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Simone Aaberg Kærn

Exhibition view Simone Aaberg Kaern 2008, photo: David Aebi

Exhibition view Simone Aaberg Kaern 2008, photo: David Aebi

Exhibition view Simone Aaberg Kaern 2008, photo: David Aebi

19. April – 15. June 2008

Kunstmuseum

First solo exhibition of the Danish artist and pilot Simone Aaberg Kærn in Switzerland

The Kunstmuseum Thun presents a solo exhibition of the Danish artist and pilot Simone Aaberg Kærn, which is also the artist’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland. The works by Simone Aaberg revolve around women in flight. She confronts the viewer with the social, historical and political dimensions of aviation from various angles. Explosive topics, like the daily life of female fighter pilots in Turkey, or of female helicopter pilots in Afghanistan, also give leeway to poetic moments: A recurring theme in Aaberg’s work is human’s old dream of flying and the freedom high up in the air. With her keen eyes, the artist arouses the spectator’s curiosity for new approaches in flying and thus simultaneously works on gender-specific issues.