Kathrine Ærtebjerg

Works with Live Art Denmark
2014: “Face Painting for Adults” at Overgaden

Face Painting for Adults
As a critical and humorous comment on the ways the art market asesses the value of art works, Live Art Denmark invited three established visual artists and painters, Kathrine Ærtebjerg, Christian Schmidt Rasmussen and Anna Fro Vodder, to create temporary artworks, using the faces of grown ups as their canvas. Participants were given a unique painting of a well known contemporary Danish artist for free. The only catch: The paintings were obviously temporary and therefore could not be sold at any price, much less the prices these artists usually obtain on the market. In extension, the action addressed the question how the value of performances is assessed.

About the Artist
Kathrine Ærtebjerg was born 1969 in Sorø. From 1995 to 2002 she was educated as a visual artist at The Royal Art Academy of Copenhagen. She lives and works in Copenhagen as a well known painter. She is represented by Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen.

See some of Katherine’s more permanent works on her website.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.