1 Mar
17.00
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Charlottenborg Art Talks: Angela Dimitrakaki

Is This Rosa Luxemburg or Is It Art? Revolutionary Memory and Feminist Struggle Today

The lecture considers the political and affective need for an exchange between 21st-century feminism and a revolutionary past that is violated, excised, and undermined: that of female socialist leaders and intellectuals.

With an emphasis on Sanja Ivekovic’s work on/with Rosa Luxemburg the analysis will raise broader issues pertaining to the potential of feminism as revolution today.

Dr Angela Dimitrakaki is a writer and Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Edinburgh. Her academic research focuses on feminist and Marxist methodologies in art history; globalisation and biopolitics; art and culture in post-1989 Europe; contemporary democracy and fascism.

Dimitrakaki currently works on two books forthcoming in 2017: Feminism, Art, Capitalism, on the potential and contradictions of feminist politics in art practice and theory today; and The Economic Subjects of Contemporary Art, on artists and curators’ increased emphasis on economic relations since 1989 in an effort to contribute to a trans-disciplinary understanding of art’s complex links with socio-economic processes.

Read more about Charlottenborg Art Talks.

1 Mar
19.00
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Charlottenborg Art Cinema: Miners Shot Down

The new cinema at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg Art Cinema, has been given a unique opportunity through February and March when the cinema will be screening a series of acclaimed documentaries selected by the Why Foundation and created by some of the most respected documentarists.

The Why Foundation has selected 20 award-winning journalistic documentaries and distributed the films in a collected series called World Stories annually since 2015. Kunsthal Charlottenborg and The Why Foundation has collaborated on the screening of four films as a prelude to CPH:DOX by the title World Stories at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Miners Shot Down

In August 2012 a number of miners working at a platinum mine outside Johannesburg in South Africa decided to strike for better wages. The film follows both miners and employers in the six days leading up to the day when the strike ended in a massacre with 34 killed and several injured.

The shooting is described as the first post-apartheid massacre in the history of South Africa, and director Rehad Desai is able to visualize a political situation with a subtle conspiracy of the powerful bodies in the conflict that, to this day, refuses to take responsibility for.

Duration: 45 min
Instruction: Rehad Desai
Country: South Africa

The documentary will be played continuously from March 2 at 11 a.m. until March 9 at 4 p.m.

Trailer to World Stories:
https://vimeo.com/190714614

8 Mar
17.00
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Charlottenborg Art Talks: Kvindeudstillingen XX, 1975

On the International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017, the book It happened at the Women’s Exhibition, Charlottenborg 1975 written by Birgit Pontoppidan will be launced at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

In connection with the release of the book, the author can be experienced at this week’s Charlottenborg Art Talks in conversation with the principal of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Visual Arts Sanne Kofod about the book and the Women’s Exhibition XX, 1975.

The Women’s Exhibition in Charlottenborg was a considerable exhibition featuring female contributions from 42 Danish and 50 foreign artists of which many were committed to their art being politically charged.

As described in It happened at the Women’s Exhibition, Charlottenborg 1975, there was various sorts of entertainment such as dancing, opera, poetry readings, each day of the exhibition, making it accessible for both men, women and children.

With 25.000 visitors in the mere 14 days it was open to the public, the exhibition was twice as visited as Charlottenborgs other exhibitions at the time.

At the event, it will be possible to purchase the book at Kunsthallens bookstore at a special price of 250 DKK.

8 Mar
19.00
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Charlottenborg Art Cinema: Innocent on Death Row

The new cinema at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg Art Cinema, has been given a unique opportunity through February and March when the cinema will be screening a series of acclaimed documentaries selected by the Why Foundation and created by some of the most respected documentarists.

The Why Foundation has selected 20 award-winning journalistic documentaries and distributed the films in a collected series called World Stories annually since 2015. Kunsthal Charlottenborg and The Why Foundation has collaborated on the screening of four films as a prelude to CPH:DOX by the title World Stories at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Innocent on Death Row:
The boy ’Paco’ is innocently convicted for murder and rape in a town 500 km from his home in Manila. The absurdities and the injustice permeates this alluring documentary on the corruption and power which sentences an innocent, young boy to begin his life as ’guilty’ in a Philippine prison and who to this day remain incarcerated in Spain.

The case, which has surprisingly little focus on the real victims, becomes a matter of conspiracy and diversion in a heavy legal system. Pacos case is still active and can be followed by several media platforms such as www.facebook.com/FreePacoNow.

Duration: 45 min
Instruction: Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco
Country: The Philippines

The documentary will be played continuously from  March 9 at 11 a.m. until March 12 at 5 p.m.

