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Opening

Line of the Horizon // Icarus Victorious

Friday 07 Apr 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Line of the Horizon by Ismar Cirkinagic and Icarus Victorious by Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen with Ulla Hvejsel, claus ejner, Kristian Byskov and J&K

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Hysterics

Walk & Talk // Marie Dufresne and Rikke Benborg

Thursday 16 Mar 7:30pm 8:30pm
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This evening the audience is invited on a walk-through of Hysterics while Rikke Benborg in conversation Marie Dufresne, curator at Vejle Kunstmuseum, will elaborate on the thematics of the exhibition and Benborg’s own artistic practice.

Harvesting the Rare Earth

Talk & Performance // Harvesting the Rare Sounds

Sunday 12 Mar 3:00pm 5:00pm
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This Sunday afternoon artist Jacob Remin and the two composers, Yann Coppier and Runar Magnusson will introduce to the specific recording equipment and techniques involved in making the compositions featured in Harvesting the Rare Earth. After the presentation a special live performance based on the audio material of the exhibition will take place.

Hysterics

Concert & Performance // Mother’s Ruin

Thursday 02 Mar 6:00pm 8:00pm
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This Thursday evening Overgaden will be hosting an event in relation to Rikke Benborgs exhibition “Hysterics”. Here Benborg will be staging women in costumes inspired by home and interior – a playful comment on the historic indoor fate of women. The event will serve as setting for an exclusive concert by Marie Eline Hansen, and as a generous gesture inviting the audience to indulge in gin and melancholic music and imagery. Mother gin, Madam Geneva, Ladies delight or Mother’s ruin are all names for the popular alcoholic beverage, the cheapest means of forgetting your worries in the 18th century, where the effects of gin on the family was disastrous!

Listen to Marie Eline Hansen here.

The event is free, and everybody is welcome.

Harvesting the Rare Earth

Seminar // CRISPR Technology and Hybrid Ecologies

Friday 24 Feb 1:00pm 5:00pm
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In connection with the exhibition Harvesting the Rare Earth, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art invites you to a seminar about CRISPR gene technology.

The border between computers, electronics and biology is blurring. Already today CRISPR technology offers new radical possibilities in genetically modifying not only micro organisms, but insects, animals, humans and ecosystems. How does this affect our understanding of the relation between nature, human and technology?

With micro organisms and algorithms gaining more agency in our lives, the borders of the human self is up for discussion. Today we are seeing the rising development of numerous ways that cells and data interact across species and systems, creating complex hybrid ecologies and challenging our traditional understanding of the world centered around man.

In Harvesting the Rare Earth Jacob Remin presents a hypothetical scenario of the near future in which biotech companies have developed a method enabling genetically modified caterpillars to harvest Rare Earth Metals from e-waste dumps around the world. Jacob Remin uses this exchange between actual and hypothetical issues to investigate the power structures of the world in an exhibition that focuses on the environmental and human consequences of our consumption and addiction to technology.

The exhibition and seminar has been developed in collaboration with Martin Malthe Borch, master in biological engineering.

Participants: Erich Berger, Artist, Director of the Bioartsociety in Finland; Jacob Remin, Artist; Martin Malthe Borch, Biological engineer, designer; Helene Faustrup Kildegaard, Senior researcher, DTU Biosustain.
Moderator: Lars Reuter, Ethicist, Theologian, Ph.D.

The seminar will be in English.

Opening

Hysterics // Harvesting the Rare Earth

Friday 27 Jan 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Hysterics by Rikke Benborg and Harvesting the Rare Earth by Jacob Remin.

Spinning and Weaving

Sci-fi Talk & Finissage

Sunday 08 Jan 2:00pm 5:00pm
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This Sunday you are invited to finissage and Sci-fi talk in Ann Lislegaard’s exhibition Spinnng and Weaving. Ann Lislegaard will talk about the inspiration she finds in science fiction and Niels Dalgaard, Ph.D. in Nordic Literature, will talk about the potential of science fiction as a genre. Among other things he will talk about how to use science fiction as a tool to redefine fixed conceptions.

REVISIT: HIDE

HIDE // Celebration and Spoken Word

Thursday 05 Jan 6:00pm 8:00pm
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Seimi Nørregaard invites you to an evening of celebration and Spoken Word. Everyone is welcome to give a speech. Tea and biscuits will be served.

REVISIT: HIDE

Live Review and Talk // About Hide and Performance Installation

Thursday 08 Dec 5:00pm 7:00pm
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This evening Anne Ring Petersen, Associate Professor in Modern Culture, will live review HIDE and afterwards talk with Seimi Nørregaard about her artistic practise and the potential of the performance installation.

Moderator: Matthias Hvass Borello curator, writer and editor at Kunsten.nu

Spinning and Weaving

Performance and Walk & Talk

Thursday 01 Dec 6:00pm 7:30pm
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The Canadian artist and beatboxer Liz Kinoshita has given voice to the sound and light installation ‘Shadows of Tomorrow’ in Ann Lislegaard’s exhibition ’Spinning and Weaving’ and will this evening perform live in the installation. After the performance, Ann Lislegaard will in the company of art critic Maria Kjær Themsen lead the audience through the exhibition and speak about her work and the thoughts behind the exhibition.

Overgaden LECTURES

Overgaden LECTURES: Superslick Surfaces – Visual Art and The Digital Contemporary

Friday 18 Nov 2:00pm 8:00pm
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For the fourth year running, Overgaden invites you to join the international conference series Overgaden LECTURES, an annual event that puts key issues in contemporary art on the agenda. This year Overgaden invited Berlin-based artist and author Andreas Schlaegel to focus on the subject of post-internet art, and invite international and Danish theorists, artists, curators and communicators working in the field.

Based on the idea of ‘call’ and ‘response’, the conference format extends over two sessions, a month apart.

How does art relate to the omnipresent, virtual universe of the Internet? What issues, possibilities and strategies has this digital realm generated? Does art surrender to the terms of capitalism, or can it challenge the commercial character of the web when it enters social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram? The answer is not clear-cut, and can be viewed from many angles – not only artistic, but also social, cultural and political. Based on these questions this year’s LECTURES aim to kick-start with the following thematic tracks.

The Materiality of the Virtual

One of the key themes is the relationship between virtuality and materiality in post-internet art, as well as in the broader context of the Internet. How can we verbalize virtual materiality and the intangible imagery circulating on the worldwide web? Do we lack a language and visual culture that can describe the virtual experiences we have on a daily basis? What about the influence of our actions online on our physical materiality? How far removed is the virtual from physical materiality in relation to the massive global resources consumed for digital purposes, the influence global economies and the age of the Anthopocene?

The Erotics of the Digital Imaginary

Another thread running is the success story of the nearly immaterial and weightless digital image and its seductive and compelling qualities: how the production and accessibility of the virtual image ignites and haunts artistic expression and production. The panels also aim to take this issue one step further, discussing the cultural and communicative consequences of our digital production and the consumption of images in social media cycles.

Click-Bait & Spam – In the Blink of an Eye

The third theme focuses on attention as resource and commodity, and on the way the hyper circulation of news, ideas, images and goods facilitated via the Internet influences us at an individual and societal level. The panelists will reflect on and discuss the human attention span, and how our capacity to concentrate and focus has been influenced and possibly reconfigured by the incessant stream of technical developments.

SCHEDULE

For schedule Thursday 13 October.

Friday 18 November:

14.00: Introduction and summation of the last panel: Andreas Schlaegel (Artist and author)

14.30: Milena Høgsberg (Senior curator, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo)

15.10: Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic director, Disruption Network Lab, Berlin).

15.50: Coffee break

16.05: Paul Feigelfeld (Academic coordinator, Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University, Lüneburg)

16.45: Sandra Mujinga (Artist)

17.25: Coffee break

17.40: Mohammad Salemy (Curator and critic),

18.20: Mathilde Schytz Marvit (Creative Producer & Digital Strategist at House of Real)

19:00: 20.00 Panel discussion

Formulation of a response to the questions from the last panel

 

Moderator: Andreas Schlaegel (Artist and author)

We reserve the right to make changes in the programme.

 

Overgaden LECTURES 2016 has been organised by the German artist and author Andreas Schlaegel.

Overgaden LECTURES is supported by the Bikuben Foundation.

 

Opening

Spinning and Weaving // HIDE

Friday 11 Nov 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Spinning and Weaving by Ann Lislegaard and Revisit: HIDE by Seimi Nørregaard.

Culture Night.

Culture Night // Selvhenter-Concert & Visual Gastronomy

Friday 14 Oct 6:30pm 10:00pm
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Equipped with trombone, violin, saxophone and drums the all-female quintet Selvhenter will perform their uncompromising, boundless energetic sound in dialog with the exhibition and space. Meanwhile Smag & Rum will provide a both aesthetic and surprising gastronomic experience inspired by Mette Winckelmann’s works.

PROGRAM

From 6:30 pm: continuously serving by Smag & Rum
20 pm: Concert with Selvhenter

FURTHER INFORMATION

SELVHENTER
The all-female band Selvhenter honed a sound all its own – an uncompromising, boundless energetic one that blends the aesthetics of experimental rock, the sophistication of improvised free jazz and the aggressiveness of punk, noise and metal, all performed with passion and humor. Selvhenter is part of the art collective and record label Eget Værelse.
Listen to Selvhenter here.
Further information here.

SMAG & RUM
Smag og Rum by Johanne Brønnum works with gastronomy and arrangement in a scenographic, creative and visual way, that engages the receiver. Further information here.

COME UNDONE
Read about Mette Winckelmann’s exhibition here.

IMORTANT!

CULTURE PASS
Remember to buy a Culture Pass! The Culture Pass can be purchased at 7-Eleven in and around Copenhagen as well at libraries and museums in Copenhagen and at Frederiksberg. It costs 90 kroner and provides you with access to all events during Culture Night. Further information here.

Overgaden LECTURES

Overgaden LECTURES: Superslick Surfaces – Visual Art and The Digital Contemporary

Thursday 13 Oct 2:00pm 8:00pm
Read more

For the fourth year running, Overgaden invites you to join the international conference series Overgaden LECTURES, an annual event that puts key issues in contemporary art on the agenda. This year Overgaden invited Berlin-based artist and author Andreas Schlaegel to focus on the subject of post-internet art, and invite international and Danish theorists, artists, curators and communicators working in the field.

Based on the idea of ‘call’ and ‘response’, the conference format extends over two sessions, a month apart.

How does art relate to the omnipresent, virtual universe of the Internet? What issues, possibilities and strategies has this digital realm generated? Does art surrender to the terms of capitalism, or can it challenge the commercial character of the web when it enters social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram? The answer is not clear-cut, and can be viewed from many angles – not only artistic, but also social, cultural and political. Based on these questions this year’s LECTURES aim to kick-start with the following thematic tracks.

The Materiality of the Virtual

One of the key themes is the relationship between virtuality and materiality in post-internet art, as well as in the broader context of the Internet. How can we verbalize virtual materiality and the intangible imagery circulating on the worldwide web? Do we lack a language and visual culture that can describe the virtual experiences we have on a daily basis? What about the influence of our actions online on our physical materiality? How far removed is the virtual from physical materiality in relation to the massive global resources consumed for digital purposes, the influence global economies and the age of the Anthopocene?

The Erotics of the Digital Imaginary

Another thread running is the success story of the nearly immaterial and weightless digital image and its seductive and compelling qualities: how the production and accessibility of the virtual image ignites and haunts artistic expression and production. The panels also aim to take this issue one step further, discussing the cultural and communicative consequences of our digital production and the consumption of images in social media cycles.

Click-Bait & Spam – In the Blink of an Eye

The third theme focuses on attention as resource and commodity, and on the way the hyper circulation of news, ideas, images and goods facilitated via the Internet influences us at an individual and societal level. The panelists will reflect on and discuss the human attention span, and how our capacity to concentrate and focus has been influenced and possibly reconfigured by the incessant stream of technical developments.

SCHEDULE

14.00: Introduction: Andreas Schlaegel (Artist and author)

14.30: Toke Lykkeberg (Curator and art critic)

15.10:  Marisa Olson (Artist) (Cancelled)

15.50: Coffee break

16.05: Boris Ondreička (Curator, artist, author and singer)

16.45: Aymeric Mansoux (Artist and course leader, Experimental Publishing,
Master Media Design, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam)

17.25: Coffee break

17.40: Alessandro Ludovico (Professor, artist and editor-in-chief of Neural Magazine)

18.20: Hannah Black (Artist and author)

19:00 – 20.00: Panel discussion and formulation of questions for the next panel

Moderator: Andreas Schlaegel

 

Friday 18 November:

14.00: Introduction and summation of the last panel: Andreas Schlaegel (Artist and Author)

14.30: Milena Høgsberg (Senior curator, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo)

15.10: Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic director, Disruption Network Lab, Berlin).

15.50: Coffee break

16.05: Paul Feigelfeld (Academic coordinator, Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University, Lüneburg)

16.45: Sandra Mujinga (Artist)

17.25: Coffee break

17.40: Mohammad Salemy (Curator and critic),

18.20: Mathilde Schytz Marvit (Creative Producer & Digital Strategist at House of Real)

19:00 – 20.00: Panel discussion

Formulation of a response to the questions from the last panel.

 

Moderator: Andreas Schlaegel (Artist and author)

We reserve the right to make changes in the programme.

 

Overgaden LECTURES 2016 has been organised by the German artist and author Andreas Schlaegel.

Overgaden LECTURES is supported by the Bikuben Foundation.

 

Parable of Love

Talk // About Atmospheres and Archives

Sunday 09 Oct 3:00pm 5:00pm
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How do you create an atmospheric art experience? And how can archival material be used to construct a story in an exhibition? This afternoon curator at Brandts, Anna Krogh, will talk about her experiences with curating large-scale art installations, and MA in Modern Culture Jeanette Astrup Christiansen will talk about the relationship between archives and memory in relation to Michael Würtz Overbeck’s exhibition Parable of Love.

