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1 CHRISTIAN SCHIMDT-RASMUSSEN HEAVY DEW PREVIEW CATALOGUE

2 It is a pleasure to invite you to the gallery's first solo exhibition with the Danish artist Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen. Heavy Dew" is both the new day and autumn with all the memories of the past and the perishable. The exhibition is closely related to, and concurrent with, the artist s exhibition "The First Morning", which can be viewed at Møstings Hus at Frederiksberg in Copenhagen. With cut and painted cardboard sculptures, Schmidt-Rasmussen has created a three-dimensional installation, where the content is that specific moment where we become parents, and where our self-image and perception of the world takes a totally new beginning. The personal mythology, the subjective memory, will eventually become a loop of past feelings and memories. A condition which continues to return to the starting point, and which mutates into the future. Heavy Dew", consists of a series of paintings, where Schmidt-Rasmussen s focus is moved to the relationship between fathers and sons. The figures in the paintings are predominantly androgynous; we find ourselves somewhere beyond the notion of gender. They are in a so-called arcadian landscape, a paradoxical place, where animals and humans live in harmony together. The instrument Aulos with the two whistles, known from the ancient Dionysos cult, plays up to ecstatic dance, and nobody really knows what's going on, as everything is dazzling new and unknown. The place and time of the narrations are difficult to place; this makes them seem universal. Thus they take the shape of any beginning. Many of the works radiate with a crystallised flicker of light, ornamentation and surreal colours, of twinkling suns and cyclical formations. It is as if the actors are involved in rites of passages of an unknown culture, ceremonial initiations or purifications. A central painting titled "The First Dance" shows a figure dancing naked in an exploding flower bloom. Whether the dance describes the fundamental change which takes place when becoming a parent, or the uncertainty of eventually being abandoned is unclear. Another painting "Leaving Home, depicts three boys floating over a derelict sailboat without mast. This emblematic work seems to underscore our fragility and reference change as events and experiences shape our everyday lives. Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (born 1963) is a visual artist who lives in Copenhagen. He works both with painting and poetry and is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in He has exhibited at a large number of exhibitions in Denmark and abroad recently at Overgaden, X and Beyond, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Skagen Museum, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, The Free Exhibition Building and the West Jutland Art Pavilion.

