True Nature

Note! This is a small-scale photo exhibition

May 24 – November 17, 2024

The exhibition is on show in The Hall and is open during weekends and weekdays when the Hall is not in use for events etc.

Fire dam. Depot landscape. Flood barriers. Visual artist and architect Christina Capetillo is fascinated by the man-made landscape that characterizes our contemporary world. Experience her pragmatic yet poetic black and white landscape photographs in the exhibition ‘True Nature’.

Close your eyes and imagine a landscape. There is probably quite a clash between the ideal landscape that would come to mind and the ‘real’ nature encountered in Christina Capetillo’s photos. They challenge our notions of untouched nature, which soon may no longer exist. In Denmark, for example, there is only 2.5% wild nature left – and the human impact on nature is becoming increasingly evident.

From Japan to Lolland

The exhibition ‘True Nature’ features 25 of Christina Capetillo’s photos from all over Denmark, as well as from Japan, Spain, and Germany. These are images of man-made landscapes, such as a forest plantation where new trees are planted in a completely barren place in Japan, or a ranger terrain in Lolland, where individual small pine trees stand like lonely creatures. It is a landscape devoid of humans that we encounter in the exhibition’s photos – yet at the same time, humanity is very much present, as the hand that has shaped it.

About Christina Capetillo

Christina Capetillo is a Danish photo-based visual artist and architect who is fascinated by the relationship between architecture, landscape, and photography. Capetillo’s work has been shown in a large number of Danish and international group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Møstings Hus and at Rudolph Tegner’s Museum. She has published several books with her works and is represented in private and public collections. Capetillo received the Eckersberg Medal and the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year working grant in 2015 and has carried out several public commissions for museums and cultural institutions.

Photo: Christina Capetillo

The exhibition is developed by Christina Capetillo in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Center.

The exhibition is supported by Realdania.