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An introduction to Dorte Østergaard Jakobsen’s universe

Textile artist Dorte Østergaard Jakobsen works with design installations. A format she developed in close collaboration with her husband Industrial Designer Jakob Berg.

Design installation is a fitting term for the cross over between art and design that takes place in Dorte Østergaards work. Her pieces are not isolated design objects but a spacious total experience that brings all sense into play, making her professional background as a textile designer go hand in hand with the artistic an conceptual project; banners of patterned textiles, acrylics walls, lights, sounds and furniture incorporated and merged into a bodily and sensuous experience of the installation as a whole and at the same time the separate parts are always created with an artistic impetus and often on a grandiose scale that makes the spectator feel like  being in a modern cathedral of art.

Dorte Østergaards art has been on exhibition in museums and galleries in Denmark, Japan, Israel, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Iceland.