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: Where the real interesting stuff happens
16 Jun 2022, 17:00 – 18:00

Justin Hunt portrait by Christa Holka, Liesel Burisch portrait by Edi Winarni. On the left is a picture of a white man with short hair in a side parting and a short beard looking directly into the camera. He is wearing a light blue buttoned up shirt. The background is grey. To the right is a picture of a white person with bleached blue hair standing up against grey-green structure. They are wearing a camel brown t-shirt and a dark brown shirt. They stand with their body slightly facing to the left and are looking into the camera. There is graffiti on a wall in the background.

On Thursday 16 June at 17-18h you can meet the currently exhibiting artist Liesel Burisch and Dr. Justin Hunt, researcher in queerness and queer activism, for a conversation about clubs and queer culture’s spaces of opportunity

Within the nightclub scene there are magical, utopian pockets of space that exist where marginalized people can meet and be free. What special communities and spaces of opportunity can arise on the dance floor? And how can we together maintain it as a lasting, liberating space?

On Thursday 16 June at 17-18h you can meet the currently exhibiting artist Liesel Burisch and Dr. Justin Hunt, researcher in queerness and queer activism, for a conversation about clubs and queer culture’s spaces of opportunity.

The artist talk is based on Burisch’s current solo exhibition Bring Time, which over the summer will transform O—Overgaden’s ground floor into a total installation with mesmerizing beats, seductive videos from the queer party scene, and manifestos that deal with an inclusive club culture. By exploring the transition between the world outside and inside the club as a threshold between normalized society and marginalized subcultures, Burisch questions the transience, inclusion, and archiving of club cultures. What can we learn at the border between clubs and the rest of society? And how do we incorporate the fragile, temporary space of opportunity that the party community is able to give us into the rest of our lives?

At the artist talk you can meet:
Dr. R. Justin Hunt (UK), a lecturer, performer, and producer based in London. He is Curating Producer of Queer Extension, an online school by and for queer artists. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute. He works as Adjunct Professor of Film, Women & Gender Studies for Syracuse University (London) and as a Relationship Manager for Arts Council England. As his alter-ego, Dr Sharon Husbands, Hunt created and toured Naked Boys Reading/Naked Queers Reading for eight years. Find out more on Dr. R. Justin Hunt’s website.


Liesel Burisch (b. 1987, DK), artist currently exhibiting at O—Overgaden, whose work is based on collective experiences and conversations, using large audio and video installations to create seductive, hypnotic experiences. Burisch graduated from Städelschule (Frankfurt), CalArts (Los Angeles), and Universität der Künste (Berlin). The exhibition at O—Overgaden is the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Denmark.

The artist talk is presented in collaboration with Art Week Copenhagen 2022.
The artist talk will be held in English.
Registration is not necessary and admission to O—Overgaden, as always, is free of charge.