Trailer to World Stories:
https://vimeo.com/190714614

17 Mar
19.00

Welcome Too Late

When everything from climate to technology is changing at accelerating pace, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up. The future undercuts the present and the present recedes into the past at ever greater speed. Artists and documentarists experience arriving too late to the moment they’re trying to capture.

Instead of running after time, attempting to zoom in on the present moment, the tendency is now towards zooming out on other and bigger temporalities. This is the premise for the group exhibition Welcome Too Late in light of changes such as explosive population growth, rising temperatures and sea levels, automation, artificial intelligence, growing inequality, prospects of eternal life, resurrection of animal species and mass extinction.

Among others, the exhibition presents sculptures and movies by young artists as Iain Ball (1985, UK), Marguerite Humeau (1986, FR), and Katja Novitskova (1984, EE). Welcome Too Late is presented in collaboration with CPH:DOX and is curated by Toke Lykkeberg.

Welcome Too Late will be held at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg all the way from Sunday May 21, but there is only free entry under CPH:DOX from March 16-26. After this date Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s normal entry fee will be reintroduced (60 DKK).

Social media hashtag: #welcometoolate

19 Mar
16.00 - 22.00
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CPH:DOX – Tindersticks Live x Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Ticket Links:
Matinée Concert – 16 pm
https://billetto.dk/en/events/tindersticks-vs-minute-bodies

Evening Concert – 20 pm
https://billetto.dk/en/events/tindersticks-vs-minute-bodies-69e500

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Music lovers, nature lovers, art lovers and sensitive souls – Listen up! We have something special for you:

The legendary Tindersticks are coming to town to give an exclusive tribute concert at CPH:DOX in March!

Tindersticks, one of the most legendary bands from the alternative music scene, with roots in both soul and jazz will hold two quirky, beautiful and thoughtful concerts during a unique concert experience at the venue Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

The concert is a rare and very special performance of Tindersticks’ new work ‘Minute Bodies’, which is a tribute to the British photographer and timelapse pioneer F. Percy Smith, known for his innovative nature films from the beginning of the 1900s.

The performance is divided into two parts, both of which will be performed twice on Sunday, March 19.

Don’t miss this special concert experience!

Find out more at http://bit.ly/2gOcqdQ

21 Apr
19.00 - 22.00

MFA Degree Show 2017

At this year’s AFGANG (MFA Degree Show), a total of twenty-four graduates from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts will present new works at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. This year’s graduates work with all kinds of styles and modes of expression, from video and painting to sculpture, installation and performance art. Some works are vast in scale, others are delicate, fleeting or porous. Together, they offer insight into the potential future of contemporary art.

The artists featured are:
Anne Eckersberg, Anne Sofie Fenneberg, Coline Marotta, David Minařík, Eduardo Antonio Rodriguez Chain, Gabriel Bott, Hannibal Andersen, Ingrid Høiskar Borgfjord, Jacob Alrø, Jens Hüls Funder, Jesper Skov Madsen, Kirsten Astrup, Lydia Hauge Sølvberg, Malte Starck, Veronica Riget, Nicky Sparre-Ulrich, Nike Åkerberg, Nikolaj Nielsen Phillipsen, Nina Mølgård Knappe, Oskar Jakobsen, Signe Boe, Simon Rasmussen, Theodor Walldius and Vibe Overgaard.

The exhibition is curated by Christian Skovbjerg Jensen.

See facebook event.

22 Feb
19.00
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Charlottenborg Art Cinema: Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

The new cinema at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg Art Cinema, has been given a unique opportunity through February and March when the cinema will be screening a series of acclaimed documentaries selected by the Why Foundation and created by some of the most respected documentarists.

The Why Foundation has selected 20 award-winning journalistic documentaries and distributed the films in a collected series called World Stories annually since 2015. Kunsthal Charlottenborg and The Why Foundation has collaborated on the screening of four films as a prelude to CPH:DOX by the title World Stories at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
The instructors Najibullah Quraishi and Jamie Doran sheds light upon an ancient tradition in Afghanistan, where poor boys from the age of 10 unknowingly ends up as so-called “Bacha Bazi” – dancing boys.

The Boys are trained to sing and dance in seducing dresses in front of a male audience. Among the power elites there is a secret prestige in ‘owning’ the most talented dancing boys who are bought, sold and exploited sexually. This practice is illegal but nevertheless widespread, as the marked of The Dancing Boys consists of the power elite of society.

Duration: 45 min
Instruction: Najibullah Quraishi and Jamie Doran
Country: Afghanistan

The documentary will be played continuously from February 23 at 11 a.m. until March 1 at 4 p.m.

Trailer to World Stories:
https://vimeo.com/190714614

15 Feb
18.30
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Charlottenborg Art Cinema: Please Vote for Me

The new cinema at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Charlottenborg Art Cinema, has been given a unique opportunity through February and March when the cinema will be screening a series of acclaimed documentaries selected by the Why Foundation and created by some of the most respected documentarists.

