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15 Nov - 25 Nov
12.00 - 20.00

Tyler Matthew Oyer Film Programme

15 – 25 Nov during the opening hours in Charlottenborg Art Cinema we present a film programme curated by Malene Dam with screening of the following films by Conrad Ventur and Tyler Matthew Oyer:

Conrad Ventur, ‘Mario Banana’, 2010 (4 min)
Conrad Ventur ‘Boca Chica’, 2013 (2:35 min)
Tyler Matthew Oyer ‘When Queens Collide’, 2017 (64 min)

The films are screened during Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s opening hours.

Conrad Ventur’s two short films: ‘Mario Banana’ (2010) and ‘Boca Chica’ (2013) were made in collaboration with Mario Montez, a legendary drag performer, who was also a co-founder the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Montez participated in several Andy Warhol and Jack Smith films before he in 1977 disappeared from the art world. Conrad Ventur developed a many-year collaboration with Montez after he was “found” again in 2006 at a Jack Smith conference in Berlin.

‘Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide’ (2017) is a film adaptation of Charles Ludlam’s legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company’s theater production of the same name, – a piece of experimental queer theater from New York’s Downtown art scene circa 1967. The narrative, based on Christopher Marlowe’s play Tamburlaine the Great, is interwoven with lines of Shakespeare, Bible verses, quotations from other plays such as Oscar Wilde’s Salome, the speeches of dictators, and help wanted ads. The story depicts homoerotics, incestuous lust, and the satirical downfall of a corrupt, confused Trump-like imperialist “President of Earth.”

The film is directed, produced and staged by LA-based artist Tyler Matthew Oyer with amazing teams of primarily LA based performers, including among others: Harry Dodge, EJ Hill, Julie Tolentino and Lex Brown, incredible artists in their own right. Oyer takes a piece of theater that is SO art historical Downtown New York and does it today in Los Angeles. With this Oyer insists that history writing is never linear or one-sided, but must be thought across time and contexts and opens up an (im) possible dialogue with artistic colleagues who are no longer here.

14 November: Charlottenborg Art Talk with Tyler Matthew Oyer & curator Malene Dam. Further info here.

19 Nov
19.00 - 21.00

Book launch for the 2nd edition of KOREOGRAFI / CHOREOGRAPHY

LAUNCH & DIALOGUE / Solveig Styve Holte (NO)

This evening the new edition of Koreografi / Choreography will be launched and our Danish contributors will join us in a conversation with the anthology as a starting point. The written will in this way be activated and continued live together with the audience.

The anthology Koreografi / Choreography will be published in the end of October and consists of texts written by artists within the Nordic field of dance and choreography. Each text is build around a specific issue requested by the editors and developed in dialogue with the contributors. All texts exist in both Scandinavian and English versions. With the anthology we wish to build a rich and complex understanding of what choreography is and can be. Our curatorial strategy is to facilitate the texts we miss and the conversations we have dreamt of reading, always inviting new voices so that the conversation is ever expanding.

The first edition of Koreografi / Choreography was initiated and edited by Solveig Styve Holte, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness and Runa Skolseg in 2016. Venke Sortland is now joining the editorial team together with Kongsness and Holte for the second edition. Holte/Sortland/Kongsness are performers and choreographers living and working in Oslo. They share a common interest in writing and organizing seminars, workshops, conversations and reading circles that push the discourse in dance and choreography further. A new edition will be released every second year until ten books are made.

Read more at Read more about Koreografi / Choreography here 

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

21 Nov
17.00 - 18.00

Angela Melitopoulos in conversation with Mathias Kryger

Part of the exhibition Crossings

Just before the opening of the exhibition Crossings, come by and experience artist Angela Melitopoulos in a conversation with Mathias Kryger.

Angela Melitopoulos is a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts, who presents her comprehensive video works globally. Her comprehensive video- and sound installation Crossings was appointed by critics as one of the central contributions to last year’s documenta-exhibition in Kassel. Now Kunsthal Charlottenborg premieres the work in Scandinavia. Further info about the exhibition here.

This Charlottenborg Art Talk will be in English and takes place in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema 21 November at 5pm. Following join the opening of the exhibition Crossings from 6-9pm. Everyone is welcome and the entrance is free.

27 Nov
12.00

Elisabeth Price Film Programme

27 November – 16 December

27 November – 16 December in Charlottenborg Art Cinema we present screenings of Elisabeth Price films:

House of Mr X, 2007 (20 min)
The Atrium, 2009 (3 min)
The Woolworths Choir of 1979, 2012 (20 min)

29 Nov
17.00

Guattari Reading Circle

Part of the exhibition Angela Melitopoulos 'Crossings'

The theoretical platform for the exhibition Angela Melitiopoulos Crossings will be unfolded through a series of events. Thursday 29 November at 5pm, join the Guattari Reading Circle reading ‘The Micro-Politics of Fascism’ by Félix Guattari.

Guattari Reading Circle is a research collective offering open reading groups focusing on studies of texts by the French institutional psychotherapist, philosopher and radical activist Félix Guattari (1930-1992). Established around the participation of the public, the reading circle is an itinerant function that responds to, vibes with and involves the given site and particular group of its gathering – always organised around reading aloud and on the spot (no preparation needed).

The Guattari Reading Circle was founded in 2014 and is conceptualised and organized by visual artist Arendse Krabbe and performance artist, curator and critic Mathias Kryger. Institutions that have previously hosted the reading circle include Kunsthal Charlottenborg; The Mental Health Center Sct. Hans; The Danish Art Library; Copenhagen University; Bispebjerg Hospital; Medical Museion; Trampolinehouse; Aarhus Litteraturecenter; Dansehallerne and the 32nd Saõ Paulo Biennial.

 

3 Dec
19.00 - 21.00

WATCH THE CITY VERTICALLY

DIALOGUE / Mette Møller Overgaard (DK) & David Navndrup Black (UK/DK)

Be a part of a dialogue and experience how small changes can alter the space, and how an audience can get involved through choreography, sound and architectonic choices.

Mette Møller Overgaard and David Navndrup Black are – together with Esther Wrobel – part of the artistic team in Watch the city vertically shown in Holstebro (March 2018). The team works throughout 2018 on developing the concept further in relation to other spaces and target groups.

In the middle of this process, we invite you to join the artists’ reflections about how to watch and challenge urban spaces while involving the audience. How can we turn the perspective upside down and watch the city from another angle – in the intersection between choreography, sound and architecture? The background is the artists’ different concrete experiences in working with urban spaces and natural settings.

Mette Møller Overgaard (DK)
A dance artist. She focuses her choreographic praxis in projects where the participants’ physical, social and creative established experiences are central. Mette works in the crossing between different art forms, and often site specifically.

David Navndrup Black (UK/DK)
A sound artist. His work is centered around movement and technology and he collaborates with other professionals in projects that suggest new sensorial experiences of well-known Spaces.

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

5 Dec
17.00 - 19.00

Maurizio Lazzarato

Part of the exhibition Crossings

Information will follow.

6 Dec
17.00 - 19.00

It matters what thoughts think thoughts – on Donna Harraway

Feat. Laboratoriet for Æstetik & Økologi, Nanna Lysholt Hansen, Ida Marie Hede, Lis Højgaard and others

Hosted by Terrapolis. Information follow.

10 Dec
19.00 - 21.00

DH Branchemøde

DIALOGUE / Efva Lilja (DK/SE) & Hanne Svejstrup (DK)

Let’s meet and talk and get all the latest news. We always have a lot to share with you!
Branchemøde is mostly for professionals and DH artists, but everybody is welcome.

More info about the content of this meeting is coming up.

 

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

13 Dec
17.00 - 19.00

It matters what thoughts think thoughts – on Ursula K. Le Guin

Feat. Peter Adolphsen, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Nanna Storr-Hansen, Nazila Kivi and others

Hosted by Terrapolis. Information will follow.

13 Dec
17.00

Guattari Reading Circle

Part of the exhibition Angela Melitopoulos 'Crossings'

The theoretical platform for the exhibition Angela Melitiopoulos Crossings will be unfolded through a series of events. Thursday 13 December at 5pm, join the Guattari Reading Circle reading ‘The Three Ecologies’ by Félix Guattari.

Guattari Reading Circle is a research collective offering open reading groups focusing on studies of texts by the French institutional psychotherapist, philosopher and radical activist Félix Guattari (1930-1992). Established around the participation of the public, the reading circle is an itinerant function that responds to, vibes with and involves the given site and particular group of its gathering – always organised around reading aloud and on the spot (no preparation needed).

The Guattari Reading Circle was founded in 2014 and is conceptualised and organized by visual artist Arendse Krabbe and performance artist, curator and critic Mathias Kryger. Institutions that have previously hosted the reading circle include Kunsthal Charlottenborg; The Mental Health Center Sct. Hans; The Danish Art Library; Copenhagen University; Bispebjerg Hospital; Medical Museion; Trampolinehouse; Aarhus Litteraturecenter; Dansehallerne and the 32nd Saõ Paulo Biennial.

 

14 Nov
17.00 - 19.00

Tyler Matthew Oyer & Malene Dam

Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide

Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide (2017) is a film adaptation of Charles Ludlam’s legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company’s theater production of the same name, – a piece of experimental queer theater from New York’s Downtown art scene circa 1967. The narrative, based on Christopher Marlowe’s play Tamburlaine the Great, is interwoven with lines of Shakespeare, Bible verses, quotations from other plays such as Oscar Wilde’s Salome, the speeches of dictators, and help wanted ads. The story depicts homoerotics, incestuous lust, and the satirical downfall of a corrupt, confused Trump-like imperialist “President of Earth.”

The film is directed, produced and staged by LA-based artist Tyler Matthew Oyer with amazing teams of primarily LA based performers, including among others: Harry Dodge, EJ Hill, Julie Tolentino and Lex Brown, incredible artists in their own right. Oyer takes a piece of theater that is SO art historical Downtown New York and does it today in Los Angeles. With this Oyer insists that history writing is never linear or one-sided, but must be thought across time and contexts and opens up an (im) possible dialogue with artistic colleagues who are no longer here.

The film show will be followed by a talk between Tyler Matthew Oyer and curator Malene Dam. The talk will be in English.

As an introduction to the talk, 2 short films by Conrad Ventur are screened: Mario Banana (2010) and Boca Chica (2013). Both films were made in collaboration with Mario Montez, a legendary drag performer, who was also a co-founder the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Montez participated in several Andy Warhol and Jack Smith films before he in 1977 disappeared from the art world. Conrad Ventur developed a many-year collaboration with Montez after he was “found” again in 2006 at a Jack Smith conference in Berlin.

15 – 25 Nov in Charlottenborg Art Cinema we present a film programme curated by Malene Dam with screening of the following films by Conrad Ventur and Tyler Matthew Oyer. Further info here.

12 Nov
19.00 - 21.00

“Fundamental Doubt” – a staged conversation in many dimensions

PRESENTATION / Jon Skulberg (NO)

Jon Skulberg invites to a reflection upon his work with atmospheres, why he finds it hard to trust dance, why he finds it easy to trust the audience, his notion of dynamics and tempo, and the importance of dramaturgy.

The presentation will be a two-dimensional conversation confronted with a multi-dimensional body – a reflection in text and movements.

Jon R. Skulberg
He is the artistic director of Convoi Exceptionnel and the second half of JULI/JON. He has created several opera productions with Hotel Pro Forma. He practices as a director, choreographer and scenographer. His work developed with a strong visual gaze – balancing visual and spatial means, sound and music into a holistic unity. Always in relation with one or more bodies. Working with both trained and untrained bodies, lived experience is central in his choreographic practice.
More information about Jon R. Skulberg here

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

11 Nov
13.00

Ben Russell Film Programme

Finissage

Kunsthal Charlottenborg invites to the finissage on our film programme with the American artist Ben Russell. Following films will be screened in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema 11 November at 1pm with an introduction:

‘A Spell to Ward off the Darkness’ (in collaboration with Ben Rivers), 2013 (98 min)
‘Good Luck’, 2017 (143 min)

The programme is curated by Erdal Bilici & Mikkeline Daa Natorp.

7 Nov
17.00 - 19.00

Esther Leslie & Rikke Luther

Liquid and Crystal Intelligence in the Epoch of Turbidity

Kunsthal Charlottenborg proudly welcomes Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics.

Esther Leslie’s research include the poetics of science, the bleeding edge of technologies, European literary and visual modernism and avant gardes, animation, colour and madness, art philosophy and politics at Birkbeck Universitet, London.

The event is in English and is initiated by PhD Rikke Luther, Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Liquid and Crystal Intelligence in the Epoch of Turbidity
Photography shatters time and space, it has been said. It recombines too. As it shatters and recombines its procedures might be aligned to the states of liquidity and crystallinity. It snatches something from a flow – from a watery gush of life and holds it up – the crystal. But it could be said, just as much, that each image splashes into the world, is a drop in the ocean, is a liquid reflection of a fraction of a second, caught on a sheeny surface, now likely to be a smartphone, one of the latest stages of photography’s history which begun, in Walter Benjamin’s description, with the emergence from a droplet-laden mist, out of the aura that seeped into clothes, a dampness of imperial history that threatened ever to return. Jeff Wall wrote an essay on photography as liquid intelligence, again associating photography’s origins with wetness, with the sloshing chemicals, the water baths, and each photograph of liquid, arrested in its flow, like his explosive milk, evokes that ‘ancient memory’. The control of water, held back by glass is photography’s battle, but the intelligence, the materiality, the sensitivity and the desire seems to lie with the liquid alone. Writing in 1989, Wall observes a shift from analogue, chemical photography to digital photography, which, he notes, aims to keep the camera and its processes dry, to hold water far from the production process, far away powering electricity plants that the cameras rely on, to hold it all behind glass, which is hard, crystalline, a barrier, a dry product of technology. Later liquid and crystal will merge together as state of matter in the ubiquitous smartphone, unforeseeable in 1989.

What liquid and crystal intelligences are evinced in it, in its relation to seeing, and how, in the light of these, does the history of its seeing, technical seeing, which is not ours, come to appear? It comes as turbid media. This media seeing – to be pursued here as both technical and human – is dependent  variously on turbidity, on turbid media, and will be shown to be always emergent from or seeping into mists, fogs, clusters of dust, clouds and other turbid environs.

Text by Esther Leslie.

5 Nov
19.00 - 21.00

THE BODY AS PLATFORM FOR UTTERANCE

WORK DEMO & TALK / Nønne Mai Svalholm (DK)

Power and fragility are the starting point when choreographer Nønne Mai Svalholm and selected performers aged 60+ give a work demonstration and tell about the artistic work of creating choreographic works on the theme ”Rethink Ageing”.

Since 2015, Nønne Mai Svalholm has worked on the theme ”Rethink Ageing”. Along with a larger group of seniors, she is continuously examining choreographic concepts and grips, which investigate the staging of seniors as performers, scenographic landscape and role models.
The works ”Circuit – a reflection on aging” (2016), ”Ultima” (2017) and the upcoming work ”Gravity” (2019) are created as a trilogy.

Nønne Mai Svalholm
She creates choreographic works based on a feminist look at the body in relation to our present time. Svalholm is an artistic director and choreographer at Svalholm Dans and has since 2008 created a number of choreographic works, short films, tours and cultural exchange projects in the Middle East and North Africa. The focus has been on the artwork, not only as an aesthetic product, but also as an action and platform for performance.
The artistic vision is to free the body by staging the body, thereby creating room for new perceptions. The works become potentially political when they are developed or incorporated in a Middle East and North African context. An example of this is the work CHEST (duet, Egypt 2013) that was developed and performed by local performers – an Egyptian man and woman – who repeatedly knock their chests against each other. CHEST was created as a site-specific work and performed in the old city of Cairo during the 2013 demonstrations.
Read more about Nønne Mai Svalholm here

Watch trailer here

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

4 Nov
14.00 - 15.30

He Loves Me

MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ Film Festival

In collaboration with MIX Copenhagen Kunsthal Charlottenborg is screening Lotte Nielsen’s short film ‘Haus of Dragons’ about young queers in Istanbul as well as Konstantinos Menelaou’s film ‘He Loves Me’ (more info below). The films are free when the entrance to Kunsthal Charlottenborg is paid.

Haus of Dragons, 2018 (23min)
Saturday 3 November at 2pm
The film is Turkish with English subtitles

The film ‘Haus of Dragons’ by the young Danish documentarist Lotte Nielsen depicts a group of young people from the LGBT club at Bogazici University in Istanbul, who live under the repressive norms of the Erdogan regime. The youth speak intimately about how the conservative policies have affected their lives and show that despite the difficulties in openly expressing their gender and sexual identities, they still fight to live true to them selve s, as shown in a spectacular drag show two of the students put on for the film. Lotte Nielsen’s dark and beautiful film creates a haven where the youths can be themselves and speak openly. And they do. A romantic refuge is conjured up in the struggle for rights and recognition from the rest of Turkish society.

He Loves Me, 2018 (68min)
Sunday 4 November at 2pm
The film is in English

’He Loves Me’ by the young talented Greek instructor Konstantinos Menelaou is an exploration of the unconventional nature of love and its ability to survive against the fear of loneliness, psychological traumas and the problematic lifestyle of a big city. The collapsing relationship between two boys finds an outlet for escape in an isolated beach. Once there, they feel free to expose their deepest thoughts and release their true emotions. Their wounded but true love might not be enough to amend all the shattered pieces of their relationship.
Further information: kostakis.co.uk/helovesme

Credits (He Loves Me):
Written and directed by KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU
With SANUYE SHOTEKA, HERMES PITTAKOS
Voice THANOS LEKKAS
Production KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU, JAMES PEARCEY, RUSSELL WOULD
Camera KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU, KOSTIS FOKAS
Director of photography KOSTIS FOKAS
Line production JONNY SEVEN
Production co-ordinator ZOIE SGOUROU
Music MICKE LINDEBERGH
Song LENA PLATONOS
Editing KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU, RUSSELL WOULD, PARIS GRIGORAKIS
Color grading BABIS PETRIDIS
Sound design & Mix NIKOS TRIANTAFYLLOU, CHRIS BEKIRIS

About MIX Copenhagen
MIX Copenhagen started in 1986 and is now Denmark’s oldest recurring and ever-active film festival, as well as one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ film festivals. We are a volunteer association run by passionate LGBTQ movie lovers who use their spare time to make MIX Copenhagen a spectacular event not only for the LGBTQ environment but also for all the Copenhageners and far beyond the city limits. Our goal is to show a palette of movies that bend gender and break sexual boundaries, affect the gender debate and reflect a diverse world.

This year the festival takes place 26 October-4 November. Further info at mixcopenhagen.dk.

3 Nov
14.00 - 15.00

Haus of Dragons

MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ Film Festival

In collaboration with MIX Copenhagen Kunsthal Charlottenborg is screening Lotte Nielsen’s short film ‘Haus of Dragons’ about young queers in Istanbul as well as Konstantinos Menelaou’s film ‘He Loves Me’ (more info below). The films are free when the entrance to Kunsthal Charlottenborg is paid.