3 CSR_P1801 WE STAND HERE, WITH STONES IN OUR HANDS, LEFT TO OUR OWN DOUBTS. IN DOUBT 80 x 90 cm.

4 CSR_P1802 THE FIRST DANCE 95 x 120 cm.

5 CSR_P1803 THREE BOYS AND STARS 60 x 70 cm.

6 CSR_P1804 HORSES AND MAND 80 x 95 cm.

7 CSR_P1805 THE FIRST SWIM 95 x 120 cm.

8 CSR_P1806 THE FLUTE PLAYER 60 x 70 cm.

9 CSR_P1807 SUN & HORSE 80 x 95 cm.

10 CSR_P1808 THREE RED BOYS 80 x 95 cm.

11 CSR_P1809 FLOATING BOY 60 x 70 cm.

12 CSR_P1809 TWO DEER 80 x 90 cm.

13 CSR_P1810 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES 60 x 70 cm.

14 CSR_P1811 GOLDEN SUN x 70 cm.

15 CSR_P1812 AGAINST THE SUN 60 x 70 cm.

16 CSR_P1813 LEAVING HOME x 181 cm.

17 CSR_P1814 THE FLUTE PLAYER WATCHES THE SNAKE FIELD ONE EARLY MORNING WHERE THE DEW IS HEAVY x 200 cm.

18 CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT-RASMUSSEN Born 1963, lives and works in Copenhagen Education Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi Proffesional positions Lecturer - Det Jyske Kunstakademi Lecturer - Vera- Skole for Kunst og Design fra LO s Kulturvismandsråd Statens Kunstfonds Legat- og Indkøbsudvalg Selected solo exhibitions - Copenhagen Kunsthal Møstingshus - Copenhagen 2017 Fuglene (m. Sonja Lillebæk Christensen) Kunstpakhuset Ikast Den sejrende Ikaros (teaterstykket og scenografien) Overgaden, Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen 2016 Den Sejrende Ikaros, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen Double Fantasy (m. Sonja Lillebæk Christensen) udstillingsstedet Sydhavnen station 2015 Den sejrende Ikaros (plakater) udstillingsstedet Sydhavnen station, Copenhagen Ængstelsen X and beyond, Copenhagen 2014 En beruset samtale: snelandskab og teaterstykker ( ) Flensborggade Danmark, Nicolai Wallner - Copenhagen New Age (med Søren Andreasen), Grafikernes Hus, Copenhagen 2010 Daywalker, giv slip Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst Copenhagen New Age (med Søren Andreasen) Brænderigården Viborg (katalog) 2007 The message galleri Nicolai Wallner Copenhagen 2006 New World Mellemdækket, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 2004 Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers Galleri Nicolai Wallner, København, Danmark 2005 Frihed Kunstbygningen, Århus (katalog) Institute for Contemporary Art, Overgaden, Copenhagen 2002 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Danmark 2001 Natural Blond, Rhizom, Aarhus, Danmark 2000 Pinksummer, Genova, Italien 1999 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Danmark. Angående byplansforslag til klappegeder på Sdr. Boulevard, OTTO, Copenhagen 1998 Ten In One Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.( katalog) 1997 Pineapple, Malmö, Sverige Of course the farmer had heard...,galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen 1995 interior/exterior, Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen (katalog) Picture yourself in a boat on a river, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen 1993 Love is free, Galleri Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen Refree love III. Lageret, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen 1992 Refree love II. Traneudstilling, Gentofte, Danmark Refree love I. Galleri Baghuset, Copenhagen Selected group exhibitions Corner, Sophienholm, Denmark 2017 Strange Ecology X and Beyond, Copenhagen 2016 Normen udstillingsstedet Sydhavnen station, Copenhagen 2015 Into the games of thrones Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen Sans og samling Skagens Museum Text efter tekst, Den Frie Kunsthal, Copenhagen Malerihistorier, Vestjyllands Kunstpavilion 2014 Comming from Overgaden, Copenhagen X-bunker Sønderborg Captive Portal, Onlineprojekt, Copenhagen Danish Art, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany 2013 Heaven in der garden Essl museum Austria Hegn, hæk, mur KØS Køge Denmark Weie opdateret, Esbjerg kunstmuseum Denmark Reform, Publik Publik spaces 2012 Dødt løb udstillingsstedet Sydhavn station The model, Siglo, Ireland Ude af fokus, Holstebro kunstmuseum Carnegie Art Award, Scandinavia (katalog) 2010 Odense kunsthal. Odense 2009 Fri porto, Den fri udstillingsbygning, København Guld og grønne skove, Carlsberg, København While we are waiting for a new space, Galleri Nicolai Wallner Til vægs Charlottenborg udstillingsbygning København (katalog) 2008 The map is not the territory Esbjerg kunstmuseum Et blik på det fremmede Bendixen contemporary Valby Contemplating Modern Art, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen 2007 Galerie Mezzanin Wien Østrig 35th anniversary Sammlung Essl Østrig (katalog) Comix, Kunsthal Brandts, Odense (katalog) Matchrace, Nordjylland Kunstmuseum (katalog) Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen Speak Up, Den Fri Udstillingsbyning, Copenhagen Ordsprog, Portalen, Hundige Påskeudstillingen, Tirstrup, Danmark