Come Undone

Talk // The Origin and Meaning of Colour

Tuesday 27 Sep 5:00pm 7:00pm
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Which meaning does colour entail and is our perception of colour subjective? In relation to Mette Winckelmann’s exhibition Come Undone, anthropologist Stine Maria Louring Nielsen will give a lecture on the origin of colour and their cultural meaning, while philosopher and writer at Information, Tine Byrckel, will speak about how we experience and perceive colour from a philosophical perspective.

Parable of Love

Walk & Talk // Trine Ross and Michael Würtz Overbeck

Thursday 22 Sep 6:00pm 7:30pm
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This evening in the company of Trine Ross Michael Würtz Overbeck will speak about his thoughts and the process behind his current exhibition Parable of Love. In their conversation they will touch upon various themes of the exhibition such as the transience and absurdity of life.

Fernisering

Come Undone // Parable of Love

Friday 02 Sep 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Come Undone by Mette Winckelmann and Parable of Love by Michael Würtz Overbeck.

Milk & Honey

Talk & film screening // Portrait of the Muslim – from silent film to Hollywood

Sunday 14 Aug 3:00pm 5:00pm
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In connection with his exhibition Milk & Honey Deniz Eroglu will shed light on how Muslims have been represented within popular culture and film history in a film screening and conversation with the cultural sociologist Mehmet Necef.

SummerSounds

Concert // Lars Kynde

Thursday 11 Aug 8:00pm 9:00pm
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This evening, the composer and sound artist Lars Kynde will perform his compositionsElephant Heart and Wandelende Tak that are brought into dialogue with the works in the exhibition Vertex. Lars Kynde is interested in the mutual influence of the music, the instrument, and the notation system.

SummerSounds

Concert // Københavns Laptop-Orkester


Friday 05 Aug 6:00pm 7:00pm
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To mark the opening of Vertex, the band Københavns Laptop-Orkester (KLO) will perform an improvised interpretation of the work Superposition which is part of the exhibition. KLO is a musical network whose work combines the site specific with the use of computers and self-programmed instruments in an exploration of digital live music.

Opening

Tobias Lukassen & Andreas Wetterberg: Vertex

Friday 05 Aug 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Vertex by Tobias Lukassen and Andreas Wetterberg, the third and final part of SummerSounds.

SummerSounds

Film Art meets Sound Art // Jacob Kirkegaard and Peter Albrechtsen

Thursday 04 Aug 6:00pm 8:00pm
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Jacob Kirkegaard and Peter Albrechtsen are two of Denmark’s most respected sound personalities within each their field. Kierkegaard as a sound artist who has shown installations in several of the world’s leading art museums and Albrechtsen with his work on many Danish and international motion pictures and documentaries. This night will function as both an introduction to Kierkegaard’s and Albrechtsen’s worlds of sound and as an ear opener and discussion about the visual potential of sound.

SummerSounds

Concert // Lotte Anker

Friday 15 Jul 6:00pm 7:00pm
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On occasion of the opening of sub-, the saxophone player and composer Lotte Anker will perform a solo set that functions as an audible activation of Christian Skjødt’s sound installations. Anker works in the field between experimental jazz and contemporary music.

Opening

Christian Skjødt: sub-

Friday 15 Jul 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the solo presentation sub- by Christian Skjødt, the second element of the exhibition series SummerSounds.


COLAB: Conversation Kitchen 4

Saturday 25 Jun 2:00pm 5:00pm
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During the spring, COLAB Conversation Kitchen has invited six artists from Africa and the Middle East on residencies at a selection of public institutions in Denmark, where they in collaboration with a number of partners have investigated the relationship between memory, identity and performativity. To round off the project the organizers – Liveart.dk and the Portuguese curator Marcio Carvalho – will discuss the collaborations and results of the project with the Danish participants, while the Iraqi duo Urnamo, consisting of Al-Fatlawi and Wathiq Al Ameri, will present a special performance.

Overgaden Project

Overgaden Project // Eva la Cour: Autopia

Thursday 23 Jun 5:00pm 7:00pm
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This evening, the artist Eva la Cour invites you to a reception in connection with the launch of the catalogue Autopia about the female Belgian artist XX and her exhibition at The Museum. Based on an ongoing conversation with XX la Cour has edited the catalogue, which includes contributions by the Belgian curator and critic Pieter van Bogaert, art historian and artist Kristian Poulsen as well as the visual artists Anne Mette Schultz and Signe Frederiksen. To celebrate the occasion, a number of curators from The Museum will entertain with lectures on XX’s work. The event will be in Danish.

SummerSounds

Performance // Ursula Nistrup: A musical investigation of a space

Friday 17 Jun 6:00pm 7:00pm
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On the occasion of the opening of rum mål lyd tid, which is part of SummerSounds, Ursula Nistrup will present a new site-specific performance developed in collaboration with the musicians Cæcilie Trier and Maria Diekmann. In extension of the artist’s contribution to the exhibition, they will enact a musical study of Overgaden’s space that is based on the discordant principle of the tritone interval.

Opening

Milk & Honey // SummerSounds

Friday 17 Jun 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Milk & Honey by Deniz Eroglu and SummerSounds.

Varulv!

Performance // Iris Smeds: Surreal Strategies to Apply on a Disillusioned Landscape. Part 1,5: The First Vision / Since All Men Disappeared

Wednesday 25 May 8:30pm 9:00pm
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As a round-off of the debate on political visions the Swedish artist Iris Smeds will present a new performance, which lies in continuation of her work in the exhibitionVarulv!. In the role of an oracle she conjures up a speculative scenario of the future that reflects on what the world would look like without any men, and why they might have disappeared.

Varulv!

Debate // Are Political Visions Dead?

Wednesday 25 May 6:00pm 8:00pm
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With a point of departure in the exhibition ”Varulv!”, Overgaden sets the scene for a critical debate about the democratic conversation and if visions are lacking in Danish politics. In a time where political ideologies have been declared dead from several sides, and political speech is slandered for being meaningless, we ask if this is actually so? And if this is the case, what is needed in order to bring visions back as important anchor points for the development of society and democratic debate?

The panel will consist of Jørn Loftager, Associate professor at the University of Aarhus; Christine Cordsen, political correspondent at Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR); Olav Hesseldahl, Founder of Ungdomsbureauet; Jan Juul Christensen, secretary of party Social Democrats. Moderator: Kristian Weise, Director at CEVEA. The event will be in Danish.


COLAB: Conversation Kitchen 3

Tuesday 24 May 5:00pm 8:00pm
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COLAB Conversation Kitchen consists of six meetings between representatives from official Denmark and established artists from Africa and the Middle East. In a study of the relationship between memory, identity, and performativity – on a personal as well as national level – the six artists will be staying a month at Danish institutions assisted by Danish mentors. This evening you can experience the results of the exchange between Brian Mikkelsen, former minister for culture and initiator of the Danish Cultural Canon, and Ammar Abo Bakr (Egypt); Alette Scavenius, research librarian at the Royal Library in Denmark, and Jelili Attiku (Nigeria); Torben Sangild, culture reporter at Zetland and Politiken, and Khaled Jarrar (Palestine).

COLAB Conversation Kitchens are the result of a collaboration between Liveart.dk and Portuguese artist and curator Marcio Carvalho. Read more.

Bugs in the War Room

Seminar // Crisis Computing

Sunday 22 May 3:00pm 5:00pm
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This seminar will cross-cut past and present artistic research into the intersection of crisis, computation, network architectures and global power structures. Florian Cramer will look into our current over-belief in the objectivity and neutrality of algorithms and discuss how artists infuse technology with poetic sensibility. Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter will present a performance lecture that draws out connections between the cybernetics of the 1960s, the millennium bug paranoia and India’s outsourcing boom. On the day, a publication that is a never-ending encyclopedia of the end of the world published by the Swedish micro-publishing house Rojal Förlag will be released.

Participants: Florian Cramer (NL/DE), Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter (DK), Rojal Förlag (SE).

The seminar will be in English.

Varulv!

Lecture & dinner // The Potential of Tranquility

Wednesday 04 May 5:00pm 7:30pm
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Normally, we communicate in words, but what happens when we are together in silence? Expert in silence, Bastian Overgaard, will focus on this in a lecture which questions the power of language and turns our gaze inward towards the potential of silence in order to further communication, development, and understanding. After the lecture, you will be able to feel the stillness in your own body during a communal dinner, partly wordless, facilitated by Bastian Overgaard.

Free admission, but you need to sign up for the dinner. Please write to ck@overgaden.org before 27 April.


COLAB: Conversation Kitchen 2

Saturday 30 Apr 2:00pm 5:00pm
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Who gets to recount history? Institutions or activists? Experience the first three collaborations that investigate identity, memory, and performativity by Jessie Kleemann and Christian Etongo; Mette Garfield and Odun Orimolade; Peter van der Meijden and Ato Malinda.

 

Varulv!

Debate // Language as Strategy

Thursday 28 Apr 6:00pm 7:30pm
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In connection with the exhibition Varulv!, Overgaden sets the scene for a debate about the role of language in the political landscape. Language has always been a powerful tool in democratic debate, but in recent years there has been a profound professionalization with a strong focus on framing and strategic communication. This tendency has also been met with criticism from several sides as it is seen as contributing to a growing adversity towards politicians and a societal debate without content. But to which degree is this actually so? And how can we understand the value of and the need for strategic linguistic tools in political craftsmanship today?

The panel will consist of Christian Kock, professor of rhetoric at the University of Copenhagen; Jens Jonatan Steen, political debater and expert in framing; Astrid Haug, expert in political communication and former press officer at Christiansborg: Katrine Hertz Mortensen, Head of press at Liberal Alliance. Moderator: Gertrud Thisted Højlund, journalist and radio host on P1 Debate. The event will be in Danish.

Varulv!

Concert & lecture // The Hidden Composition

Thursday 21 Apr 6:30pm 8:00pm
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How do we become affected in a musical sense when skilled (and unskilled) speakers try to seduce us with their messages? For the exhibition Varulv!, the composer and jazz guitarist Mikkel Ploug has created a new work where the melody of speaking from a number of prominent politicians such as Angela Merkel and Donald Trump are translated into music through a special method of composition invented by Ploug himself. This evening, he will perform the work live and give an introduction to his work with translating speeches to instruments. The event will be in Danish.


Seminar // One Thousand Books: Art(ists’) books and exhibition making

Thursday 21 Apr 11:00am 6:00pm
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One Thousand Books is an experimental art book festival celebrating the dynamic and rapidly growing independent publishing scene. One Thousand Books 2016 features a seminar, a group exhibition curated by 13 participating publishers, a book fair, and networking events. The seminar will take place at Overgaden two days before the opening of the festival at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, and will feature presentations and lectures by leading practitioners who deal with the theme:Art(ists’) books and exhibition making. Read more

 

 

Varulv!

Reading // On Werewolves and Dualisms

Thursday 14 Apr 6:00pm 8:00pm
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A series of events form an integral part of the exhibition Varulv! and will examine different aspects of the intersection between language, art, and politics. First part of the programme presents a reading by author Kasper Nørgaard Thomsen who will perform the short story Werewolf!, which has been a point of departure for the exhibition. Hereafter follows a performative reading of a new text by the poet Cia Rinne entitled Dualoges which will focus on the concept of dualism in Western philosophy. The event will be in Danish.

 

 

 


COLAB: Conversation Kitchen 1

Saturday 09 Apr 2:00pm 5:00pm
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Liveart.dk is behind COLAB: Conversation Kitchen consisting of six meetings between representatives from official Denmark and established artists from Africa and the Middle East.

In a study of the relationship between memory, identity, and performativity – on a personal as well as national level – the six artists will be staying a month at Danish institutions assisted by the Danish mentors. During four events held at Overgaden in April, May and June, you can gain insight into the artistic and human process and participate in the dialogue.

This afternoon offers a comprehensive introduction to COLAB project, where you can also meet the first team of collaborators: Christian Etongo (Cameron), Odun Orimolade (Nigeria) and Ato Malinda (Kenya) and their Danish partners Jessie Kleemann, performance artist associated with the Greenlandic House, Mette Garfield, journalist and editor at Theatre 1, and Peter van der Meijden, associate professor at the Department of Arts and cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

The following COLABs vil take place at Overgaden on April 30, May 24 and June 25. There will be free access to all events which will be in English.

COLAB Conversation Kitchens are the result of a collaboration between Liveart.dk and Portuguese artist and curator Marcio Carvalho. They are part of the IMAGES 2016 programme and are supported by the Danish Art Council and by CKU.

 

Fernisering

Bugs in the War Room // Varulv!

Friday 01 Apr 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the solo exhibition Bugs in the War Room by Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter and the group exhibition Varulv!

Overgaden Project

Performance // Always A Siren, Singing You To Shipwreck

Friday 11 Mar 5:00pm 7:00pm
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During the past year, designer and illustrator Anne Sofie Madsen and producer and writer Esben Weile Kjær have been collaborating on a series of performances and exhibitions, which combines scenography, choreography, textiles, costumes, and sound. Their new performance with the title Always A Siren, Singing You To Shipwreck can be experienced at Overgaden’s first floor where visitors can come and go as they please during the performance.


Debate // AICA Danmark: Ultracontemporary and co-curating

Wednesday 02 Mar 6:00pm 8:00pm
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Curator Tijana Mišković and artist Thierry Geoffroy are the initiators behind CUB – Copenhagen Ultracontemporary Biennale, which takes place in 2017. The biennale will focus on ultracontemporary art about the now and will involve co-curators that each will formulate their own approach to the now – both as a curatorial concept as well as a concrete framework. This evening, Mišković and Geoffroy will present their motivation for launching a new biennale, their take on collaboration and the involvement of an international network. The event is organised by AICA Denmark.

