Dea Trier Mørch

Into the world

The beginning of life, lino prints and “Røde Mor” (Red Mother).

With its presentation of Dea Trier Mørch’s graphic works, Kunstmuseum Brandts provides a focused, new look at a prominent, passionate and political artist whose simple, attentive depictions of both the intimate sphere and public life characterised 1970s Denmark. For many, it will be a nostalgic reunion, while for others, their encounter with Dea Trier Mørch’s iconic imagery will be new and eye-opening.

Dea Trier Mørch started out as a visual artist at the early age of 16, when she was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Visual Arts, but her real breakthrough
came with the publication of her novel Winter’s Child. Trier Mørch was an artist with an affinity for the world she lived in. Among other things, she was the co-founder of the socialist artist collective “Røde Mor” (Red Mother) in 1969, which aimed to bring art to the people and thereby promote social change.

Kunstmuseum Brandts is presenting a number of Dea Trier Mørch’s graphic works. The works show her commitment to the world near and far, the socio-political agenda of the day
and global events – and how it is all connected. It is a unified project that is about bringing art into life and into the world.

The exhibition has previously been shown at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art and Holstebro Kunstmuseum and will subsequently be shown at Kunsthall Trondheim. The exhibition is produced by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in close collaboration with Kunsten Museum of Modern Art and Dea Trier Mørch’s family.