Amazing Nature

March 4 – December 31, 2023
KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad – Gjessøvej 40, 8600 Silkeborg (Denmark)

Francesca Virginia Coppola
From Lake Ørnsø
Installation views at Silkeborg Bad, Denmark, as part of the exhibition Amazing Nature
Photographs by: Lars Bay, Johnny Møller

The exhibition AMAZING NATURE is being held at the Silkeborg Bad Art Centre, Denmark. Forming the whole program for the year 2023 at the museum, Amazing Nature features works from more than 30 international contemporary artists who investigate the relationship between humans and nature.

Francesca Virginia Coppola‘s contribution to the exhibition is a site-specific work that uses natural elements collected from the forest and the lake path surrounding the art center. The materials were found on the ground and were carefully collected without altering the landscape. With the gathered materials, she created a series of 23 artworks entitled ‘From Lake Ørnsø’. In each artwork, Coppola presents a natural element and its corresponding pigment. The pigment was extracted from the element by hand in her studio and was used to create rectangular and circular forms. In the form of powder, each pigment from the different elements produces a different color, resulting in a range of organic shades in the final artworks.

The exhibition AMAZING NATURE includes a diverse and wide representation of works: guests visiting the exhibition will have a holistic experience, with site-specific works in dialogue with the spirit of the place or the concrete spatial possibilities. Participating artists: A Kassen (DK), Agnes Meyer-Brandis (DE), Antti Laitinen (FI), Berit Nørgaard (DK), Bo Jessen Fogh Laursen (DK), Camilla Berner (DK), Cecilia Westerberg (DK), Christian Partos (SE), Chris Watson (UK), Espen Tollefsen (NO), Filippa Berglund (SE/DK), Francesca Virginia Coppola (IT), Henrique Oliveira (UK/BR), Herb Parker (US), Jakob Kudsk Steensen (DK), Jens Gregersen (DK), Joan Hall (US), Julia Adzuki (AUS) & Katrine Faber (DK), Jørn Rønnau (DK), Karin Lorentzen (DK), Karina Chechik (ARG), Karoline Hjorth (NO) & Riitta Ikonen (FI), Kristina Kvalvik (NO), Lene Vidding (DK), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (PH/DK), Lærke Lauta (DK), Magnus Fisker (DK), Maja Ingerslev (DK), Noelia Mora Solvez (ES/DK), Oddvar I. N. Daren (NO), Roland Persson (SE), Signe Parkins (DK), Studio Thinking Hand (AUS & DK), Volodymyr Podlevsky (UKR).

Throughout the year, the art center Silkeborg Bad will also host a variety of special events, including lectures, debates, artist workshops, and guided tours.  For more information, click here.