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INSTALLATIONS AND COMMISSIONS

WALLS, TRANSPARANT

Abaca Sheets
Abaca Sheets
Abaca Sheets
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Abaca Sheets. Walls

Installation at Gentofte Art Library, Denmark, 1986.

9 large walls of perspex and handmade paper,  each 250 x 150 cm.

The transparency of the paper is refracted by the light, which gives the space a floating, dream – like character. A new concept of the term “wall” has been achieved.

Ordrupgaard Collection
Ordrupgaard Collection
Ordrupgaard aquariums with floating pulp
A glass house transformed into a paper house
Ordrupgaard CollectionOrdrupgaard aquariums with floating pulpA glass house transformed into a paper house

Ordrupgaard Collection

Installation in the Hothouse, 1988.

Handmade paper has been attached to a double glazing. Each panel has its own cohesive colouring and structure. A hothouse is shaped for weightless connection – a transparent interspace. Nine aquaria symbolize the earth material from which paper is created.

Skaering Church
Skaering Church
Skaering Church
Skaering Church
Skaering Church
Skaering Church
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Commission, Skaering Church, Århus/ Egå, Denmark, Architect Johannes Exner, 1996

27 glass doors decorated with handmade paper.

Handmade paper is glued onto 27 glass panels of folding doors, thus producing countless formations and figures, which change their appearance with the changing light. The cross as symbol stands out as luminous watermarks, when caught by the light. The basic compositional element in the ornamentation is the floor plan of the  church, which has been transferred as reflections in the glass panels. The philosophical aspects that may be associated with the nature of paper are centred on the life of human beings from birth to life.

NI TID

Foss Electric, Hillerød

Ni Tid. Handmade Nepalese Daphne paper on windows, 1996.

Measuring apparatuses of the kind used for carrying out tests provided the inspiration for the pure forms, created by 9 glass plates with handmade paper. A microscopic world is enclosed.

WALLS, MURALS

Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
Wall Paper
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Wallpaper

Handmade paper attached directly on walls gives the space a soft glow. Can be made in any size.

Rolex
Rolex
Rolex
Rolex

Rolex

Commission for Rolex, Biel, Switzerland, 1994.
120 x 720 cm handmade paper directly fixed to the wall

CONSTRUCTIONS

108 - detail
108 - detail
108 - detail
Dove's Vanes

Stars – a peace symbol, 25 x 700 cm, Dove’s vanes and kozo paper.

108 - Fundament of a Pillar, detail
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Swan Feathers
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CONSTRUCTIONS

Swans and Doves.

Swan and dove vanes are used as a support for construction with handmade paper.

VARIOUS SELECTED PROJECTS

Papirkademiet – ARK
Layering Mountains 55 x 65, burnt bamboo paper Anne Vilsboell
Burnt Field, manila hamp
Field 115 x 215 cm, burnt bamboo paper AV
STEM, 47 x 86 cm, burnt abaca
Sand Paper, 100 x 100 cm, kozo, sand
Sand Paper, 100 x 100 cm, kozo, sand
Sand Paper, 100 x 100, kozo, sand, burnt nettle paper
New Earth, horsetail, 50 x 50 cm
Shrinking Earth, 50 x 50 cm, horsetail
Indigo coloured jute and handmade paper wall paper 125 x 180 cm
Network, drawings with pulp, installation – Anne Vilsboell
Peace object, dove vanes, manila hamp
You cannot kill something that is meant to be alive,, oak, birch, kozo pulp, nettle paper, 35 x 15 x 15 cm
It will always break through, horsetail paper, 24 x 15 x 15 cm
Weed paper
My Secret Garden, seaweed, plant papers
Containers of Life and Death Installation

Various selected installation projects

PAPER HAS A MEMORY, 2022

Throughout her four-decade art practice, Anne Vilsbøll has investigated the qualities and capabilities of paper as a material in both painting and sculpture. She has studied many different papermaking traditions around the world, which in turn suffuse the formal language of her compositions and her thematic considerations.

In Paper Has a Memory, Vilsbøll explores the origins, history, and uses of paper. The material itself is the central locus of meaning, and it is brought into focus through various sculptures and objects that consider our symbiotic relationship with nature.

The group of works entitled Containers of Life and Death, which consists of urns made from seagrass, kozo, and manila hemp, illustrates the transience of human life, while at the same time evoking the all-encompassing system of nature, in which the new is inevitably born from that which once was. As humans, we are bound to each other and to nature, and our choices will always resonate through the ecosystems of which we are a part. The series comprising My Secret Garden investigates paper as a medium and a storyteller. The textured sheets convey narratives embedded within the very fibers and structures of the paper – organic stories about nature, made by nature.