Overgaden Projekt

Daily Fiction presents MIND THE GAP

Thursday 25 Feb 6:00pm 8:00pm
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The performance MIND THE GAP is a personal break with the concept of ‘growth’ that brings the debate on energy and climate into a personal space. In the work, a physical interpretation of the pace, state, and formation process of crude oil is merged with an auto fictional tale of Tora Balslev’s summer trip to Switzerland, which highlights the contrast between the long process of the coming into being of the oil and the temporality of the way we use it. The transformation is triggered by real-time sounds manipulated live on stage by composer Knud Riishøjgaard.

The event will be in Danish.

A closet does not connect under the bed

Presentation and reading // The potential of poetry

Sunday 21 Feb 3:00pm 4:30pm
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Poetry plays a significant role in Ester Fleckners practice, and in her works text fragments often appear as an integral part of the visual expression. Following this interest Overgaden invites you to an event that both offers reflections on the potential of poetry by Julie Sten-Knudsen as well as lyrical readings by Caspar Eric and Lea Marie Løppenthin.

The event will be in Danish. 

A closet does not connect under the bed

Walk and Talk // Ester Fleckner in conversation with Maria Kjær Themsen

Thursday 18 Feb 6:00pm 7:00pm
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This evening, Ester Fleckner will talk about the ideas and the process behind her current exhibition and her work in general in the company of art critic and curator Maria Kjær Themsen.

The event will be in Danish.

 


Overgaden Project

An occasion hosted by Fanclub & Isabel Lewis

Friday 12 Feb 4:00pm 10:00pm
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Since 2013, the Dominican-American performance artist Isabel Lewis has organised and hosted a series of occassions, choreographed as celebratory and sensory gatherings of things, people, plants, music, dance and smells. In collaboration with the dance collective Fanclub, Lewis will present a new site-specific occassion at Overgaden which will be adapted to the audience and their energies in order to establish a platform for conversation, contemplation, dancing, or just simply being. From Tuesday 8 February up until the event, you can follow the preparations that are open to the public during regular opening hours.

Fanclub is Andrea Deres, Carolina Bäckman, Ellesiv V. Selseng, and Sofia Karlsson – a dancers’ collective based in Copenhagen who curate, produce and participate in their own productions. Over the last two and a half years, they have engaged Lewis in an open dialogue around her live art practice. Click here for more information.

You're Gonna Die Up There

Walk and Talk // Game Over – You and all your friends are dead

Thursday 11 Feb 5:30pm 6:30pm
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This evening Søren Thilo Funder invites you on a walk-through of his exhibition in the company of artist Asbjørn SkouTaking the works as their starting point, they will try to talk themselves into a critical reading of the constructions that surround us  constructions of Cinemaof fictionsof utopian architecture, of communitiesof knowledge, of political movements, of dreams of outer space, and escapismAsbjørn Skou and Søren Thilo Funder have for long had a close dialogue about their individual work as well as all sorts of strange phenomena that is related to and sometimes just touch on their visual and thematic universes. The event will be in Danish.

You're Gonna Die Up There

Reading and live music // Rocket Summer

Thursday 28 Jan 6:30pm 8:00pm
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On occasion of his exhibition You’re Gonna Die Up There Søren Thilo Funder invites you to a reading session about rocket launches with live music accompaniment by the string orchestra Con Fuoco with composer Tine Vitkov and the punk band 0%.

The event will be in English.

 

Opening

A closet does not connect under the bed // You’re Gonna Die Up There

Friday 22 Jan 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions A closet does not connect under the bed by Ester Fleckner and You’re Gonna Die Up There af Søren Thilo Funder.

Revisit

Panel discussion // Data Visualisation – Credible Construction or Interpretations of Reality?

Thursday 07 Jan 6:00pm 7:30pm
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This evening we will address which role the streams of digital images and data play in our understanding and perception of the world in a time when information technology increasingly dominates. Which impact does the digital have on our understanding of concepts such as objectivity and representation? How is technological development expressed in art, and which collaborations across science, art and technology stimulate and facilitate this development? The event will be in Danish.

The panel will consist of Pernille Leth-Espensen, postdoc at Institute of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University; Morten Søndergaard, media art curator and Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at AAU in Copenhagen; and Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, postdoc at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Moderator: Rasmus Vestergaard, curator at DIAS – Digital Interactive Art Space.

The event will be in Danish.

Revisit

Guided tour // REVISIT: Thorbjørn Lausten

Sunday 06 Dec 3:00pm 4:00pm
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Overgaden invites you to a guided tour of the current exhibition REVISIT: Thorbjørn Lausten. Afterwards we will serve coffee and cake. The guided tour will be in Danish.

Revisit

Lecture // Claus Carstensen: Art as eye, hand and thought – about unity, otherness and triplets

Thursday 03 Dec 6:00pm 7:00pm
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Taking two 28,000 and 18,000 years old cave paintings in the cave Cueva de la Pileta near Ronda in Andalusia as the starting point, Claus Carstensen will give a lecture on how consciousness, thought and writing take their origins from art. Something that artists have often been intuitively aware of and more or less openly carried to the market as expressed in the title of one of Asger Jorn’s paintings: In the beginning was the image. 

The event will be in Danish.

 

Overgaden LECTURES

The Art of Ethics in the Contemporary Art Institution

Saturday 28 Nov 10:00am Sunday 29 Nov 4:00pm
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In the early 21st century a series of marked social, political and economic changes have had a significant impact on the infrastructure and dynamics of the art world. The impact has been acutely felt by Western art institutions, which are under pressure from significant cutbacks in state funding, increased competition, demands to increase visitor numbers, new communication and public participation initiatives, earmarked private funding, and an increasingly prevalent experience and project culture. These and other changes have brought the issue of the role and activities of art institutions today to the fore – including their responsibility and obligations as mediator between an increasingly broad range of stakeholders and funding bodies whose interests far from always coincide. In this complex and conflict-ridden arena it has become crucial to not only identify, but also reconsider and reformulate the ethical basis and scope of the art institution to retain its relevance in the society of the future.

During the 2-day conference we will map out some of the most pressing ethical implications and challenges facing the work of institutions today. Is it possible to balance being both an enlightenment project and business without compromising either professional standards or financial accountability? How can the integrity of art be retained in the face of catering to the needs of private sponsors and the public? What is the role of communication and PR in this context – and what constitutes good, respectful communication? What effect have these developments had on curation and the relationship to artists and their interests? Questions like these form the core of the conference, at which professionals from a range of disciplines from Denmark and abroad will offer their views and experiences as a basis to discuss what a new, contemporary code of ethics for the art institution might look like – and how it can be implemented in practice.

Speakers: Christine Buhl Andersen (DK), Dave Beech (UK), Alistair Brown (UK), Irene Campolmi (DK), Signe Meisner Christensen (DK), Ann Demeester (BE), Carsten Juhl (DK), Sonja Lavaert (BE), Elin Lundgren (SE), Bettina Pehrsson (SE), Angelo Romano & Linda Jensen (CH), Andreas Schlaegel (DE), Julia Schäfer (DE), Ben Street (UK), Marianne Torp (DK).

Moderator: Merete Jankowski, director of Overgaden

The conference series is organised by Overgaden’s curator Anna Holm and is supported by the Bikuben Foundation.


Programme

Saturday 28 November 2015

10am Welcome and introduction by Anna Holm and Merete Jankowski

Art Institutional Ethics in Theory and Practice

10.15am Sonja Lavaert: The Tragic Aporia of Art and Institutions

10. 45am Irene Campolmi: Contemporary Aesth-Ethics – The Ethical Turn In 21st Century Art

11.15am Coffee break

11.30am Alistair Brown: Museum Ethics – Lessons for Contemporary Art?

12pm Carsten Juhl: The Possibility of an Internal Exile

12.30pm Panel discussion

1pm Lunch

The Art Institution Between Enlightenment Project and Contemporary Business

2pm Christine Buhl Andersen: Strategies for Re-branding a Museum – Between Local Skepticism and International Potential

2.30pm Signe Meisner Christensen: Virtuosity and Project Culture in Art Museums –
Or the Art of Mediating Between Public Engagement and Immaterial Consumption

3pm Coffee break

3.15pm Dave Beech: Art and Ethics

3.45pm Bettina Pehrsson: What Are We Good At and What Are We Good For?

4.15pm Panel discussion

Sunday 29 November

Curation and the Collaboration with the Artist

10am Marianne Torp: Artists’ Projects in the Context of the Art Historical Museum

10.30am Andreas Schlaegel: Reclaim Social Media

11am Coffee break

11.15am Angelo Romano & Linda Jensen: Betwixt and Between – ABCs by Counter Space

11.45am Ann Demeester: Between a Rock and a Hard Place – On (self-) censorship and curatorial impotence 

12.15pm Panel discussion

12.45pm Lunch

Mediation and the Audiences of the Art Institution

1.45pm Julia Schäfer: Mediation as Curatorial Practice

2.15pm Ben Street: Mediating Contemporary Art

2.45pm Coffee break

3pm Elin Lundgren: Performance under Focus

3.30pm Panel discussion


Evening class // The System: The activist potential of love

Thursday 19 Nov 5:00pm 7:00pm
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Love contains forces that no one controls, but is it at all possible to redirect and use these forces in a political situation? This time we will go out on the muddy waters of love in an investigation of the forcefield where desire and morality meet: in love and in politics. This will be addressed in presentations which shed light on this somewhat neglected area in a philosophical and theoretical context and move on to gender politics where a clash between these is inevitable.

Among the speakers are post graduate student Malte Tellerup who is going to investigate the French philosopher Alain Badiou’s book In Praise of Love, and artist and educator Madeleine Kate McGowan from the project Other Story – a short film project which presents stories and personal accounts from Syrian immigrants at their arrival at the Greek archipelago. Additionally the artists Mira Winding and Nana Dahlin will present an art work made specifically for this event.

The event will also be open for discussion among the audience.

The event is organized by Anna and Esben Weile Kjær and will be in Danish.

Due to limited seats, it is mandatory to sign up at: info@infinitescroll.dk

Opening

REVISIT: Thorbjørn Lausten

Friday 13 Nov 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibition REVISIT: Thorbjørn Lausten.

TRUST

Artist talk at Nikolaj Kunsthal // A Kassen, Sonia Dermience og We Are The Painters: Bells, Muses and the Transfiguration of the Material

Sunday 25 Oct 2:00pm 3:00pm
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As conclusion of TRUST the two artist groups A Kassen and We Are The Painters will in a conversation with curator Sonia Dermience speak about their exhibited works in Nikolaj Kunsthal and elaborate on how they operate with displacements and transfiguration of materials.

TRUST

Artist talk & guided tour at Den Frie // Martin Erik Andersen

Thursday 22 Oct 7:30pm 9:00pm
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Martin Erik Andersen will speak about his contribution to TRUST at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning. The event will be in Danish.

TRUST

Debate: TRUST as a Collaboration Between Art Centers – Necessary Experiment or Risky Business?

Thursday 22 Oct 5:00pm 7:00pm
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A panel composed of Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg, artistic director of Den Frie, the art critics Pernille Albrethsen and Torben Sangild and curator Rhea Dall will discuss the creation and reception of TRUST – as an exhibition and experiment.

Moderator: Matthias Hvass Borello. The debate will be in Danish.

TRUST

Lecture at Nikolaj Kunsthal // Center for Vild Analyse: The Psychopatology of Everyday Rituals

Thursday 22 Oct 5:00pm 6:30pm
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This evening Nikolaj Kunsthal invites you to a raw and preposterous analysis of rituals in the company of the collective subject Center for Vild Analyse. The analysis will be based on more or less varied examples from royalism to Kevin Magnussen and molecular gastronomy. Center for Vild Analyse was established in 2006 and has since participated in the public debate on culture, politics and philosophy with weekly columns in the newspaper Information among other things. The lecture will be in Danish.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #8 // Joachim Hamou: Artist talk & screening

Wednesday 21 Oct 9:00pm 11:00pm
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Programme of the evening:

Joachim Hamou, UIP27, Preview, 2015
80 min. + talk

UIP27 is a speculative drama documentary about the Israel-Palestine conflict taking place in 2027. UIP is short for ”United Israel Palestine” referring to a future scenario for the Israel-Palestine conflict. In the film, the international community led by the UN has taken on the role of occupation force, which, in other words, means that an international court now administers the conflict. The film has been made on the basis of a series of public debates at Moderna Museet in Malmö and La Passerelle in Brest, initiated by Joachim Hamou, and explores different aspects of a conflict where the justice system is in stark contrast to the personal feelings and interests of the involved parties.

Tickets:
When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

TRUST

Salon at GL STRAND // Line Knutzon, Tomas Lagermand Lundme and Nikolaj Zeuthen

Wednesday 21 Oct 6:00pm 7:30pm
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GL STRAND will host a classic, intimate salon night that focuses on trust, conversation and artistic exchange. Line Knutzon, Tomas Lagermand Lundme and Nikolaj Zeuthen will perform a repertoire of readings, music and debate. The event will be in Danish.

TRUST

Lecture at Kunsthal Charlottenborg // The Relevance of Contemporary Art 2: Henrik Holm

Wednesday 21 Oct 5:00pm 6:00pm
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Contemporary art has no relevance. This will be the point of departure for Henrik Holm, inspector at the National Gallery of Denmark, when he commences a discussion on the significance of art now and in the future. How is it possible for contemporary art to enter into an open dialogue with other ideas and current societal issues and become relevant in the encounter with the world? The lecture will be in Danish.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #7

Wednesday 14 Oct 5:00pm 6:00pm
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Programme of the evening:

Zin Taylor, Put Your Eye in Your Mouth: A Conversational Documentary Recording Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net in Dawson City, Yukon, 2007
22 min.

In the beginning of the 1990s the artist Martin Kippenberger initiated the project Metro-Net based on his visions of a metro system that was to connect the entire world. In collaboration with his close friend, the Austrian architect Reinald Nohal, he began to build a series of sculptures in different cities that represent entrances to this fictional subway. One of these was built in Dawson City, Yukon in 1994 and with departure in the creation and reception of this specific sculpture, Zin Taylor investigates the story about the Metro-Net project through an interview with Reinald Nohal.