Haus of Dragons, 2018 (23min)
Saturday 3 November at 2pm
The film is Turkish with English subtitles

The film ‘Haus of Dragons’ by the young Danish documentarist Lotte Nielsen depicts a group of young people from the LGBT club at Bogazici University in Istanbul, who live under the repressive norms of the Erdogan regime. The youth speak intimately about how the conservative policies have affected their lives and show that despite the difficulties in openly expressing their gender and sexual identities, they still fight to live true to them selve s, as shown in a spectacular drag show two of the students put on for the film. Lotte Nielsen’s dark and beautiful film creates a haven where the youths can be themselves and speak openly. And they do. A romantic refuge is conjured up in the struggle for rights and recognition from the rest of Turkish society.

He Loves Me, 2018 (68min)
Sunday 4 November at 2pm
The film is in English

’He Loves Me’ by the young talented Greek instructor Konstantinos Menelaou is an exploration of the unconventional nature of love and its ability to survive against the fear of loneliness, psychological traumas and the problematic lifestyle of a big city. The collapsing relationship between two boys finds an outlet for escape in an isolated beach. Once there, they feel free to expose their deepest thoughts and release their true emotions. Their wounded but true love might not be enough to amend all the shattered pieces of their relationship.
Further information: kostakis.co.uk/helovesme

Credits (He Loves Me):
Written and directed by KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU
With SANUYE SHOTEKA, HERMES PITTAKOS
Voice THANOS LEKKAS
Production KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU, JAMES PEARCEY, RUSSELL WOULD
Camera KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU, KOSTIS FOKAS
Director of photography KOSTIS FOKAS
Line production JONNY SEVEN
Production co-ordinator ZOIE SGOUROU
Music MICKE LINDEBERGH
Song LENA PLATONOS
Editing KONSTANTINOS MENELAOU, RUSSELL WOULD, PARIS GRIGORAKIS
Color grading BABIS PETRIDIS
Sound design & Mix NIKOS TRIANTAFYLLOU, CHRIS BEKIRIS

About MIX Copenhagen
MIX Copenhagen started in 1986 and is now Denmark’s oldest recurring and ever-active film festival, as well as one of the world’s oldest LGBTQ film festivals. We are a volunteer association run by passionate LGBTQ movie lovers who use their spare time to make MIX Copenhagen a spectacular event not only for the LGBTQ environment but also for all the Copenhageners and far beyond the city limits. Our goal is to show a palette of movies that bend gender and break sexual boundaries, affect the gender debate and reflect a diverse world.

This year the festival takes place 26 October-4 November. Further info at mixcopenhagen.dk.

31 Oct
17.00

Hyperstition

Armen Avanessian & Christopher Roth

HYPERSTITION is a film equal parts documentary and artistic exploration. Equal parts concrete and abstract. It is a film on time and narrative. Of thoughts and images. On plants and the outside. Abduction and Recursion. Yoctoseconds and Platonia. Plots and anaerobic organisms. About the movement of thinking and philosophy in anthropology, art, design, economy, linguistics, mathematics, and politics. And back into abstraction.

HYPERSTITION covers some of the most vigorous and rigorous streams of contemporary thought. A retooling of philosophy and political theory for the 21st Century. It is mandatory viewing for anyone with an interest in such topics as accellerationism, speculative realism, xenofeminism and far, far beyond.

HYPERSTITION is a film by filmmaker Christopher Roth and theorist Armen Avanessian with a wealth of contributions by renowned theorists, artists, philosophers, writers and more.

The screening at Kunsthal Charlottenborg will be introduced by Armen Avanessian. It is organized by Mikkel Rørbo.

Running time is 100 minutes including an 8 minute break plus introduction.

29 Oct
19.00 - 21.00

DANISH DANCE STORIES 2018 – PRESENTATION AND PERSPECTIVES

DIALOGUE / Andrea Deres, Carolina Bäckman, Nanna Stigsdatter & Stine Frandsen

Danish Dance Stories 2018 – a symposium, a residency, a mapping of personal dance stories. This evening the whole project will be presented, unfolded and launched and everyone is invited to a dialogue around the future potential of the project.

During a symposium at HAUT and a week-long residency at Vestjyllands Højskole, the initiative Danish Dance Stories has gathered around 80 persons connected to the Danish dance environment. Across different generations, geographical affiliations and artistic standpoints, we have remembered, danced, examined, debated, created and dreamt of a wealth of “Danish dance stories” – related to the past, present and future.

The event at Charlottenborg marks the end of the 2018 process, where you will get an insight into the project. At the same time it is a springboard for the future, through a common reflection around the project’s unfolding and possible potential.

Finally we will celebrate the (re)launch of DANSKEDANSEHISTORIER.DK – a virtual hub, where images, texts and podcasts documents the activities of the project and creates new connections through a fragmented mapping of “Danish dance stories”.

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

25 Oct
12.00

Ben Russel Short Film Programme

25 October - 10 November.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents the following series of films by the American artist Ben Russell in our Cinema. The films will run from 25 October – 10 November.

25 October – 30 October : The Garden of Earthly Delights
‘Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forge’, 2013 (20 min)
‘Atlantis’, 2014 (23:33 min)
‘Greetings to the Ancestors’, 2015 (29 min)

31 October – 5 November: The Mirror Stage
‘He Who Eats Children’, 2016 (26 min)
‘Black and White Trypps Number Three’, 2007 (12 min)
‘YOLO’, 2015 (6:30 min)
‘Trypps #7 (Badlands)’, 2010 (10 min)
‘River Rites’, 2011 (11min)

6 November – 10 November: The Rare Event
‘The Rare Event’ (In collaboration with by Ben Rivers), 2018 (48 min)

The programme is curated by Erdal Bilici & Mikkeline Daa Natorp.

24 Oct
17.00 - 19.00
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Ben Russell

Hosted by Erdal Bilici & Mikkeline Daa Natorp

Kunsthal Charlottenborg is proud to welcome Ben Russell who will be screening two films and a live performance. The programme is initiated by Forum /Erdal Bilici & Mikkeline Daa Natorp.

PROGRAMME

Screening of two films by the artist:

Trypps #7 (Badlands)by Ben Russell (10:30, S16mm, 2010
Atlantisby Ben Russell (23:33, S16mm, 2014)

Followed by a performance:

CONJURING by Ben Russell (25:00, performance, modular / video synthesis, 2018)

CONJURING is a live AV performance in which analogue synthesis becomes a spell for conjuring, a tool for geomancy.   A mountain emerges, an invisible summit appears.  We are earth and we are mountain and we climb forever upwards along a chaos of slopes where synaesthesia is feeling, mapping is modeling, volume (sound) is volume (space), and waveform is mountain song.

The event is in English.

25 Oct-10 Nov in Charlottenborg Art Cinema we will present a film programme curated by Erdal Bilici and Mikkeline Natorp with screening of the following short films by Ben Russell:

2015 YOLO (6:30, S16mm)

2015 Greetings to the Ancestors (29:00, S16mm)

2014 Atlantis (23:33, S16mm)

2013 Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget (20:00, S16mm)

2012 Ponce de León (co-directed w/Jim Drain) (24:00, video)

2011 River Rites (11:00, S16mm)

2010 Trypps #7 (Badlands) (10:00, S16mm)

2009 Trypps #6 (Malobi) (12:00, 16mm)

2007 Black and White Trypps Number Three (12:00, 35mm)

22 Oct
19.00 - 21.00

TO MOVE WITH OR AGAINST

DIALOGUE / Xiri Tara Noir (EN/ES) & Boaz Barkan (IL)

The choreographers Xiri Tara Noir and Boaz Barkan in an open debate about what choreography is today, and about how their practices aims to activate the engagement of all participants with the work in question.

Choreography is the capacity to make any activity generate potential.
How do we as choreographers activate movement, and can choreography be another way of thinking in terms of political actions.

Xiri Tara Noir 
Independent activist, performance artist and choreographer.
In her choreographic practice she examines the edges that separates academic research from our everyday gestures and practices. Within a variation and exchange of social roles her work explores the boundaries and hierarchies between “artist” and “audience”, and between what it means to be observing or participating in an event.
Read more about Xiri Tara Noir here

Boaz Barkan
Choreographer, performer and practitioner in the fields of dance, performance
and somatic practice. His focus is on movement and embodiment as mediums for performers, audience, and communities.
Read more about Boaz Barkan here

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

13 Oct
11.00 - 18.00

The Why at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Why Slavery?

Every day, every hour, every minute and every second, more than 40 million children, women and men live as slaves all around the globe.

THE WHY foundation, a Danish-based NGO, shines a light on the millions of destinies lived in the shadow of enslavement — and the billion dollar industry behind it.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg invites you to come and watch 4 critically acclaimed films on this pressing topic. The films will be screened at the start of every full hour, to remind us about the harsh reality faced by millions of men, women and children.

The films can be seen at Kunsthal Charlottenborg the 13th – 20th of October, Tue-Fri at 12pm-8pm and Sat-Sun 11am-5pm.

MAID IN HELL
Director / Søren Klovborg (DK)
Producer / Mette Heide (DK)

Maid in Hellinvestigates the bonded labour system known as kafala in the Middle East. Harassment, abuse, rape and 18-hour work days are a commonplace reality for domestic helpers who have travelled from countries all over the world, with the hope to be able to support their families from abroad. Their passports are confiscated upon arrival and they are bound to their employer. Unable to flee, they risk harsh punishments or imprisonments if they try.

JAILED IN AMERICA
Instruktør / Roger Ross Williams (US)
Producer / Femke Wolting (NL)

Jailed in Americaexplores the billion dollar prison industrial complex in the US. During the last 30 years, America’s prison population has surged from 330,000 to 2.3 million inmates. In this deeply personal and provocative film, Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams sets out on a mission to investigate the prison system that has helped drive this explosive web of political, social, and economic forces that have consumed so many of Roger’s friends and family.

NORTH KOREA’S SECRET SLAVES: DOLLAR HEROES
Instruktør / Carl Gierstorfer (DE) & Sebastian Weis (DE)
Producer / Tristan Chytroschek (DE) & Wonjung Bae (KOR)

North Koreas Secret Slaves: Dollar Heroesdives deep into the lives of the hidden slaves the North Korean regime sends abroad to work. Shrouded in secrecy and notoriously cash-strapped, the North Korean regime has resorted to running one of the world’s largest slaving operations – exploiting the profits to fulfill their own agenda. These bonded laborers can be found in Russia, China and dozens of other countries around the world – including EU member states.

A WOMAN CAPTURED
Instruktør / Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (HU)
Producer / Julianna Ugrin (HU) & Viki Réka Kiss (HU)

A woman Capturedtells the heart-breaking story of a European woman who has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Marish has been exploited and abused by a women for whom she toils as a housekeeper entirely unpaid – performing all manner of back-breaking household duties seven days a week in exchange only for meals, cigarettes and a couch to sleep on. A women captured is a raw and intimate portrayal of the psychology behind enslavement.

8 Oct
19.00 - 21.00

THE GENTLE BODY AS AN ACTIVIST

LABORATORY & DIALOGUE / Vera Maeder & Jacob Langaa Sennek (DK)

Inspired by their latest work “THE NIGHT- visioning a post-capitalist society while we sleep” Vera Maeder and Jacob Langaa Sennek invite into a short joint laboratory of 30 min, relating to this aspect of their work.
This will be followed by an artist talk with examples from previous works and open dialog.

How would big politics look like, if it was shaped by the sensing body?

How to offer conditions, where the body is invited to inhabit complex and paradoxical questions and seemingly abstract topics such as economy, environmental or social issues?

How can the body be catalyst for producing thought and become a transformative resource, a form of activism?

hello!earth has since 2008 dedicated their practice to create participatory works with relational approach. They see their works as laboratories for fragile and big visions, where new thoughts can become reality and where we create the world instead of consuming it.

The base of the works is an inquiry into consciousness and an exploration of the myth of reality. The works are always spaces for an audience to experience, sense and do.

To stimulate bodily sensitivity and knowledge in any participant are key elements for creating the works.
Read more about hello!earth here

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

 

5 Oct
20.00

Blå time

Film club curated by Emma Rosenzweig and Albert Grøndahl

BLÅ TIME is a film club at Kunsthal Charlottenborg presenting Super8 works by selected artists. The film programme is curated by Emma Rosenzweig and Albert Grøndahl, who have invited the artists Jockum Nordström, Christian Falsnæs & Daniela Brunand, Mira Winding & Sufie Elmgreen and Kirsten Justesen to participate in the second edition of BLÅ TIME. Four films all shot with the same Super8 camera. The films are unedited, and premiere at Kunsthal Charlottenborg October 5 at 8pm with afterparty at Apollo Bar.

BLÅ TIME is a returning event. Every film night presents works created from the same concept, where a number of selected artists alternately have recorded 3-5 rolls of film with the same Super8 camera. The concept functions as an artistically platform, where both Danish and international artists create a cinematic work through the same lens, which are presented at the same time to the same audience.

With the media’s analogue limits it is not possible for the artist to edit and experience the material during the process. The raw expression, the materiality of the 8mm film and the artist’s intuition are the foundation for the project’s process, duration and progress.

 

JOCKUM NORDSTRÖM, visual artist, b. 1963, Sweden
Jockum has shot 4 rolls of super8 and given his film, which he recorded around his cottage in Gotland, the title “Det Hule Træ”.

MIRA WINDING, visual artist, b. 1992, Denmark & SUFIE ELMGREEN b. 1992, Denmark
This is the first time the two visual artists, who are both studying at the School of Visual Arts at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, are working with super8. They have recorded a movie on Amager with the title “The Luxury of Fairytales”.

CHRISTIAN FALSNÆS, visual artist, b.1980, Denmark & DANIELA BRUNAND b. 1987, Argentina
Christian Falsnæs and Daniela Brunand have recorded a short experimental film in Berlin, where they have investigated the relationship between sound and picture.

KIRSTEN JUSTESEN, visual artist, b. 1943, Denmark
With her film Kirsten Justesen shows how time transforms human and matter, the meeting between intimacy, absence, heat and cold, the natural and the technical interrelationship, control and randomness, process and repetition.

3 Oct
17.00 - 19.00
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Study for a Monument (The Music) XIII

Johan Zetterquist

At this Charlottenborg Art Talk, the Gothenburg-based artist Johan Zetterquist will perform his work STUDY FOR A MONUMENT (THE MUSIC) XIII. His work, in his own opinion, should be seen as both a piece of music and a sculpture – because the experience, the music in itself, have a direct and pronounced physical expression. His music has parallels to the music genre drone metal.

Staffan Boije of Gennäs will begin with a short introduction into the artistic practice of Zetterquist. After the concert there will be a conversation between Staffan Boije and Johan Zetterquist with a focus on the relationship between art and music in his works, and the idea of presenting all of his artworks as sketches  or drafts for a public monument.

STUDY FOR A MONUMENT (THE MUSIC) have previously been performed at: Avaruusromua Drone/ambient Festival (Sienajoki, Finnland), Cafe OTO (London, England), Borås Intenational Sculpture Biennal (Borås, Sverige), Geiger Septemberfest (Göteborg, Sverige). The music is improvisations and every performance of the work is a new variation.

Background
The album contains three long parts, which works as a kind of sound sculpture. It’s a profound drone metal variant recorded on a Gibson SG amplifier with various effects, live with no overdubs, slowly unfolding to reveal blistered shards of sound that recall everything from Stephen O’Malley to Maryanne Amacher’s seminal Sound Characters.
Zetterquist takes advantage of the contrast between extremes produced on his limited set up, taking us from quiet contemplation to visceral and apocalyptic metallic drones and back again, providing natural catharsis without ever being burdened by elaborate sequencing. The swell and hum is aided by Boris Wilsdorf’s detailed recording that lends itself to attentive, immersive listening.

Biography
Conceptual artist Johan Zetterquist devises proposals and designs for public space whose execution is one step removed from reality. His ambitious, absurdist proposals may take the form of texts, drawings, photography, models, performances, sound art and large-scale installations and sculptures both within and outside of the gallery. His subjects often exist within the urban context and confront our understanding of the distinction between “nature” and the man-made. Zetterquist’s surreal humor creates unconventional ideas: a permanently burning house on the edge of the highway, skyscrapers half-buried in sand, a “monument” that is actually a garden fence. His works rebel against societal rules and the orderly voice of public announcements, refusing conformity and rejoicing in hypothetical realities.

1 Oct
19.00 - 21.00

WORKING AS POLITICAL BODY FOR THE INDEPENDENT STAGE ARTISTS

DIALOGUE / Independent Choreographers & Independent Performing Artists

Which communities are you a part of as an independent artist?

How can your voice be heard on a political level?

Independent Choreographers and Independent performing Artists presents their working methods and most important cases at the moment. We will on this evening open for dialogue and refleksion about the identity of our field and the role we play in society today.

About
Independent Choreographers
 is a political spokes organization with the goal of creating political awareness of the working conditions of choreographers and to strengthen the position of dance and performance in Danish cultural politics.
Read more about Independent Choreographers here

Independent Performing Artists is an organization functioning as a cultural and political body working for the further recognition of professional independent performing artists in Denmark.
Read more about Independent Performing Artists

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

30 Sep
13.00 - 16.00
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Ality

two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

New work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici.

A durational piece that spans over three hours. The audience is invited to view it at their own pace.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to.
Se trailer her

At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Read more here www.twowomenmachineshow.com

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish architect and textile artist Lea Paulsen.

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound / S. Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textile & costumes / Lea Paulsen
Graphic Design / Samuel Moore
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

ALITY is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki and PACT Zollverein.

To buy tickets for the premiere Sep 24th you have to follow this link. If you wish to attend the performance one of the other days you just buy a ticket for Charlottenborg Kunsthal at the entrance.

29 Sep
13.00 - 16.00
,

Ality

two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

New work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici.

A durational piece that spans over three hours. The audience is invited to view it at their own pace.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to.
Se trailer her

At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Read more here www.twowomenmachineshow.com

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish architect and textile artist Lea Paulsen.

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound / S. Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textile & costumes / Lea Paulsen
Graphic Design / Samuel Moore
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

ALITY is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki and PACT Zollverein.

To buy tickets for the premiere Sep 24th you have to follow this link. If you wish to attend the performance one of the other days you just buy a ticket for Charlottenborg Kunsthal at the entrance.

28 Sep
13.00 - 16.00
,

Ality

two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

New work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici.

A durational piece that spans over three hours. The audience is invited to view it at their own pace.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to.
Se trailer her

At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Read more here www.twowomenmachineshow.com

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish architect and textile artist Lea Paulsen.

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound / S. Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textile & costumes / Lea Paulsen
Graphic Design / Samuel Moore
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

ALITY is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki and PACT Zollverein.

