Since 2013, Overgaden’s REVISIT format has zoomed in on the art institute’s own history to explore some of the key artistic experiments and groundbreaking exhibitions that have taken place here.
This year REVISIT embraces the 1989 exhibition EROTIK – 48 women photographers’ take on the erotic in reaction to male dominance of the gaze and desire in mainstream media and the art world. EROTIK brought perceptions of gender and the role of women artists centre- stage in feminist yet conflicting views on an otherwise male-centred representation of the erotic realm.
Views of the erotic have changed since 1989. Debates on the subject continue to be dominated by identity politics, but today the erotic and gender are in an increasing state of flux. Has our view of eroticism changed since 1989? And what does ‘erotic’ mean? Are we even capable of formulating what eroticism is and can be in 2017? These are some of the central questions raised by REVISIT: EROTIK, where 14 Danish and international artists – both women and men – have been invited to address the theme in a range of works that cover the political as well as the poetic, subtle and humorous.
Participating artists: Ann Louise Andersen, Ruth Campau, Emma Hedditch (US), Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Jakob Jakobsen, Heine Klausen, Tricia Middleton (CA), Klaus Mulbjerg, Michael Mørk, Lea Porsager, Tomas Skovgaard, Tine Tvergaard, Kristoffer Ørum