 

Loïc Vanderstichelen & Jean-Paul Jacquet: La Cascade, 2015
15 min.

The researcher Norbert Piron from The Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage gets assigned by the Museum of Arts in Verviers to list and redesign their collection. Piron makes the task the highlight of his career. He quickly gets confronted, though, with a series of challenges that make the mission more difficult which frustrates Piron greatly, but as he feels utterly lost, he receives help from an unexpected side – a nymph brings him the answer to all his troubles.

 

Cel Crabeels: Nearly Present, Just Past, 2004
22 min.

In 1998 the American artist Dan Graham placed the sculpture Funhouse for Children in a public square in Antwerpen. The piece met an ill fate, though, as it quickly became destroyed by a malcontent public. Since then, it has been reconstructed on the lawn outside of Middelheimmuseum, but what has it meant that the piece has been moved from a vibrating city space to an idyllic museum garden? In this documentary, the artist Cel Crabeels uncovers the history behind the sculpture, which is connected to an investigation of the challenges related to making art in public space. Public space is often associated with democratic potential, but is also a battle zone where viewpoints are constantly challenged by politicians, city planners, artists, and vandals who all have different understandings of its use and function.

Tickets:
When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

 

Kulturnat

Culture Night 2015 at Overgaden // Electronica & Tasteful treats

Friday 09 Oct 6:00pm 10:00pm
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On Culture Night on Overgaden Smag & Rum will offer tasteful treats inspired by our current exhibition TRUST from 6.30pm. Additionally Overgaden presents three electronica concerts by Internazionale, Assembler and Anden Enhed, which, in combination with the choreographed taste sensations, are guaranteed to stimulate your senses. More info on Smag & Rum can be found here

Music programme: 

6.15 pm: Internazionale

Mikkel Valentin Dunkerley is behind the name Internazionale who is released on Posh Isolation as well as Dunkerley’s own label,  Janushoved. Internazionale is electronica with an atmospheric and nostalgic expression, which stylistically lends from the industrial and synth traditions.

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7.30 pm: Assembler

Assembler is the pseudonym for Claus Haxholm, who accompanied with synthesizers and drum pads produces electronica that brings back memories from the techno of the Detroit scene in the 80’s and 90’s.

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9.00 pm: Anden Enhed

Anden Enhed is a new project consisting of Michael Mørkholt (Solhorn, Æmæx, Emnet) and Andreas Pallisgaard (Pinkuniozu). The duo is playing analogue synthesizer music – sequenced in and out of sync with each other. The music is created from systemic improvisations and is focused on cyclical patterns and organic displacements.

During Culture Night 2015 it is furthermore possible to visit our current exhibition TRUST.

Important:

Remember to buy a Culture Pass! The Culture Pass can be bought at 7-Eleven in and around Copenhagen and costs 90 kroner. It provides you with access to all the activities of Culture Night. More information about the Culture Night can be found here

TRUST

Artist talk & guided tour at Den Frie // Maiken Bent

Thursday 08 Oct 5:00pm 6:30pm
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Based on her contribution to TRUST Maiken Bent will elaborate on the concepts behind her art works in a talk and a guided tour. The event will be in Danish.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #6

Wednesday 07 Oct 5:00pm 6:00pm
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Programme of the evening:

Maj Hasager, We will meet in the blind spot, 2015
36 min.

The film We will meet in the blind spot takes the architecture in and around the area Esposizione Universale di Roma (EUR) in the Italian capital of Rome as its point of departure. EUR was built under the Fascist regime on the occasion of the World Expo in 1942, also marking the 20th anniversary of Fascism in Italy. As a consequence of World War II the event never took place and the area, which had played a central part in Mussolini’s idea about ‘The Third Rome’, was not finished until the 1960s. Today, a group of Filipino immigrants have settled in a church in the EUR, and this film gives a unique and personal insight into their everyday lives. With references to post-war Italian film tradition, fact and fiction are intertwined to voice statements and experiences that are often left out in the debate about immigration in an Italian, but also broader European context.

 

Cel Crabeels: Nearly Present, Just Past, 2004
22 min.

In 1998 the American artist Dan Graham placed the sculpture Funhouse for Children in a public square in Antwerpen. The piece met an ill fate, though, as it quickly became destroyed by a malcontent public. Since then, it has been reconstructed on the lawn outside of Middelheimmuseum, but what has it meant that the piece has been moved from a vibrating city space to an idyllic museum garden? In this documentary, the artist Cel Crabeels uncovers the history behind the sculpture, which is connected to an investigation of the challenges related to making art in public space. Public space is often associated with democratic potential, but is also a battle zone where viewpoints are constantly challenged by politicians, city planners, artists, and vandals who all have different understandings of its use and function.


Tickets:

When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #5

Wednesday 30 Sep 5:00pm 6:00pm
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Programme of the evening:

Cel Crabeels: Nearly Present, Just Past, 2004
22 min.

In 1998 the American artist Dan Graham placed the sculpture Funhouse for Children in a public square in Antwerpen. The piece met an ill fate, though, as it quickly became destroyed by a malcontent public. Since then, it has been reconstructed on the lawn outside of Middelheimmuseum, but what has it meant that the piece has been moved from a vibrating city space to an idyllic museum garden? In this documentary, the artist Cel Crabeels uncovers the history behind the sculpture, which is connected to an investigation of the challenges related to making art in public space. Public space is often associated with democratic potential, but is also a battle zone where viewpoints are constantly challenged by politicians, city planners, artists, and vandals who all have different understandings of its use and function.

Angelo Plessas, Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood (1-3), 2015
26 min.

In 2012 the Greek artist and curator Angelo Plessas initiated the project Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood. The project takes place annually in different locations around the world inviting artists, authors, curators, designers, and researchers to meet and develop projects and ideas together. This film gives an insight into a creative and artistic symposium exploring the spiritual side of technology by experimenting with Internet culture and online concepts. The meetings take place in historic surroundings where the Internet is usually on stand-by. The different editions of the project have until now been held on the Greek island of Anafi, in the Surrealist garden Las Pozas in Mexico, and by The Dead Sea on the West Bank of Palestine.

Zin Taylor, Put Your Eye in Your Mouth: A Conversational Documentary Recording Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net in Dawson City, Yukon, 2007
22 min.

In the beginning of the 1990s the artist Martin Kippenberger initiated the project Metro-Net based on his visions of a metro system that was to connect the entire world. In collaboration with his close friend, the Austrian architect Reinald Nohal, he began to build a series of sculptures in different cities that represent entrances to this fictional subway. One of these was built in Dawson City, Yukon in 1994 and with departure in the creation and reception of this specific sculpture, Zin Taylor investigates the story about the Metro-Net project through an interview with Reinald Nohal.


Tickets:

When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

 

TRUST

Book launch at Kunsthal Charlottenborg // Nanna Debois Buhl: Botanizing on the Asphalt

Wednesday 30 Sep 5:00pm 7:00pm
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In relation to her contribution to TRUST, the artist Nanna Debois Buhl launches an artist book with the title Botanizing on the Asphalt. On this occasion, Charlottenborg invites you to a reading by Nanna Debois Buhl and a presentation by writer and postdoc Kristian Handberg.

TRUST

Guided tour at Overgaden // TRUST

Sunday 27 Sep 3:00pm 4:00pm
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As part of TRUST all five kunsthalles will offer a number of guided tours. The exhibition at Overgaden – in accordance with its appointed name The Exchange – puts emphasis on exchange and collaboration. The guided tour will take its point of departure in how the participating artists primarily work cross-media. The event will be in Danish.

TRUST

Artist talk at Nikolaj Kunsthal // Torben Ribe

Thursday 24 Sep 5:00pm 6:30pm
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In a conversation with Jacob Lillemose from X AND BEYOND Torben Ribe will discuss pizza-art, the general unstability of being and Ribes new video piece Untitled (scramble programme) which can experienced in The Pizzeria – Roma’s Pizza and Burger House on Frederiksberg. The talk will be held in Danish.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #4 // Maj Hasager: Artist talk & screening

Wednesday 23 Sep 9:00pm 10:00pm
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Programme of the evening:

Maj Hasager: We will meet in the blind spot, 2015
36 min. + artist talk

The film We will meet in the blind spot takes the architecture in and around the area Esposizione Universale di Roma (EUR) in the Italian capital of Rome as its point of departure. EUR was built under the Fascist regime on the occasion of the World Expo in 1942, also marking the 20th anniversary of Fascism in Italy. As a consequence of World War II the event never took place and the area, which had played a central part in Mussolini’s idea about ‘The Third Rome’, was not finished until the 1960s. Today, a group of Filipino immigrants have settled in a church in the EUR, and this film gives a unique and personal insight into their everyday lives. With references to post-war Italian film tradition, fact and fiction are intertwined to voice statements and experiences that are often left out in the debate about immigration in an Italian, but also broader European context.

Tickets:
When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #3

Wednesday 16 Sep 9:00pm 10:00pm
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Programme of evening:

Angelo Plessas: Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood (1-3), 2015
26 min.

In 2012 the Greek artist and curator Angelo Plessas initiated the project Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood. The project takes place annually in different locations around the world inviting artists, authors, curators, designers, and researchers to meet and develop projects and ideas together. This film gives an insight into a creative and artistic symposium exploring the spiritual side of technology by experimenting with Internet culture and online concepts. The meetings take place in historic surroundings where the Internet is usually on stand-by. The different editions of the project have until now been held on the Greek island of Anafi, in the Surrealist garden Las Pozas in Mexico, and by The Dead Sea on the West Bank of Palestine.

Loïc Vanderstichelen & Jean-Paul Jacquet: La Cascade, 2015
15 min.

The researcher Norbert Piron from The Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage gets assigned by the Museum of Arts in Verviers to list and redesign their collection. Piron makes the task the highlight of his career. He quickly gets confronted, though, with a series of challenges that make the mission more difficult which frustrates Piron greatly, but as he feels utterly lost, he receives help from an unexpected side – a nymph brings him the answer to all his troubles.

Cel Crabeels: Nearly Present, Just Past, 2004
22 min.

In 1998 the American artist Dan Graham placed the sculpture Funhouse for Children in a public square in Antwerpen. The piece met an ill fate, though, as it quickly became destroyed by a malcontent public. Since then, it has been reconstructed on the lawn outside of Middelheimmuseum, but what has it meant that the piece has been moved from a vibrating city space to an idyllic museum garden? In this documentary, the artist Cel Crabeels uncovers the history behind the sculpture, which is connected to an investigation of the challenges related to making art in public space. Public space is often associated with democratic potential, but is also a battle zone where viewpoints are constantly challenged by politicians, city planners, artists, and vandals who all have different understandings of its use and function.


Tickets:
When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

TRUST

TRUST Poetry at GL STRAND

Wednesday 16 Sep 5:00pm 6:30pm
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During TRUST GL STRAND will be transformed into The Salon where companionship and cultural topics will appear on the agenda. TRUST Poetry invites you to a reading of the writers Kirsten Hammann and Stine Pilgaard and a following conversation with Cæcilie Hjort Pedersen, mediator of literature. The event will be in Danish.

TRUST

Guided tour at Overgaden // TRUST

Sunday 13 Sep 1:00pm 2:00pm
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As part of TRUST all five kunsthalles will offer a number of guided tours. The exhibition at Overgaden – in accordance with its appointed name The Exchangeputs emphasis on exchange and collaboration. The guided tour will take its point of departure in how the participating artists primarily work cross-media. The event will be in Danish.

TRUST

Performance at Overgaden // Day of the Peacock

Thursday 10 Sep 5:00pm 7:00pm
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In connection with Officin’s contribution to TRUST at Overgaden, Louise Hold Sidenius will stage a performance with the title Day of the Peacock together with the ballet dancers Marcin Kupinski and Louise Midjord. The performance revolves around how the materiality of textiles interacts with the bodily structure when combined.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #2

Wednesday 09 Sep 9:00pm 10:00pm
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Programme of the evening:

Cel Crabeels: Nearly Present, Just Past, 2004
22 min.

In 1998 the American artist Dan Graham placed the sculpture Funhouse for Children in a public square in Antwerpen. The piece met an ill fate, though, as it quickly became destroyed by a malcontent public. Since then, it has been reconstructed on the lawn outside of Middelheimmuseum, but what has it meant that the piece has been moved from a vibrating city space to an idyllic museum garden? In this documentary, the artist Cel Crabeels uncovers the history behind the sculpture, which is connected to an investigation of the challenges related to making art in public space. Public space is often associated with democratic potential, but is also a battle zone where viewpoints are constantly challenged by politicians, city planners, artists, and vandals who all have different understandings of its use and function.

Zin Taylor, Put Your Eye in Your Mouth: A Conversational Documentary Recording Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net in Dawson City, Yukon, 2007
22 min.

In the beginning of the 1990s the artist Martin Kippenberger initiated the project Metro-Net based on his visions of a metro system that was to connect the entire world. In collaboration with his close friend, the Austrian architect Reinald Nohal, he began to build a series of sculptures in different cities that represent entrances to this fictional subway. One of these was built in Dawson City, Yukon in 1994 and with departure in the creation and reception of this specific sculpture, Zin Taylor investigates the story about the Metro-Net project through an interview with Reinald Nohal.

Loïc Vanderstichelen & Jean-Paul Jacquet: La Cascade, 2015
15 min.

The researcher Norbert Piron from The Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage gets assigned by the Museum of Arts in Verviers to list and redesign their collection. Piron makes the task the highlight of his career. He quickly gets confronted, though, with a series of challenges that make the mission more difficult which frustrates Piron greatly, but as he feels utterly lost, he receives help from an unexpected side – a nymph brings him the answer to all his troubles.


