Petra Gipp: Plaster Models and Book Launch
34 exhibited models are placed on pedestals cut from multiple layers of
grey-beige cardboard. One and a half tonnes of cardboard, immediately connected
to the works, provides them with a base, weight and anchorage in Liljevalchs’ beautiful
“Petra Gipp’s exhibition may be a brief interlude but the sculpture hall has never been more poetic or charged,” Mårten Castenfors, Director of Liljevalchs, explains enthusiastically.
The models also appear in the publication passage/shaft/niche/lining/nave – wandering, which will be launched in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. In the book, published by Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, Petra Gipp’s architecture is documented through plaster models, Indian ink washes and the words of poet Ann Jäderlund.
Born in 1967, Petra Gipp studied architecture in Copenhagen at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Her work, such as the Refugium concrete structure at Kivik Art Center and Bruksgården in Höganäs, has received much acclaim.
Describing her book and exhibition, Petra Gipp says: “In the models, the spatial can be sculpted by focusing on volume, element and detail where are all interwoven into a central idea. Seamlessly working with a particular material provides me with the possibility of forming an architectural idea. In this way the spaces and the volumes I create have lucidity and a personal voice.”
The exhibition is open Tuesday–Sunday, 11.00–17.00 until 13 May (closed 30 April and 1 May). Free entry. Petra Gipp’s book can be purchased at the reception desk.