A pioneering and popular figure of feminist art in Denmark, Dea Trier Mørch (1941-2001), is known especially for her writing. The exhibition Into the World is the first museum exhibition of the artist's graphic work viewed as visual art.
At this distance from her own time, it is Dea Trier Mørch's faith in the value and legitimacy of the individual that shines through the works. She turns her gaze to the childbearing mother, the newborn child, the new father, the senior citizen, the worker, the cleaning woman in the hospital, the freedom fighter and the young soldier. The links between the intimate, close life and the political currents of the time are part of an overall project, which aims to get art out into life and into the world.
Most of the exhibition's works have rarely been exhibited before. Dea Trier Mørch's family, who handle her archive today, have generously made the exhibition’s c. 90 works available – works with a focus on the period 1967-77, when graphics played a major role in her artistic activities. Her linocuts range motivically from intimate depictions of childbirth and everyday life – with a distinctive body-oriented activism and feminist touch – to political subjects depicting political prisoners and freedom fighters, with the strong human portrait at the centre.
Trier Mørch began as a visual artist – at the age of 16 she was admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – but she had her popular breakthrough as a writer with Vinterbørn. Moreover she was co-founder of the artist collective Røde Mor (Red Mother) in 1969.