Tickets:
When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

TRUST

Lecture at Charlottenborg // The Relevance of Contemporary Art I: Mikkel Bogh

Wednesday 09 Sep 5:00pm 6:30pm
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With the exhibition TRUST and trends from this years Venice Biennale as the starting point, art historian and director of the National Gallery of Denmark, Mikkel Bogh, will address the relevance and enlightening potential of contemporary art. Can we trust that contemporary art represents a critical voice in the public debate? The lecture will be in Danish.

TRUST

Film programme at Vester Vov Vov #1

Wednesday 02 Sep 9:00pm 10:00pm
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Programme of the evening:

Angelo Plessas, Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood (1-3), 2015
26 min.

In 2012 the Greek artist and curator Angelo Plessas initiated the project Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood. The project takes place annually in different locations around the world inviting artists, authors, curators, designers, and researchers to meet and develop projects and ideas together. This film gives an insight into a creative and artistic symposium exploring the spiritual side of technology by experimenting with Internet culture and online concepts. The meetings take place in historic surroundings where the Internet is usually on stand-by. The different editions of the project have until now been held on the Greek island of Anafi, in the Surrealist garden Las Pozas in Mexico, and by The Dead Sea on the West Bank of Palestine.

Zin Taylor, Put Your Eye in Your Mouth: A Conversational Documentary Recording Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net in Dawson City, Yukon, 2007
22 min.

In the beginning of the 1990s the artist Martin Kippenberger initiated the project Metro-Net based on his visions of a metro system that was to connect the entire world. In collaboration with his close friend, the Austrian architect Reinald Nohal, he began to build a series of sculptures in different cities that represent entrances to this fictional subway. One of these was built in Dawson City, Yukon in 1994 and with departure in the creation and reception of this specific sculpture, Zin Taylor investigates the story about the Metro-Net project through an interview with Reinald Nohal.


Tickets:

When presenting a TRUST ticket you’ll get a 50% discount. Please note that it is possible to reserve seats on Vester Vov Vov’s website, but the discount may only be deducted by purchase and pick up at the cinema.

 

TRUST

Reading group at Overgaden // YGRG 90 feat Systemet feat GT&NN#3 feat the other

Sunday 30 Aug 3:00pm 5:00pm
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In 2013 Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite initiated the Young Girl Reading Group that is shaped towards the issue of gender and beyond in the age of digital technologies. On occasion of TRUST they have joined forces with Systemet – an ongoing symposium and a ground course in forms of resistance by Anna and Esben Weile Kjær. This afternoon you are invited to a special reading session, which takes place at Overgaden in the setting of the installation Good Times & Nocturnal News by Egle Kulbokaite and Carl Palm. During the session we will be reading a few chapters from The Managed Heart. Commercialization of Human Feeling by Arlie Russell Hochschild and an excerpt from The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir. The selected texts will be sent upon registration but as the texts will be read in situ it is not mandatory to read in advance. Registration is required: info@infinitescroll.dk

TRUST

Workshop at GL STRAND // Small Monumental Sculptures

Sunday 30 Aug 11:00am 2:00pm
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Ceramics workshop by the artist Cécile Noguès for children and youths from the age of 7.

TRUST

Talk at Nikolaj Kunsthal // Sonia Dermience & Toke Lykkeberg

Saturday 29 Aug 2:30pm 4:00pm
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In a conversation with Toke Lykkeberg curator Sonia Dermience will elaborate on the vision behind and the process of creating TRUST.

TRUST

Guided tours at Overgaden // Good Times & Nocturnal News #3

Saturday 29 Aug 1:30pm 5:00pm
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As part of TRUST Good Times & Nocturnal News presents a number of guided tours / performances that will take place in their installation on the first floor of Overgaden. The following artists and writers will carry out the tours:

1.30pm Ashby Lee Collinson
2.30pm Lisa Torell
3.30pm Sebastian Rozenberg
4.30pm Sanna Marander & Niklas Tafra

The guided tours takes point of departure in a wall construction, which is the key element of the installation and contains works by Blunt + Skensved, Olivier Castel, Nico Colón, Jean-Allain Corre, Michele Gabriele, Dorota Gaweda, Elisabeth Greinecker & Anna Holtz, Candice Jacobs, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Karl Larsson, Natasja Loutchko, Nico Sebastian Meyer, Pye Palm, pcnc_bay, Antoine Renard, Arvid Wretman.

TRUST

Workshop at Den Frie // The artist’s studio

Saturday 29 Aug 1:00pm 4:00pm
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Workshop with different artists for children and youths from the age of 6-14.

Fernisering

TRUST

Friday 28 Aug 5:00pm 10:00pm
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Programme:

5-6pm   
Overgaden – Institut for Samtidskunst
Opening speeches
Performance – Sophie Dupont, Douglas Park and Vava Dudu + La Chatte

6-7pm 
Nikolaj Kunsthal
Performance – We Are The Painters

7-8pm    
Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Performance – Seyran Kirmizitoprak

8-9pm   
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Performance – Angelo Plessas

9-10pm  
Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
Performance – Ilja Karilampi

10pm-  
Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
Afterparty

There is free entry during the entire opening and everyone is welcome.

Våbenhvile

Våbenhvile live – III

Sunday 09 Aug 3:00pm 5:00pm
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PERFORMANCE // Uhørt
On the basis of historical sources dramatist Gritt Uldall-Jessen has created a remake of the author Mathilde Fibiger’s never-held feminist speech from 1852. This evening she has invited actress Lene Vasegaard to perform the speech after more than 160 years delay.

LECTURE // The Women’s Struggle According to Fibiger
Afterwards Dr. phil. in Literature Lise Busk-Jensen gives a lecture on Mathilde Fibiger’s reflections on what the outcome of the women’s struggle should be. According to Fibiger the goal of the women’s struggle was far more complext than the suffrage issue.

PERFORMANCE // Forestillingen om mig selv som en anden – del 2
We all have ideas of ourselves as being somebody else. This is the starting point for this monologue by Tomas Lagermand Lundme performed by actor Casper Sloth. The monologue revolves around whether things had turned out completely different if Tomas Lagermand Lundme had not been himself, but the footballer Søren Lerby or Steven Carrington from Dynasty. 42 years of conceptions are in action.

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE // Er der forskel på betændelse? 
In connection with her performances during the exhibition Molly Haslund has produced a music video where she and her band performs a new song with lyrics by Tomas Lagermand Lundme. The cress costumes, giant wooden spoons and custommade ‘quitar’ is rocking the cabinet installation – with jumping, dancing & head banging going on.
Credits: Marie Eline Hansen (spoon & song), Steffen Galster (mandola & song), Sigrid Dyveke (spoon), Molly Haslund (quitar & song), Jeanette Land Schou (video) og Mads Ljungdahl (sound).

 

Våbenhvile

Saturday Class // Kunstens handlingsrum

Saturday 08 Aug 2:00pm Sunday 09 Aug 4:00pm
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On the basis of the exhibition Våbenhvile – 100 års forestillinger, Systemet is inviting you to participate in a critical discussion about rights. When do you have the right to offer resistance against the ruling discourse and who is granting you that right? Are rights something that you yourself can partake in through acts and if so, is it even rights if it is something you have granted yourself? How and whom can give and take rights? This Saturday Class will approach the topic from an activistic and philosophical angle through three presentations, a writing exercise and open discussions.

The Saturday Class by Systemets is a symposium og foundation course in forms of resistance targeting those searching for a lack of governing, political disorder and confusion. No requirements needed except the interest to learn about yourself, the system you are part of and the opportunities for activism today. The basis for the course is a compendium of selected texts and materials that will be sent upon registration.

The event is organized by Anna and Esben Weile Kjær. As the number of participants are limited, registration is required: info@infinitescroll.dk. The event will be in Danish.

SPIN

Lecture // To Put Oneself in Trouble and Stay With It

Thursday 06 Aug 6:00pm 8:00pm
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This evening, Lea Porsager will elaborate on her artistic practice in a speculative fabulation on how to merge occult doctrines with other forms of thought. The belief in ”staying with the trouble” – a quote from the American feminist thinking Donna Haraway – is central to Porsager’s conceptual work in which historical spiritual movements and their ideas are challenged and materialised in a tension field between seriousness and irony.

Våbenhvile

Reading // Seven Billion Perverts

Thursday 16 Jul 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Guattari Reading Circle presents Seven Billion Perverts – a reading based on the controversial and censored 12th edition of the journal Recherches – a journal founded and edited by Félix Guattari. The 12th edition was entitled Trois Milliards de Pervers – Grande encyclopédie des homosexualités and was published in 1973. In the reading at Overgaden, we will engage with the materials of Trois Milliards de Pervers and the writing that exists around this issue in an attempt to make 1973 speak and correspond in criticality with the Seven Billion Perverts of 2015.

Guattari Reading Circle is a reading group which focuses on reading texts by the French institutional psychotherapist, philosopher, and radical activist Félix Guattari. The reading group is completely open for public participation. The reading group is nomadic and organised around reading aloud and on the spot (without preparation) and it travels through various places and institutional contexts to investigate the relationship between the specific spaces, the act of group reading in itself and Félix Guattari’s writing. Guattari Reading Circle is  conceptualised and organised by artist Arendse Krabbe and artist and curator Mathias Kryger.

SPIN

Lecture // Intuition as a State of Grace

Thursday 25 Jun 5:00pm 6:30pm
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As part of Lea Porsager’s exhibition SPIN Φ, Carl Abrahamsson gives a lecture on esoteric history and the colorful grey areas between art and esotericism. Carl Abrahamsson is a Swedish writer, filmmaker and photographer who has written extensively on the esoteric and art.

Våbenhvile

Book launch // Sorte ord

Friday 19 Jun 2:00pm 4:00pm
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As part of the exhibition Våbenhvile – 100 års forestillinger the actor Casper Sloth will repeatedly act as curator Tomas Lagermand Lundme. This Friday, however, he will be at Overgaden as himself to celebrate the release of his first book Sorte ord (‘Black words‘). The book is a collection of poetry and prose that revolves around love, dissolution, destruction and yelling so loud that the mouth becomes full of black words. The event will treat guests to both a book reading and a glass of bubbles. The reading is in Danish.

Våbenhvile

Våbenhvile live – II

Thursday 18 Jun 6:00pm 8:00pm
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PERFORMANCE // Brevkassen
Tomas Lagermand Lundme reads two questions and an answer from the letterbox.

PERFORMANCE // Kvinder synger
Molly Haslund unfolds her contribution to the exhibition by a joint singalong where we will sing songs from the 1970s songbookKvinder synger (‘Women Singing‘) by S. Østre. The singalong will be led by musician and choirmaster Marie Eline Hansen and accompanied by Molly Haslund on a custom built guitar made especially for this occasion. Everybody regardless of gender is very welcome to join the choir, and it requires no preparation.

CONCERT // Jomi Massage
The evening ends with an alternative, intimate concert with one of the Danish rock scene’s noisy pioneers Jomi Massage.

All the events this evening are in Danish.

Våbenhvile

Våbenhvile live – I

Thursday 11 Jun 6:00pm 8:00pm
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PERFORMANCE // Forestillingen om mig selv som en anden – part 1
We all have ideas of ourselves as being somebody else. This is the starting point for this monologue by Tomas Lagermand Lundme performed by actor Casper Sloth. The monologue revolves around whether things had turned out completely different if Tomas Lagermand Lundme had not been himself, but the footballer Søren Lerby or Steven Carrington from Dynasty. 42 years of conceptions are in action.

PERFORMANCE // Brevkassen
We all ask questions about the difference between men and women. We also have all the answers to these questions. The letterbox, which is part of the exhibitionVåbenhvile – 100 års forestillinger, probably asks a few more questions about gender than it provides answers. But the answers you do get are in turn generally not too pretty. This will be evident when actress Amira Jasmina Shalaby Jensen reads a series of questions and answers from the letterbox.

LECTURE // Mor Jutta
The lecturer Jutta Bojsen-Møller talks about her great-grandmother Jutta Bojsen-Møller, who was chairman of the Danish Women’s Society. Jutta Bojsen-Møller traveled around the country to campaign for “equal rights for man and woman” and became a natural focal point of the women’s suffrage parade on 5 June 1915, where 12,000 women marched through the streets of Copenhagen to celebrate their newly achieved status as fully empowered citizens.

All the events this evening are in Danish.

Opening

Lea Porsager: Spin Φ & Våbenhvile – 100 års forestillinger

Friday 05 Jun 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Spin Φ by Lea Porsager and the group exhibition Våbenhvile – 100 års forestillinger.


Debate // Art and “Professionalization”: Fundamental condition of modern society or Neoliberal straightjacket?

Wednesday 13 May 5:00pm 8:00pm
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POLEMIK is a series of informal public debates organized by Overgaden, where invited guests address important questions and issues on the contemporary art scene. In 2015 the focus of POLEMIK is on discussions and challenges in the interaction between artists and art institutions.

The first event of this year thematises the so-called “professionalization” of artists. What is the role of the academisation of the Danish art academies? Is it the ability of the artist to network and communicate that determines whether they succeed? And if so, is this not just an expected fundamental condition facing all professions today? Or is there a real danger that this professionalization entails an adaption to institutional structures to such a degree that art looses its edge? The debate will be in Danish.

The guests of the evening are:
Sanne Kofod Olsen, rector of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; Christian Schmidt Rasmussen, artist and former member of the Grant Committee of the Danish Arts Foundation; Marianne Torp, Senior Research Curator and researcher at the National Gallery of Denmark; Mikkel Carl, artist; Christina Wilson, independent art consultant and previous gallery owner. Moderator: Merete Jankowski, director of Overgaden.

Forcefield Climber

Concert // Infinite Notes

Thursday 07 May 6:00pm 8:00pm
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As part of the exhibition Forcefield Climber, Ferdinand Ahm Krag and Sune TB Nielsen have constructed three motorised piano frames, each playing an infinite drone. During regular opening hours the instruments are muffled but this evening the group Lights People – consisting of Tobias R Kirstein, Toke Tietze Mortensen, and Sune TB Nielsen – will remove the attenuation and perform a live concert on the artwork. It will be an intense sensuous experience where the sound is shaped and amplified by the meeting with the room and the bodies of the audience.

