October 1, 2017 - Kunsthal Charlottenborg - Programme autumn / winter 2017
October 1, 2017

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Tori Wrånes, TravelerXXX, and Ældgammel Baby 5, all 2017. Installation view, Ældgammel Baby, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

Programme autumn / winter 2017
Yoko Ono, Tori Wrånes, Ovartaci & the Art of Madness, Mediated Matter and Ahmet Öğüt
September 16, 2017–February 18, 2018

Opening YOKO ONO TRANSMISSION: October 12, 5–8pm
Opening Ahmet Öğüt: December 6, 5–8pm

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Kongens Nytorv 1
1050 Copenhagen
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm

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Ovartaci & the Art of Madness
September 16, 2017–January 14, 2018

Danish artist Ovartaci (Denmark, 1894–1985), the most important exponent of outsider art in Denmark, produced her works during 56 years spent at Risskov Psychiatric Hospital. This exhibition is the first to present a substantial overview of Ovartaci's oeuvre outside the sphere of institutional psychiatry and art brut. A number of contemporary artists add perspective to the themes of madness, psychiatry, spirituality and the issues of corporeality, gender and identity that run through Ovartaci's artistic production, including works by Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Maria Meinild, Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato, Jota Mombaça, Pettersen & Hein, Lea Porsager and Paul Thek. A kindergarten in Copenhagen, decorated in 1944 by Asger Jorn and fellow artists Henry Heerup, Ejler Bille, Else Alfelt, Constant and Corneille, are also included. Curated by Mathias Kryger.

Tori Wrånes: Ældgammel Baby
September 16–November 19, 2017

The enigmatic exhibition title Ældgammel Baby (Ancient Baby) sets the tone for Norwegian artist Tori Wrånes' first solo exhibition in Denmark. With her imaginative and at times troubling universe as a starting point, Wrånes has created an exhibition that can be considered a total installation with many individual elements—several of them created specifically for the Kunsthal’s high-ceilinged exhibition space. Films with hovering creatures, a soundtrack that connects the exhibition spaces, changing lights, and wondrous freestanding objects, are some of the sculptural elements that make up the exhibition and emphasise the feeling that the whole space is set in motion. Curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer.

Mediated Matter
September 16–November 12, 2017

The research-based exhibition Mediated Matter presents works by more than 20 Danish contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the interaction between the latest 3D design technology and contemporary art, presenting sculpture, video and performance. The exhibition is the culmination of a three-year research project at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art’s Schools of Visuals Arts initiated by Martin Erik Andersen, Karen Harsbo, Katya Sander and Franco Turchi, who have also curated the show.

October 13, 2017–January 14, 2018

The exhibition YOKO ONO TRANSMISSION explores the unique ways in which the artist transmits her profound messages of artistic philosophy and peace through numerous channels to people throughout the world. This new exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg focuses on Yoko Ono’s publications, printed matter in the widest sense, and on how the artist has been able to disseminate her work, from small whispers to broadcast through mass media. YOKO ONO TRANSMISSION, which was created for Kunsthal Charlottenborg, extends beyond the art institution into the city and to the rest of country through newspapers, billboards, stamps, radio, stores and cafés. The concept of the exhibition is to reactivate the works once again and show them as they were originally intended. Curated by Jon Hendricks, Lars Schwander & Michael Thouber.

Ahmet Öğüt
December 7, 2017–February 18, 2018

Collective memory, local history and cultural identity are among the subjects addressed by Kurdish artist Ahmet Öğüt (b. 1981 in Turkey), in striking, ambitious projects that comment on contemporary society. Combining a keen critical sensibility with a tongue-in-cheek approach, Öğüt presents complex issues in works that range from sculpture and film to installation and performance art, as well as staged events that invite audiences to take part. The solo show at Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents a wide range of Öğüt’s poignantly incisive works that have never been on display in Scandinavia before. Öğüt will also exhibit an entirely new work: a bronze monument commemorating the internet activist Aaron Swartz (1986–2013), who right up until his death continued to fight against mass surveillance and for the freedom of online culture. Curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer.

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