Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 Copenhagen, Denmark

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: being human being

Nikolaj Kunsthal

‘From the press release’

What is the original man? And where do we actually come from?

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s exhibition being human being is about the “original” human. The exhibition examines the way we search for, see and display our existence’s origin and how this influences the way we understand ourselves today.

The exhibition is rooted in geological research of the Earth’s structure and evolution, as if we (perhaps) can find some of the answers to the evolution of life. Even though geology is the natural starting point to the question of the original, geology cannot provide definitive answers to these questions and will serve only as the basis for her artistic interpretations of origin and function; of the purpose of being.

In Nikolaj Kunsthal Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen will laregly focus on her trip to Ethiopia, where traces of the human roots have been found. It is said to be here that the first humans, as we know ourselves, took the first step away from a life as great apes into the life of Homo Erectus.

The exhibition consists of performative, sculptural, illustrative and auditory elements, partially an elaboration of Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s former solo exhibition at Horsens Art Museum earlier this year.

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