Mann beißt Hund

Debate // Appeal – Court Case U. 1999.177 V

Thursday 30 Apr 1:00pm 3:00pm
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As part of her exhibition Stine Marie Jacobsen has invited teenagers from different educational institutions to rejudge a number of real court cases in a courtroom at Overgaden staged for the occassion. In three sessions a lawyer will guide the young people through the cases, and through discussion and normal courtroom procedure they will jointly reach their own judgment and punishment. The trials are documented and subsequently included in the exhibition where the audience can read the trials of the two court decisions. The events are open to the public and will be in Danish.

Mann beißt Hund

Evening Class // The System: a Symposium and Basic Course in Forms of Resistance

Wednesday 29 Apr 5:00pm 8:00pm
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This evening Stine Marie Jacobsen’s exhibition will be the frame for the evening class The System – a symposium and basic course in forms of resistance for those seeking the absence of a government, political disorder, and confusion. No qualifications is required other than an interest to learn something about yourself, the system you are part of, and the opportunities for activism in our time. During the evening we will be taught by laywer Marc Jørgensen, news editor at Modkraft Rune Eltard, a.o. Inspired by previous examples, we will then compose a joint guide on how to provide resistance in our legal present. The basis for the course is a compendium of selected texts and materials that will be sent upon registration. The event is organized by Anna and Esben Weile Kjær. As the number of participants are limited, registration is required: info@infinitescroll.dk. The event will be in Danish.

Forcefield Climber

Lecture // Terence McKenna’s psychedelic anthropology

Sunday 26 Apr 3:00pm 5:00pm
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On occasion of Ferdinand Ahm Krag’s exhibition the author Karsten Wind Meyhoff will give an introduction to the American philosopher and psychonaut Terence McKenna who is one of the most distinctive personalities of recent psychedelic culture. In his lecture Meyhoff will present McKenna’s psychedelic anthropology and ethno-investigations including his experimental practices and actual investment of body and mind in the exploration of traditional drugs. Additionally, Meyhoff will address how McKenna’s discoveries and ideas can be seen as a vibrating horizon for future intellectuals and artists. The event will be in Danish.

Mann beißt Hund

Debate // Appeal – Court Case U. 2012.2328H

Thursday 23 Apr 1:00pm 3:00pm
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As part of her exhibition Stine Marie Jacobsen has invited teenagers from different educational institutions to rejudge a number of real court cases in a courtroom at Overgaden staged for the occassion. In three sessions a lawyer will guide the young people through the cases, and through discussion and normal courtroom procedure they will jointly reach their own judgment and punishment. The trials are documented and subsequently included in the exhibition where the audience can read the trials of the two court decisions. The events are open to the public and will be in Danish.

Mann beißt Hund

Debate // Appeal – Court Case U. 1980.465 Ø

Thursday 16 Apr 1:00pm 3:00pm
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As part of her exhibition Stine Marie Jacobsen has invited teenagers from different educational institutions to rejudge a number of real court cases in a courtroom at Overgaden staged for the occassion. In three sessions a lawyer will guide the young people through the cases, and through discussion and normal courtroom procedure they will jointly reach their own judgment and punishment. The trials are documented and subsequently included in the exhibition where the audience can read the trials of the two court decisions. The events are open to the public and will be in Danish.


Guided Tour // Ferdinand Ahm Krag and Stine Marie Jacobsen

Sunday 12 Apr 2:00pm 3:00pm
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Overgaden invites you to a guided tour of the current exhibitions Forcefield Climber by Ferdinand Ahm Krag and Mann beißt Hund by Stine Marie Jacobsen in the company of art historian Sarah Hansen. Afterwards we will serve coffee and cake. The event will be in Danish.

Opening

Ferdinand Ahm Krag: Forcefield Climber & Stine Marie Jacobsen: Mann beißt Hund

Friday 27 Mar 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Forcefield Climber by Ferdinand Ahm Krag and Mann beißt Hund by Stine Marie Jacobsen.

Between the Past and the Coming

Debate // Art in Public Space

Thursday 12 Mar 6:00pm 8:00pm
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On occasion of Ruth Campau’s exhibition, Overgaden invites you to a panel debate about art projects integrated in public space. The panel consists of Ruth Campau herself, who will present and show examples of some of her commissions in public space, architect Jørgen Kreiner-Møller, who will share his experiences of what to be aware of when integrating art and architecture, as well as architect Kjeld Vidum, who will address the theme from a historical perspective. Moderator: Camilla Hedegaard Møller. The event will be in Danish.

A Staggering Territory

Performance // Enemy of Mankind – Monologue for One Drone

Thursday 05 Mar 6:00pm 7:00pm
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For one night, Asbjørn Skou’s exhibition will temporarily be converted into set design for a misanthropic robot theatre performed by a Parrot AR Drone 2.0. The play portraits a posthuman landscape above which a pilotless smart drone floats like a relentless metallic bird of prey. It is looking for human faces among the architecture. This is its primary objective. The total absence of people get the programming of the drone to form new and unforeseen circuits, and through its stammering, algorithmic train of thought bits of a story of a disastrous future and what may have preceded it is generated. The play is produced and performed in collaboration between Asbjørn Skou (screenplay), Jacob Sikker Remin (drone pilot and technology) and Krister Moltzen & Tim Hinman (recordings and sound).

A Staggering Territory

Lecture // Carsten Thau: The home, the settlement and the Uncanny

Thursday 26 Feb 6:00pm 7:00pm
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This evening, architect Carsten Thau will give a lecture taking Asbjørn Skou’s exhibition as a starting point. With the aid of images the talk examines phenomena such as residence and re-railing, claustrophobia, the dwelling as timepiece, shadows and horror vacui, hermetical stuffiness, the metaphysics of absence, the ruinous, and the relationship between construction and destruction. These are selected headlines in a lecture that is primarily based on examples from architecture and art. The event will be in Danish.


Guided tour // Ruth Campau and Asbjørn Skou

Sunday 22 Feb 2:00pm 3:00pm
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Overgaden invites you to a guided tour of the current exhibitions Between the Past and the Coming by Ruth Campau and A Staggering Territory by Asbjørn Skou in the company of art historian Sarah Hansen. Afterwards we will serve coffee and cake. The event will be in Danish.

Overgaden Projekt

Debate // When Art Takes a Stroll – Critique and the Social Practices

Thursday 19 Feb 6:00pm 8:00pm
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Since the 90s, there has been a strong focus on the meeting of visual art and social practices. Today, the actors involved occupy a special position in the art field treating and challenging the structural and societal forces and mechanisms of society with new art forms, models, actions, and thought patterns in which dialogue, participation, and ownership are  cornerstones. But where does critique stand today and how are the criteria that this form of art production is measured by prepared and formulated?

AICA – the Association of Danish Art Critics – invites you to an open debate with a panel of artist Kenneth A. Balfelt, editor and curator Matthias Hvass Borello, art adviser Ulrikke Neergaard and moderator Line Rosenvinge, AICA bord member.

The debate will be in Danish.

Between the Past and the Coming

Talk // Ruth Campau

Thursday 12 Feb 6:00pm 7:00pm
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In the exhibition Between the Past and the Coming Ruth Campau takes stock of her longstanding exploration of painting in an expanded field. This evening you can get a deeper insight into the thoughts behind the exhibition when Overgaden invites you to an artist talk with Campau. The event will be in Danish.

A Staggering Territory

Walk’n’Talk // Unstable Space

Thursday 05 Feb 6:00pm 7:30pm
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Asbjørn Skou invites you for a walk through his exhibition in the company of himself and the artist Søren Thilo Funder. Asbjørn Skou and Søren Thilo Funder have for long had a close dialogue about their individual work as well as all sorts of strange phenomena that is related to and sometimes just touch on the visual and thematic universe of Asbjørn Skou. The event will be in Danish.

Fernisering

Ruth Campau: Between the Past and the Coming & Asbjørn Skou: A Staggering Territory

Friday 23 Jan 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of the exhibitions Between the Past and the Coming by Ruth Campau and A Staggering Territory by Asbjørn Skou.


Finissage & concert

Sunday 11 Jan 3:00pm 5:00pm
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To mark the ending of the exhibition REVISIT: Musikerne maler, malerne musicerer og digterne holder kæft, Anders Mathiasen performs a piece made for his mechanical instrument polymonochord. Then the meta musical text band T/S STERNDOLPH presents their first album, Action Potential, and last but not least Ragnhild May gives a concert on her work Organon.

Revisit

1989-2014: To revisit ‘Musikerne maler, malerne musicerer og digterne holder kæft’

Saturday 10 Jan 1:00pm Sunday 11 Jan 3:00pm
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On occassion of REVISIT: Musikerne maler, malerne musicerer og digterne holder kæft, Overgaden invites you to a two-day seminar that, with presentations by several of the participants from the original exhibition, will shed light on the developments on the Danish art scene from 1989 to today, as well as on how the perception of amateurism and intermediality in art has changed.
Saturday 1-5pm and Sunday 1-3pm
The event will be in Danish.

AGIT FLIGHT

Performance // AGIT MEM

Thursday 08 Jan 6:00pm Tuesday 20 Jan 7:30pm
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As a basis for her show, Yvette Brackman has written a play in collaboration with the authors Gitte Broeng and Suzi Tucker. The text is a rewriting of the artist’s family history and is loosely based on the Futuristic opera Victory over the Sun from 1913. This evening, the play will be performed for the second and last time, and on this occasion several of the exhibited works will be brought to life as props in the performance.

AGIT FLIGHT

Therapy // Family Constellations

Monday 05 Jan 3:00pm 6:00pm
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In relation to Yvette Brackman’s exhibition AGIT FLIGHT Overgaden offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the method ‘family constellations’. When you experience trauma, pain or sorrow it may stem from past generations. At a family constellation you can detect whether the symptoms are your own or whether they are inherited. Family constellations as a method is acclaimed worldwide as a fast way to uncover and make visible challenges in families and other relations – challenges that it may otherwise take months and years to realize. The family constellations are conducted by psychotherapist Kristina van Kampen and take place outside normal opening hours five Mondays during the exhibition period. Participation is as always free but registration required: yvette.brackman@gmail.com.


Reading performance

Thursday 18 Dec 5:00pm 7:00pm
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As part of the exhibition REVISIT: Musikerne maler, malerne musicerer og digterne holder kæft Ida Marie Hede and choir present the polyphonic reading performance Inferno Song. Afterwards Amalie Smith reads from her book Marble, and finally Anne Mette Schultz reads, in dialogue with her work Selveste A?, from the Institute of Applied Speech.
The event will be in Danish.

AGIT FLIGHT

Therapy // Family Constellations

Monday 08 Dec 3:00pm 6:00pm
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In relation to Yvette Brackman’s exhibition “AGIT FLIGHT” Overgaden offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the method ‘family constellations’. When you experience trauma, pain or sorrow it may stem from past generations. At a family constellation you can detect whether the symptoms are your own or whether they are inherited. Family constellations as a method is acclaimed worldwide as a fast way to uncover and make visible challenges in families and other relations – challenges that it may otherwise take months and years to realize. The family constellations are conducted by psychotherapist Kristina van Kampen and take place outside normal opening hours five Mondays during the exhibition period. Participation is as always free but registration required: yvette.brackman@gmail.com.

AGIT FLIGHT

Performance // AGIT MEM

Thursday 04 Dec 6:00pm 7:30pm
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As a basis for her show, Yvette Brackman has written a play in collaboration with the authors Gitte Broeng and Suzi Tucker. The text is a rewriting of the artist’s family history and is loosely based on the Futuristic opera Victory over the Sun (1913). During the exhibition period, the play will be performed twice, and on this occasion several of the exhibited works will be brought to life as props in the performance.

AGIT FLIGHT

Debate // Re-staging the past

Wednesday 03 Dec 7:00pm 8:30pm
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This evening Overgaden invites you to a panel discussion on aesthetic strategies for memory processing. In the company of Jacob Lund, Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Culture at Aarhus University, Morten Thing, cultural historian and essayist, as well as Mathias Danbolt, art historian and theorist, it will be discussed how we, as individuals as well as societies, can make use of the arts to gain an understanding of and release from the past. The event will be in Danish.

AGIT FLIGHT

Therapy // Family Constellations

Monday 01 Dec 3:00pm 6:00pm
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In relation to Yvette Brackman’s exhibition “AGIT FLIGHT” Overgaden offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the method ‘family constellations’. When you experience trauma, pain or sorrow it may stem from past generations. At a family constellation you can detect whether the symptoms are your own or whether they are inherited. Family constellations as a method is acclaimed worldwide as a fast way to uncover and make visible challenges in families and other relations – challenges that it may otherwise take months and years to realize. The family constellations are conducted by psychotherapist Kristina van Kampen and take place outside normal opening hours five Mondays during the exhibition period. Participation is as always free but registration required: yvette.brackman@gmail.com


Performance // LUX AETERNA

Saturday 29 Nov 12:00pm 12:00am
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Lux Aeterna is a sound piece, an array, and a 12-hour action by Vagn E. Olsson and Daniel Bøtcher. A cacophony containing desire, aspirations, despair and violence, a spout of the world and an invocation of something else. The play cuts freely from the culturel history; van Eyck, the wolf and the three little pigs, popart, noise and mindfullness, while simultaneously exposing the post catastrophic state of the social and mentale. Lux Aeterna consists of four hours of building, four hours of evoking and supplication and four hours of magnetic storm.

AGIT FLIGHT

Therapy // Family Constellations

Monday 24 Nov 3:00pm 6:00pm
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In relation to Yvette Brackman’s exhibition AGIT FLIGHT Overgaden offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the method ‘family constellations’. When you experience trauma, pain or sorrow it may stem from past generations. At a family constellation you can detect whether the symptoms are your own or whether they are inherited. Family constellations as a method is acclaimed worldwide as a fast way to uncover and make visible challenges in families and other relations – challenges that it may otherwise take months and years to realize. The family constellations are conducted by psychotherapist Kristina van Kampen and take place outside normal opening hours five Mondays during the exhibition period. Participation is as always free but registration required: yvette.brackman@gmail.com.