To buy tickets for the premiere Sep 24th you have to follow this link. If you wish to attend the performance one of the other days you just buy a ticket for Charlottenborg Kunsthal at the entrance.

27 Sep
18.30 - 20.30
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Choreography as reading practice

Simo Kellokumpu (FI)

In continuation of the performance ALITY – a new piece by the acclaimed two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici – there will be a talk about the work with the Finnish choreographer and doctoral candidate Simo Kellokumpu. The talks will be in English and take place after the performance of ALITY September 27th 6.30 pm.

Simo Kellokumpu describes the evening as follows

Choreography as reading practice

The title of the talk refers to the etymological and artistic history of choreography, which defines choreography as writing practice. By considering the reciprocal nature of writing and reading in the realm of choreographic art, the presentation introduces the choreographic potential of reading as a way to examine movements that set conditions for the choreographic to emerge. The following movements and transformations will thus be addressed:

from choreographer towards choreoreader
from choreographing towards choreoreading
from grounded embodied choreographic construction towards astroembodied choreostruction
from human body vessel towards human atmospheric organism

The event functions in dialogue with the choreographic work ALITY, and the informal discussion will be opened for the audience as well. Welcome!

Simo Kellokumpu
A Finnish artist, choreographer, and a doctoral candidate in Artistic Research in the Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.
His works explore the choreographic relations in between materiality and corporeality in various scales and contexts from queer space to intergalactic dimensions.
His current doctoral research project examines the choreographic potential of reading in parallel to understanding choreography as writing practice.
Read more here

Tickets
To join the talk you only need an entrance ticket to Kunsthal Charlottenborg – which you can buy at the entrance. If you wish you can join the performance ALITY before the talk at 3-6 pm.

27 Sep
15.00 - 18.00
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Ality

two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

New work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici.

A durational piece that spans over three hours. The audience is invited to view it at their own pace.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to.
Se trailer her

At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Read more here www.twowomenmachineshow.com

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish architect and textile artist Lea Paulsen.

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound / S. Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textile & costumes / Lea Paulsen
Graphic Design / Samuel Moore
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

ALITY is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki and PACT Zollverein.

To buy tickets for the premiere Sep 24th you have to follow this link. If you wish to attend the performance one of the other days you just buy a ticket for Charlottenborg Kunsthal at the entrance.

26 Sep
17.00
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TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT

Yu Cheng-Ta & Maria Bordorff

Tell Me What You Want (2017) is a mockumentary in four chapters about desire, friendship, and negotiation between a foreign traveler and the local so-called ‘marketeers’ that he encounters on the street in Malate, Manila.

Using a fictitious name, ‘David’, Yu Cheng-Ta travels to Malate, shifting his identity between tourist, friend and artist, allowing him to get involved in ambiguous narratives and relations. In Malate, ‘tell me what you want’ is a common greeting referring to the transactional structures characteristic to the red light districts. By incorporating transaction as a concept for the production of the film, Yu Cheng-Ta delves into a blurred field of tourism, sex industry and performance.

The film screening will be followed by a talk between Yu Cheng-Ta and art critic Maria Bordorff.

Yu Cheng-Ta (1983) lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds an MA from Taipei National University of the Arts and has received the Beacon Prize at Art Fair Tokyo in 2012. His works have been represented in various contexts internationally such as the 6th Taipei Biennial in 2008, 53rd Venice Biennial in 2009, and the 56th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. Yu Cheng-Ta is Board Director of Taipei Contemporary Art Center.

Supported by National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan.

26 Sep
17.00 - 20.00
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Ality

two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

New work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici.

A durational piece that spans over three hours. The audience is invited to view it at their own pace.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to.
Se trailer her

At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Read more here www.twowomenmachineshow.com

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish architect and textile artist Lea Paulsen.

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound / S. Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textile & costumes / Lea Paulsen
Graphic Design / Samuel Moore
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

ALITY is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki and PACT Zollverein.

To buy tickets for the premiere Sep 24th you have to follow this link. If you wish to attend the performance one of the other days you just buy a ticket for Charlottenborg Kunsthal at the entrance.

25 Sep
15.00 - 18.00
,

Ality

two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

New work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici.

A durational piece that spans over three hours. The audience is invited to view it at their own pace.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to.
Se trailer her

At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Read more here www.twowomenmachineshow.com

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish architect and textile artist Lea Paulsen.

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound /S. Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textile & costumes / Lea Paulsen
Graphic Design / Samuel Moore
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

ALITY is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki and PACT Zollverein.

To buy tickets for the premiere Sep 24th you have to follow this link. If you wish to attend the performance one of the other days you just buy a ticket for Charlottenborg Kunsthal at the entrance.

24 Sep
18.00 - 21.00
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Ality

two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

New work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici.

To buy tickets for the premiere Sep 24th you have to follow this link. If you wish to attend the performance one of the other days you just buy a ticket for Charlottenborg Kunsthal at the entrance.

A durational piece that spans over three hours. The audience is invited to view it at their own pace.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to.
Se trailer her

At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Read more here www.twowomenmachineshow.com

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish architect and textile artist Lea Paulsen.

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound /S. Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textile & costumes / Lea Paulsen
Graphic Design / Samuel Moore
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

ALITY is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki and PACT Zollverein.

21 Sep
12.00 - 20.00

Chart film

Film programme in collaboration with CHART ART FAIR

In collaboration with CHART ART FAIR, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents CHART Film: A film programme consisting of artists from the galleries participating in this year’s CHART.

The film programme will be shown in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema 19 September-12 October where all the films in the programme are shown daily in a two-hour-long loop within the opening hours of Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

The film programme is free when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

PROGRAM
Steina
Lilith (1987)
9 minutes 12 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik

Trine Lise Nedreaas
PULSE (2014)
6 minutes
Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo

Dodda Maggý
Étude Op, 88, No. 1 (2017)
10 minutes 25 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik

Theo Bat Schandorff
Heavy (2018)
60 minutes
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Forsblom

Perttu Saksa
Animal Image (2018)
15 minutes
Courtesy of the artist and Helsinki Contemporary

20 Sep
17.00

Big Art: Large-scale contemporary art in BIG’s architecture

Bjarke Ingels, Andrew Zuckerman, Victor Ash, Es Devlin, Julie Edel Hardenberg, John Kørner, Andri Magnason & Benoit Maire et al

Just before the opening of Big Art, Bjarke Ingels and some of the exhibiting artists introduce their projects in a conversation moderated by curator and Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s director Michael Thouber.

Come by and hear more about the collaboration between BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and the artists, and how they research and develop their ideas in the creative alliance across art and architecture.

This Charlottenborg Art Talk will be held in Festsalen at The Royal Danish Academy of Art 20 September at 5pm. Everyone is welcome and the entrance is free. Afterwards, join us for the official opening party of Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s two major fall exhitbitions Big Art and Alicja Kwade: Out of Ousia.

17 Sep
19.00 - 21.00

Practice, imagination and decentralised choreography

DIALOGUE / two-women-machine-show (DK) & Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK)

As a prelude to the premiere of the performance ALITY the team behind the work will reflect on their joint process and open up about their practice and the specific choreographic considerations that lie at the heart of the piece. It is about the capacity of human imagination, practice-based work and the possibilities of a multiple, decentralised choreography.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to. At Charlottenborg Sep 24th – 30th we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.
See trailer for the performance here

The team behind ALITY and the partnering bodies
In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- is included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussencurated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas O. at the Martin-Gropious-Bau in Berlin.
Read more about two-women-machine-show here

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish textile designer Lea Paulsen. ALITY premieres at Kunsthal Charlottenborg on the 24th of September and especially for this edition of the work the team will be joined by British co-performer Emilia Gasiorek.

ALITY is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond and Beckett-fonden as well as the co-producing partners Dansehallerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dansarena Nord, UniArts Helsinki, Oticon Fonden and PACT Zollverein.

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

10 Sep
19.00 - 21.00

THE HUMAN BODY VERSUS THE PERFORMATIVE BODY

SCREENING & DIALOGUE / Maja Friis (DK) & Ana Sendas (P)

Screening of Ballerina, a poetic dance documentary inspired by the life of former Swedish prima ballerina Elsa Marianne von Rosen. A poetic take on a true pas de trois – the difficult balance act between human love and artistic passion.

The film features
Elsa Marianne von Rosen, Ana Sendas, Stefanos Bizas and Jonathan D. Sikell
Director/writer/editor: Maja Friis
Choreographed by: Maja Friis in collaboration with the dancers

The film premiered in 2013. It was nominated for a for ‘Best Danish Documentary’ and was awarded by The Danish Art Council.

Excerpts from the film
“Nothing shall ever come between me and dancing”
Elsa Marianne von Rosen, 9 years old

Read more about the film here

See trailer for the film here

 

Meet the director Maja Friis og dancer Ana Sendas
After the screening of the film (52 min.) director Maja Friis and dancer Ana Sendas will talk about the process of creation and choreographic methods inspired by site-specific explorations, image-movement studies as a tool for the cinematic narrative and themes that inspired the characters in the film.

The focus will be on “The human body versus the performative.
How to use the body as storyteller?
How to choreograph human emotions?
How does the private, non-performative body perform?

About Maja Friis
“To me cinematic storytelling is the art of audiovisual choreography. It is emotions in motion. I aim to use movements through time and space as a tool to create visual and aesthetic experiences that touch what goes beyond time and space.
Writing the script is to choreograph the movements of the camera as well as the movements in front of it: Actions or stillness, shadows and lights, colors and absence, sound and silence.”
Maja Friis has a Master’s degree in Film Studies at University of Copenhagen. Final thesis: “Motion as cinematic narrative”. A minor in dramaturgy and in the aesthetics of dance. Foreign studies of dance films at La Cinémathèque de la Danse, Paris.
Further information about Maja Friis here

About Ana Sendas
Educated at Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal in Portugal, Ana is a freelance professional dancer, teacher and choreographer with 24 years of professional experience.
In her career as a professional dancer she worked with several dance companies such as Dansk Danseteater (DK), Göteborgs Operan Ballet (SWE), Ballet Gulbenkian (PT), Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo (PT), Ballet Theater Augsburg (GER), Galili Dance Company (NL) CeDeCe (PT) as well as a number of independent dance projects worldwide where she performed and collaborated with different artists.
As a teacher she is continuously developing work in contemporary, graham technique, ballet, improvisation, contact improvisation and partnering to students and professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Portugal.
Besides dancing and teaching Ana has been developing choreographic work since 1994 having created more than a dozen works for schools and Companies in Denmark and abroad.
Ana and Maja have been collaborating since their first meeting in Ballerina, 2013, developing studies, choreographic work and image-movement research on stage and on camera.
Further information about Ana Sendas here

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk

3 Sep
19.00 - 21.00

DIALOGUE / DANSEHALLERNE BRANCHEMØDE

DH Artistic Management Efva Lilja (SE/DK) & Hanne Svejstrup (DK)

Let’s meet and talk and get all the latest news. We always have a lot to share with you!
Branchemøde is mostly for professionals and DH artists, but everybody is welcome.

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

Read more

8 Aug
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

1 Aug
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

25 Jul
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

18 Jul
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

11 Jul
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

4 Jul
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

27 Jun
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

22 Jun
20.00 - 22.00

BLÅ TIME

Film club curated by Emma Rosenzweig and Albert Grøndahl

BLÅ TIME is a film club at Kunsthal Charlottenborg presenting Super8 works by selected artists. The film programme is curated by Emma Rosenzweig and Albert Grøndahl, who have invited the four artists Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Alexander Tovborg, Emma Kohlmann and Jesper Fabricius to participate in the first edition of BLÅ TIME. Four films by four artists, all shot with the same Super8 camera. The films are unedited, and premiere at Kunsthal Charlottenborg June 22 at 8pm with afterparty at Apollo Bar.

BLÅ TIME is a returning event. Every film night presents works created from the same concept, where a number of selected artists alternately have recorded 3-5 rolls of film with the same Super8 camera. The concept functions as an artistically platform, where both Danish and international artists create a cinematic work through the same lens, which are presented at the same time to the same audience.

With the media’s analogue limits it is not possible for the artist to edit and experience the material during the process. The raw expression, the materiality of the 8mm film and the artist’s intuition are the foundation for the project’s process, duration and progress.

Ursula Reuter Christiansen, b. Germany 1947, visual artist
Ursula Reuter Christiansen has given her film, which she has recorded around her home at the Danish island Møn, the title ‘Med Det Halve Øje’. Ursula has worked with the 8mm film several times, but has not worked with Super8 for many years. In her film, she explores her many identities, considers her family’s art, and places her paintings by the sea, while she wonders about Marie Grubbe’s life.

Jesper Fabricius, b. Denmark 1957, visual artist
Jesper Fabriciu’s film is without a title and consists of a range of scenes, which are rerecording of films he has made in Super8 and 16mm: ‘DANMARKSFILM 1 – 3’ and ‘SPROGET ER DET HUS VI BOR I’. He looks at landscapes, cityscapes and accumulations through the mechanic media with 18 slide pr. second. In one of the scenes he reads from one of his poetry collections – mutely.

Emma Kohlmann, b. USA 1989, visual artist
Emma Kohlmann has not worked with Super8 before. Her film is created as one long montage recorded in Massachusetts at her trips in the forest, around her studio and her everyday life.

Alexander Tovborg, b. Denmark 1983, visual artist
Alexander Tovborg has never worked with Super8 before. His film is recorded in Mexico, and Alexander has written a short introduction to his film:
”Ay, ay, ay ay. Syng og græd ikke. For når du synger, bliver hjertet glad. Lille smukke sky, hele hjertet.”

20 Jun
18.30 - 20.00

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

Bjarke Underbjerg

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

When the artist Kristine Roepstorff was nominated in 2017 to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale, it was a very specific but ambiguous term that was the basis for her work: Influenza. A word that suggests both illness and transformation. The film follows her for the one and a half years during which Roepstorff devoted her time to the opus Influenza, as it evolved materially from textiles, plants and concrete to light and darkness. A creative process and a philosophical reflection on the act of creating. The path from idea to finished work is long, and passes by sculptors in Copenhagen, weavers in Paris and architects and gardeners in Venice, where the work has to be installed before the artificial darkness falls on the Danish pavilion. And before the audience can join Roepstorff inside the transformative and fertile darkness, where the ideas came from in the first place.

The film is directed by Bjarke Underbjerg and world premiered during CPH:DOX 2018.

20 Jun
17.00 - 19.00
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Kirstine Roepstorff & David Hykes

Kirstine Roepstorff in conversation with curator Aukje Lepoutre Ravn and composer David Hykes in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema followed by a concert in the exhibition with David Hykes accompanied by Lars Bo Kujahn.

Programme: Music of the Spheres of Being
Music by David Hykes
David Hykes, voice
Lars Bo Kujahn, percussion
Harmonic Opening
Spectral Path
Deserted Temple
Two Mantras: Om Mani Padme Hum & Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hum
Let the Lover Be (Rumi poem)
Harmonic Meeting (Sound mandala with the audience)

David Hykes
David Hykes (US/FR) is a pioneering composer and singer, teacher of meditation, conference presenter and visual artist. He founded the Harmonic Presence Foundation which since 1981 has explored resonant relationships between mind, music, and the medicine of healing harmonization. He is a noted “sacred cinema” composer (Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s ‘Travellers and Magicians’, Peter Brook’s ‘Meetings with Remarkable Men’, Ron Fricke’s ‘Baraka’, two films by Terrence Malick, among others. He has released 12 albums, several with his pioneering group The Harmonic Choir, and was the first westerner to collaborate with overtone musicians from Tibet, Tuva, and Mongolia. He has offered concerts for H.H. the Dalai Lama, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoché, Chokyi Nima Rinpoché, Tsoknyi Rinpoché, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, and with the Gyuto and Gyume Monks. Further information about David Hykes and Harmonic Presence at www.harmonicworld.com

Lars Bo Kujahn
Lars Bo Kujahn (DK) started as a rock-drummer in 1975, but has since the 1980’s been working with Balkan and Middle Eastern music. In 1987 he formed the band Kefir (later Svira). In autumn 1988 supported by scholarships, he studied Oriental Percussion from Turkey and the Middle East in Istanbul and Cairo. In 1991 Lars Bo Kujahn published the book “Oriental Percussion” at Percussion Center Publishing CPH. Further information at www.darbuka.dk.

15 Jun
17.00 - 18.00

Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe

Just before the opening of their installation Scenario in the Shade the New York-based artists Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe will introduce their practice.

Come by and get a thorough introduction to Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s new North Wing exhibtion by the artists themselves – hear about Freeman & Lowe’s collaboration and how they research and develop their ideas and art practice.

This Charlottenborg Art Talk will be held in kunsthallen’s cinema June 15 from 5pm-5.45pm, and the entrance is free. Afterwards, join us for the official opening party 6pm-10pm for Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s two major summer exhibitions.

4 Jun
19.00 - 21.00

Presentation and discussion For The Time Being

Declan Whitaker (UK)

We have developed an appetite for immediacy, satisfaction and overstimulation. Duration is dead: In a world of increased technological dependence and decreased attention span, what are we willing to give our time to?
Working with two physical dancers and one digital dancer, For The Time Being is a contradictory investigation into probing the borders of boredom and providing people with ‘what they want’: brevity.
This evening a work in progress will be shown followed by a discussion.

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk.

 

30 May
17.00 - 19.00

Maile Colbert

Maile Colbert designs and composes sound for and from the past, to consider what knowledge and applications can be gained from the concept, and to expand sound design for cinematic and artistic works through time, space, and place.

For the art talk Maile Colbert presents her research on sound, proposing that the relationship between our soundscape and sound design can give key information about how we listen, what we listen for, and what that can tell us.

Maile Colbert  is  an  intermedia  artist  with a  focus  on sound and video. She is currently a PhD Research Fellow in Artistic Studies with a concentration on sound studies, sound design in time-based media, and soundscape ecology at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her current practice and research project is titled, Wayback Sound Machine: Sound through time, space, and place, further information here.  She has exhibited, screened, and performed around the globe.

Colbert is a collaborating partner in Jenny Gräf Sheppard’s KUV research project Sounding Bodies: Resonance in and Between Bodies. Jenny Gräf Sheppard is associate professor at the Laboratory for Sound at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

28 May
19.00 - 21.00

A conversation with dancer and choreographer Kitt Johnson (DK)

A conversation with dancer and choreographer Kitt Johnson about the semantics of the room, about the dynamics of light and darkness, the legitimacy of time and the power of sound, the somatic and the dialectics of mentality, about the principal and existential focal points, about “ this not yet “and” the unknown knowns “.
This conversation is based on 30 years of experience with performing arts inside and outside the conventional framework.

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk.

24 May
19.00 - 21.00

1=1+1 – BFA Degree Show: Films + Visions of Ukraine at Charlottenborg Art Cinema

Art Week

As a part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Bachelor Exhibition we present a series of student films alongside a selection called Visions of Ukraine curated by Erdal Bilici and Søren Rye.

