Irena Haiduk

Seductive Exacting Realism (SER)

21 sep – 6 oct 2019 Opening: 20 sep 2019 17:00

Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents Irena Haiduk’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Seductive Exacting Realism (SER) is a sound programme based on an interview the artist Irena Haiduk (b. 1982 in Beograd) conducted on January 14, 2015 at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center, with Srdja Popovic, co-founder of the OTPOR! student group and the consultancy CANVAS (Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategy), who advises democratic, revolutionary movements all over the world.

The 28-minute programme is experienced in total darkness and commences every hour, on the hour. The conversation presents similarities between the contemporary artist and the revolutionary consultant, who are actors in Western corporate economies nourished by displacement, military intervention and financial warfare. In the dark, these equivalences are felt as the advantages of orality emerge, announcing another way of making history: another kind of economy.

This presentation marks the beginning of a two-year collaboration with Irena Haiduk, and the opening of Yugoexport’s economy inside Charlottenborg’s bookshop. SER was originally commissioned by the Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, and later exhibited at the 14th Istanbul Biennial and documenta 14. The exhibition is curated by Michael Thouber.

The exhibition is curated by Michael Thouber and supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and The Obel Family Foundation.

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