AGIT FLIGHT

Therapy // Family Constellations

Monday 17 Nov 3:00pm 6:00pm
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In relation to Yvette Brackman’s exhibition “AGIT FLIGHT” Overgaden offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the method ‘family constellations’. When you experience trauma, pain or sorrow it may stem from past generations. At a family constellation you can detect whether the symptoms are your own or whether they are inherited. Family constellations as a method is acclaimed worldwide as a fast way to uncover and make visible challenges in families and other relations – challenges that it may otherwise take months and years to realize. The family constellations are conducted by psychotherapist Kristina van Kampen and take place outside normal opening hours five Mondays during the exhibition period. Participation is as always free but registration required: ls@overgaden.org.

Opening

Yvette Brackman: AGIT FLIGHT & REVISIT: Musikerne maler, malerne musicerer og digterne holder kæft

Friday 14 Nov 5:00pm 9:00pm
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Welcome to the opening of Yvette Brackman’s solo exhibition AGIT FLIGHT and the group exhibition REVISIT: Musikerne maker, malerne musicerer og digterne holder kæft. At the opening the will be performances by Felia Gram-Hanssen with dancer Tora Balslev, Kristian Poulsen (Spost), Michael Mørkholt, and Clus Haxholm.


Kunsthallen & mergers

Thursday 06 Nov 5:00pm 7:00pm
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In collaboration with the Association for Kunsthallen in Denmark, Overgaden invites you for a night of debate about the numerous mergers of kunsthallen that are taking place these years. Together with a panel of key players in the field, we will discuss potentials and consequences, advantages and disadvantages of merging art institutions.
Are artistic profiles streamlined when institutions become fewer? Is professionalism heightened or expertise lowered? How are the mergers experienced by staff and audience? Do audience numbers rise? And last, but not least – are we saving money? Join us when the Culture Mayor of the municipality of Copenhagen, Carl Christian Ebbesen, director of BRANDTS, Mads Damsbo, financial researcher at CBS, Christian Rix-Nielsen and director of Viborg Kunsthallen, Helene Nyborg Bay present their views on the recent mergers. The debate will be moderated by Merete Jankowski. On this night we will be serving gazpacho for the guests who are optimistic about the mergers and mixed fruit for those who are more reserved.
This debate will be in Danish.


Art + Science – Towards a Third Culture?

Friday 24 Oct 10:00am Saturday 25 Oct 6:00pm
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Art and science have traditionally been perceived as mutually exclusive epistemologies and disciplines, but in recent years there has been increasing interest in merging the two. New techno-scientific breakthroughs in areas like biochemistry, particle physics, and genetic research have radically changed our view of the world, and more and more artists have started to work with scientific areas of research, technologies, and methods in the field of ‘sci-art’, often in collaboration with scientists.

Parallel to this, scientific institutions have begun to examine the creative aspects of research processes and the broader dissemination of their research results. This has generated a new receptiveness to having a dialogue with artists and their often more experimental methods and ability to represent complex connections. Yet despite formal artist-in-residency programmes, economic support, and countless collaborations and exhibition projects, it remains unclear how and on which terms – if any – art and science can be seen to cross-pollinate each other today.

Which structural and methodological similarities and differences characterise the two disciplines? Why is an exchange between them relevant right now? Is it a dialogue between equals? And what role does financing and funding play in a relationship between what sceptics might call a mismatched couple? These are the questions at the core of the conference that will be explored over two days of lectures and debates with leading experts in the field, as well as via the concrete experiences and results of collaborative projects between artists and scientists.

The conference series is organised by Overgaden’s curator Anna Holm, and will in 2014 be moderated by Associate Professor of Interactive Media Art at Aalborg University, Morten Søndergaard.

The conference will be in English, and everybody is welcome. Registration is not required.

Programme

Friday 24 October

10-10.30am
Introduction by Anna Holm and Morten Søndergaard

10.30-11.30am
Susann Wintsch: The Science Is the Bit We Always Hang On To

11.30am-12.30pm
Ernst Peter Fischer: Creations of the Mind – A Romantic View of the Sciences

12.30-1.30pm
Lunch

1.30-1.45pm
Roger Malina: Creating New Forms of Collaborations Between the Arts and Sciences

1.45-2.45pm
Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond: Science and Art – Brief Encounters

2.45-3pm
Coffee break

3-4pm
Heather Barnett: The (Dis)Comfort Zone: Creative Conflicts and Meaningful Misunderstandings in Art and Science

4-5pm
Irène Hediger: Re-Composing Art and Science. Artists-in-labs’ Immersive Encounters


Saturday 25 October

10-10.15am
Introduction by Morten Søndergaard

10.15-11.15am
Ljiljana Fruk: From Colour to Super-Resolution Microscopes: Seeing the Invisible

11.15am-12.15pm
Mette Høst: Art and Physics

12.15-1.15pm
Lunch

1.15-2.15pm
Geert Mul: The Ana-logic Database

2.15-3.15pm
Thomas Söderqvist: Art-Science Interaction from the Perspective of the Sci-Tech-Med Museum

3.15-3.30pm
Coffee break

3.30-4.30pm
Ryszard W. Kluszczyński: Conversation between Art and Science – A Philosophical and Curatorial Perspective

4.30-5.30pm
Panel discussion

 

Overgaden LECTURES is supported by the Bikuben Foundation.

The Psychozoic Era

Performance // Reading, sound, images, and oratorium

Tuesday 14 Oct 5:00pm 7:00pm
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The second event held in conjunction with The Psychozoic Era presents a performative perspective on the antropocene and features among other things transmedial experiments as well as a singing reflection on the financial crisis.
Programme:
7-8pm
Arctic Commando – a transmedial meltdown in words, body and image
The poet Theis Ørntoft reads from a new text, accompanied by becoming-animal and interplanetary outages by actor Morten Burian and artist Ferdinand Ahm Krag as well as sound by Kasper Vang.
8-9pm
WHAT NOW? – A Financial Crisis Oratorio on the day after
We are experiencing not just one but many crisis: the financial crisis, climate crisis, debt crisis, democracy crisis. Are we exiting the financial crisis and can we put it all behind us? Are we any wiser? What did we learn? Does the crisis create new opportunities? And did we learn enough about what preceded the crisis? Moreover, it is a fact that mankind has become a force of planetary change. But are we capable of managing the responsibility that comes with it? These questions and many others are what motivates the Elverhøj Choir to embark on singing and performing an oratorio about the financial crisis and human behavior in relation to economy, financial markets, values and morals.
Idea: Kristian Husted and Julie Smed Jensen
Playwright: Kristian Husted
Composer: Peter Bruun
Artwork: Ferdinand Ahm Krag
Oratorio and staging: Julie Smed Jensen

The Psychozoic Era

Seminar // Anthropocene Perspectives

Saturday 11 Oct 1:00pm 5:00pm
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As part of the project The Psychozoic Era, Overgaden invites you to a seminar which – with a focus on aesthetic image worlds- will shed light on life in the anthropocene age. The seminar is organized by Ferdinand Ahm Krag and will be moderated by action researcher Aslak Aamot Kjærullf. The event will be in Danish.

Programme:

Kl. 1.15-2pm
Torsten Bøgh Thomsen: Aesthetics of the Anthropocene

Kl. 14-14.30pm
Kristoffer Akselbo: Supermoon – a journalistic graphic novel

Kl. 2.30-2.45pm
Coffee break

Kl. 2.45-3.30
pm
Andreas Dalsgaard: The Human Scale

Kl. 3.30-4.15pm
Jacob Lillemose & Nikolaj Recke: A Psychoanalysis of Robert Smithson’s Fascination with Non-human Time …

Kl. 4.15-5pm
Panel discussion

Culture Night.

Face painting for adults

Friday 10 Oct 7:00pm 10:00pm
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As a both critical and humoristic comment to the art markets valuation of art, artists Anna Fro Vodder, Kathrine Ærtebjerg and Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen offer face painting for adults. During this evening’s event the guests have the chance to meet an artist at work in an unconventional setting, as well as to bring home a unique, yet temporary, artwork.

Culture Night at Overgaden is arranged by Liveart.dk, who primarily work within the field for performative arts and involving the audience in a critical discourse on art. Liveart.dk are behind ‘Samtalekøkkenet’, as well as international festivals and symposiums on contemporary art critique.


Talk // Henrik Holm: Archive Fever

Thursday 25 Sep 6:30pm 8:00pm
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On occasion of Christian Vind’s exhibition research curator from the National Gallery of Denmark, Henrik Holm, will give a lecture on the temporalities and dynamics of the archive seen from an art historical perspective.
The event will be in Danish.


Talk // Søssa Jørgensen and Geir Tore Holm

Thursday 18 Sep 5:00pm 6:30pm
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In connection with their current residency at Astrid Noack Atelier the artists Søssa Jørgensen and Geir Tore Holm guest Overgaden. This evening they will talk about their practice which is often based on the establishment of site-specific dialogical spaces – a practice that began to take shape when in 1993 they opened the exhibition space Balkong in their own home in Trondheim. Ten years later they started Sørfinnetset School / the nord land in Northern Norway focusing on the exploitation of nature, ecology, exchange of knowledge, and small scale architecture. Jørgensen and Holm’s work additionally spans video, photography, sculpture, sound, and installation. More info: www.astrid-noack.dk

Coming From

Artist talk // Lone Høyer Hansen and Tomas Lagermand Lundme

Thursday 11 Sep 5:00pm 7:00pm
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At the last event in the talk series accompanying Coming From you can get insight into Lone Høyer Hansen and Tomas Lagermand Lundme’s contributions as well as how their exhibited material has inspired them in their respective practices.
The event will be in Danish.

Overgaden Project

Not Festival: The Pop Up Queer´s Shelter 2

Tuesday 09 Sep 7:00pm 10:00pm
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Not Festival invites you to an evening of performances which all thematize the odd, the strange, the unconventional, the inexplicable, and the unknown. The evening will consist of a Skype lecture performance by American Annie Sprinkle, a live performance by Tara Noir and Sarah Armstrong and a surprice performance. The Pop Up Queer’s Shelter 2 is part of the recurring event Not Festival: Third Class Citizen and is organized by the Danish National School of Performing Arts in collaboration with choreographer and performer Luis Lara Malvacias.

Coming From

Artist talk // Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen

Sunday 07 Sep 2:00pm 3:00pm
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This afternoon Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen will unfold the stories behind his contribution to the exhibition Coming From and share his sources of inspiration.
The event will be in Danish.

POLEMIC #4

Debate // Do art institutions have social responsibility?

Thursday 04 Sep 5:00pm 8:00pm
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POLEMIC is a series of public debates arranged by Overgaden, which during 2014 addresses various questions and issues relevant for the Danish contemporary art institutions. This coming event thematizes the art institutions social responsibility, and will focus on their engagement in the development of society. The event is relevant in relation to rising political expectations, which many institutions experience about social involvement. As an example it is expressed in various requests that the art institutions should play a role in relation to inclusion of minorities, be a catalyst for growth in the local community, contribute to the development of socially loaded housing areas or deliver an eventful programme of initiatives to an broad range of politically defined target groups. Join us when business leader Stine Bosse, head of education at Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center Hilde Østergaard, and artist Kenneth Balfelt give their perspectives on the topic. Moderator: Merete Jankowski, director of Overgaden.
The event will be in Danish.

Coming From

Artist talk // Gudrun Hasle

Wednesday 03 Sep 6:00pm 7:00pm
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In connection with the exhibition project Coming From where 35 Danish artists are showing what has inspired their artistic practices, a series of artists talks are arranged in which the artists discuss their sources of inspiration drawing from the material they have presented in the exhibition. First artist in line is Gudrun Hasle. The talk series is held in connection with Copenhagen Art Week and in collaboration with the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation.
The event will be in Danish.


Artist talk // Christian Vind

Sunday 31 Aug 2:00pm 3:00pm
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In the exhibition Dr. Topic, Christian Vind injects new life into a wide-ranging arsenal of objects, archaeological artefacts and everyday items, drawing connections between past and present, between personal memories and the materials of cultural history. This afternoon Christian Vind will give an introduction to his exhibition as well as to some of the guiding principles behind it. The event will be in Danish.


Debate // How Can Art Be Used to Solve Societal Problems?

Thursday 28 Aug 5:00pm 8:00pm
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ARD general meeting 5-6pm (open to all)
Debate and music: 6-8pm

The association ARD ((Art Research Dialogue/www.a-r-d.org) invites you to an evening of debate, music, food and Thursday beer at Overgaden. For 10 years ARD has involved socially vulnerable groups in projects both at home and abroad, all of which have been designed to improve the life situation of the involved parties. This evening the association presents different working methods, which have aroused from the specific projects and been developed along the way, and sets the stage for a discussion on how art can be used as a platform and method to solve societal problems.

Presentations:

Rehabilitation of prisoners in Agadez, Niger by Kenneth A. Balfelt about the experiences with offering prisoners supplementary education and new skills.

Visit Tingbjerg by curator Matthias Hvass Borello about the art festival in the renowned and notorious district Tingbjerg.

Folkets Park by urban sociologist Simon Mertner Vind about the development and improvement of a park used by a wide range of often conflicting groups such as homeless Africans and Romanians, young men, activists, families with children as well as many others.

Music: Nikolaj Zeuthen (Skammens Vogn)

Fernisering

Christian Vind: Dr. Topic and the group show Coming From

Friday 22 Aug 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Friday 22 August Overgaden invites you to the opening of the exhibitions Dr. Topic by Christian Vind and Coming From which will feature 30 danish artists.

