January 8, 2014 - Kunsthal Aarhus - Systemics #3: Against the idea of growth, towards poetry
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January 8, 2014

Systemics #3: Against the idea of growth, towards poetry

Jakob Kolding, How to build a universe that falls apart two days later, 2013. 8 offset posters, 84 x 59.4 cm (each). Courtesy Galleri Nicolai Wallner. Commissioned by Kunsthal Aarhus.

Systemics #3: Against the idea of growth, towards poetry (or, how to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later)
16 January–30 March 2014

Kunsthal Aarhus
J.M. Mørks Gade 13
8000 Denmark
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10–17h, 
Wednesday 10–21h, Saturday–Sunday 12–17h
Free admission

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Artists: Song Dong (CN), Fran Gallardo (ES), Mogens Jacobsen (DK), Jakob Kolding (DK), Lise Skou (DK), and Mika Taanila (FI)

“Waste grounds are the most concrete emblems of every economic cycle.”
–Roberto Saviano, Gomorrah (2006)

The exhibition Against the idea of growth, towards poetry (or, how to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later) borrows its title from the writings of Philip K. Dick and Franco “Bifo” Berardi. Exploring the relationships between art, technology and everyday life, it reflects on the complex processes that shape our current economic, cultural and social realities, and how human and non-human agents combine in the global flows of capital. It explores our reliance on algorithmic logic; the preoccupation with numbers, calculations, efficiency, progress and profit that seems to extend to all dimensions of human life. Waste and debt reflect the larger realities and ecological consequences of the desire for endless growth and accumulation of objects. Artists in the show present different models of value, informed by the renewed interest in alternative economics, de-growth, and ideas related to common-wealth.

For the exhibition Kunsthal Aarhus has commissioned new works from the artists Fran Gallardo, Mogens Jacobsen, Jakob Kolding, and Lise Skou.

Systemics #3: Projects & Events 
18 January, 2–4pm
Talks: Georgios Papadopoulos, “Democratizing money; Lanfranco Aceti, Economical aesthetics”

20 January, 10am–6pm
Seminar: Georgios Papadopoulos, “Economics and the artist”

19 February, 5–6pm
Book Launch: from the collection of the Museum of Ordure, published by Antipyrine

8 March, 2–2:30pm
Performing the text: Lise Skou, We Are All Suffering From Capitalism – But We Refuse Treatment

29 March, 4–6pm
Performance/ tasting event: Fran Gallardo, Aarhus water, Aarhus (earth) cola and edible flowers  

Against the idea of growth, towards poetry is the third exhibition in the Systemics series programme developed by Joasia Krysa, Artistic Director at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark. The next exhibition in the series opens in September 2014. 

The exhibition is made possible with generous support of Statens Kunstfond, DIVA, Aarhus Kommunes Kulturudviklingspulje, and Aarhus Universitet.

Press contact: communications [​at​] kunsthal.dk

 

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