Experience Copenhagen’s alternative art scene!
Join our curator guided bus tour to four art spaces initiating intercultural dialogue
Thursday May 28, 2:15PM-6:30PM
Outside the walls of the established art institutions artists and curators are experimenting with alternative spaces and formats for exhibiting, producing and using art as a means to generate intercultural dialogue and exchange. What do these spaces have to offer that is not found inside the white cube? Are the small self-organized spaces better platforms for breaking down Eurocentric and nationalistic notions of ‘us’ versus ‘them’? And is it here, in the less visible, marginalized periphery of the Danish art scene that equality, acceptance and hospitality are to be found?
These questions among others are asked and hopefully answered when we invite conference participants to join us on a guided bus drive to the following four art spaces in Copenhagen: Trampolinhuset, Superkilen, Astrid Noacks Atelier and Sixty Eight.
With art as a common denominator these four spaces are responding to some of the social and structural changes and challenges that are occurring as a consequence of globalization. Their response, however, is based on extremely diverse curatorial strategies and artistic methods, and is expressed in very different spatial formats.
During the three hours bus drive to the non-institutional art sphere, we want to see and discuss how intercultural dialogue is actually practiced on the contemporary Danish art scene.
The bus drive is curated and organized by Råderum – mobile office of contemporary art.
To register for the guided bus tour please send an email with your name and your ticket ID to firstname.lastname@example.org
The tour is free of charge with conference ticket. Bus seats are limited!
Moderator and guide: Curator Charlotte Bagger Brandt and curator Amalie Kristine Frederiksen, Råderum.
ART SPACES YOU WILL VISIT:
Trampoline House is an independent community center that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support, community, and purpose. Formed in 2010 by a group of artists, asylum seekers, students, and professionals, Trampoline House is an example of how artists through the use of activist methods and tools are responding to increasing racism and anti-immigrant sentiments in contemporary Denmark manifested in one of the world’s tightest refugee, asylum, and immigration policies. More info at www.trampolinehouse.dk
Superkilen is an urban park with furniture selected from a range of different countries, created in collaboration between the artist group Superflex, the architectural company BIG, Copenhagen Municipality, Real Dania and local citizens. The park was inaugurated in 2012 and is located in Nørrebro – an area of Copenhagen, where a large proportion of the population has a second nationality. The municipality has described the park as an ambitious ‘integration project’. The American artist Brett Bloom, on the other hand, has expressed a fierce critique of the project, which he accuses for being a demonstration of power and an example of gentrification, articulated and disguised as a tribute to multiculturalism.
Astrid Noacks Atelier is an artist-initiated, hybrid and cross-disciplinary platform that invites foreign artists to engage in long term processes with the locals, both artists and non-artists. The residency artists at Astrid Noacks Atelier are encouraged to create projects that develop over time, relates to or takes into consideration the surrounding environment and the people living in the area. Most often the artists are coming back to the space again and again, to strengthen the dialogue with the community and take their projects a step further.
Sixty Eight is a non-profit exhibition space, pairing younger foreign artists with younger Danish artists, with the aim to create networks and initiate dialogue between the contemporary art scene in Copenhagen and other art centres around the world. Sixty Eight is run by the curators Iben Bach Elmstrøm and Christopher Sand-Iversen.
Råderum is an art organisation which has the principal objective to create new opportunities for contemporary art, working across the boundaries of established genres and institutions. The idea behind the office is to shape new constellations and develop new formats within the contemporary art scene, focusing primarily on curating, consulting and facilitating. More info at www.raaderum.com
2.15 pm – 2.30 pm Welcome by Råderum
2.30 pm – 3.05 pm Trampoline House by curator Tone Olaf Nielsen
3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Superkilen
4.00 pm – 4.35 pm Astrid Noacks Atelier
4.50 pm – 4.25 pm SixtyEight by curator Iben Elmstrøm
5.30 pm – 6.30 pm Drink and talk at Balderdash