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POLEMIK: THE NEW DANISH MAP OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Monday 08 Oct 5:30pm 7:30pm

Overgaden invites you for a POLEMIK-debate about the new map of contemporary art in Denmark. We have invited some of the key figures in the current debate about the future of Danish art for a discussion of how best to further contemporary art in a political landscape with many agendas that sometimes seem contrary.

In recent years, we have experienced an increased political focus on contemporary art reaching all of Denmark. Art is to be a primer for growth outside of the capital, and support money needs to benefit all regions of the country. At the same time, we experience a cultural political focus on the need to develop an elite in contemporary art and more international exchange.

Does all of this add up?

Overgaden invites you for a POLEMIK-debate about the new map of contemporary art in Denmark. We have invited some of the key figures in the current debate about the future of Danish art for a discussion of how best to further contemporary art in a political landscape with many agendas that sometimes seem contrary.

Speakers:

Lisette Vind Ebbesen, director of Skagen Art Museum and chairwoman of The Danish Art Foundation’s Committee for Visual Arts

Sonja Lillebæk Christensen, artist

Marie Dufresne, director of Kunsthal 6100 in Haderslev

Mette Marcus, Head of the Cultural Section, Bikuben Foundation

The debate will be moderated by Merete Jankowski, director of Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art
Entrance is free, and everyone is welcome. The debate will be in Danish.

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