How do we ‘belong’ somewhere? How does an art institution belong? And how do we create relationships where we live? These are the questions Overgaden has invited students from Funen Art Academy, Jutland Art Academy and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts to explore over the next two months.
The results – exhibitions, events and much more – can be seen, experienced and heard as they evolve throughout Christianshavn. The first floor O—Overgaden will hold the fort as a continuous archive, exhibition and meeting space.
Christianshavn is a neighbourhood with beer on benches, suits on bikes, banks and backyards. At one end of the neighbourhood there are the handmade houses of Christiania, whilst at the other end men in hard hats are building some of Copenhagen’s most expensive real estate. On one side of the town square people gulp coffee, while across the road other people toast each other with schnapps. Inspired by the stories, issues, people and ideas that relate to such a diverse, complex neighbourhood, during the summer the art students will pan across local themes in a continuous, creative process.