Sidsel Meineche Hansen

1981 · Denmark

Artist biography

Sidsel Meineche Hansen is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other famous artists such as Jedinielsen, Anne Riis Bovbjerg, Gugger Petter, Musil, and Inger Kihlmann. Sidsel Meineche Hansen was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sidsel Meineche Hansen's work is on display at Rodeo located in London, the United Kingdom. Sidsel Meineche Hansen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Welcome to End-Used City at Chisenhale Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 19 September 2019 until 07 December 2019. Sidsel Meineche Hansen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Rodeo in London (29 September 2018 - 10 October 2018) with the name WE and Rodeo in London (14 October 2017 - 11 November 2017) with the name CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2 . Sidsel Meineche Hansen's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2 and took place at Rodeo in London, the United Kingdom from the 14 October 2017 to 11 November 2017.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern limits. This sensibility is often combined with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a significant country in the CoBrA movement of Expressionist painting, where the naming convention was derived from the cities of the founding members - the Co standing for Copenhagen on behalf of Danish artist Asger Jorn. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and lively childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other prominent modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Further Biographical Context for Sidsel Meineche Hansen

Born in 1981, Sidsel Meineche Hansen's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

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Sidsel Meineche Hansen

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