Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’

Lost and Found

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

installasjonsshot

The Copenhagen-version of the exhibition Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive at Kunsthallen Nikolaj is taken down, but only to open in Umeå at Bildmuseet January 25 2010. If you didn’t get the change to see the exhibition in Denmark, then go to Sweden this spring instead!

For those who prefer reading: The Lost and Found book is still available!

At queere arkivet

Friday, July 10th, 2009

bilde-1

The curators of Lost and Found, Jane Rowley and Louise Wolthers, have published the article “At queere arkivet” (Queering the archive) in the feminist web magazine FORUM

The article reflects upon the curatorial choices and process in making the Lost and Found exhibition, focussing especially upon the complex but important relationship between a queer perspective and gender representation.

Performance by Al Masson at Nikolaj

Friday, June 12th, 2009

al-masson_cocktail-de28099objects_2007

Performance by Al Masson (DK/FR) Saturday 13 June at 3 pm at Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporart Art Center.

Al Masson’s performance Objets de Voyage is part of the exhibition Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive. In this performance the artist arrives as a well-dressed ragpicker with a suitcase full of found objects carefully released from their original use – like brightly coloured packaging deviod of labels. Many of the objects are vaguely recognisable, but through the artist’s live installation of them in surprising combinations they form a strangely compelling parallel universe of inexplicable, fragile eroticism. This collections of refuse – lovingly rendered exclusive by the artist is stored and recycled in constantly new constellations. Carefully boxed and labeled when not on suitcase wheels and display, the Objects de Voyage form a series of alternative archeaological finds for the historians of the future.

The performance will take place in the exhibition space.

 *

Performance ved Al Masson (DK/FR) lørdag d. 13. juni kl 15 på Kunsthallen Nikolaj.

Al Massons performance Objets de Voyage er en del av udstillingen Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive. I denne performance ankommer kunstneren, som en velklædt klunser, med en kuffert der rummer dele af hans store samling objekter. I en slag ritual tømmes kufferten og genstandene placeres sirligt i et farverigt landskab. De viser sig at være emballage og andre masseproducerede hverdagsgenstande, som omhyggeligt er blevet renset og bevaret. Objekterne bliver fetich’er og får nyt liv som de arrangeres i fantasifulde formationer og udgør et alternativt arkiv af samtidshistoriske levn.   

Performancen finder sted i udstillingsrummet.