Bachelor Exhibition Films
1. Clara Busch – The Highest Flood – 2018
2. Emilie Tarp – Luftrum klarsol – 2018

Visions of Ukraine
1. Oleksiy Radynski – Landslide – 2017
2. Yuriy Hrytsyna – Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine – 2014

Duration approximately 1,50 hours in Charlottenborg Art Cinema.

23 May
17.00 - 19.00

Snövit Snow Hedstierna

Snövit Hedstierna will visit the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Charlottenborg for an inspirational talk about gender, power structures, trauma, memory and working with oral history as a foundation of art making. Relational structures, traditions and conventions within the rituals of sharing stories and bearing witness, and the solidarity created between the participants based on the conditions, experiences and concerns being shared.

During 2014-2018 Snövit Hedstierna created the work “An Issue of Structure”, a project that confronts dysfunctional and failed gender structures within Scandinavia (the region with the highest gender equality according to the WEF’s “Global Gender Gap Report”).

Carried out over more than 3 years, the process included approximately 250 in-depth interviews with female/queer/transgender/gender-fluid people. Resulting in nearly 6000 hours of audio recordings, based on the participants’ lived experiences that covers misogyny, transphobia and sexual violence among other pressing issues.

To date, the work has resulted in a series of spatial sound installations, films, performances, a sound archive and the writing of a publication. Hedstierna will talk about this work and others made between 2012-2018 that investigates and questions similar discourses and problematics.

Snövit Hedstierna received her MFA from Concordia University and has aslo been a student at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Valand Academy of Arts and Konstfack. Her work has been displayed and presented widely at international galleries, museums and festivals including: Manifesta11 (Zurich), PPP/Documenta14 (Athens), Satellite Art Fair (Miami) and the Venice Biennale. For 2018 she is finalizing new pieces for Manifesta12 (Palermo), The Nordic house (Iceland) and Skövde Konsthall (Sweden). Snövit Hedstierna is currently teaching at HDK – Academy of design and crafts, Dalarna University, Linnaeus University, Beckmans College of Design and Forsbergs School of Design. She lives and works between Montreal, Berlin and Stockholm. She is the founder of Pony Sugar Art Gallery and a recurring art and design writer for Cap&Design.

The talk is part of the Charlottenborg Art Talk program and it is arranged in a collaboration between The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

The event takes place in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema and the admission is free.

22 May
20.00 - 22.00

1=1+1 – BFA Degree Show: Films + Visions of Ukraine at Charlottenborg Art Cinema

Art Week

As a part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Bachelor Exhibition we present a series of student films alongside a selection called Visions of Ukraine curated by Erdal Bilici and Søren Rye.

Bachelor Exhibition Films
1. Clara Busch – The Highest Flood – 2018
2. Emilie Tarp – Untitled – 2018
3. Erdal Bilici – Shadow Games – 2018

Visions of Ukraine
1. Oleksiy Radynski – Landslide – 2017
2. Yuriy Hrytsyna – Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine – 2014

Duration approximately 1,50 hours in Charlottenborg Art Cinema.

16 May
17.00 - 19.00
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Afgang 2018 LIVE Vol. 2

Kunsthal Charlottenborg is pleased to present ‘Afgang 2018 LIVE vol. 2’ – which also is the official vernissage for this year’s MFA Degree Show. On the programme are Emilia Bergmark, David Stjernholm, Louka Anargyros, Ida Retz Wessberg, Louis Scherfig, Stephanie Bech Madsen and Sara Sjölin.

Guided tours in the exhibition – the upper foyer:
Curator Henriette Bretton-Meyer introduces works in the exhibition along with several of the exhibiting artists. Albin Werle introduces his games between 5pm-7pm. All visitors are welcome to participate. The duration of each game varies and the participants may come and go as they like. Signing up is not required.

David Stjernholm will show a video work in the cinema
Fabian Wigren will show the film Tårar; Ögonens Crescendo / Tears; the eyes Crescendo in the cinema
Emilia Bergmark will temporarily exhibit the work ‘Still Life (Can’t Live with You, Can’t Live without You)’
Louis Scherfig will do a reading
There will be a concert with Orchid Domain feat. Vid Edda: Det Lange Ridt
There will be a concert with SXR

 

11 May
12.00 - 20.00

★ by Johann Lurf

CAFx - Copenhagen Architecture Festival

AN INTERGALACTIC NIGHT SKY ORGY, WHERE YOU CAN FLY AWAY ON STAR-COVERED FILMS CLIPS FROM HUNDREDS OF MOVIES.

A film with no answers but as many questions as there are stars in the universe. Austrian structuralist Johann Lurf has chosen an audacious and ever-expanding subject for his feature film debut: the stars of cinema. Not the movie stars, but the stars in the night’s sky. These stellar instances, riven from context with sound intact—ambient hums, grand orchestral scores, pedantic explanations, dreamy speculation—are magical fields of darkness sprinkled with possibilities.
Lurf playfully shows how cinema turned the stars into endless metaphors, dreams, and warm blankets. We put our own thoughts into the stunning scenes while each clip’s sound design presents us with ambience outside of their contexts.

Support from the Austrian Embassy to Johann Lurf’s visit. The event will be in English.

10 May
12.00 - 20.00

★ by Johann Lurf

CAFx - Copenhagen Architecture Festival

AN INTERGALACTIC NIGHT SKY ORGY, WHERE YOU CAN FLY AWAY ON STAR-COVERED FILMS CLIPS FROM HUNDREDS OF MOVIES.

A film with no answers but as many questions as there are stars in the universe. Austrian structuralist Johann Lurf has chosen an audacious and ever-expanding subject for his feature film debut: the stars of cinema. Not the movie stars, but the stars in the night’s sky. These stellar instances, riven from context with sound intact—ambient hums, grand orchestral scores, pedantic explanations, dreamy speculation—are magical fields of darkness sprinkled with possibilities.
Lurf playfully shows how cinema turned the stars into endless metaphors, dreams, and warm blankets. We put our own thoughts into the stunning scenes while each clip’s sound design presents us with ambience outside of their contexts.

Support from the Austrian Embassy to Johann Lurf’s visit. The event will be in English.

9 May
18.00 - 19.00

Kim Richard Adler Mejdal

Tonight is Art - tour of five Copenhagen art centres

As part of the joint tour Tonight is Art Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents an audio-visual experience by Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl, WHO received the Solo Award at The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2018 for his works ‘ODE’ and ‘No Ozone’. The jury states that their fascination bounds in Mejdahl’s “[…] energetic universe in both works, where the intense personal expression obstructs the boundaries between art and life”.

At Tonight is Art you can experience Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl live, where he presents a VJ-set combining video with electronic music. At the same time, it will be possible to buy dinner for a reasonable price in Apollo Bar.

Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and has since 2013 performed and published music under his alias Kim Kim.

Come by and experience a truly unique – and insane – audio visual work in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema Friday 9 May at 6pm. Admission is free.

The five Copenhagen art centres Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Overgaden – Institut for Samtidskunst og Kunsthal Charlottenborg have together created Tonight is Art – a joint tour of the art centres with a grand event programme including performances, theater, dance, sound, food and art of course. The programme stretches from late afternoon until in the evening and is completed with concert and afterparty.

 

9 May
12.00 - 16.00

★ by Johann Lurf

CAFx - Copenhagen Architecture Festival

AN INTERGALACTIC NIGHT SKY ORGY, WHERE YOU CAN FLY AWAY ON STAR-COVERED FILMS CLIPS FROM HUNDREDS OF MOVIES.

A film with no answers but as many questions as there are stars in the universe. Austrian structuralist Johann Lurf has chosen an audacious and ever-expanding subject for his feature film debut: the stars of cinema. Not the movie stars, but the stars in the night’s sky. These stellar instances, riven from context with sound intact—ambient hums, grand orchestral scores, pedantic explanations, dreamy speculation—are magical fields of darkness sprinkled with possibilities.
Lurf playfully shows how cinema turned the stars into endless metaphors, dreams, and warm blankets. We put our own thoughts into the stunning scenes while each clip’s sound design presents us with ambience outside of their contexts.

Support from the Austrian Embassy to Johann Lurf’s visit. The event will be in English.

8 May
12.00 - 20.00

★ by Johann Lurf

CAFx - Copenhagen Architecture Festival

AN INTERGALACTIC NIGHT SKY ORGY, WHERE YOU CAN FLY AWAY ON STAR-COVERED FILMS CLIPS FROM HUNDREDS OF MOVIES.

A film with no answers but as many questions as there are stars in the universe. Austrian structuralist Johann Lurf has chosen an audacious and ever-expanding subject for his feature film debut: the stars of cinema. Not the movie stars, but the stars in the night’s sky. These stellar instances, riven from context with sound intact—ambient hums, grand orchestral scores, pedantic explanations, dreamy speculation—are magical fields of darkness sprinkled with possibilities.
Lurf playfully shows how cinema turned the stars into endless metaphors, dreams, and warm blankets. We put our own thoughts into the stunning scenes while each clip’s sound design presents us with ambience outside of their contexts.

Support from the Austrian Embassy to Johann Lurf’s visit. The event will be in English.

7 May
19.00 - 21.00

From Wetware Art to Greeness Studies

Jens Hauser (DE)

What is a ‘body’ to be ‘choreographed’ today? Media philosopher and curator Jens Hauser has coined the term ‘microperformativity’ to understand how contemporary artists stage aliveness at the conjunction between aesthetics, performance and the techno-science. He challenges our current understanding of what is ‘life’ and ‘nature’ by proposing a journey from wetware art to greenness studies.

The event is part of Dansehallernes program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION and will be in English, free entrance.

More information at Dansehallerne.dk.

6 May
15.00 - 17.00

Pontus Lidberg (SE)

Artist talk with Pontus Lidberg; choreographer, filmmaker and the new artistic director of the Danish Dance Theater.
Lidberg will talk about his new artistic visions and aspirations for Danish Dance Theater, his choreographic work and his life as a creative choreographer working all over the world.

The informal conversation between Pontus Lidberg and the director of Dansehallerne Efva Lilja is open to anyone with a ticket to Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

More information on Dansehallerne.dk.

5 May
11.00 - 17.00

Collective Experiment 1968 – 2018

CAFx - Copenhagen Architecture Festival

SERIES OF TALKS AND FILMS ON COLLECTIVE AND ACTIVIST HOUSING EXPERIMENTS FROM CHRISTIANIA, BZ-SQUATTERS, THE YOUTH HOUSE, ETC. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SINCE 1968 AND HOW DO WE EXPERIMENT WITH COLLECTIVE HOUSING TODAY?

50 years after 1968, when experimental collectives and ‘local’ flourished in Denmark, we examine what we learned and what happened afterwards. Celebrate the anniversary of 1968 by using the medium of film and witness accounts to discuss how collective bottom-up initiatives around Christiania, Youth House Jagtvej 69 and Thy camp and join the debate on the development of collective accommodation facilities. The Dutch curator, researcher and activist Rene Boer from research platform Failed Architecture will moderate and perspective to the Netherlands, where BZ culture historically has characterized the urban development by the research and exhibition project The Architecture of Appropriation, a collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam (2017) .

Rene Boer, Failed Architecture and curator of the exhibition and research project The Architecture of Appropriation (NL), Ole Lykke, archivist Christiania, Carsten Hoff, architect and pioneer in Thy camp, Gyda Heding, member of the Copenhagen City Council (SE), active in the squatting movement in the 1980’s.

You can choose to follow the whole program or participate in parts of it.

 

ARCHITECTURE OF Appropriation

11:00 to 11:45 Presentation of René Boer, Urban geograf (Failed Architecture and Non-Fiction NL)

What if the right to affordable housing, jobs and good living conditions rather than property was the main priority in urban development? Since the 1960s squatters who worked for this idea has been a contribution to urban development by the artist, appropriate parts of the city and change it from the outside in. Through a study of themes such as availability, ownership and collective housing, unfolds research project Architecture of Appropriation how the city’s infrastructure can be adapted to how networks can be reconfigured and how buildings can be rethought.

12:00 to 13:30 Film Viewing BZ Helle Hansen followed by Q & A with ex-squatter Gyda Heding (2006, 72 min)

The film portrays the development a radical youth movement in Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The activists later wrote history under the name ‘BZ’ by virtue of their squatting, street actions and militant confrontations with police. Helle Hansen’s documentary is the first film that detailed study squatter movement’s history.

1:30 p.m. to 14:00 lunch break

 

LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

Presentations followed by Q & A and moderated by Rene Boer

14:00 to 14:15 Carsten Hoff, architect, active in Thylejrens genesis in 1970,
14.15 to 14.30 Ole Lykke , Christiania Local History Archive
14:30 to 14:45 Gyda Heding , member of the Copenhagen City Council (SE), active in the squatting movement in the 1980s
14:45 to 15:15 Q & A

15.45 to 16.30 Film Viewing byggeeksperimenter in Thylejren during ‘the summer of love’ in 1970 (about 20 min.) By Carsten Hoff with Q & A

 

The event will be in english / event will be in English. Just show up and buy your ticket direkt at the venue.

4 May
17.00 - 21.00
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Heartland program launch

Heartland is proud to present the final program for this year’s festival at Egeskov Castle from the 31st of May until 2nd of June.

Heartland celebrates the program launch in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg on Friday the 4th of May from 17:00 to 21:00 by inviting all of you to an evening of MUSIC, ART, TALKS and FOOD in the beautiful surroundings of the Charlottenborg Palace.

They will also launch the Heartland 2018 Program Paper along with their brand new Heartland short film by director Camilla Ramonn. In collaboration with internationally renowned artist Jeppe Hein and Change Yourself they will present a special edition work and the official T-shirt for Heartland Festival 2018.

Heartland serves free organic US LAGER beer from Albani and you can buy delicious drinks from BRUS and of course have a taste of the Heartland food experience.

Program:
17.00: Doors open – food, drinks and free beer
DJ’s: Josefine Winding and Niels Fejrskov Juhl (GENTS)
17.30: Welcome
18:00: BARSELONA (LIVE)
19:00: TALK (TBA)
21:00: Thank you for tonight

2 May
19.00 - 20.00

Forensic Architecture

Granular Realism: Computational, Spatial and Civic-led Photography

The presentation and conversation will consider the development of the term ‘spatial photograph’, an emergent form of 3D photographic processes and assemblages that constitute not an image but a navigable, architectural environment. Through a select number of projects undertaken as part of Forensic Architecture, Ariel Caine will look into the ways in which this transition from flatness to volume of the 3-D photographic image can open new possibilities for political action and civic led resistance in situations of conflict.

Cases:
Ground Truth
Killing of Yaaqub abu al-Qi’an in Umm al-Hiran
Yazidi Genocide documentation Project

2 May
17.00 - 19.00

Augusto Corrieri

In Place of a Show (a lecture)

Augusto Corrieri will present and reflect on an ongoing project of writing and performance making, involving empty and abandoned theatres, and the possibility of encountering non-human forms of agency and matter within such places. How can all-too-human modes of perception and sensibility meet other forms of life and animation? How do we account for the myriad of events typically cast into the background of theatres – the swirls of dust motes, strange architectural immobilities, the sudden passage of a bird?

Augusto Corrieri is an artist and writer based in Brighton and London. His written work is often presented in the form of performance-lectures, which are part-academic, part show and tells, and part deconstructions of photographic images. Corrieri’s current focus is on contemporary ecology and the possibility of generating cross-species affinities and encounters, through writing, performance and video. His book In Place of a Show: What Happens Inside Theatres When Nothing is Happening (2016) is published by Bloomsbury.

Corrieri’s works for theatres and galleries have been commissioned by European art centres, including Madrid’s Casa Encendida, Vienna’s Tanzquatier and London’s Camden Arts Centre.

The talk is part of the Charlottenborg Art Talks program and is initiated by Forum, a group for student led teaching at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

26 Apr
18.00 - 20.00

States of Desolation

Art Films #1

At the first Art Films screening we will explore the desolated states of human existence with a backdrop of Nature, History, isolation, local myths and speculations through three well crafted films made by Ali Cherri, John Skoog, Maria von Hausswolff and Anne Gry Friis Kristensen.

The Digger by Ali Cherri, 24 min – 2015

For twenty years, Sultan Zeib Khan has kept watch over a ruined Neolithic necropolis in the Sharjah desert in the United Arab Emirates. Although majestic, the wide-angle shots have no monumentalising intent: the beauty and extent of the site speak for themselves. What is playing out here is the possibility for one man to become part of a landscape that overwhelms him yet seems to need his help. Seen under the silhouette of a rock about to devour him or as a dwarfed figure spade in hand walking from the back of the frame, Sultan curiously busies himself from day to day to prevent the ruins… from falling into ruin. Hamlet’s words in the famous gravedigger scene come to mind: “Has this fellow no feeling of his business? He sings at grave-making.” But here the human remains have long since become archaeological artefacts: the highly luminous outside sequences alternate with shots inside a museum where the bones are sorted and laid out for the visitor’s eye. The switching between day and night but also the soundscape of the man’s singing and the sound of his transistor radio suggest that even the greatest solitude can allow itself be inhabited. Above all, it underlines the paradox of these empty tombs, where death is compounded by the absence of the relics.

Reduit by John Skoog, 15 min – 2014
Cinematography: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Sound: David Gülich

In the early 1940’s the farm-worker Karl-Göran Persson started to fortify his small house in the flat farmlands of southern Sweden. He wanted to build a place where he and the people in the village could find refuge in the event of a Soviet invasion. He took any metal he could get cheap
or for free from the neighboring farmers and used it as reinforcement for the cement casting of the house’s new exterior walls. Karl-Göran lived alone in the house and continued his re-construction until his death in 1975.

Entrance to the End by Maria von Hausswolff, Anne Gry Friis Kristensen, 30 min, 2017

A trippy and brutal psycho-ethnographic expedition into the tropical jungles of the subconscious. The dense, tropical motifs in ‘Entrance to the End’ are immortalised on analogue 16mm film in Panama’s jungles by Maria von Hausswolff during a trip to Panama, and all the film’s sound is recorded on a cassette tape by the co-director Anne Gry Kristensen. Title cards set the tone and define the evolutionary law of the jungle: ‘We didn’t come to dominate the world because we were the smartest or the fittest… but because we were the craziest, baddest motherfuckers around.’ Hausswolff and Kristensen’s dark, audiovisual work is the subconscious’ answer to an ultra-violent Italian cannibal film from the 1970s, and to every romantic notion of nature as a harmonic place that is in balance with itself and its inhabitants.

Art Films is a screening programme curated by Erdal Bilici. The screenings will take place once a month at Kunsthal Charlottenborg Cinema.