The Paper Academy in Gilleleje, Denmark, serves as Anne Vilsbøll’s studio, where she creates commissioned works and experiments with new practical applications and aesthetic possibilities of bio-based pulp. Additionally, The Paper Academy operates as a space for exhibitions, talks, and art residencies centered around facilitating and inspiring potential new approaches to paper that challenge our accepted conventions.

Coupe Seche
Coupe Seche
Coupe Seche
The Tower Bed of Juliane Marie
The Tower Bed of Juliane Marie
Waves with Noise
Waves with Noise
Imaginal Cells, 2011
Imaginal Cells, 2011
Welcome to the Water Palace
Welcome to the Water Palace
We are full of.....
We are full of…..
Tourne, Tourne, petite Toupie
Tourne, Tourne, petite Toupie
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Various selected installation projects

JUTE AND HANDMADE PAPER

Nature's Roof
Nature's Roof
Nature’s Roof
Along the Wall
Along the Wall
L'Experience du Corps
L’Experience du Corps
Lettre d'Amour 1
Lettre d’Amour 1
Lettre d'Amour 2
Lettre d’Amour 2
Lettre d'Amour 4
Lettre d’Amour 4
Lettre d'Amour 5
Lettre d’Amour 5
Lettre d'Amour 3
Lettre d’Amour 3
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Jute and handmade paper

A fusion of old Indian gunny bags have been treated with handmade pulp to create  a strong, tactile surface, used for embroidery, sowing or pulp drawings.

Installation view, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, CPH, DK, 2015
Installation view, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, CPH, DK, 2015
Installation view, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, CPH, DK, 2015
Lienzo, Je pars
Lienzo, Je pars, 2015
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
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Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
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Lienzo, Je pars
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Lienzo
Lienzo, Je reviens,
Lienzo, Je reviens
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
Lienzo
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Lienzo

The series Lienzo – from destruction to creation is inspired and developed by the bull, the bullfight and its history. The bull has been worshipped in numerous early religions. Ritual sacrifice of the beasts in one form or another goes back to before the days of written history.

In her art Anne Vilsboell has often drawn on mythological subject matter and included the animal in her art.

Living in Provence since 15 years she is inspired by its taurine traditions. Visits to the Arles Arena awakened her earlier fascination as a young girl attending bullfights in Spain.

A bullfight contains an image of our world. It is about sacrifices and loss, life and death. The painter must rule his nature in order to create, which can be compared to tame the bull.

Her fascination is shared by numerous artists in history: Titian, Goya, Picasso, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein and many others.
It is believed that the Spanish matador Francisco Romero (1700 – 1763) introduced the red cape (muleta) into bullfighting in around 1726. It is believed that the muleta developed from a white linen or hemp cloth called lienzo used to divert the attention of the bull.
Over centuries a very large number of passes was invented by the matadors, who according to their taste, used either blue or yellow muletas. In 1928 – in Madison Square Garden, NY, the matadors, dictated by the society protective animal societies, used green muleta.

With her series Lienzo Anne Vilsboell has created a colour scale with which one can combine one’s own overlapped hangings according to one’s own taste. The lienzo = muleta has developed from an instrument of protection to an instrument of domination.

SELECTED COMMISIONS/ PAINTINGS INCLUDED

Dolphins
Dolphins
Boat
Swans
DolphinsBoatSwans

Commission for NorfolkLine, Maersk Delft

Sailing between Dunkerque and Dover
The commision included the entire ship

More about the project
Erosion
Erosion
Erosion
Erosion
Between the Lines
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Commissions for Danisco, Copenhagen, Denmark

Football Players
Football Players
Handball Players
Football PlayersHandball Players

Commission for Viborg Stadion, Denmark

2 paintings: Football Player I and II, each 340 x 160 cm and the painting: Handball Players, 240 x 240 cm. Handmade paper, pigments and binders vacuum pressed on canvas.

Life Cyclus

Life Cyclus

Commission Zingg & Partners, Biel, Switzerland, mitsumata, ink and paint, 150 x 150 cm, 2011

Equilibre

EQUILIBRE

Private commission, painting 200 x 370 cm, handmade paper, pigments and binder, vacuum pressed on canvas

City Plan

City Plan

Commission for Nykredit, Viborg, Denmark.

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