We are here


Photographer: Alice Hjorth

In a thought-provoking exhibition, visual artist Mia-Nelle Drøschler delves deep into the existential questions that permeate our existence. Aptly titled “We Are Here (Just For A Moment),” this immersive showcase invites viewers to ponder their fleeting presence in the world through a fusion of monumental wall painting, art films, and insightful interviews. The exhibition finds its home in Norske Huset, one of the three rooms at the Danish Museum Sophienholm, offering a contemplative space for reflection and introspection.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a monumental wall painting that dominates one of the rooms. Drøschler’s skillful brushstrokes and explosive use of color command attention, drawing viewers into a visual tapestry that speaks to the ephemeral nature of life. Positioned in front of the painting is a church bench, inviting spectators to take a seat and immerse themselves in the vibrant hues while contemplating the deeper meanings embedded within the artwork.

As viewers engage with the wall painting, their senses are further stimulated by the soundtracks emanating from the two adjoining rooms. Here, Drøschler’s art films, “Mette” and “Svenn,” take center stage. In “Mette,” the artist interviews climate expert Mette Nedergård, capturing the ethereal beauty of swans swimming in the sea through an x-ray filter. This juxtaposition prompts reflections on our place within the natural world and the urgent need to address climate change.

In “Svenn,” Drøschler delves into a dialogue with church clerk Svenn, exploring the depths of his Christian faith. The film captures Svenn during his working hours, providing a glimpse into his beliefs and practices. Through this intimate conversation, the artist raises questions about spirituality, faith, and the search for meaning in a transient world.

The exhibition “We Are Here (Just For A Moment)” was made possible through the generous support of The Danish Art Council. Their recognition of the exhibition’s significance in sparking meaningful conversations and inviting viewers to reflect on their place in the world is a testament to their commitment to fostering thought-provoking artistic expressions.

Mia-Nelle Drøschler’s exhibition at Norske Huset in the Danish Museum Sophienholm offers a profound exploration of our fleeting existence. Through the monumental wall painting, art films, and insightful interviews, the artist prompts viewers to contemplate their transient presence in the world, the urgency of addressing climate change, and the search for spiritual meaning. “We Are Here (Just For A Moment)” invites us to reflect upon our connection to the natural