25 Apr
17.00 - 19.00

Afgang 2018 LIVE vol. 1

Kunsthal Charlottenborg is pleased to announce ‘Afgang 2018 LIVE’, where Albin Werle, Emilia Bergmark, David Stjernholm, Louka Anargyros, Emil Alenius Boserup, Ida Retz Wessberg, George Koutsouris and Kinga Bartis among others from this year’s MFA Degree Show are on the programme.

Guided tours – the upper foyer
Louka Anargyros, Emil Alenius Boserup, Ida Retz Wessberg, George Koutsouris, Kinga Bartis among others introduce their works in the exhibition. Albin Werle introduces his games between 5 and 7 pm. All visitors are welcome to participate. The duration of each game varies and the participants may come and go as they like. Signing up is not required.

Film screening – in the cinema
David Stjernholm: Chameleon 2014, HD video

Sound theater – in the Cinema
Emilia Bergmark: Heaven and Earth

Performance concert – in the cinema
Orchid Domain feat. Ursula Raasted: Stemmekorrespondance

Free entrance to the event, which will be in English.

13 Apr
18.00 - 22.00

MFA DEGREE SHOW 2018

At this year’s AFGANG (MFA Degree Show), twenty-five 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:
Banaan Al-Nasser, Louka Anargyros, Kinga Bartis, Emilia Bergmark, Viktor-Emil Dupont Billund, Emil Alenius Boserup, Emelie Carlén, Ockie Basgül Dogan, Sebastian Hedevang, Anna Kristine Holmberg, David Stjernholm, Morten Knudsen, George Koutsouris, Stephanie Bech, Frederik Worm, Frederik Næblerød, Stefan Plahn, Asta Lulu Refn, Kristoffer Raasted, Louis Scherfig, Sara Sjölin, Marco Spörle, Albin Werle, Ida Retz Wessberg, Fabian Wigren.

The exhibition is curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer.

3 Apr
12.00

Lawrence Lek

Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD)

Lawrence Lek
Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), 2017
Full HD Video, 60m00s
Produced by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Courtesy: The artist
 
Curated by Toke Lykkeberg & Tranen in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg
 
“Sinofuturism is an invisible movement. A spectre already embedded into a trillion industrial products, a billion individuals, and a million veiled narratives.“ Thus opens the artist Lawrence Lek’s film Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD) from 2017 about a new Chinese futurism.
 
Lek’s video essay, exactly 60 minutes long, outlines a series of clichés about Chinese society, which draw a picture of the future. This future is likened to contemporary China, a voice-over explains. However, in reality, Sinofuturism is rather a ”science fiction that already exists.”
 
Through an exposition of seven stereotypes of China concerning activities such as computing, copying, studying and labour, Lek presents the cultural and technological development of China as an articifial intelligence in action:
“Sinofuturism is in fact a form of artificial intelligence: A massively distributed neural network focused on copying rather than originality, addicted to learning a massive amount of raw data rather than philosophical critique or morality with a posthuman capacity for work in an unprecedented sense of collective will to power.”
 
Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD) combines elements of science fiction, documentary melodrama, social realism and Chinese cosmologies. Sinofuturism is presented as a period, which begins in 1839 with the Opium Wars. The period ends in 2046, when the so-called technological singularity is said to kick in, i.e. the point, when artificial intelligence will transcend human intelligence with unpredictable consequences.
 
The presentation of Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD) is an extension of the exhibition Welcome too late curated by Toke Lykkeberg and produced by Kunsthal Charlottenborg and CPH:DOX in 2017. The exhibition dealt with art at a time, when everything from climate to technology develops at exponential growth rates. While the present becomes ever more fleeting, much contemporary art is decreasingly contemporary, i.e. ‘with time’. Instead much recent art is extemporary, i.e. ”out of time”. Many artists working today tend to focus less on the present and more on other and bigger temporalities.
Lawrence Lek (b. 1982, Frankfurt am Main) is a London-based simulation artist who creates site-specific virtual worlds, video game essays and speculative films. Lek is born in Frankfurt, has lived in Hong Kong and is based in London.
 
Thanks to: Joni Zhu, Steve Goodman, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Deforrest Brown, Samantha Culp, Justin Kim, Stephanie Bailey, Alvin Li, AVANT.org, After Us, Film & Video Umbrella, UCCA, Wysing Arts Centre
 
Chinese Subtitles by Wenfei Wang for ‘The New Normal’, an exhibition at UCCA, Beijing.
27 Mar
12.00
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The Why Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Documentary

The Why på Kunsthal Charlottenborg
27 Mar – 04 Apr

In coorporation with The Why Foundation Kunsthal Charlottenborg screens the documentary ‘Marathon Boy’ (2010).

In the film we meet the Indian boy Budhia Singh, who at the age of three had already run six half marathons. By four he was making it the full 42 km. His biggest dream is to one day run his way to the Olympics. But as you almost instinctively suspect, this dream is not only his own making. Behind the marathon running wonder child, adoptive father and coach Biranchi, is riding his bike. A man who is self-funding an orphanage and judo school and who does everything in his power to draw attention to Budhia and his unusual skills. When the local child welfare office intervenes, a political battle breaks out, with Budhia as its center. And when his biological mother shows up to claim her now famous son, with the slum mafia backing her, the boy’s position as a pawn in the game of adults trying to take advantage of his talent, becomes tragically obvious. Marathon Boy is a story about the desperate need for cathartic success stories that can exist in a country like India, and an insight into, how some adults will go to great lengths to exploit children in the process.

Director: Gemma Atwal. Run Time: 45 min.

22 Mar
16.00 - 18.00
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What we are talking about when talking art

The Bikuben Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg invite you to Visionsalon

Welcome to the Visionssalon, an art critic salon and debate about how art criticism contributes to the conversation about the importance of art. Based on the thesis that art criticism is an essential part of the artworld’s food chain, the question is asked – can criticism help raise the art level?

How is art seen, dealt with, and evaluated? What has art criticism been concerned with in recent years? And do the arts get the criticism they deserve? What happens to public debate about art in the new media reality?

The debate rages between critics and artists, because art criticism is currently challenged in Denmark, in the Danish-language media world, and in the public debate. The major media houses – including the web publications – have cut down on art and culture reporting and academic critiques. Why?

The Art Critic Visions salon wishes to discuss the importance of art criticism from artistic, technological, educational, social, and international perspectives. Does art criticism reflect a particular view of art, a special way of perceiving and reading it? Can we stimulate the level of criticism in Denmark?

In a meeting between Danish and international critics, the salon wants to find out how art criticism has an impact on how society views art.

Moderator:
Nete Nørgaard Kristensen – Associate Professor at the Department of Media, Recognition and Communication, KU. Researcher in cultural journalism and criticism. The editor and author of the books “Cultural journalism and Cultural Critique in the media” and “Cultural Journalism in the Nordic Countries” and the leader of the research project “From Ivory Tower to Twitter: Rethinking the Cultural Critic in Contemporary Media Culture”.

Panel:
Sophie Diesselhorst, editor Nachtkritik.de Germany. Nachtkritik.de is Germany’s leading online media for theater criticism.
Steven Zultanski, Writer, critic, and arts administrator from N.Y, now living in Denmark. artswriters.org
Line Rosenvinge – Art historian, Art blogger at Børsen and chairman of newly founded United Critics, which gathers Denmark’s professional writers and represents all art forms. forenedekritikere.wordpress.com
Mikkel Carl, artist, freelance curator and writer
Lasse Marker, Partner in the consultant agency Rasmussen & Marker, Lasse Marker, author of several books about Cultural Journalism, – politics and communication

Place: Apollobar Katina – entrance on the left of Charlottenborgs Ticketsale. Registration required (Registration fee 10 kr). Sign up here

NB! The debate will be in english.

Partners: Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Apollo bar.

21 Mar
17.00 - 19.00

Bedwyr Williams

On this Charlottenborg Art Talk the artist Bedwyr Williams talks about his production of video, drawing, installation and performance work throughout the last 20 years.

Bedwyr Williams (born 1974) is a Welsh and internationally known artist. His last exhibition ‘The Gulch’ was shown at the Barbican in 2016-17 in London, presenting a new installation which transforms the gallery into a series of theatrically staged environments, conceived to disorient the viewer.

In general Bedwyr Williams uses multimedia, performance and text to explore the friction between ‘the deadly serious’ and ‘the banal’ aspects of modern life. Williams is also known for satirizing the relationship between the artist and curator by creating absurd scenarios for them to appear in. More recently he has explored, through video, themes of dystopia and mankind’s significance in the universe.

Bedwyr Williams was born in St. Asaph, Wales, and lives and works in Caernarfon, Wales. He studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and Ateliers Arnhem, The Netherlands. He is a winner of the Paul Hamlyn Award, represented Wales at the Venice Biennale 2013 and was recently selected for the shortlists for both the prestigious Jarman Award and the Artes Mundi 7 Prize.

PLEASE NOTE! This Charlottenborg Art Talk has moved from the Kunsthalle due to CPH:DOX and takes place at: Auditoriet i Hirschsprung, Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi. Peder Skramsgade 2, 3.B. 1054 København K

28 Feb
17.00 - 19.00

Charlottenborg Art Talks and Forum are proud to present a talk by the British artist Kate Cooper.

Her work centres on the body as a contested space for communication and representation, often through presenting computer generated (CG) bodies as tools with which to negotiate our own understanding of the bodily effects of capitalism. Through the use of these computer-generated technologies, the figures presented in her videos and installations intentionally function both as objects and as infrastructure.

In the talk Kate Cooper will give an introduction to her practice that explores possibilities for disconnecting images from their economic contexts through forcing bodies and objects to relate to each other in improbable situations. How these fictional liminal bodies can be presented as forms of weaponry with which to unpick and reject contemporary modes of exploitative labour?

Kate Cooper (b. Liverpool, UK) lives and works in London and Amsterdam. She is the Director and co-founder of the London based, artist-led organisation Auto Italia. Recently she has presented work at ICA Boston, CCA Derry, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse was commissioned by the The Public Art Fund. Cooper was the recipient of the Schering Stiftung Art Award, where she presented her first solo exhibition Rigged at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014).

Kate Cooper’s work Rigged is currently on view at the exhibition Vibrant Matter at SAK Kunstbygning, where her work exploring virtual spaces and bodies can be seen alongside Kai Nielsen’s sculptures.

NB! The talk will be in English.

The talk is part of the Charlottenborg Art Talks program and is initiated by Forum, a group for student led teaching at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

21 Feb
17.00 - 18.30

The artist trio Superflex will visit the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts for a public, inspirational talk on February 21st at 17:00, at Festsalen at the Academy.

The subjects of the talk will be artistic strategy, the artist group’s current exhibition One Two Three Swing! at Tate Modern and other relevant subjects, developed in conversation with Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s director Michael Thouber.

The art talk is part of the Charlottenborg Art Talk program and is arranged in a collaboration between the The Royal Danish Academy, the academy student George Koutsouris (School of Media Arts), and and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Charlottenborg Art Talk: Superflex
Festsalen, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen
Free admission
NB: The talk will be filmed

30 Jan
12.00

The Why

documentaries

 30 Jan – 25 Feb
 
The Confession (2016)
Ashish Ghadiali
Run Time: 45 min
 
Islamist or activist? A profound and disturbing interview with a complex man.
 
The Brit Moazzam Begg has been imprisoned for years on suspicion of terrorist sympathies and for being a member of Al-Qaeda. He has since been acquitted of all charges. ‘The Confession’ is a profound and immensely detailed interview with the clearly intelligent, well-spoken and politically well-informed Begg. A man who answers questions about Jihadi sympathies by insisting on the right of countries like Iraq and Afghanistan to defend themselves against foreign invaders. And who has spent much of his adult life in Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Syria – and in prison. But who is he? The last question is left to you to answer, but Begg is a man who embodies the staggering complexity that makes the West’s self-proclaimed ‘war against terror’ a hornet’s nest of self-contradictions. Begg gives us clear and concise answers, and no matter if you agree with him or not – and it’s likely that you won’t – there is plenty of material in the film’s marathon interview that is bound to make you question your own world view.
 
Accidental Anarchist (2017)
John Archer, Clara Glynn
Run Time: 45 min
 
From diplomat to anarchist and from disillusioned to activist. Around the world with the British Carne Ross in search of direct democracy.
 
Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He witnessed first-hand the corruption of power. After the Iraq War Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers. This film traces his journey across the globe as he tries to find an answer to the question – isn’t there a better way? For Carne there is. Anarchism offers a solution to the brutalities of Capitalism and the dishonesty of Democracy. It offers a world where people have control over their own lives. From the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, to an anarchist collective in Spain, to Noam Chomsky, the grand old man of anarchism himself, Carne finds people who are putting the theory into practice. His journey eventually takes him to one of the most dangerous places on earth – Syria, eight kilometres from the front line with ISIS, where a remarkable anarchist state has risen phoenix like from the ashes. A powerful film about one man’s epic journey from government insider to anarchist.
16 Jan
16.30

Brian Knappenberg

Internet's Own Boy

In collaboration with Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR2 Dokumania, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents the documentary ‘Internet’s Own Boy’ by the filmmaker Brian Knappenberg about the young internet activist and developer Aron Swartz, who tragically committed suicide in 2013. The film is displayed on the occasion of Ahmet Ögüt’s current exhibition, which includes a new bronze sculpture of the film’s main character Aaron Swartz – one of the heroes of the internet.

The documentary portrays a fascinating person who lived and breathed to make information and knowledge accessible to as many as possible. In his short life, Aaron Swartz was a co-founder of news site Reddit, being a co-developer of RSS technology and making an early version of a Wikipedia-like online dictionary. However, it was especially his glowing internet activism that made him famous and notorious. He engaged in the struggle to make legal and academic documents openly available and it turned out to have big consequences.

Aron Swartz was charged with illegally having access to an online base of academic articles via MIT’s network. Aaron Swartz was responsible for risking up to 35 years in prison and a fine in the million dollar class, and it was obviously too much for him. On January 11, 2013, Aaron was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn.

There is free admission to the film when entrance fee is paid to Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The film will be shown in the cinema at Kunsthal Charlottenborg from 16th – 28th January 2018 and will also be shown on January 24th on Danish tv-channel DR2. After the broadcasting the documentary will also be available online on dr.dk/tv.

13 Jan
16.00 - 17.00

JOTA MOMBAÇA & DANIEL LOURENÇO

Reading session

The Brasilian author and performance artist Jota Mombaça and Author and researcher DanielLourenço will do a reading performance on Kunsthal Charlottenborg on the last Saturday during the exhibition ‘Ovartaci & The Art of Madness’

‘untitled, unreasonable’ (reading session) by Jota Mombaça & Daniel Lourenço

Jota Mombaça and Daniel Lourenço intercalate readings of their respective fragmentary poetic prose work, surrounding the problematic of unreason and touching on matters such as affectivity, crisis-shaped relationality, anxiety, embodied political strugle, depression, and the ethics of madness. The reading session will be held in English, Corró and Portuguese.

BIO

Jota Mombaça (1991) is a non-binary bicha, born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, who writes and performs on the relations between monstruosity and humanity, kuir studies, de-colonial turns, political intersectionality, anti-colonial justice, redistribution of violence, visionary fictions, the end of the world and tensions among ethics, aesthetics, art and politics in the knowledge productions of the global south-of-the-south.

Daniel Lourenço (1988) is a researcher and writer who lives and works in Lisbon. He has a master’s in Sexual Dissidence in Literature and Culture by the University of Sussex and he is a phd candidate at the University of Lisbon, where he works on formal tactics and affective, racial and gender politics in the work of Kathy Acker. He is the author of the poetry pamphlets “Lábio/Abril” (Traveller, 2015″ and “fox, closet & fist” (Winter Olympics, 2017).

13 Jan
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Art workshop for children


ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN HOSTED BY BANJO BILLEDSKOLE

As a part of the exhibition OVARTACI & The Art of Madness, a series of art workshops for children will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Try out a number of Ovartaci’s artistic techniques (pàpier-maché, mobiles, painting) and make imaginative art where landscapes become faces and people and animals melt together.

The workshops are taking place in the exhibition at Kunsthal Charlæottenborg.

There is a limit of 12 participants for each workshop and children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not necessary and participation is free when the entrance fee has been paid. Show up at Kunsthal Charlottenborg on the following saturdays from 2-4 pm (first come, first served):

Banjo Billedskole is a professional visual art school, which has a solid experience with creating art workshops for children.
banjobilledskole.dk

13 Jan
13.00 - 14.30

Jota Mombaça : WE AGREED NOT TO DIE

Performance

The Brasilian author and performance artist Jota Mombaça will do a performances on Kunsthal Charlottenborg on the last Saturday during the exhibition ‘Ovartaci & The Art of Madness’

‘WE AGREED NOT TO DIE’ (solo performance) by Jota Mombaça

7 knives over a white flag, as a prophecy and a promise: they will not kill us now. This performance is a continuation of the piece already displayed in the exhibition, “NÃOVÃO”.

Jota Mombaça (1991) is a non-binary bicha, born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, who writes and performs on the relations between monstruosity and humanity, kuir studies, de-colonial turns, political intersectionality, anti-colonial justice, redistribution of violence, visionary fictions, the end of the world and tensions among ethics, aesthetics, art and politics in the knowledge productions of the global south-of-the-south.

13 Jan
12.00 - 13.00

Book launch : Ovartaci & The Art of Madness

Book launch: OVARTACI & the Art of Madness

Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Antipyrine are aunching a ambitious publication featuring the work of outsider artist Ovartaci. The publication includes reproductions of a large portion of Ovartaci’s oeuvre, installation views from the exhibition and a range of texts that unfold the background and themes unfolding the exhibition – including all-new Danish translations of text by Félix Guattari and Paul B. Preciado.(for a full list of contents, see below.)

The book will be launched at Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s bookshop Saturday 13 January from 12.00–13.00. The event will include a presentation of the work. Coffee and cake will be served.

Special launch price: 199kr

 

Foreword – Michael Thouber

Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd – Editorial team

A space to be in – Zoltan Ara

High Heels – Ferdinand Ahm Krag

Insider Art – Sidsel Meineche Hansen

Testo Junkie, Chapter 2: The Pharmacopornographic Era – Paul B. Preciado

Who is Laboria Cuboniks? – Helen Hester

Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation – Laboria Cuboniks

Machinic Animism – Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato

The Three Ecologies – Félix Guattari

6 Jan
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Art workshop for children


ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN HOSTED BY BANJO BILLEDSKOLE

As a part of the exhibition OVARTACI & The Art of Madness, a series of art workshops for children will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Try out a number of Ovartaci’s artistic techniques (pàpier-maché, mobiles, painting) and make imaginative art where landscapes become faces and people and animals melt together.

The workshops are taking place in the exhibition at Kunsthal Charlæottenborg.

