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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O—Overgaden’s new publication series can be read online or downloaded for free, and print versions can be purchased at the gallery. The monographic series is published in relation to the in-house solo exhibitions from 2021 onwards and focuses on new artistic voices, enabling expanded conversations around these to travel as far as possible.

Online you’ll find a free-to-download PDF version with an added full batch of documentation images. In print, this series comes with a special, grand fold-out poster as its cover.

No Exit Prior to Orientation

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, O—Overgaden
  • Glitching neoliberal care
    Essay by Frederike Sperling
  • Boundless reality
    A conversation between Line Finderup Jensen and Nanna Friis

Shift

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, O—Overgaden
  • Currents of words about Alexander Tillegreen
    Essay by Kathrine Børlit Nielsen
  • Notes
    Excerpts of participant responses from a larger scientific laboratory study, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
  • Words, Spaces, Sounds
    Essay by Vanessa Joan Müller

I am here for pleasure but it is no fun

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, O—Overgaden
  • In Reality
    Essay by Anna Stahn
  • Index
    Poems from the exhibition by Julie Stavad
  • Tyngder
    A conversation between Ida Schyum & Julie Stavad

SUPERADAPTER

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, O—Overgaden
  • SUPERADAPTER - A Twist in Tommy Støckel’s Sculptural Syntax
    Lisa Rosendahl
  • Invisible Essence
    Nanna Friis

No History at All

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, Overgaden
  • Holding the Sun in the Soul, Or a Million Small Hands that Touch the Earth
    Essay by María Berríos
  • The Museum Has No Soul
    A conversation between Maria Ines Plaza Lazo & Dina El Kaisy Friemuth
  • No History at All
    Ariella Aïsha Azoulay (an excerpt from Ariella Aïsha Azoulay’s book Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism)

Organizing Principles

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, Overgaden
  • Water on Water, Movement over Movement, Waves over Waves, Breathing following Breathing, Affirmation coming over Affirmation
    Essay by Miriam Bettin
  • Love is a Rose
    Essay by Elif Saydam
  • Amber Secrets
    Essay by Sóley Ragnarsdóttir

Hvad kan virussen lære os?

This new Danish translation of Paul B. Preciados text Learning from the Virus, translated by Aleatorik, was initiated by O—Overgaden and the exhibition project Psychopathia Sexualis. The text draws lines of connection between AIDS, biopolitics, and the COVID-19 crisis.

Between Eternity and Time

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, Overgaden
  • Night Vision
    Conversation between Ida Sønder Thorhauge & Nanna Friis
  • The Taboo of Creation
    On the making of mammals, mothers, and other irksome creatures – by author Nazila Kivi

Comb a Hairy Doughnut Flat

  • Foreword
    Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Interim Director, Overgaden
  • Zoom
    Essay by Nanna Friis
  • The Repopulation
    Poetic essay by Liv Sejrbo Lidegaard

Kammerspil

Mannov’s publication is one of the first in a new monographic series produced in conjunction with our institutional solo exhibitions from 2021 onwards, focusing on new artistic voices in the Danish art scene and, hopefully, on catapulting these into a larger readership, following, and distribution, as is well deserved.

  • A Play of Chambers
    Foreword by Rhea Dall, Director, Overgaden
  • A Sweaty Echo Chamber Filled with Ghosts
    Lars Nordby & Carl Mannov in conversation
  • K and Lun
    Poetic contribution by artist and author Melanie Kitti

Shadows in Pieces

Lindegaard’s publication is one of the first in a new monographic series produced in conjunction with our institutional solo exhibitions from 2021 onwards, focusing on new artistic voices in the Danish art scene and, hopefully, on catapulting these into a larger readership, following, and distribution, as is well deserved.

  • Cubism on Acid
    Foreword by Rhea Dall, Director, Overgaden
  • Vacuum
    Conversation between Johanne Rude Lindegaard & Nanna Friis
  • Eye Shadows and a Palette of Affect
    Essay by Mai Dengsøe