Karen Bennicke (°1943) has already exhibited at PULS in 2001, and now she is back for the second time. It is typical for Bennicke's unpredictable creative mind that she will come up with something completely new again. Whereas in 2001 her ceramic objects were austere, unglazed sculptural light-projectors, reminiscent of architectural scale-models, the present exhibition will have a much more playful touch. She has created glazed, coloured works (both standing and wall pieces) that are communicative and seem to have a narrative of their own. Nevertheless, the mystery is always lurking behind the corner, for it is never quite clear what they are trying to communicate: Do they want to make us smile, or are they messages from outer space? Either way, her language of ceramics is intensely powerful and represents a personal commentary on contemporary life. Through the interpretation in clay of modern mechanical forms and by carefully juxtaposing them in unexpected compositions, she has created a series of objects that, despite their simple clarity, are always complex and exhilirating.
Karen Bennicke had solo exhibitions in galleries throughout Europe, participated in the big Danish exhibition "From the Kilns of Denmark", which toured in the United States.