There is a limit of 12 participants for each workshop and children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is not necessary and participation is free when the entrance fee has been paid. Show up at Kunsthal Charlottenborg on the following saturdays from 2-4 pm (first come, first served):

Banjo Billedskole is a professional visual art school, which has a solid experience with creating art workshops for children.
banjobilledskole.dk

3 Jan
17.00 - 19.00

Charlottenborg Art Talk & Cinema

Ovartaci Film Workshop (The Jutland Art Academy)

As part of the Ovartaci Film Workshop, initiated by Ebbe Stubb Wittrup and Florian Zeyfang, with support from Kim Høgh Mikkelsen at the Jutland Art Academ, six students will present 3 films inspired by Ovartaci

 

PROGRAMME

Introduction to the workshop by Judith Schwartzbart

 

Introduction to the film Es by Nushan Rose Roshani

Director: Nushan Rose Roshani

Actors: Emma Wolff Jespersen, Sara Roshani Schou, Didde Rose Roshan

 

Introduction to the second film by. Kasper Knudsen Muusholm, Mikkel Kaldal, Finn scherczer

Directors: Kasper Knudsen Muusholm, Mikkel Kaldal, Finn scherczer

 

Introduction to the third film by Stine Rosdahl & Clara Denmark

Directors: Stine Rosdahl & Clara Denmark

Actors: John Demix, Mathias Andersen and Stine Rosdahl

Sound: Mathias Andersen

Mask is made by and kindly borrowed from Taika Tuutikki Louhivuori

 

Thank you: Museum Ovartaci og Kim Mikkelsen

 

 

3 Jan
12.00 - 17.00

Film programme: ’Abandoned Goods’ by Pia Borg & Edward Lawrenson + ‘Receding Triangular Square’ by Virlani Rupini & Dr Leon Tan

In relation to the exhibition Ovartaci & the Art of Madness a film programme will be shown in Charlottenborg Art Cinema

3. – 14. januar 2018

Pia Borg & Edward Lawrenson: Abandoned Goods, 2014, 37:29 min.

Abandoned Goods is a short essay film that tells the story of the journey of the Adamson Collection. Recently rediscovered after years of neglect, the collection is one of the major bodies of British ‘asylum art’. It contains around 5,500 objects (paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures and works on stone, flint and bone) created between 1946-1981 by patients in Netherne psychiatric hospital in Surrey. Blending archive, reconstruction, 35mm rostrum photography, interviews and observational footage, the film explores the transformation of the objects in the Adamson Collection, from clinical material to revered art objects, examining the lives of the creators and the changing contexts in which the objects were produced and displayed.

Abandoned Goods was awarded the Pardino d’oro for the Best International Short Film at Locarno Film Festival. It has screened among other places at London BFI Film Festival; Sundance; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Oberhausen.

Pia Borg is a Maltese/ Australian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London and Los Angeles.
Edward Lawrenson is a filmmaker, journalist and film programmer based in London.


Virlani Rupini & Dr Leon Tan: Receding Triangular Square’, 2012,  36:53 min.

Through an unsettling arrangement of sound, voice and moving images derived from on location interviews and footage as well as archival material, the film, Receding Triangular Square, explores Chinese and Aboriginal (indigenous Taiwanese) philosophies and practices of healing as well as the dominant (’official’) Euro- American mental health paradigm. The film relates these to the larger social and historical framework of Taiwan’s development as a modern and post- colonial state.

The film is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the artist and filmmaker Virlani Rupini and the art critic and psychotherapist Leon Tan.

Commissioned originally for the Taipei Biennial in 2012, the project uses the mediums of conversation and moving- image to ’analyze’ colonization and decolonization, psychosocial trauma and repression, and potentials for constructing new assemblages of enunciation in Taiwan (Republic of China).

21 Dec
15.00 - 17.00

AFLYST: Boglancering

Værker og tekster fra udstillingen

Boglanceringen er udskudt til januar pga. forsinkelser i leveringen. Vi glæder os til at dele publikationen med jer.

I forbindelse med udstillingen ”Ovartaci & Galskabens Kunst” udgives en publikation med gengivelser af værker samt tekster, der udfolder udstillingens diskurs. Publikationen forventes færdig i starten af januar

 

13 Dec
17.00 - 19.00

Space Dog Odyssey

Collection of manuscripts by Honey Biba Beckerlee & Mathias Kryger

We are happy to invite you to the book launch of Space Dog Odyssey: The Series by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Mathias Kryger.

Space Dog Odyssey is a series of four fictional documentaries written as performances unfolding fabulating, contrafactual stories about decisive moments in history told from the perspective of pets.

Space Dog Odyssey unfolds reparative readings of historical trauma by challenging a western ontology viewing humans as the only influential political agents of this world.

The launch will take place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Kunstbiblioteket on December 12th, and runs in two parts:

16.00-17.00: Presentation and display of the book at Kunstbiblioteket
17.00-18.00: Launch in the bookshop at Kunsthal CharlottenborgWine & water will be served.Read more about Space Dog Odyssey.
6 Dec
18.00 - 20.00

Opening: Ahmet Öğüt: No Protest Lost + Forms of Entanglement

We celebrate the opening of our two winter exhibitions, Ahmet Öğüt: No Protest Lost og the research based Forms of Entanglement with an opening reception including free bubbles for those arriving early, bar by Apollo Bar and music by DJ Cohnny Jazz.

About the exhibitions
Ahmet Öğüt: No Protest Lost
Protest, citizenship and the claim to public space are among the themes considered in Ahmet Öğüt’s exhibition No Protest Lost presented at Kunsthal Charlottenborg from December 7. The exhibition includes a new bronze monument for the young internet activist Aaron Schwartz, who took his own life after being accused of IT crime. The exhibition is curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer. Read more.

Forms of Entanglement – Tentative notes for approaching the ecocide-genocide-epistemic ide knot
How can we understand the implications of earthly processes and our entanglement with them? Forms of Entanglement offers a set of reflections for knowing the world otherwise by engaging in issues of indigenous resistance and survival, non-Eurocentric epistemologies and multispecies interdependency.
The exhibition is curated by Katarina Stenbeck. Read more.

6 Dec
17.00 - 18.00

Charlottenborg Art Talk

No Protest Lost

As a lead up to his exhibition No Protest Lost at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, the Kurdish artist Ahmet Öğüt will give a talk about the exhibition and his artistic practice, right before the opening.

29 Nov
18.00 - 19.00

Guided tour in ‘Ovartaci & the Art of Madness’

This Wednesday’s Charlottenborg Art Talk will take form as a guided tour in the exhibition Ovartaci & the Art of Madness with art host Anne Kruckenberg. Come and learn more about the life and artistic practice of Ovartaci.

Admission is free.

28 Nov
12.00 - 20.00

Yoko Ono film programme

Premiere of a new film programme

This day we premiere a new programme with films by Yoko Ono that can be enjoyed during our opening hours until January 2 2018.

Charlottenborg Art Cinema presents a series of films by Yoko Ono from the 1960s onwards.

Experience classics that Yoko Ono made in collaboration with John Lennon such as Bed Peace and Imagine, along with some of her legendary short films, including Cut PieceFilm No 1 and Film No 2.

The film screenings are free with the entrance to the Kunsthal.

Read more about the film programme.

27 Nov
19.00 - 21.00

The Presentation

Talk with the immaterial gallery Galerie

The Presentation is a lecture performance introducing the business model and activities of Galerie, including the role of representation and economy. How do you sell a joke? How do you represent a conflict? The Presentation will also address questions about the intersection of the commercial and the affective and the locality of immaterial artworks. It will include time for questions as well.

The Presentation will follow The Publication by Galerie at Overgaden – Institut for Samtidskunst Nov. 21st – 26th. Read more.

The event will be in English.

22 Nov
17.00 - 18.30

Simon Starling

Conceptuel artist and Turner Prize winner

This evening Forum, a student-run programme, presents a Charlottenborg Art Talk with the English artist and Turner Prize winner Simon Starling.

The talk will be about the importance of exhibition making to Simon Starling’s practice and will take as it’s starting point a recent exhibition at Mrac Occitaine in Sérignan, France.

This exhibition of 4 works which were all originally made for specific venues in Mexico City, Turin, Glasgow and New York all employ music as a key component and are all highly collaborative in nature.

Together these displaced, context specific, projects begin new conversations and, functioning as something of a promenade theatre experience haunted by a diverse collection of ghosts, begin to tease out underlying threads and resonances within the practice as a whole.

Admission to the talk is free.

20 Nov
19.00 - 21.00

Practicing Togetherness

Performance by DANSEatelier

This evening DANSEatelier will show a condensed version of the activity already present in DANSEatelier: by practicing collectivity through feeding each other’s work as individual artists. By sharing pieces, fragments, and examples from what they are working on now, they deliberately allow each other’s contribution. DANSEatelier work next to, together and across each other’s physical and artistic pathways, allowing for contamination, mutation and transformation.

DANSEatelier is a vision of creating continuity and shared authorship in the exploration of dance and choreographic practices. It is a physical space and a collective of eleven dancers, choreographers and friends. They believe in the strong potentials of collectivity  as a way of sharing and producing new knowledge in regards to our field. Read more.

The event will be in English.

18 Nov
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Children's workshop in Ovartaci & the Art of Madness

As part of the exhibition Kunsthal Charlottenborg are holding art workshops for children every Saturday in October and November. Test a series of techniques that Ovartaci worked with and create imaginative art where landscapes turn into faces and humans and animals fuse.

There can be a maximum of 12 participants at a time, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary, but participation will be after the first come, first served principle. It is free to participate when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

15 Nov
17.00 - 18.30

Carla Zaccagnini

New professor at the Schools of Visual Arts

Art talk with Carla Zaccagnini, new professor at The Royal Danish Art Academy, Schools of Visual Arts. Carla Zaccagnini will talk about her practice focusing on works that deal with museums and other art institutions.

A restoration; the empty spaces left by a previous exhibition; two pieces that exchange places, another that travels without moving; a parasite on graphic materials; a twist on a façade visual identity; a hole on a panel; a valuable artwork used as what it represent.

The artist will talk about these gestures and the processes and negotiations that  lead to them.

Admission is free.

About Carla Zaccagnini
Carla Zaccagnini (AR, born 1973) holds an MA in Art from Universidade de São Paolo. Zaccagnini has teaching experience from Escola São Paolo and Pontifícia Universidade Católica São Paolo and she has a wide range of international exhibitions behind her, most recently at the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands, Malmö Kunsthal and Museu de Arte de São Paolo.

Zaccagnini’s works are represented in collections such as MUSAC, Tate Modern and Guggenheim. Carla Zaccagnini is professor at the new MFA program ‘The School of Contextual and Conceptual Practices’ at the Royal Danish Art Academy.

13 Nov
19.00 - 21.00

Conversation in the Dark

Conversation about darkness between Thomas Eisenhardt and Kirstine Roepstorff

Up until summer 2018 Kunsthal Charlottenborg will host a series of events arranged by Dansehallerne.

On 13 November the event “Conversations in the Dark” will see choreographer Thomas Eisenhardt and visual artist Kirstine Roepsdorff discuss notions of darkness in relation to dance performances by Eisenhardt as well as Roepsdorff’s work at this year’s Venice Biennial – which can be seen at Kunsthal Charlottenborg next summer.

Read more about the programme of events for “Choreography by Intervention” and “Choreography in Action” HERE.

11 Nov
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Children's workshop in Ovartaci & the Art of Madness

As part of the exhibition Kunsthal Charlottenborg are holding art workshops for children every Saturday in October and November. Test a series of techniques that Ovartaci worked with and create imaginative art where landscapes turn into faces and humans and animals fuse.

There can be a maximum of 12 participants at a time, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary, but participation will be after the first come, first served principle. It is free to participate when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

8 Nov
18.00 - 19.30

Angela Melitopoulos in conversation with Mathias Kryger

François Tosquelles – The Catalan independence movement in the 30ies and the institutional psychotherapy

At this Art Talk professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art’s School of Media, Angela Melitopoulos reflects on her work “Assemblages”, which is part of the current exhibition Ovartaci & the Art of Madness. Melitopoulos will be in dialogue with the exhibition’s curator, Mathias Kryger.

Central to the presentation is an introduction to the Catalan psychiatrist François Tosquelles (1912-1994) and his revolutionary institutional psychotherapy as well as his commitment to the Catalan independence movement in the 1930s.

Admission is free.

7 Nov
18.30 - 21.00

Ai Weiwei: Human Flow

Danish premiere

In collaboration with Grand Teatret and Nordic Film we present a special preview of Ai Weiwei’s Golden Lion nominated documentary Human Flow depicting the ongoing global refugee crisis.

The screening takes place at Grand Teatret, and will be introduced by Michael Thouber, director at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

4 Nov
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Children's workshop in Ovartaci & the Art of Madness

As part of the exhibition Kunsthal Charlottenborg are holding art workshops for children every Saturday in October and November. Test a series of techniques that Ovartaci worked with and create imaginative art where landscapes turn into faces and humans and animals fuse.

There can be a maximum of 12 participants at a time, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary, but participation will be after the first come, first served principle. It is free to participate when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

28 Oct
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Children's workshop in Ovartaci & the Art of Madness

As part of the exhibition Kunsthal Charlottenborg are holding art workshops for children every Saturday in October and November. Test a series of techniques that Ovartaci worked with and create imaginative art where landscapes turn into faces and humans and animals fuse.

There can be a maximum of 12 participants at a time, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary, but participation will be after the first come, first served principle. It is free to participate when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

26 Oct
12.00

William E. Jones, Wu Tsang, Zachary Drucker

Charlottenborg Art Cinema

24 October-19 November Charlottenborg Art Cinema hosts screenings of Wu Tsang’s film Mishima in Mexico (2012) and William E. Jones’ Fall into Ruin (2017).

Wu Tsangs Mishima in Mexico (2012) is a sublime exploration of the longing in Yukio Mishima’s novel Thirst for Love (1950). The film shows a form of test shots of the novel where Wu Tsang himself and his scriptwriter Alex Segade each play the film’s characters while they small talk about the novel’s themes – while they are longing.

William E. Jones’ Fall into Ruin (2017) is a fascinating portrait of the legendary Greek gallerist Alexander Lolas where Jones’ own youth photos from the flamboyant Greek home are connected to photos of the left ruins of the home 30 years later. Jones’ personal voice over narrates movingly and detailed about the fascinating meeting with the decadent Greek art lover who lost his life to AIDS in 1987.

The films are looped within the opening hours of Kunsthal Charlottenborg (unless there are events in the cinema). The films are free to watch when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

25 Oct
17.00 - 20.00

Olof Olsson

"Driving the Blues Away" - An Info Comedy

What connects Toblerone to Steve Jobs, cocaine, Charlie Chaplin, Adam & Eve, Kant, and sanitary porcelain? Olof Olsson takes you on a rollercoaster of comic infotainment. From silly lows to poetic highs – and back again.

Driving the Blues Away is an info comedy racing through the histories of art, chocolate, cola-drinks, personal computers, philosophy, politics and theology.

Along the way there’s a romantic melodrama – where Olof’s almost partner is seduced by an ultra famous software entrepeneur in the tax-free shop of Dehli’s Indira Gandhi Airport. The whole thing is steeped in Olof’s twisted love of language:

“Our language and the world are not always hooked up one-to-one. It’s a mess, and that makes us nervous. But it’s a funny mess.”

Admission is free.

22 Oct
11.00 - 17.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

21 Oct
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Children's workshop in Ovartaci & the Art of Madness

As part of the exhibition Kunsthal Charlottenborg are holding art workshops for children every Saturday in October and November. Test a series of techniques that Ovartaci worked with and create imaginative art where landscapes turn into faces and humans and animals fuse.

There can be a maximum of 12 participants at a time, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary, but participation will be after the first come, first served principle. It is free to participate when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

21 Oct
11.00 - 17.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

20 Oct
13.00 - 19.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

19 Oct
13.00 - 19.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

18 Oct
13.00 - 19.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

17 Oct
13.00 - 19.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

15 Oct
11.00 - 17.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

14 Oct
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Children's workshop in Ovartaci & the Art of Madness

As part of the exhibition Kunsthal Charlottenborg are holding art workshops for children every Saturday in October and November. Test a series of techniques that Ovartaci worked with and create imaginative art where landscapes turn into faces and humans and animals fuse.

There can be a maximum of 12 participants at a time, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary, but participation will be after the first come, first served principle. It is free to participate when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

14 Oct
11.00 - 17.00

Bjergkøbing Grand Prix

Film screening for kids during the half-term break

In the half-term break Charlottenborg Art Cinema invites kids and adults to screenings of the legendary 1975 stop-motion film Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is about the inventor and bicycle mechanic Theodor Fælgen who, together with his bird Sofus and his hedgehog Ludvig, builds a very significant car. The car is named Il Tempo Gigante and is built for an oil sheikh, og together they participate in the up-tempo race Bjergkøbing Grand Prix.

The film is based on figures created by the Norwegian cartoonist Kjell Aukrust and directed by Ivo Caprino.

The film is shown Tuesday-Friday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and Saturday-Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in the period 14-22 October. The film lasts 88 minutes and is in Danish.

13 Oct
18.00 - 00.00
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Culture Night at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Jacob Haugaard and the Art of Madness

Visit Kunsthal Charlottenborg at the Culture Night and experience our current exhibitions with multi-artist Yoko Ono, outsider artist Ovartaci, Norwegian performance and installation artist Tori Wrånes, and the research-based group exhibition Mediated Matter via 15 minute long guided tours every hour.

Furthermore, you can hear Poul Nyrup Rasmussen and Jacob Haugaard in conversation with curator Mathias Kryger about Ovartaci, psychiatry and madness at 8pm-9pm.

6.30pm-10pm Banjo Billedskole will host an art workshop for children inspirered by the exhibition ‘Ovartaci & The Art of Madness’.

7.15pm-7.30pm you can experience the performance “Building a Nest” by Anne Nora Fischer and Anna Ørberg in connection with the exhibition Mediated Matter.

There is also the possibility of getting behind the walls of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts when historian Henrik Biehl gives guided tours at Charlottenborg Castle at 7pm, 9pm and 10.30pm.

DJ Christian d’Or is playing 6pm-9.15pm and DJ Cohnny Jazz 9.15pm-midnight in the lower foyer.

It will be possible to buy food and drinks at Apollo Canteen throughout the evening.
Admission with Culture Pass which can be purchased at Kunsthal Charlottenborg for 95DKK.

12 Oct
17.00 - 20.00

YOKO ONO TRANSMISSION

Opening of new exhibition with Yoko Ono's printed matter and publications

This night we celebrate the opening of the exhibition YOKO ONO TRANSMISSION from 5pm-8pm.

The exhibition, which is created for Kunsthal Charlottenborg in collaboration with the artist herself, focuses on Yoko Ono’s publications, printed matter in the widest sense, and on how the artist has been able to disseminate her work, from small whispers to broadcasting through mass media.

