Galleri Susanne Ottesen (DK)

Galleri Susanne Ottesen was founded in 1983 by Susanne Ottesen and is one of the pioneering galleries in Denmark to champion a generation of local and international contemporary artists, each with a radical and distinctive approach to the possibilities of art.

Ragna Braase by her loom in Marcoussis, Paris, Date unknown

Ragna Braase (DK)

Throughout the 70’s and 80’s Danish artist Ragna Braase weaved intensively inside her homemade Yurt in Marcoussis, Paris, creating a remarkable and diverse body of textile work, which until recently was vastly unnoticed. Braase´s vibrant weavings are full of surprising compositions in their color- and pattern combinations, sometimes appearing almost psychedelic or musical in their opticality. Ragna Braase is part of a history that is about to come into being. Although she had significant exhibitions in Denmark during the 1980’s, her practice was nearly forgotten for many years. With SMK’s exhibition last year showing installations and prints by the artist, and Centre Pompidou’s recent acquisition of one of her weavings, her works have begun to resurface.

Ragna Braase (1929-2013) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen 1954-57 and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris 1952-53. After 1968 she lived and worked in the Parisian suburb Marcoussis. Ragna Braase´s work is included in public collections such as the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), ARoS, Museet for Samtidskunst, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Kantede rum

Gobelin weaving, 55,5 x 42,5 cm
1959

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Untitled

Weaving, 177 x 60 cm
Undated

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Flise

Weaving (daldrejl), 50 x 50 cm
1978

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Untitled

Weaving, 70 x 52 cm
1980s

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Untitled

Weaving, 63 x 63 cm
1970s

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Untitled

Weaving, 88 x 72 cm
Undated

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Untitled,

Weaving, 130 x 129 cm
1970s

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Untitled

Weaving, 157 x 127 cm
1970s

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Untitled

Weaving, 176 x 22 cm
Undated

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Ragna Braase
Excerpt from documentary
1985

Ragna Braase, Excerpt from documentary, 1985