Surface Encounters is the title of Jesper Carlsen’s first major solo exhibition at a Danish art institution. In the upcoming exhibition at Overgaden, he presents a series of new works that try to conceive the digital as a traditional artistic medium, which – like photography and sculpture – deals with the representation of surface and substance in space.
Since 2013, Overgaden has annually delved into on its own exhibition history to explore some of the many artistic experiments and new departures, which have taken place here, and examine them from the perspective of the present. This year we will revisit the exhibition Erotik from 1989, in which 48 Danish female photographers presented their individual take on eroticism. But what has happened to our perception of the erotic since then – and what is and can eroticism be in 2017? These questions are the focal point of this year’s REVISIT, and a number of artists from Denmark and abroad have been invited to respond to the subject in works that span the political, poetic and humorous.
At his first major solo exhibition in Copenhagen, Johan Rosenmunthe directs our attention to the objects that surround us – and not least our interaction with them. According to the artist, things are not just dead artefacts, but containers of information that are deposited in the material such as DNA residues and sound waves. This thesis is unfolded in a series of new works which in a sort of speculative archaeology display and dissect everyday objects.