19 2006 Highligths, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen Københavns kunsthal (m. Sonja Lillebæk Christensen) Den Fri Sammenslutning, Den Fri Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen Ordsprog, Portalen, Hundige Påskeudstillingen, Tirstrup, Danmark 2005 Beijing Biennalen, China Prague Biennale2, Prag, Tjekkiet Babyshower, Galleri Nikolai Wallner, Copenhagen 2004 Smoke on the water, Tippen, Copenhagen 2003 Jubilæumsshow, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen Copycat, Chicago Messehall/ Splab, Det jyske kunstakademi, Århus. Carnegie Art Award, Norden og England, (katalog) Den Eksotiske Hverdag, TDC, Århus v/ InvestingArt (katalog) 2002 Private/corporate Sammlung Daimler Chrysler, Berlin. (katalog) BRØL, (m Sonja Lillebæk Christensen) Zooloigsk Have, Copenhagen (katalog) 2001 Groupshow, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen Du er helt ny -du er retro, Clausens Kunsthandel, København Du er helt ny -du er retro, Trapholt, Kolding, Danmark COPKOP (m Sonja Lillebæk Christensen) galleri Asbæk, Copenhagen Masnedøfortet, Vordingborg, Danmark (m Sonja Lillebæk Christensen) (katalog) KOM, Sydhavnen, København Carnegie Art Award, ARKEN, Danmark (katalog) Carnegie Art Award, Victoria Miro, London, England Påskeudstillingen, Tirstrup, Danmark 2000 SansSouci, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe,Tyskland.(katalog) Use your illusion, part 3, Arnolfini, Bristol, England. Aktuelle kunst aus Dänemark, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Tyskland. Decompressing history, Enkehuset, Stockholm, Sverige.(katalog) Drawings, Nikolaj Kirke, København, Danmark. Pop-op, Kastrupgaard, Danmark.(katalog) 1999 Alletiders børn, Århus Kunstmuseum, Danmark.(katalog) Pop-op, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Danmark. Glumsø-which-is-not-Glumsø, N55 (Spaceframe), København Fauna, Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary art, Warszawa, Polen. Første afkalkning, Soyakagefabrikken, København, Danmark. Newsantandrea, Savona, Italien It all began in the seventies, Mishkan Le'Omanut Museum of. Art, Ein Harod, Israel Momentum, Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norge. (katalog) Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Tysykland. (katalog) Wrapped, Vestsjælland Kunstmusum, Sorø, Danmark Display, Charlottenborg, København, Danmark. (katalog) Art calls, curated Jacob Fabricius, København, Deanmark. (katalog) Ny Kunst fra Danmark og Skåne, Louisiana, Humlebæk, Denmark. (katalog) What is a guy from Leicester, a Swedish girl, a family father and a Gay couple doing on a deserted island between Denmark and Sweden?, curateret af Jacob Fabricius), København, Danmark Brekt Bein, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway. (katalog) 7 Turbinehallerne København Proms, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Danmark.(katalog) When the Shit Hits the Fan, Overgaden, København, Danmark. (katalog) 9 Dimentionel Teori, Nikolaj Kirke, København, Danmark.(katalog) 1995 RAM, Portalen, Hundige, Danmark. (katalog) Exotic, Galleri Peter Kilschmann, Zürich, Schweiz Glas box, Malmö Kunstmuseum, Malmö, Sverige. Gl. Kongevej 35-37, (Sunblast), København, Danmark. (katalog) 1993 KØN Galleri Nicolai Wallner, København, Danmark Baghuset på Århus kunstmuseum, Århus, Danmark. (katalog) 1990 Luxury Culture, Sofienholm, Danmark. (katalog) Selected public collections Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen Kobberstiksamlingen, Copenhagen Kastrupgård, Kastrup, Denmark Sammlung Essl, Wien Danish Arts Council Collection Novo Nordisk Collection, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Moscow Damiler Art Collection, Berlin Copenhagen City Collection Saxo Bank Collection, Copenhagen The New Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark Selected Awards & Grants Jens Søndergaards Malerlegat, Kristian Zarthmanns Legat Danish Arts Council Three Year Working Grant Carnegie Art Award, Third Prize Winner, 2011 Books Interiør/Eksteriør 1995 Sex 2002, Frihed- et projekt om alting 2004, Daywalker Let Go 2010, New Age (with Søren Andreasen) 2010, Fortidsdyr i Farver 2014, Ængstelsen 2015, Den sejrende Ikaros Eleven essays, Statens Museum for Kunst, 2016, Double Fantasy, Sydhavnenstation, 2016