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.