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.