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Whip it Good retraces the footsteps of colonialism and maps the contemporary reverberations of the triangular slave trade via a series of performances that will result in a body of new action paintings.
The first UK solo exhibition by Danish-Trinidadian artist Jeannette Ehlers, seven evening performances in the gallery will be followed by a seven-week exhibition.
Jeannette Ehler’s practice takes the form of simple actions, which erase, enhance or animate historical spaces, raising complex questions about memory, race and colonialism.
"A beautifully held creation. Deep, intense, special and so full of meaning…Oh the power of transformational acts!"
Jeannette Ehlers is a Danish Trinidadian visual artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was educated at the Funen Art Academy and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark. Recent exhibitions include the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, USA (2014) and ‘Jeannette Ehlers: Say It Loud’, Nikolaj Kunstahal, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014), amongst other international showcases.
Recently, Ehlers has performed Whip It Good in Europe, South Africa and the USA. Her work is held in a number of Danish national and private collections including The National Museum of Photography and the Danish Arts Foundation.
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Whip It Good: Spinning From History’s Filthy Mind is organised by Autograph ABP in collaboration with guest curator Karen Alexander.
Whip It Good was originally commissioned in 2013 by The Art Labour Archives in Berlin. The exhibition's title Spinning From History’s Filthy Mind is borrowed from the poem Black Bullets by Krista Franklin.
Banner images: 1 -3) Whip it Good, performance and gallery installation at Autograph, London. Photos: Zoe Maxwell. 4)Jeannette Ehlers, The Invisible Empire, 2010. Sculptural video installation.
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