Nº73 Kirsten JustesenNú Ninja Helga Mjöll
Kirsten Justesen is a Danish artist born in 1943. She studied sculpture in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1975.
She works in a wide range of genres, from body art and performance art, to sculptures and installation. In the 60s, Justesen was a part of the avant-garde scene and experimented a lot with using her own body as artistic material. That led her to feminist art in the 70s and using art as medium to challenge traditional value systems.
In the 1970s Justesen had her kids and her studio was located between the kitchen and the nursery. It was around this time she made her iconic housewife pictures, a satire of the romanticized depictions of the housewife in the home.
Kirsten Justesen also designed theatre sets for many years as well as teaching in Scandinavia, USA and the Middle East. Today she divides her time between New York and Copenhagen and continuously fights for women’s rights and influence in the art world by shining a light on social issues through her own art, co-organizing seminars concerning women’s positions in society and by being on various boards and positions in foundations.
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