The Why Foundation has selected 20 award-winning journalistic documentaries and distributed the films in a collected series called World Stories annually since 2015. Kunsthal Charlottenborg and The Why Foundation has collaborated on the screening of four films as a prelude to CPH:DOX by the title World Stories at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Please Vote For Me

Introduction to World Stories by the founder of the Why Foundation Mette Hoffmann Meyer, followed by screening of Please Vote For Me.

Is democracy a universal value adaptable to all? The Chinese director Weijun Chen unfolds a democratic experiment in which he lets a school class in Wuhan in central China vote on who should be their class-chairman.

The experiment unfolds the unsightly strategies of democracy in children’s height, and the film provides both insight into China today as well as to the strengths and weaknesses of democracy.
Weijun Chen’s film depicts the democratic processes in a time where it is not always entirely predictable who the people will elect.

Duration: 45 min
Instruction: Weijun Chen
Country: China

The documentary will be played continuously from February 16 at 11 a.m. until February 22 at 4 p.m.

Trailer til World Stories
https://vimeo.com/190714614

15 Feb
17.00 - 19.00
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Charlottenborg Art Talks: Uffe Elbæk & Thomas Agergaard

Forgotten Beats

In August 2016 Danish politician and leader of the political party Alternativet Uffe Elbæk asked the composer, musician and event maker Thomas Agergaard to become artist in residence at the Danish Parliament in Christiansborg.

Agergaard immediately accepted, proposing to create a sound installation based on recordings of the heartbeats of Danish politicians. The sound installation is sponsored by the famous Danish loudspeaker company Artcoustic.

About Charlottenborg Art Talks
Wednesdays Charlottenborg Art Talks presents talks, performances, film screenings, readings and debates about art by Danish and international artists, writers, curators and professors. The programme is arranged in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy og Fine Art’s Schools of Visual Arts.

8 Feb
18.30 - 20.30
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Hemmeligheder alle vegne

Maria Wandel

Maria Wandel exhibits in drawings in Charlottenborg Foyer in connection with the release of her artbook hemmeligheder alle vegne. The exhibition opens on February 8. 2017 with booklaunch and vernissage at 18.30 – 20.30.

At the exhibition and in the artbook, hemmeligheder alle vegne, Maria Wandels graphically powerful and at the same time, subtle drawings, a fascinating universe filled with hidden stories the viewer must uncover.

The artist often lets scripture be a part of the image, not as an educational measure, let alone a moral or political reprimand, but rather as a poetic addition which can be mysterious or humorous.

The authors Per Aage Brandt, Christina Hesselholdt and Christel Wiinblad, inspired by cartoons, have written poems and prose pieces, which are included in the book.

At the vernissage, the three authors will read aloud with the exhibition as background.
The Book is the first release on the newly-founded art and literature Publishing House, ARTUR, a Turbine publisher.

8 Feb
17.00 - 18.30
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Charlottenborg Art Talks: Luis Berríos-Negrón

Undisciplinary Learning and the Social Pedestal

Luis Berríos-Negrón (Puerto Rico, 1971) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in the intersection between sculpture, installation and environmentalism.

For this occasion of Charlottenborg Art Talks, Berríos-Negrón will delve into his collective and ongoing project “Anxious Prop” that explores the expansion of the performative field, the display of dematerialisation, and the academic reflex of art to get in the business of knowledge production.

Berríos-Negrón’s talk aims to open a discussion about “Anxious Prop” and the techniques, props, and preparations that allow us to sense the contemporary “environmental form” in lieu of digitalization and accelerated climate change.

Berríos-Negrón proposes this format of engagement between the artist and audience as a version of the “social pedestal” – one that may display, not necessarily knowledge or crystallized sculpture, but of personal and collective sensation as a political figure beyond our intentionality.

About the speaker
Luis Berríos-Negrón has an independent practice, and he is the founder of the Anxious Prop art collective and the Paramodular environmental design group. After a decade in Berlin Berríos-Negrón has now moved to Copenhagen.

He is currently PhD in philosophy at the Konstfack College of the Arts and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He holds a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Parsons New School for Design.

1 Feb
17.00 - 19.00
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Charlottenborg Art Talks: Sara Gebran

Self-curating/Infiltration/Bribe/Camouflage...

This evening artist Sara Gebran will talk about the works “Selection-Redo”, “Another 3” and the platform she initiated with Mathias Kryger called “Accion Gorila”.

