Jørgen Michaelsen: Yummy Rooms for Robespierre
Robespierre was the hero from the French Revolution, who in the struggle for democracy became a tyrant. Killing his political adversaries without mercy, he himself was executed to put an end his brutal regime. The Museum of Contemporary Art presents a new installation by Jørgen Michaelsen who, inspired by the story of Robespierre, raises questions about ideology and power; about civilization and nature; about the human condition, balancing between rational thought and the senses. The installation Yummy Rooms for Robespierre is site-specific and consists of videos, collages, gouaches, drawings, and text. It is meant to provide a certain aesthetic setting for considering history and aesthetics as a whole. Jørgen Michaelsen’s installation offers means to reflect on what we could and should learn from both.
Photo: Robespierre. Still from Jørgen Michaelsen ’Robespierre’, 2012, video.
The work is supported by the Danish Arts Council
Further funding from Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond