This newsletter is a little different than usual. Normally, we use our newsletter to tell you about the activities and exhibitions which we are to show during the month to come. However, due to this extraordinary situation, which the COVID-19-crisis has put our world in, we at Overgaden have been forced to turn down our public activities for a while. Please read more about our changes and further activities here
Overgaden under renovation
Overgaden is currently undergoing its first major renovation since the opening of our exhibition space in 1986. Thanks to a generous donation from Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen’s Foundation and a collaboration with Pitzner Properties, we are able to give our beautiful heritage building a much needed make-over so that we in the future can keep providing optimal facilities for the exhibition of contemporary art. While much of Denmark is at a stand-still, our craftsmen are hard at work, and we are thrilled to be reopening in the late summer of 2020 with two new exhibitions by Helene Nymann and Torben Ribe, which we are working on at the moment. You have something to look forward to!
Overgaden at Sort/Hvid
During the renovation of Overgaden, Overgaden’s staff has taken up office at the theatre Sort/Hvid in the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen. We were excited to begin presenting our artistic collaboration this month in the shape of the performance programme DIALOGUES, showing unique and special artistic collaborations, but due to the serious COVID-19-situation and great uncertainty about when it will be possible to gather an audience again, we have decided to cancel the performance programme. However, we still hope to get the opportunity to show you the next parts of the program – the interdisciplinary festival VISUMUSICATRE and an outdoor-film program focusing on analogue film – in June and July.
A large number of applications for Overgaden’s exhibition programme
Twice a year – on March 1 and September 1 – Overgaden is open for exhibition applications for the following year, and we are thankful for the high number of applications as well as the steady rise in interest we have seen in recent years. We received a total of 92 very qualified and deeply ambitious applications at the deadline of March 1st and have since then been busy going through and contacting potential exhibitors. We greatly appreciate that you want to think about Overgaden with us.
Our development programme for young artists, Overgaden INTRO, is in full gear with Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl and Iselin Forslund Toubro as its first participants. The two artists are currently receiving career-oriented sparring sessions and guidance towards exhibition planning, which is to prepare them for the two big exhibitions which we are looking forward to present at Overgaden in November. Until then, check out http://www.iselintoubro.com and
https://www.kimrichardadlermejdahl.com for a taste of what is to come.
We wish all of Overgaden’s guests and friends the very best and hope that you are all in good health and good spirits. We are looking forward to seeing you all again.