[ UNTITLED 15 ]
JULY 4 - AUGUST 23 2015
CAMILLA REYMAN / E.B. ITSO / JESPER OLSEN / JOHANNE SIGVARDSEN / JÓHAN MARTIN CHRISTIANSEN / KAARE SEBASTIAN GOLLES / LISE BORUP / SIF ITONA WESTERBERG
The exhibition [UNTITLED 15] is an ambitious exhibition with some of the country’s most talented visual artists, who each will create a new site-specific art work for Kunsthal NORD’s characteristic and raw architecture. We have carefully selected the eight artists, who all have graduated from a state acknowledged art academy within the last couple of years.
The artists have obtained recognition for their graduation work, and several of them have already had their art work exhibited at well-reputed museums- and gallery exhibitions, and in artists controlled project rooms.
Because we wish to create a new experimental platform for the current contemporary art, and simultaneously develop untried cross-national dialogues, half of the invited artists are born and raised in Northern Jutland.
The title of the exhibition [UNTITLED 15] is called such due to the primary target, to exhibit art work from a number of interesting artists without placing them in a thematic framework. ’UNTITLED’ is a title, which both claims an absence and is a popularly adapted artistic strategy, that points out the art as being primarily visual art, which has to be experienced through sight, instead of ’being read’ as a literary expression.
Therefore ‘UNTITLED’ has been the most widespread name for works of art within the contemporary art, since artists in the 1960’s left out titles on their work in the struggle against a too firmly embedded understanding and for too leading and easy-to-read interpretations.
Kunsthal NORD is a producing laboratory for the new art, which is why we have given the eight artists the opportunity to work in the art centre’s rooms in the construction phase. With the characteristic architecture in mind they create site-specific art work and install them in close cooperation with each other and the art centre’s curatorial staff.
The cooperation between the invited artists will give them new inspiration and new contacts, and by adding the year ‘15’ we hope that we each year from now can present this cross-national, dialogue based mapping of talented Danish visual artists.
Line-up: Kaare Sebastian Golles (1985), Camilla Reyman (1981), Johan Martin Christiansen (1987), Sif Itona Westerberg (1985), Johanne Sigvardsen (1981) Jesper Olsen (1983), Lise Borup (1982) and E.B. Itso (1977).
See or download the exhibition catalogue here
Thanks to the sponsors of the exhibition