O—Overgaden is one of the leading non-profit art institutions in Denmark with an irreverent program of emerging local and international voices in contemporary art, displaying around eight grand-scale exhibitions each year from its position in the heart of Copenhagen.
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Artist Talk
Artist Talk: Julie Stavad + Ida Schyum
3 Feb 2022, 17:00 – 18:00

Thursday 3 February, visual artist Julie Stavad meets O—Overgaden curator Ida Schyum for a conversation in her solo exhibition I am here for pleasure but it is no fun.

Please join us this Thursday for a conversation that dives into Stavad’s visual universe, staged at O—Overgaden with humor, sensitivity, and hints of drama.

The everyday object is central in the solo show “I am here for pleasure but it is no fun” by Danish artist Julie Stavad. By either scaling up the size of objects or shaping them in atypical materials, Stavad raises the question of whether everyday objects lift us up or weigh us down. Because who actually holds the power – humans or things?

The artist talk will bring up fantasy and anthropomorphism, the “cheeky chap” of a more-than-seven-meter-long sculptural pole in the exhibition, the consumer culture of late capitalist society, Ursula K. Le Guin’s feminist essay “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction,” and the strange sense of walking through life without any real opportunity or chance to change the state of things.

The conversation will be conducted in Danish.

You are welcome to visit the two current exhibitions at O—Overgaden before and after the talk. Exhibitions at Overgaden are always free of charge, as is this event.

Please remember to wear a mask and bring a valid corona passport. O—Overgaden follows the Danish Health Authorities guidelines so you can safely visit our exhibitions.