August 29, 2010 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde - Localities
August 29, 2010

Localities

Adel Abidin, “Bread of Life,” 2008

Localities
10 September – 7 November 2010

Opening:
9 September, 5-7 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art
Stændertorvet 3A
DK-4000 Roskilde
Denmark
www.samtidskunst.dk

Taking ‘My world images’ as a starting point, the exhibition will explore personal visions of local places throughout the world. The title Localities refers to the city of Roskilde. It also refers to how artists living in different parts of the globe envision their own world. These worlds are an inter zone holding fantasies and desires, frustration and alienation. They can be tangible or virtual, a space of freedom or restriction. In the current international geopolitical context, the perception of ‘my world’ and ‘my images’ resonate in multiple ways depending on who is presenting and who is receiving them. By the use of real or fictional narrations, artists will question the value of the images of the world we daily receive and passively swallow.

Localities will probe physical and mental experiences of artists pushing forward the frontiers of their worlds to deconstruct stereotypes and subvert the notion of belonging to a specific locality/community/culture. These artists will unpack what we take for granted and tackle the issue of territory at large as well as the concept of otherness (me, us, them). Localities is a multi facetted concept interconnecting time and space, cultures and communities, reality and illusion.

Participating artists:
Adel Abidin (Iraq / Finland), Alen Aligrudic (Denmark / Bosnia), Moridja Kitenge Banza (DR Congo), Doing it for Daddy (South Africa), Esra Ersen (Turkey), Emeka Ogbuh (Nigeria), Khalil Rabah (Palestine) and Wael Shawky (Egypt)

Curators:
Sanne Kofod Olsen, director/curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
N’Goné Fall, independent curator, Senegal
Samar Martha, independent curator, Palestine

My World Images Festival:
The exhibition takes place in the context of My World Images Festival, Denmark coordinated by the Danish Center for Culture and Development (www.dccd.dk), but is independent of the festival as an exhibition concept in it self. For more information about My World Images please see www.images.dk

Thanks to: Danish Center for Culture and Development, Danish Arts Council International Committee, DIVA Residency programme, The Augustinus Foundation

Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde

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