The talk will focus on choreographic tools that can be used by any artists in any art discipline as: Exploded View, Holidays at work, Bribe, Laziness, B-way, Camouflage, Infiltration, Borrow, RE-. These are proposals that challenges the problems of artists at work, the lack of time, excess of administrative work, low income, competitive field, hijacked desire, capitalist post-depression, isolation, etc.

Sara Gebran is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, and has lead the choreography education at the Danish National School of Performing Arts /Den Danske Scenekunstskolen 2012-16. Her artistic practice and teaching has been about experimenting between practice and theory, working across disciplines, in various forms of collaboration, including the agency of all the participants at work, both working with professionals and students.
The talk will be held in English, and the admission is free.

About Charlottenborg Art Talks
Wednesdays Charlottenborg Art Talks presents talks, performances, film screenings, readings and debates about art by Danish and international artists, writers, curators and professors. The programme is arranged in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts.

27 Jan
17.00 - 20.00

The Freshman Exhibition 2017

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art's Schools of Visual Arts

On Friday January 27, 25 artists present works at the annual exhibition for freshmans at the academy’s Schools of Visual Arts.

This year’s Freshman Exhibition can be experienced at the students exhibition space Q on Peder Skrams Gade 2, where it is on display from January 28-29. The opening of the Freshman Exhibition 2017 is Friday January 27 at 5pm. The opening is free and open for all.

The artist exhibiting are:
Casper-Malte Augusta, Martin Brandt Hansen, Frederik Exner Carstens, Søren Frederik Petersen, Mads Hyldgaard Nielsen, Ida Hy, Simon Jakobsson, Bjarke Jepsen, Ville Laurinkoski, Nellie Lindquist, Marine Morel, Anna Munk, Kristian Alexander Norden Minthe, Helene Norup Due, Aske Høier Olsen, Kristine Karlshøj Leopold Petersson, Simin Stine Ramenazali, Adele Marie Rannes, Ida Raselli, Miki Skak, Kristine Stage, Sofia Luna, Aske Thiberg, Christian Vindelev, Victoria West.

26 Jan
18.00 - 20.00

The Chocolate Wagon

Exhibition at the Pavillion by Sebastian Hedevang and Andreas Rønholt

The Chocolate Wagon
Sebastian Hedevang and Andreas Rønholt
Exhibition period: January 27 – February 12

Thursday January 26 you’re invited to the opening of Sebastian Hedevang and Andreas Rønholt’s exhibition The Chocolate Wagon at the Pavillion in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s courtyard.

The Pavillion, which has been design by students of architecture Emil Fabritius Buchwald and Mads Nikolaj Brandt, is used as exhibition space for the students of The Schools of Visual Arts at the The Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

25 Jan
17.00 - 08.00
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Charlottenborg Art Talks: Niels Norman

All Teachers are Cops: An introduction to alternative pedagogy

Nils Norman is an artist and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of the Fine Arts, Copenhagen. He has been exploring a variety of experimental approaches to art education at graduate and post graduate level in collaboration with friends and students since 1999.

Building upon ideas from a variety of writers, educationalists and projects that foreground student-led learning using experiential and academic research methods. His most recent text on the subject was published in Contestations: Learning From Critical Experiments In Education, Ed Tim Ivison & Tom Vandeputte, Bedford Press London, 2014.

About Charlottenborg Art Talks
Wednesdays Charlottenborg Art Talks presents talks, performances, film screenings, readings and debates about art by Danish and international artists, writers, curators and professors. The programme is arranged in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts.

11 Jan
17.00 - 20.00
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An Age of Our Own Making

Seminar

In the last week of An Age of Our Own Making we have invited important voices to the exhibition series to make presentations: Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone will present the article “Urban Collective Life Down South” which has inspired the exhibition and is published in the catalogue.

Artists Harold Offeh, the duo Ali Al-Fatlawi & Wathiq Al-Ameri will present performances, and curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen will give a tour in the exhibition.
After the seminar the NGO Turning Tables will introduce to their work with young people in challenged areas.

The programme for the seminar looks as follows:
4.30pm: exhibition tour by curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen
5pm: Performance by Ali Al-Fatlawi & Wathiq Al-Ameri, foyer.
5.30pm: Lecture by AdbouMaliq Simone, moderated by af Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, The Cinema, mezzanine.
6.45pm: Performance by Harold Offeh performance, introduced by af Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, mezzanine.
7.15pm: Introduktion til Turning Tables’ arbejde om empowering marginalised youth through music and film

An Age of Our Own Making is an exhibition series in three “chapters” that took place in three Danish cities – in public space in Holbæk, at Roskilde Festival & The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde and at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen – from May 2016 to January 2017. The project is initiated and organized by The Municipality of Holbæk and is part of IMAGES 2016, an art programme that unfolded in art institutions and public spaces all over Denmark in 2016.