Bocca Baciata

Finissage and book release

Sunday 10 Aug 3:00pm 5:00pm
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On the occasion of his exhibition Alexander Tovborg will publish a catalogue. This afternoon we celebrate the release with a glass of wine and tarot card reading by Toke Lykkeberg.
The event will be in Danish.

˄Ɣ ƪǷ

Book release og concert

Thursday 07 Aug 6:00pm 8:00pm
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To mark the end of the exhibition Rasmus Rosengaard and Marie Søndergaard Lolk has published a joint catalogue. This evening we celebrate the launch with a release reception, also featuring a concert by musician Tobias Kirstein which combine drone and sound collage.

Bocca Baciata

Talk // The Nature of Myth

Thursday 26 Jun 6:00pm 7:00pm
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In Alexander Tovborg’s exhibition Bocca Baciata myths play a key role. This evening we will have a closer look at the concept of myths when Tovborg and Pia Skogemann, MA in History of Religions and a practicing Jungian analyst, from each their perspective will discuss the nature and mechanisms of mythmaking.
The event will be in Danish.

Fernisering

Alexander Tovborg: Bocca Baciata & Marie Søndergaard Lolk and Rasmus Rosengaard: ˄Ɣ ƪǷ

Wednesday 25 Jun 5:00pm Friday 06 Jun 8:00pm
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Welcome to the openings of the exhibitions ˄Ɣ ƪǷ by Marie Søndergaard Lolk and Rasmus Rosengaard and Bocca Baciata by lexander Tovborg.

Overgaden Project

Performance // Acción Gorila

Thursday 19 Jun 5:00pm 8:00pm
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Sara Gebran and Mathias Kryger present Acción Gorila, a series of events, bringing together practitioners & scholars from the dance and art fields, the art schools The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts & The National School of Performing Arts, art spaces/venues and the audience. Using the potential that is set in place, the art school’s visiting international lecturers and teachers will present works to an audience, outside the class room, combining this with performances by local artists and sometimes student’s work.

POLEMIK#3

Involving the Audience in Contemporary Art – From Guest to Participant

Wednesday 18 Jun 5:00pm 8:00pm
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POLEMIK is a series of public debates arranged by Overgaden, which this spring addresses various questions and issues relevant for the Danish art institutions having contemporary art as their prime focus.
This event sets the scene for a critical debate about what happens when the audience becomes active participants and co-creators while visiting art institutions rather than passive spectators. Examples of this trend include available IPads in the exhibitions where visitors can post their own reviews of what they see, as well as an increased focus on works where physical participation is crucial to the making of the artwork on display. But what is this all about – and how does this tendency influence the role of the art institutions?
Join us, when Leslie Ann Schmidt, Head of Learning and Visitors Department at Brandts; Isabel Berglund, textile and installation artist; Torben Sangild, writer and critic, and Hanne Strager, Head of Exhibition and Communication at the Natural History Museum, give their perspectives on public involvement.
The event will be in Danish.

Overgaden Project

Symposium // Critics & Cocktails

Friday 13 Jun 5:00pm Sunday 15 Jun 5:00pm
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Critics and Cocktails is a three-day symposium on the intersection between Live Art, Art Writing and the discursive sphere.
It aims to use embodied, experimental and critical practices of writing and thinking to investigate the contexts of Live Art, its documents and associated forms of dialogue. Why, how and to whom do we communicate in relation to art?
Come to our public introduction friday 13th from 5-7 pm. Mary Paterson (UK) will give a lecture accompanied by a performance of NOTA by Open Dialogues, and the Friis Family will attempt to produce cocktails from the book Artists’ Cocktails, by Ryan Gander.
The symposium is Saturday 11-21 and Sunday 11-17. Admittance only for those, who register at info@liveart.dk No drop-ins! Symposium, food and performances are free, but we want participants to sign up for both (full) days! Very limited number of places.
Sign up now: info@liveart.dk
More info: www.liveart.dk/kritik/index.html

˄Ɣ ƪǷ

Talk // Art and Materialism

Thursday 12 Jun 7:00pm 8:00pm
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An emphasis on process, materiality and space is common to Marie Søndergaard Lolk and Rasmus Rosengaard’s work and on occasion of their exhibition the artist Nils Erik Gjerdevik and Ditte Vilstrup Holm, MA in Art History and PhD Fellow at CBS will guest Overgaden and give an introduction to art and materialism.
The event will be in Danish.

Overgaden Projekt

Conference // Artist Run

Saturday 10 May 10:00am Sunday 11 May 6:00pm
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Artist Run is an international festival consisting of exhibitions at 17 of Copenhagen’s artist-run exhibition spaces, and a conference on 10-11th May at Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art. During the conference, questions about which role this type of exhibition spaces play on the contemporary art scene will be discussed as well as factors that influence the blooming of the spaces that is seen at the moment. Both Danish and international artist-run spaces will present their work and their distinctive profile. In addition, a number of keynote speakers will debate and reflect on concepts and questions that challenge the notions of the artist-run spaces in general. There will be a joint opening at the different sites in Copenhagen on Friday May 9th- Read more about the participating artists, venues, and see the program of the conference at: www.artistrun.net.
Both days 10am-6pm

Apophenia Cloud Travel Apparatus

Talk // The Visuality of Music

Thursday 08 May 6:00pm 8:00pm
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Jacob Tækker invites composer and musician Anders Monrad and sound artist Budhaditya Chattopadhyay to a talk about music in art and the visuality of sound in regards to the exhibition Apophenia Cloud Travel Apparatus. Find out how the moods of music are transposed into the art and how art talks to the music when perceived by the listening audience.

Overgaden Project

Performance // Shame

Friday 02 May 6:00pm 8:00pm
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Funen Art Academy, Valand Academy in Gothenburg and Bergen Academy of Art and Design have collaborated across borders on a performance workshop, held in Bergen, which explores the topic of shame. In extension of this the theme has been developed further through new workshops, and the result will be shown on this night at Overgaden, as a series of performances by: Nick Bruhn-Petersen, Mary Coble, Tao Sabella Hansen, Nanna Katharina Jensen, Dina Lundvall Nielsen, Jonas Kjeldgaard Sørensen and Anna Walther.


Omvisning

Sunday 27 Apr 3:00pm 4:00pm
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Overgaden inviterer til omvisning i de aktuelle udstillinger i selskab med kunstfaglig medarbejder Nina Wöhlk. Efterfølgende serverer vi kaffe og kage.

Orgone

Concert // Volto and Jamie Allen’s circuitMusic

Thursday 24 Apr 6:30pm 8:00pm
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On occasion of Astrid Myntekær’s exhibition the artist Jens Ulrik Jørgensen has organised a concert with Volto and Jamie Allen’s circuitMusic who in turn will make sound and light merge into an auditory and visual universe of noise.

Orgone

Workshop // Make your own ‘Dream Wheel’

Saturday 12 Apr 1:00pm 5:00pm
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Two key elements of the exhibition Orgone are lasers and broken glass, mechanically turning and creating a symphony of shadow effects. During this workshop you can gain a unique insight into Astrid Myntekær’s artistic practice and work with light, when she invites the audience to make their own ‘Dream Wheel’. The workshop is limited to 15 attendees and it is therefore required to sign up: tg@overgaden.org. Registration will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. Participation is as always free, but please bring 50 DKK to cover material costs.

Apophenia Cloud Travel Apparatus

Talk // Art, gamification and arcade games

Wednesday 09 Apr 6:00pm 8:00pm
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How do computer games affect art and vice versa. And what are the consequences of the fact that we to an increasing extent experience the world through smartphones, tablets and apps? Join us when Jacob Tækker tells about the influence of computer games on his artistic practice in a conversation with Ravi Vatrapu, professor at CBS, who is researching in the field of ‘human computer interaction’. In connection with the talk there will also be an opportunity to play classic games from the heyday of arcade halls, provided by Chassis Arcade.

POLEMIK#2

Language – The Esperanto of Art

Thursday 03 Apr 5:00pm 7:00pm
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POLEMIK is a series of public debates arranged by Overgaden, which this spring addresses various questions and issues relevant for the Danish art institutions having contemporary art as their prime focus.

This evening we will look into the question of language and communication within the art world. During the debate, we ask whether art institutions lower the bar by making their communication more accessible? And whether the public has a responsibility for learning professional terminology if they want to gain insight into contemporary art?

Join us when Gitte Ørskou, chairman of the Danish Arts Foundation, Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg, chairman of the Danish Association of Art Centres, Berit Anne Larsen, head of communication at the National Gallery of Denmark, Christina Pontoppidan, rhetorician and external lecturer at CBS, and Matthias Hvass Borello, editor at Kunsten.nu, present their perspectives on the communication of art.
The debate will be in Danish.

Well It’s Not Going to Lift Itself

Talk // Performance art?

Thursday 06 Mar 6:00pm 7:30pm
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Performance art can be a difficult genre to define, because when is performance an art form? Does the definition primarily rely on whether or not the performance is staged within the confines of the art world, or can the artistic performance be found in popular culture or even every day life?

With questions like these, Naja Maria Lundstrøm would like to investigate the performance terminology as artistic praxis and genre and has therefore invited Sanne Koefod, Museum director of Museet for Samtidskunst, and Henrik Vestergaard Friis from Liveart.dk to a conversation. So join us in a discussion about artistical praxis, popular culture and performance art as genre in a sincere attempt to get behind the term performance art.

Bodies and Bodies

Talk & food sample // The body in the world, the world in the body

Thursday 27 Feb 6:00pm 7:30pm
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The life of the body is closely linked to metabolism. A physical process of change that both art and science is investigating.

In relation to the exhibition Bodies and Bodies, Troels Sandegård has invited Adam Bencard, philosopher and assistant professor at Medicinsk Museion / Novo Nordisk Center for Basic Metabolic Research, to a conversation about the body, sensory perception and science. The conversation will evolve around the complexity of the body with perspectives from molecular science added a little body philosophy and perceptual theory.

If you are brave enough for a different culinary experience, you can also taste samples of ‘non muscular meat’, prepared by Levent Bøilerehauge (former chef at Famo) in conceptual collaboration with Troels Sandegård.
The event will be in Danish.

POLEMIK#1

Where is the money going to come from?

Wednesday 26 Feb 5:00pm 8:00pm
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POLEMIK is a series of public debates that takes place during the spring and focuses on a number of questions and issues relevant to the Danish art institutions.

The first debate addresses the question of where the money shall come from during a time of economic crisis? What are the requirements from the State to institutions that receive financial support, and in which direction is the development taking us?

Join us when Maria Lind, director of Tensta Konsthall, Anettte Østerby, Head of Visual Art Centre at Kunststyrelsen, Daniel Hjorth, professor at CBS, among others will share their view on this development. POLEMIK is arranged by Overgaden and will be in Danish.

Well It’s Not Going to Lift Itself

Lecture & food tasting // The effective workout – with Umahro Cadogan


Thursday 30 Jan 6:00pm 7:30pm
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How do you eat, exercise and live your life in a effective way if you want to optimize your bodys physical condition and performance? Learn about this and much more when assistant professor and dietician Umahro Cadogan shares his knowledge on the topic, and try some free paleo food from Torvehallerne’s take-away restaurant PALÆO.


Guided tour

Sunday 26 Jan 3:00pm 4:00pm
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Overgaden invites you to a guided tour of the current exhibitions in the company of Anders Thrane, a member of Overgaden’s curatorial staff. Afterwards we serve coffee and cake.
The event will be in Danish.

Overgaden LECTURES

Lecture Performance – Between Art and Academia

Friday 07 Jun 4:00pm Sunday 09 Jun 5:00pm
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As a hybrid of research, lecture, visual art and performative narrative techniques, the lecture performance as format addresses key questions of the status and potential of art in knowledge society, as well as the mechanisms of producing and framing knowledge.

In a three-day seminar, Overgaden focuses on the lecture performance as a unique discipline, exploring the genre’s characteristics, aesthetics and location at the intersection of artistic and academic discourse. The focal point of the seminar is a series of lecture performances by Danish and international artists, whose contributions span a wide range of expressive forms and fields of political, philosophical, popular cultural, legal and anthropological investigation.

The seminar also includes contextualising dialogues between and presentations by leading researchers and theorists in the field, addressing seminal aspects of the lecture performance from a range of perspectives. As well as an introduction to the historical development and characteristics of the genre, the seminar addresses the relationship and exchange between artistic and academic research, the dramaturgy of the lecture format, the subject on stage and language as medium.

The conference will be in English, and everybody is welcome. Registration is not required.

Programme

Friday 7 June

4-4.15pm
Introduction by Anna Holm

4.15-5pm
Olof Olsson: the confusion of growing up, the sadness at the thought of dying, the miracle of language, and how I ended up as a performance artist

5-6pm
Marianne Wagner: Exploring the Format of Lecture Performance

6-7pm
Sibylle Peters: The Art of Lecturing

7-8pm
Chiara Fumai: Chiara Fumai Presents Nico Fumai


Saturday 8 June

11-11.15am
Introduction by Anna Holm

11.15am-12pm
Fay Nicolson: (In Search of) The Perfect Lecture

12-1pm
Ulla Hvejsel: Human Rights, White Bears and Correct Legal Spelling of Dostoyevskij

1-2pm
Lunch

2-3pm
Florian Feigl: Prologue to 300

3-4.30pm
Gavin Butt, Gertrud Sandqvist, Lucia Rainer: Art and Knowledge Production

4.30-5pm
Molly Haslund: In the Beginning There Was Rhythm


Sunday 9 June

11-11.15am
Introduction by Anna Holm

11.15am-12.15pm
Katrine Gjerding & Viktor Tjerneld: Holiday on Ice

12.15-1pm
Laura Luise Schultz: Language as Medium

1-2pm
Lunch

2-3pm
Doug Fishbone: The World According to Me

3-4pm
Goldin+Senneby, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt: The Subject on Stage

4-5pm
Christina Marie Jespersen: Where Is the Zebra III

SPIN

Talk // To put oneself in trouble and stay with it

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