Laurence Aëgerter: Hermitage, The Modernists
Laurence Aëgerter is a wonderfully intriguing conceptual artist. French born, Amsterdam based she engages her audience connecting the past masters to the present viewer contemporalising these iconic works. Becoming the voyager of the viewer; your stance is their stance and like a mirrored room you become another layer of the portal.
‘Hermitage, The Modernists’ were first realised in 2010 with after hour assistance from the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam enabling Aëgerter to concentrate on achieving the right dialogue between the paintings and her subjects. She had carefully scouted visitors from the museum wearing their own clothes and using the existing lighting she at once achieves a sense of curiosity of the space obstructed whilst obtaining a perfect balance between old and new. The beauty of this project is that it came full circle and in February when ‘Modernists & More’ was exhibited at the Hermitage.
If you look into Laurence Aëgerter’s art practice you will find that a thread of history is always present. Her works are well researched, intellectual and beautifully articulated. Do your self a favour and take the time to look her up.
Credits: Laurence Aëgerter