The talk is based on Tak’s current solo exhibition, Doubt, at O—Overgaden, which examines our communal spaces—from those of clubbing to holy worship—and explores how populist patriotism drives forward new behavioral restrictions in a post-truth era.
The talk will be held in English and is free of charge, as is admission to all of O—Overgaden’s exhibitions.
Read more about the exhibition here.
The talk is generously supported by the A.P. Møller Foundation.
Young-jun Tak (b. 1989, Seoul) has a degree in English literature and cross-cultural studies from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Tak has participated in major international exhibitions such the Lyon Biennale (2022), the Berlin Biennale (2020), and the Istanbul Biennale (2017). In 2021 he received the TOY Berlin Masters Award. Doubt is Tak’s first institutional solo exhibition.
Mathias Kryger (b. 1977) is an art critic and curator, and has worked for the daily newspaper Politiken since 2015. As a curator, Kryger is behind exhibitions such as William Forsythe in the Company of Others (2015) and Overtaci & Galskabens Kunst (2017) at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, and has co-curated the exhibition/podcast projects A Painter of our Time (2020) at Institut Funder Bakke on the CIA’s influence on Scandinavian art during the Cold War, and Psychopathia Sexualis at O—Overgaden, tracing the artistic output of the AIDS epidemic in Denmark. In addition, Kryger has worked as a performance artist and pop singer, as well as a TV host for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.