The exhibition will include scans of her original typescripts for Grapefruit, an original War Is Over! poster, rare popular record sleeves (for example from the early Plastic Ono Band), flyers for exhibitions, newspaper ads, photographs of Bed-In for Peace, and Word Piece billboards throughout the world, films, participatory installations, and much more.

At the same time, the exhibition portrays how Yoko Ono as an avant-garde artist suddenly became part of the epicentre of popular culture.
Read more about the exhibition.

11 Oct
17.00 - 18.00

Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology

"Curating Multispecies Storytellings"

Wednesday October 11, The School of Visual Arts and Kunsthal Charlottenborg will host an art talk with the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology.

Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, founded by Dea Antonsen and Ida Bencke, is a multidisciplinary platform working with experimental exhibition formats and knowledge productions in the knotty entanglements between the human and the non-human, between the arts and the sciences, guided by posthuman and queer strategies – be they artistic, theoretical, scientific or everything at once.

At this talk, Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology will talk about facilitating conversations across disciplines and species. About the work on potentials and problems in multilingual storytelling. About the importance of cultivating generosity and courtesy in more-than-human (art) worlds. About curatorial difficulties and all that can go wrong when communities based on unequal partners try to get to know each other. About insisting on affection and care, not as embarassing residues of a ‘serious science’, but as epistemological basic principles for the foundation of new responsibilities and the genesis of species.

The talk will be in Danish. Admission is free.

 

 

11 Oct
17.00 - 19.00

Mediated Matter

Lise Skytte Jakobsen in conversation with the exhibition's artists

This Wednesday Kunsthal Charlottenborg will host an art talk that will be a conversation between associate professor at Aarhus University Lise Skytte Jakobsen and the exhibiting artists from the exhibition Mediated Matter.

The talk will take place in the exhibition and it will be in Danish. Admission is free.

7 Oct
14.00 - 16.00

Banjo Art School

Children's workshop in Ovartaci & the Art of Madness

As part of the exhibition Kunsthal Charlottenborg are holding art workshops for children every Saturday in October and November. Test a series of techniques that Ovartaci worked with and create imaginative art where landscapes turn into faces and humans and animals fuse.

There can be a maximum of 12 participants at a time, and children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary, but participation will be after the first come, first served principle. It is free to participate when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

4 Oct
17.00 - 18.00

La Vaughn Belle

Wednesday October 4, The School of Visual Arts and Kunsthal Charlottenborg will host an art talk with artist La Vaughn Belle.

La Vaughn Belle is a leading multidisciplinary artist based in the US Virgin Islands whose work centers around creating narratives that challenge colonial hierarchies and narratives.

Over the last 10 years her work has focussed on the colonial legacy of the US Virgin Islands. Having changed hands several times, the longest being Denmark for almost 250 years and the last being the United States the question of coloniality has been a central theme in her work.

Belle’s work is a poetic investigation into the material residues of colonialism. Using architecture, archival images, pottery and other aspects of material culture La Vaughn Belle creates a space to explore collective narratives, memory and identity.

Her work is often presenting alternative narratives of resistance and agency and the power of the imagination to redefine our understanding of our world.

In this talk La Vaughn Belle will share some of her new works that she has developed over the last year and which has been presented as part of the centennial marking the 100 years since Denmark sold the Virgin Islands to the United States.

La Vaughn Belle holds a MFA from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba and an MA and BA from Columbia University in NYC. She has taught Humanities and Visual Arts at the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout the Caribbean, the USA and Denmark such as the Museo del Barrio in NY, the Havana biennial, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art & Meter in Copenhagen and the Whim Plantation Museum in St. Croix.

La Vaughn Belle is currently an artist in residence in Copenhagen and her work is being shown in various venues including The Royal Danish Library, Christianborg Palace, Gammel Holtegaard and a public sculpture project that she is developing together with artist Jeannette Ehlers.

The talk will be in English. Admission is free.

1 Oct
14.00 - 15.00

Sunday October 1 at 2pm, The Schools of Visual Arts and Kunsthal Charlottenborg will host an art talk with the world famous French artist ORLAN.

ORLAN creates sculptures, photographs, performances, videos, videogames, and augmented reality, using scientific and medical technics like surgery and biogenetic.

Her work and ideas are concerned with the body’s status in our society where new medical technologies are gaining ground. ORLAN makes her own body the medium, the raw material, and the visual support of her work.

She is a major figure of the body art and “carnal art” as she has defined her practise in a manifesto from 1989, and her work is often conceived from a feminist perspective.

ORLAN will talk about her oeuvre and there will be presentations of some of her earlier works as well as screenings of selected films and videogames.

The talk is introduced and moderated by author and postdoc at the University of Copenhagen, Jens Hauser.

The talk is in French, but will be translated into English. Admission to the talk is free, when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed. The talk will take place in Kunstakademiets Festsal.

25 Sep
20.00 - 22.00

Mithkal Alzghair: DISPLACEMENT

Performance and artist talk in collaboration with Dansehallerne

How does a body react when it is forced to or prevented from moving? Displacement looks at the conflict and contradictions between roots and exile. The award-winning piece by the Syrian born choreographer and dancer Mithkal Alzghair is in two parts – a solo and a trio. In continuation of the performance there will be an artist talk with the choreographer and the dancers.

CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
The event is a part of Choreography in Action, a collaboration between Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Dansehallerne. Every Monday during the season, affiliated artists and guests from other programs and performances are presented. Thoughts are shared about artistic work through conversations, installations, performances or films. New artist every Monday. The program is in English and is primarily addressed to artists in the field but open to all.

17 Sep
15.00 - 16.00

NAR (FOOL)

Performance with Johannes Lilleøre

The performance NAR (FOOL) is a tragicomic medieval performance with Johannes Lilleøre, staged by Erik Pold.

It is shown in the courtyard in front of Kunsthal Charlottenborg as part of the Golden Days Festival: København 850 on Sunday, September 17 at 3pm. Duration: 50 minutes. Admission is free.

Does the fool have a place in society today and who is he? In the performance NAR, we meet the modern fool, who has devoted his life to the role and to his modern “fool technique”. His methods lead him into great moral dilemmas, and radical choices must then be made.

Choices that end up pushing him to the edge. “I have studied the humans. I know what they will do before they do it. In that way I have an advantage. I’m always one step ahead.”

The performance NAR is improvised in close cooperation between director Erik Pold and actor Johannes Lilleøre. They have had an artistic collaboration for a number of years, focusing on investigating ways of performing and acting that consciously work on the boundary between fiction and reality, and that investigates a style of play which is in direct dialogue with the audience.

A play with recognizable characters that say and do absurd things, and allow them to be both ridiculous, provocative and reckless at the same time, just like the role of the fool.

16 Sep
15.00 - 16.00

NAR (FOOL)

Performance med Johannes Lilleøre

The performance NAR (FOOL) is a tragicomic medieval performance with Johannes Lilleøre, staged by Erik Pold.

It is shown in the courtyard in front of Kunsthal Charlottenborg as part of the Golden Days Festival: København 850 on Saturday, September 16 at 3pm. Duration: 50 minutes. Admission is free.

Does the fool have a place in society today and who is he? In the performance NAR, we meet the modern fool, who has devoted his life to the role and to his modern “fool technique”. His methods lead him into great moral dilemmas, and radical choices must then be made.

Choices that end up pushing him to the edge. “I have studied the humans. I know what they will do before they do it. In that way I have an advantage. I’m always one step ahead.”

The performance NAR is improvised in close cooperation between director Erik Pold and actor Johannes Lilleøre. They have had an artistic collaboration for a number of years, focusing on investigating ways of performing and acting that consciously work on the boundary between fiction and reality, and that investigates a style of play which is in direct dialogue with the audience.

A play with recognizable characters that say and do absurd things, and allow them to be both ridiculous, provocative and reckless at the same time, just like the role of the fool.

16 Sep
11.00 - 17.00

CHART Film

Film programme in collaboration with CHART ART FAIR

In collaboration with CHART ART FAIR, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents CHART Film: A film programme consisting of artists from the galleries participating in this year’s CHART.

The film programme will be shown in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema 16 September-12 October where all the films in the programme are shown daily in a two-hour-long loop within the opening hours of Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

The film programme is free when admission for Kunsthal Charlottenborg has been payed.

PROGRAMME:
Marina Abramović
The Current (2017)
60 minutes
Courtesy of Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo

Alex Da Corte
TRUƎ LIFƎ (2013)
Standard digital video
3 minutes 44 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen

Maria Friberg
Matador (2016)
13 minutes 47 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm

NUG
Territorial Pissing, Second Version (2007/2011)
2 hours 15 minutes 8 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and GSB/Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm

Sigurður Guðjónsson
Distance (2012)
9 minutes 48 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik

Steina
Distant Activities (1972)
4 minutes 48 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik

Tuomas A. Laitinen
The Powder of Sympathy (2015)
HD video, stereo sound
8 minutes 36 seconds
Production support: Avek and HIAP
Courtesy of the artist and Helsinki Contemporary

Tomas Saraceno
CLOUD / TIME (2016)
Single channel video (color, silent)
12 minutes 40 seconds
Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen; Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa; Esther Schipper, Berlin

Read more.

15 Sep
18.00 - 22.00

Ovartaci & the Art of Madness + Tori Wrånes: Ældgammel Baby + Mediated Matter

This Friday night we celebrate the opening of our three new exhibitions Ovartaci and the Art of Madness, Tori Wrånes: Ældgammel Baby, and the group show Mediated Matter.

At the opening, speeches will be given by Danish Minister of Culture Mette Bock, Chairman of the Board for the New Carlsberg Foundation Karsten Ohrt, and Professor at the Royal Danish Art Academy Martin Erik Andersen. The opening includes drinks from Apollo Bar and dj. The event is open for all, and admission is free.

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Ovartaci & the Art of Madness
The unique artist Ovartaci is the most significant and important exponent in Denmark for what is known as Art Brut or outsider art. With the exhibition Ovartaci & the Art of Madness, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Ovartaci outside of the psychiatric hospital in Risskov, Aarhus. The exhibition also includes a number of contemporary artists whose works reflect Ovartaci’s art and the themes of madness, psychiatry, gender and identity. The exhibition is curated by Mathias Kryger and produced in collaboration with Museum Ovartaci. Read more about the exhibition.

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Tori Wrånes: Ældgammel Baby
The enigmatic exhibtion title Ældgammel Baby (Ancient Baby) sets the tone for Norwegian performance artist Tori Wrånes’ first solo exhibition in Denmark. In her imaginative and disturbing universe, one can never be sure what will happen; the colour of the ceiling can change, a purse might sing, trolls can float, sculptures can be in motion. For Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Tori Wrånes has created an exhibition which can be considered as a single installation consisting of many individual elements, several of them created specifically for the high-ceilinged exhibition halls of the kunsthalle. The exhibition is curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer. Read more about the exhibition.

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Group show: Mediated Matter
Artists: Amalie Smith, Amitai Romm, Anna Moderato, Anna Ørberg, Anne Eckersberg, Anne Friis, Anne Nora Fischer, Franco Turchi, Fredrik Tydén, Jacob Alrø, Jean Marc Routhier, Jesper Carlsen, Joakim Almroth, Karen Harsbo, Katya Sander, Lydia Hauge Sølvberg, Marco Spörle, Martin Erik Andersen, Matilde Duus, Maja Malou Lyse, Morten Modin, Rene Schmidt, Sebastian Hedevang, Sophus Ejler Jepsen, Theodor Walldius, Tinne Zenner, Veronica Riget

More than 20 Danish contemporary artists are presented in the exhibition Mediated Matter which unfolds the interaction and discusses the potential between contemporary art and the newest 3D design technology in relation to sculpture, installation, video, and performance. The three-year research project behind the exhibition was launched by Martin Erik Andersen, Karen Harsbo, Katya Sander, and Franco Turchi, who have also curated the exhibition. Read more about the exhibition.

1 Sep
16.00

CHART ART FAIR 2017

Fair for contemporary art 1-3 September

Friday, September 1 at 16.00-20.00
Saturday, September 2 at 12.00-18.00
Sunday, September 3 at 12.00-18.00

CHART ART FAIR, the leading Nordic contemporary art fair, returns to The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from 1 – 3 September 2017. For its 5th edition CHART will bring an expanded network of the most prominent Nordic art galleries accompanied by a bespoke programme of talks, events and architectural installations.

CHART ART FAIR was established in 2013 by Gallery Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary, and David Risley Gallery, with the aim to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional art fair. The ambition was and remains to further develop the impact and role of a Nordic art event on the international art and cultural scene.

Over 18,000 people visited CHART 2016, making it the most popular edition yet. While the attendance of collectors and institutions from the Nordic region was once again strong, the presence of new collectors attending the fair for the first time from territories including China, Ecuador, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, UK and USA reinforces CHART as the leading contemporary art fair in the Nordic region with strong international appeal.

13 Aug
17.00 - 21.00

NAR (FOOL)

Performance with Johannes Lilleøre

The performance NAR (FOOL) is a tragicomic medieval performance with Johannes Lilleøre, staged by Erik Pold.

It is shown in the courtyard in front of Kunsthal Charlottenborg on Sunday, August 13 at 17.00 and 20.00. Duration: 50 minutes. Admission is free.

Does the fool have a place in society today and who is he? In the performance NAR, we meet the modern fool, who has devoted his life to the role and to his modern “fool technique”. His methods lead him into great moral dilemmas, and radical choices must then be made.

Choices that end up pushing him to the edge. “I have studied the humans. I know what they will do before they do it. In that way I have an advantage. I’m always one step ahead.”

The performance NAR is improvised in close cooperation between director Erik Pold and actor Johannes Lilleøre. They have had an artistic collaboration for a number of years, focusing on investigating ways of performing and acting that consciously work on the boundary between fiction and reality, and that investigates a style of play which is in direct dialogue with the audience.

A play with recognizable characters that say and do absurd things, and allow them to be both ridiculous, provocative and reckless at the same time, just like the role of the fool.

12 Aug
17.00 - 21.00

NAR (FOOL)

Performance with Johannes Lilleøre

The performance NAR (FOOL) is a tragicomic medieval performance with Johannes Lilleøre, staged by Erik Pold.

It is shown in the courtyard in front of Kunsthal Charlottenborg on Saturday, August 12 at 17.00 and 20.00. Duration: 50 minutes. Admission is free.

Does the fool have a place in society today and who is he? In the performance NAR, we meet the modern fool, who has devoted his life to the role and to his modern “fool technique”. His methods lead him into great moral dilemmas, and radical choices must then be made.

Choices that end up pushing him to the edge. “I have studied the humans. I know what they will do before they do it. In that way I have an advantage. I’m always one step ahead.”

The performance NAR is improvised in close cooperation between director Erik Pold and actor Johannes Lilleøre. They have had an artistic collaboration for a number of years, focusing on investigating ways of performing and acting that consciously work on the boundary between fiction and reality, and that investigates a style of play which is in direct dialogue with the audience.

A play with recognizable characters that say and do absurd things, and allow them to be both ridiculous, provocative and reckless at the same time, just like the role of the fool.

11 Aug
20.00 - 21.00

NAR (FOOL)

Performance with Johannes Lilleøre

The performance NAR (FOOL) is a tragicomic medieval performance with Johannes Lilleøre, staged by Erik Pold.

It is shown in the courtyard in front of Kunsthal Charlottenborg on Friday, August 11 at 20.00. Duration: 50 minutes. Admission is free.

Does the fool have a place in society today and who is he? In the performance NAR, we meet the modern fool, who has devoted his life to the role and to his modern “fool technique”. His methods lead him into great moral dilemmas, and radical choices must then be made.

Choices that end up pushing him to the edge. “I have studied the humans. I know what they will do before they do it. In that way I have an advantage. I’m always one step ahead.”

The performance NAR is improvised in close cooperation between director Erik Pold and actor Johannes Lilleøre. They have had an artistic collaboration for a number of years, focusing on investigating ways of performing and acting that consciously work on the boundary between fiction and reality, and that investigates a style of play which is in direct dialogue with the audience.

A play with recognizable characters that say and do absurd things, and allow them to be both ridiculous, provocative and reckless at the same time, just like the role of the fool.

10 Aug
16.00 - 19.00

Maria Zahle – “8 Poems”

Reading from the book by visual artist Jason Dungan, Kaspar Bonnen and Maria Zahle

8 Poems is a visual poetry collection by visual artist Maria Zahle. The book is an exploration of words, colors, and sharp shapes. The poems actively exploit the physical shape of a book. As a result, the act of flicking through the book, repetitions, and juxtapositions of pages integrate with the printed words. The work revolves around death as a memory, as a meeting with the body’s material, and as carve out.

The book launch will take place in the book shop of Kunsthal Charlottenborg on August 10th. From 16:30, visual artist Jason Dungan, Kaspar Bonnen and Maria Zahle will read from the book. The poetry collection is an edition of 100 signed copies. At the book launch, it can be purchased for 300 DKK.

Maria Zahle is a Danish visual artist educated at Slade School of Fine Art og Royal Academy Schools, London. She is represented by the gallery Arcade, London, and is at the moment a part of the exhibition ’Occasional Geometries’ in Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK. Zahle is co-founder of the project room Kiosk 7 at Amager, and a member of the band Squares and Triangles.

8 Poems is produced in Fraser Muggeridge Studio and published by Akerman Daly, London.

21 Jun
17.00 - 18.00

Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway

Screening of Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway's film 'Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld'

The film ‘Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld’, 2016 (27 min.) by Lise Autogena (DK) and Joshua Portway (UK) portrays the region of Kvanefjeld in southern Greenland – site of the richest rare earth mineral resources in the world, and home to one of the world’s largest deposits of uranium.

The film explores a Greenland divided on the issue of uranium mining as a means of gaining autonomy, social progress and financial independence. Traditional ways of living from the land and the sea do not sit easily with the Greenland’s government’s plans for big investments by foreign mining companies.

The film portrays the difficult decisions and trade-offs faced by a culture seeking to escape a colonial past and define its own identity in a globalised world.

The film will be introduced by a paper by the artists.

20 Jun
16.00 - 19.00

World Refugee Day at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Celebration of World Refugee Day

The opening of Ai Weiwei’s (b. 1957 in Beijing, China) new installation, produced specifically for Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Copenhagen, will take place on United Nations International Refugee Day (June 20 2017). Named Soleil Levant, the installation barricades the windows of Kunsthal Charlottenborg with more than 3500 salvaged life jackets collected from refugees arriving at the Greek Island of Lesbos.

Focus on the humanitarian crisis
With this installation, Ai Weiwei hopes to bring focus to the refugee crisis currently taking place across Europe. According to UNHCR, 1,377,349 individuals arrived in Europe via sea in 2015 and 2016. In the same period, over 8000 individuals have died or disappeared attempting this journey. It is the wide-spread humanitarian crisis, which Ai Weiwei aims to bring focus on.

