
Rune Gade has been awarded the ARKEN Travel Grant for his great contribution to research in art history, his unique engagement in education, which inspires and maintains the students’ interest in the history of art, and for his central importance as an inspiration in the Danish art field.
ANNIE & OTTO JOHS. DETLEFS’ PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION