Nikolaj Kunsthal: Afgang

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Nikolaj Kunsthal: Afgang

A home is an ambiguous term which is not so easily defined. A home can be the actual geographical room or area in which a well-defined number of people coexist in varying forms of social construction – be that a family, a commune, or a person with a cat. Home is where your basic needs are covered and where a third of your life is spent. Here, potted plants thrive or wither away at the windowsill. The confines of your home can be discussed both literally and metaphorically. Thus, it is a mathematical fact that houses in most of the world are often built as well-ordered, rectangular blocks with right angles. One storey; two storeys. Built in materials like glass, brick, or concrete, the buildings reach for the sky. In the Middle Ages, this reaching was an ecclesiastical one toward God; today, it is an evolutionary contest between Man and Nature through challenging the impossible.
Symbolically, things are kept within the confines of your home, if they are of an embarrassing or secret nature. All in all, the home is a nostalgic storing of thingamabobs and knick-knacks that have been collected, organised, used and displayed and that may be passed on to someone else at the end of life. The etymological origin of the word nostalgia is the Greek nostos, which means homecoming, combined with a derivation of the term algos, which means pain. Thus, the absence of a home or the longing for one that is out of reach can result in physical symptoms of an illness – homesickness.
Ontologically, the home is an indispensable part of human existence that – to people interested in biology – can be compared to birds’ nests and foxes’ den.

Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
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Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, mixed materials, nikolaj kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Materials:
Mixed materials
Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

Maria Lenskjold, Nostalgia, Nikolaj Kunsthal afgang
Title:

Nostalgia

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