Mette Tommerup in Artspace Artists to Watch

November 8, 2019

By Artspace Editors


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Originally hailing from Denmark, Tommerup is currently based in Miami, FL, where she settled after receiving her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York.  Tommerup is an installation and performance artist, but the real magic happens at the intersection of those two genres. She’s a wizard at enlivening textiles with a distinct psychological charge, often delivered through bodily gesture or the promise of gesture. The interactive quality of her milieus raise questions about the physicality of art-making and the permeability of its ontological boundaries. In her upcoming solo exhibition at Emerson Dorsch, titled “Love, Ur,” visitors will animate florid, draped canvases through gamified scenarios, further underscored by planned interventions by the artist and her collaborators. This playful ethos dissolves the barrier between maker and witness, imbuing the environment of the show with a buoyant, ’60s spirit of experimentation. Tommerup has been living in Miami since the ate 1990s, and has shown at the Bass, Perez Art Museum Miami, the FIU Frost Museum of Art, in addition to featuring in a variety of private and public collection both in Florida and the world over.

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