Angela Melitopoulos


22 nov – 13 jan 2019 Opening: 21 nov 2018 18:00

Experience one of the central art works from last year’s documenta exhibition by Angela Melitopoulos. The comprehensive work is co-funded by Kunsthal Charlottenborg and is now presented in Scandinavia for the first time.

Crossings composes a narrative about war, forms of slavery past and present and ecological disasters. It focuses on delirious conditions of realities emerging in the current state of debt crisis in Greece, where deregulations create a civil war among its citizens. War, destruction and the experience of a traumatic neoliberal reality is transmitted from body to body, from generation to generation, generating countless voices. These voices are intertwined – they form new groups of expressions.

The display of screens and speakers forms the narrative of a concatenated series of scenes that create tensions and relations with each other.

The scenes include the closure of the borders between Greece and Macedonia in Idomeni in spring 2016, the brutal eviction of refugees from the harbour of Piraeus, where a vulnerable group of migrants had camped under the highway bridge.

Crossings is a four-channel video and sixteen-channel audio installation by Angela Melitopoulos (b. 1961) in collaboration with music composer Pascale Criton, video artist Angela Anderson, philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato, video activist Oktay Ince and schizoanalyst Paula Cobo Guevara.

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Goethe-Institut Dänemark, Grosserer L. F. Foght’s Foundation, the Obel Family Foundation and sponsored by HAY.

Reading events
The theoretical platform for the exhibition will be unfolded through a series of events by the following:

Wednesday 21 November, 5pm
Angela Melitopoulos in conversation with Mathias Kryger (talk)
Free entrance

Thursday 29 November, 5pm
Guattari Reading Circle read ‘The Micro-Politics of Fascism’ by Félix Guattari
Free entrance with admission to Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Tuesdayday 4 December, 4pm
Maurizio Lazzarato reads ‘Wars and Capital’ by Maurizio Lazzarato & Eric Alliez
Free entrance with admission to Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Wednesday 5 December, 5pm
Charlottenborg Art Talk: Maurizio Lazzarato
Free entrance

Thursday 13 December, 5pm
Guattari Reading Circle reads ‘The Three Ecologies’ by Félix Guattari
Free entrance with admission to Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Wednesday 19 December, 5pm
Angela Anderson reads ‘Returning the Gift’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Free entrance

Wednesday 9 January, 5pm
Marie Louise Krogh reads ‘The Concept of History’ by Walter Benjamin

More to come.

Hashtag to the exhibition: #crossings #angelamelitopoulos #kunsthalcharlottenborg