The name of the work stems from Claude Monet’s painting Impression, Soleil Levant from 1872, which depicts the harbour in Le Havre at the end of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian war. Whereas Monet’s landscape painting captures the political and social reality of its time with its cranes, steamboats and industrialisation, Ai Weiwei’s Soleil Levant draws attention to the political and social reality of today through refugee lifejackets.

World-renowned artist and activist
Ai Weiwei is one of the most respected living artists in the world today. His work – across sculpture, architecture, installations, music, photography and film – always challenge and encourage critical debate. He has previously exhibited at ARoS, Louisiana and Arken in Denmark, where his works are also part of the museums’ permanent collections.

In 2011, Ai Weiwei was detained in China for 81 days without charges and had his passport confiscated. He did not get his passport back from the government until 2015. Since relocating to Berlin following the return of his passport, many of the artist’s latest works focus on the refugee crisis of present-day Europe.

The installation Soleil Levant for Kunsthal Charlottenborg officially opens on United Nations  World Refugee Day, (June 20) and will be on view at the facade of Kunsthal Charlottenborg until the October 1 2017. The project is curated by Luise Faurschou from ART 2030 and Michael Thouber from Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

ART 2030 connects art and the UN Global Goals
ART 2030 unites art as the key to open people’s hearts, minds and imagination for the world we want by 2030. ART 2030 is a movement of visionary artists and influencers in the art world, who are determined to reinstate the role for art in a bigger world context and make their contributions visible for sustainable Development.

The project is supported by The Obel Family Fund, Platform A/S and The Danish Arts Foundation.

17 Jun
15.00 - 18.00

John Kørner + Whisteblowers & Vigilantes + Slow Violence

This Saturday afternoon we celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions: John Kørner’s Altid Mange Problemer, the group exhibition Whistleblowers & Vigilantes – The digital rebellion and the group exhibition Slow Violence.

At the opening, which will be held outdoors if the weather permits, you’ll be able to buy the vegetarian dish of the day from Apollo Canteen, while Apollo Ba offers beer and drinks in addition to more culinaric delicacies depending on the weather. Master Fatman distributes cosmic love from the dj booth. The opening is free and open to all.

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John Kørner – Altid Mange Problemer
In the year of John Kørner’s fiftieth birthday, Kunsthal Charlottenborg will present the largest exhibition ever seen of his work. Spanning more than 1000 m2 of floor space, this retrospective places particular emphasis on the social issues addressed by the artist over the years, investigating Kørner as an important reinventor of contemporary painting.

For this exhibition Kørner will create a series of new paintings as well as site-specific immersive installation. The exhibition will also bring together a range of Kørner’s most important series of paintings for the first time ever. Thus, the show will offer an unprecedented opportunity to see the artist’s major works gathered under one roof. Read more.

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Whistleblowers & Vigilantes is a controversial exhibition that uses art, TV footage, surveillance, documentary approaches and historical documents to offer a range of perspectives on the fierce discussion concerning whistleblowers.

The exhibition showcases the activist strategies and legal positions that whistleblowers, hackers, online activists and artists use to justify their efforts in the digital rebellions – featuring Anonymous, Julian Assange, DIS, Chelsea Manning, Metahaven, Edvard Snowden and others. Read more.

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Group exhibition: Slow Violence
Artists: Maria Thereza Alves, Pia Arke, Mia Edelgart, Harun Farocki, Basia Irland, Runo Lagomarsino, Zoe Todd, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway

The Anthropocene and climate change reflect nothing so much as industrial capitalism’s dependence on ancient sunshine.[i]

The condition of the planet is undergoing radical transformations. The massive destruction of the Earth’s ecosystems not only comprise climate change and species extinction. The extraction of minerals and other raw materials, deforestation, desertification, ocean acidification, floating plastic continents, toxic waste, monoculture-plantation, industrial farming and an accelerating global urbanization are also part of the processes that are changing the living conditions for all life on Earth.

We call it development. Progress. Growth. A development based on centuries of radical interventions into the complex and interdependent processes that constitute the life sustaining systems of the Earth.

Modernity: a permanent, dirty war on life. We have entered the endgame.[ii]

The planetary meltdown is a result of slow violence. This is a violence that is exercised in the margins of our attention, a violence that is often out of sight, invisible and whose destruction emerges with a delay. A violence not perceived as violence.

Our present is the Anthropocene; this is our time.

But this present time progressively reveals itself a present without a view.[iii]

The story of the Anthropocene, the geological epoch of our time, is a new evolutionary agenda that puts mankind at the centre of the development of the Earth and designates humans as a geological factor. It is evident, however, that it is not humanity in its entirety that has violated the planet and caused the grave transformations taking place. These violations have to do with a specific mindset, a specific practice and way of perceiving the relationship between Man and his surroundings connected to European colonialism and early capitalism.

The narrative of the Anthropocene considers the environmentally degrading consequences of industrialisation as a kind of collateral damage, an unintended harm, but the use of the term ‘climate change’ in the 18. Century tells a different story. To the colonial administers it was crucial not only to control the physical surroundings but changing the climatic conditions was also an integral part of the colonial project.

How did it become possible to consider people and the planet as inexhaustible resources to be used and abused without cost? The exhibition Slow Violence is an attempt to read the destabilization of the climate and the destruction of the Earth as a history of slow violence.

The exhibition is curated by Katarina Stenbeck and is part of the research project In Search of the Lost Future, for more information www.lostfuture.netSlow Violence inaugurates the programme Charlottenborg Art Research, a collaboration between the Royal Danish Art Academy and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

[i] Elizabeth Povinelli ”Geontologies: A requiem to late liberalism”, 2016
[ii] Gene Ray ”Writing the Ecocide-Genocide Knot” South as a State of Mind #7, 2016
[iii] Déborah Danowski & Eduardo Viveiros de Castro ”The Ends of the World”

Read more.

16 Jun
15.00

Rundgang 2017

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Visual Arts

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Visual Arts open the doors of Charlottenborg Palace and invites the general public to this year’s Rundgang.
Rundgang is the annual open-house exhibition where the students of the Art Academy will exhibit works and projects.

Rundgang is a unique possibility to catch a glimpse behind the walls of the palace and gain insight into what the students of the Art Academy are working with every day.

Opening June 16 from 3pm – 8pm
Saturday open from 11am – 6pm
Sunday open from 11am – 5pm

Read more about Rundgang 2017.

27 May
16.00 - 16.30

Vibe Overgaard: ”TURNING (BACK)”

Performance with Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Paolo Gile

On the day before the last day of this year’s MFA Degree Show by the graduates from the Art Academy’s Schools of Visual Arts, you can experience a motion based performance as part of Vibe Overgaard’s work “Turning (Back)”. The performance is developed in collaboration with and performed by dancers and choreographers Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Paolo Gile.

Vibe Overgaard considers official narratives about our history and cultural heritage as political constructs. On this basis, she is concerned with establishing a more personal connection to the past through body and material. She has chosen to immerse herself in the material clay, rather than the monumentalized archaeological artefacts found in ethnographical museums.

Her objective is that a material can hold inherent information about its use through generations – clay has often been serving domestic purposes, to build houses and store food. With an observant attitude she listens to these narratives inscribed, not in history books but in the material itself.

For Afgang 2017 Vibe Overgaard has created a scenography that comprises a half timbered wall. A black vinyl floor marks out a delimited space in the exhibition where unfired vases are placed. The setting will be activated at several points during the exhibition as dancers and choreographers Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Paolo Gile continues the dialogue with the material, pulling the historical references into the present and the exhibition situation.

The performance is free, when admission to the kunsthalle has been paid.

10 May
18.30 - 20.00

Maria Lassning: “Art Education” + “Shapes”

Charlottenborg Art Cinema

By request from some of our exhibiting MFA Degree Students, we are screening two of visual artist Maria Lassnings works: Art Education and Shapes.
 
Maria Lassning was an Austrian born visual artist, especially recognized for her self-portraits and her special awareness of the body and gender politica.
 
Painting was her starting point, but from 1970 she also produced films based on her paintings. The film works are autodidact produced from her own drawings on a self-invented work desk (not an animation desk).
 
Art Education (1976), 8.06 min.
Through humour and feminist interpretations Maria Lassning demystifies the masculinity cult of famous works of art from Vermeer to Michelangelo.
 
Shapes (1972), 10 min.
Human forms are dancing to the sound of Johan Sebastian Bach composition in a way that dissolves what is feminine and masculine.
10 May
17.00 - 08.00
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Sam Smith: “E.1027”

Live video perfomance + lecture

At this evening’s Charlottenborg Art Talk London-based Australian artist Sam Smith will talk about his performance video ‘E. 1027’. In addition to the talk and live video performance, there will be a Q & A session.

‘E.1027’ is a performance video based on the complex history and imagined future of Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray’s eponymous villa.
The history of conflict etched within the building’s material structure plays out in episodes of companionship, obsession, murder and destruction.

The work gives life and resonance to the house by playing back scenes from its tangled history and treating it as an active thing – a vibrant form that is capable of reorganising matter, facilitating life and playing a central part in its own narrative.

The talk is arranged by the publisher Forum.

Admission is free.

6 May
15.00

Copenhagen Architecture Festival: The Invisible City

Screening af Vladimir Tomic's "Flotel Europa"

On arrival, refugees enter a living situation on the edge of the city. Come to this film screening, boat tour and debate.

15.00 – 16.10
FLOTEL EUROPA

VLADIMIR TOMIC | 2015 | 70 min.
BOSNIAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoA0t0SismE

A coming-of-age story with a refugee twist, cut from personal VHS archives of Bosnians who lived together on a giant ship in the port of Copenhagen in the 1990’s

16.30 – 17.30
BOAT TOUR AND DEBATE

Panel: Vladimir Tomic, director of Flotel Europa and artist, Jonas May, architect at Røde Kors and Sara Fredfeldt Stadager from Danish Jewish Museum.
Debate moderated by Garbi Schmidt.

Departure (boat tour) from Inderhavns brigde / Nyhavn.

TICKET INFO
Museum admission is you entrance ticket for film screening and boat tour. The dabate is in English.

3 May
17.30
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Copenhagen Architecture Festival: Tales from Paradise

Charlottenborg Art Talk and Cinema

Artist Søren Lose explores the architectural landscapes of St. Croix.

Danish w/ English subtitles.

COLONIAL HISTORY REVISITED
Did you know that great parts of central Copenhagen where financed by the Danish slave trade in Ghana and the West Indies? Or that you can still find buildings in India that testify to the history of Danish colonial rule?

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies to America. This is our occasion to seek out the architectural traces of colonialism and slavery in Copenhagen and in the former Danish colonies.

Through performances, film screenings, tours, and discussions, we want to open a debate on the built heritage of the colonial era. The fact is that the story of the Danish colonialism is also a story about conflicts in space, place, and identity: About thousands of bodies crammed together while crossing the Atlantic. About the Paradise of the West Indies which was not Paradise for everyone. About the failed export of welfare architecture in Greenland, and about fancy mansions in Copenhagen. And it is a story about generations of human lives torn between different cultures, nations, and continents.

28 Apr
20.00 - 21.00

Joey Holder & Dane Sutherland (UK)

Tonight is Art - tour of five Copenhagen art centres

As part of the joint tour “Tonight is Art” Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents an audio-visual conspiracy by Joey Holder and Dane Sutherland, connecting occult marginalia, swamp gas emissions in Michigan USA 1966, and the extraterrestrial source of biomysticism.

British Joey Holder is interested in the ways in which manipulated images are appropriated and circulated by Internet culture as ‘fact’. Joey Holder’s practice is closely linked to collaborations with scientists to deeply explore this zone between postulated facts and reality, and how this impacts the visual world.

Curator of the exhibition Welcome Too Late, Toke Lykkeberg has invited Joey Holder to present a video work as part of his exhibition, and Holder has invited DJ and independent curator Dane Sutherland to collaborate on the project.

Come by and experience a truly unique – and occult – audio visual work in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s cinema on Friday 8pm. Admission is free.

The five Copenhagen art centres Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Overgaden – Institut for Samtidskunst og Kunsthal Charlottenborg have together created “Tonight is Art” – a joint tour of the art centres with a grand event programme including performances, theater, dance, sound, food and art of course. The programme stretches from late afternoon until in the evening and is completed with concert and afterparty.

27 Apr
17.00 - 22.00

Opening reception for Apollo Bar

We celebrate the opening of Frederik Bille Brahe’s new bar and dining space at Kunsthal Charlottenborg with an reception open for all. Further information about the opening reception will follow later.

26 Apr
17.00 - 20.00
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Joachim Hamou: United Israel Palestine UIP27

Charlottenborg Art Talk and Cinema

This evening you can experience Copenhagen based artist Joachim Hamou’s latest works: the film United Israel Palestine UIP27 and the anthology Calling Out of Context. The artist will be there to present his works and afterwards there will be book launch and film screening.
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United Israel Palestine UIP27
The territorial conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is radically re-examined in Joachim Hamou’s performative project, which is the result of a public seminar attended by lawyers, observers, anthropologists and historians. A discussion that had a direct impact on the direction the film took during the shoot.

The year is 2027, and the endless conflict has finally found its natural equilibrium: the two states have merged into United Israel Palestine. Through this imaginary future scenario, UIP27 takes a futuristic look at the current conflict, while the film’s fictional dimension is more a theoretical or hypothetic space in the form of a courtroom, where the different viewpoints meet and interact.

The issue being fought about is a small piece of land that a Palestinian family has been granted the right to after it was annexed by a Jewish family in 1970, which in the meantime has invested in and developed the land by building a well, and therefore needs to be compensated. Not even the hermetic, Brechtian setting is immune to the individual players’ personal passions and conflicts.

Before the screening Joachim Hamou will present the project and launch his new publication Calling Out of Context containing texts about cross cultural collaborations moving between the field of theater and visual arts.

21 Apr
18.00 - 21.00

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.

19 Apr
18.30 - 20.00

Cécile B. Evans – Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen

Charlottenborg Art Cinema

The third part of the film program, which accompanies the exhibition Welcome Too Late, presents Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen from 2014 by American-Belgian artist Cécile B. Evans.

The film is narrated by the failed CGI rendering of a recently deceased actor, PHIL. In an intensification of so-called hyperlink cinema, the lives of a group of digital agents—render ghosts, spam bots, holograms—unfold across various settings, genres, and modes of representation.

Multiple storylines build, converge, and collapse around overarching ideas of existence without anatomy: the ways in which we live and work within the machine. Throughout, questions are raised about what it means to be materially conscious today and the rights of the personal data we release. Watch a trailer for the film.

Read more about the exhibition Welcome Too Late.

19 Apr
17.00
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Goldin + Senneby: Zero Magic

With ZERO MAGIC, Goldin + Senneby have reverse engineered a confidential trading strategy of an American short-only hedge fund.

Together with stage magician Malin Nilsson and sociologist of finance Théo Bourgeron, they have developed a magic trick for the financial markets, which has the capacity to dramatically alter the public perception of a company’s valuation and profit from this.

At this week’s Charlottenborg Art Talks, Goldin + Senneby will introduce their magic trick and invite the audience to become part of the speculation.

”Goldin+Senneby define themselves as a ’collaborative framework exploring juridical, financial and spatial constructs.’ The elusiveness of this description is somewhat apt. Since 2004, when Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby started working as a duo, they have speculated around the layerings of contemporary economics, analyzing and employing different dimensions of financial markets. Their collaborative strategies have shaped a withdrawn approach wherein the artists are akin to puppeteers: their production mostly comprises choreographing the labour of others.” – João Laia, Frieze

Katie Kitamura is the author of A Separation (2017), Gone to the Forest (2013) and The Longshot (2009).
She is a two-time finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, Granta, and Wired, and is a regular contributor to Frieze.

Read more about Charlottenborg Art Talks.

5 Apr
18.30

Charlottenborg Art Talks: Simon Dybbroe Møller

For the second part of the film programme, which accompanies the exhibition “Welcome Too Late”, Danish artist Simon Dybbroe Møller will present his trilogy about anachronisms, i.e. phenomena that are out of time.

The first film, Animate V (2012), is about the French car producer Renault’s failed model Avantime. The second film, Untitled (How Does It Feel) (2014), is about Canon 5D Mark II camera, which was the first device both to serve professional film making and still photography.

The third and most recent film, Comorous (2016), focuses on the ancient bird, the cormorant, thought to descend through unbroken lineage from the dinosaurs.

The films are stylistic pieces of montage that smoothly blends and borrows from different genres such as documentaries about nature and history, advertisement and structuralist film making.

The film will be shown throughout easter until April 19, 4 pm.

5 Apr
17.00
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Peter Adolphsen & David Musgrave: Ten Small Stories/Skeleton + Flesh

In Ten Small Stories, Peter Adolphsen reads a sequence of short and very short stories. For each, he is transformed into a different animated glyph, diagram, creature or personage by his collaborator David Musgrave.

David Musgrave’s Skeleton + Flesh is a lecture, copiously illustrated with explanatory images, in which an artificial art history lecturer reflects on the termination of its employment.

David Musgrave is an artist based in London with recent solo shows at Luhring Augustine, New York and greengrassi, London. His novel Unit is published by LemonMelon. His second novel Total Abstraction is forthcoming from Somerset Press.

Peter Adolphsen is a Danish writer currently based in Oxford. His novel Machine was published in English by Harvill Secker in 2008, the novel Brummstein by Amazon Crossing i 2011 and a selection of his short stories was included in Best European Fiction 2011. His novel The Wrinkle Fuck Disease will be published in Danish by Gyldendal 2017.

Read more about Charlottenborg Art Talks.

29 Mar
18.30

Charlottenborg Art Cinema: Korakrit Arunanondchai

The film program, which accompanies the exhibition Welcome Too Late, opens with two films by Korakrit Arunanondchai, who lives and works in New York and Bangkok. Both films break with a linear timeline while switching between different timescales.

In his new film from 2017, “with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4”, a poetic and playful dialogue between the artist and a drone spirit called Chantri sets the tone:
“Someone explained the idea of reincarnation to me once; the universe is made up of one big river of spirits, both yours and mine and everything else that exists. The spirits are constantly reincarnating on a timeline that is neither the future, the past, nor the present. So Chantri, in this sense, you could be my grandmother.”

The other film is There’s a word I’m trying to remember, for a feeling I’m about to have (a distracted path towards extinction) from 2016. The film was also shown last summer on a boat in Spree during the Berlin biennale.

29 Mar
17.00
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TOKE LYKKEBERG: CONTEMPORARY >< EXTEMPORARY

At this evening’s Charlottenborg Art Talk curator Toke Lykkeberg will be introducing his current exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, entitled Welcome Too Late, and lauching the film programme, which is an important part of the exhibition. Read more about the exhibition.

If there is international audience present, the talk will be in English. Otherwise in Danish.

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. Admission to Charlottenborg Art Talks is free.
See the entire programme.

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

17 Mar
18.00 - 22.00

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

8 Mar
19.00

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

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 launched 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.

1 Mar
19.00

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

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.

22 Feb
19.00

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 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.