Witch Hunt

19 sep – 10 jan 2021

This autumn’s major exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg focuses on the figure of the witch and the witchcraft trials in the Nordic region. Through the lens of contemporary art, the exhibition examines this under-explored history of violence and encourages reflection on the politics of social persecution in our contemporary society.

The participating artists explore discriminatory violence and hatred as it spreads from both the bottom up and the top down – between neighbors onto larger communities and from governments to other political institutions – and problematize how such narratives are often written out of history.

The exhibition is curated by Alison Karasyk and Jeppe Ugelvig.