5 Nov 2021, 16:00 – 21:00
INTRO opening: Dina El Kaisy Friemuth + Sóley Ragnarsdóttir

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Photos by Christian Brems

Friday 5 November 5–10pm, O—Overgaden presents the culmination of two young artistic talents’ participation in the development program INTRO: With the exhibitions No History at All by Dina El Kaisy Friemuth and Organizing Principles by Sóley Ragnarsdóttir, the artists ask questions to the way we archive and categorize the world around us. 

Photo by Christian Brems

Everyone is welcome and, as always at O—Overgaden, admission is free. Cold refreshments will be available to purchase in our “bar” via Mobile Pay. We look forward to celebrating the exhibitions with you!


17:00: Exhibitions open
17:30: Opening speech by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, constitutional leader of Overgaden
19-20:30: DJ Kuchulu
20:30-22: DJ Nas Tea
22:00: Thank yous and goodnight!

About the exhibitions

Dina El Kaisy Friemuth: No History at All

Artist Dina El Kaisy Friemuth (b. 1988, DE) sets out to critically investigate the Western imperialistic power structures implicated in the act of history writing and archiving. The exhibition presents a new body of work – including video, statement posters, comics, and a large façade banner – the exhibition unfolds around a monumental floor carpet decorated with poetic and political quotes. El Kaisy Friemuth’s practice often revolves around creating conversational environments, centering queer and non-white voices, and decolonial and institutional critiques. 

Sóley Ragnarsdóttir: Organizing Principles

A hyper-ornamented artistic universe emerging from a sculptural approach to painting unfolds in Sóley Ragnarsdóttir’s (b. 1991, DK/IS) first institutional solo exhibition. With large-scale paintings and mobiles, amber, napkins, and seashells, Ragnarsdóttir presents a seductive environment that has evolved from her newly established life in a small village in rural Thy, by the North Sea. Life among amber hunters, fishermen, and surfers has made a profound impact on the artist’s unique visual language. Her works are made from layered synthetic and natural materials: acrylic, epoxy, shells, amber, and ocean-blunted pieces of glass adorn canvases as well as napkins, surfboard materials, and wallpapers. 

The exhibitions are on display 5 November – 31 December 2021.

As the culmination of INTRO, the individually tailored development program for young artists involving a full year’s close collaboration and mentoring, O—Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art proudly presents two major new solo exhibitions by 2021 selected artists Dina El Kaisy Friemuth and Sóley Ragnarsdóttir.

The exhibitions are supported by Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, the Danish Arts Council, the Knud Højgaard Foundation, 15. Juni Fonden, Beckett-Fonden and the Council of Visual Arts, Copenhagen.