Peter Martensen & Morten Søndergaard - bla bla bleu

4 Feb 2021 – 27 Mar 2021

Regular hours

12:00 – 19:00
12:00 – 19:00
12:00 – 19:00
12:00 – 19:00
12:00 – 19:00

Free admission

Galerie Maria Lund

Île-de-France, France


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  • M8 Chemin Vert / M1 Saint Paul

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“Blue conversations” between the two Danish artists are behind bla bla bleu, the first shared exhibition of painter Peter Martensen and his dear friend poet, performer and artist Morten Søndergaard.
Indigo lies at the heart of it all: its sounds, space, light, time.


Peter Martensen alludes to the indigo colour as a state and evokes the distance it brings as a master of memory and oblivion. He points out its luminosity in the obscurity and compares its melancholic tone to a cello’s.  Morten Søndergaard puts forth its transformative and enchanting dimension, its link to the depths of existence.

For bla bla bleu, Morten Søndergaard is republishing – in blue – his Pharmacie des Mots (Word Pharmacy), a collision between the ten grammatical categories and medicine leaflets. More than anything, it is a collision between two languages or two systems: grammar and medicine*.

The exhibition is conceived as a big blue pharmacy: blue marble stones with engraved words and pharmacies by Morten Søndergaard punctuate this ensemble, where Peter Martensen’s paintings and drawings blow like paper sheets in the wind.

The two artists consider their work as “fundamental research”. The poet adds: I don’t think poetry leads to new discoveries contrary to science. But we have to write poetry because the world is in constant need of being rephrased.

With bla bla bleu, the painter and poet meet together to offer us (bluish) stuff over the transom! The foundations of meaning will shake under the attacks of words, images and other substances. There’s a high risk of addiction.

*excerpt from Les Pharmakonfessions by Morten Søndergaard


Galerie Maria Lund

Galerie Maria Lund

Exhibiting artists

Morten Søndergaard

Peter Martensen


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