NEWSLETTER NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 2011 2011 / / THE THE THE AARHUS AARHUS ART ART BUILDING
Immerse Immerse yourself yourself in in this this autumn's autumn's major major exhibitions exhibitions at at the the international international conference conference or or the the curator curator workshop workshop on
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Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition events events: events events
NEW NEW ART ART PROJECT PROJECT PROJECT IN IN IN SIGRID SIGRID’S SIGRID ’S SPACE
The The Drawing Drawing Club
Come and draw with the famous American artist Mario Ybarra Jr. from Los Angeles. Step inside
a world of amazing drawings - and experience the Aarhus Art Building art satellite Sigrid’s
Space turned into an open artist studio called: The Drawing Club. The Drawing Club is for all
young people over15, who loves to draw. There are workshops every Wednesday at 4 p.m.-7
p.m. until 30 th of November. Other interested parties can meet Mario, when he holds open studio
every Tuesday. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or call 52 30 38 82 to arrange a meeting
or a mini-workshop. All workshops are free.
Sigirid’s Space: Sigridsvej 46 of Gellerupparken, 8220 Aarhus.
By car: Driveway from Jettesvej. Located at the end of the parking lot of Foreningernes Hus
By bus: Bus 4A from the center of Aarhus. Entrance from the path through Gellerupparken.
CURATOR CURATOR WORKSHOP
Friday Friday 25th 25th and and Saturday Saturday 26th 26th of of November. Both days at 10 10 a.m. a.m. - 6 6 p.m.
CURATING AND GENDERED SUSTAINABILITY
The Aarhus Art Building is now offering a unique opportunity to gain insight into the curating
proces of the socio-politically engaged contemporary art together with the renowned curator
Tone Olaf Nielsen from the women curator collective Kuratorisk Aktion on a 2-day intensive
workshop. The Aarhus Art Building covers meals during the daytime and overnight
accommodation for participants who do not live in Aarhus. The workshop is in Danish and is
aimed at graduate students and graduates in the arts academic disciplines, artists, art
historians and others from related disciplines. Participants will receive a certificate. To qualify
for a seat please send a motivation letter of no more than one page no later than 7 th of
November 2011 at 12.00 to email@example.com. Answers are expected around 11 th of November.
We offer a total of 10 seats to the workshop. The workshop takes place in Sigrid’s Space, the
Aarhus Art Building’s Satellite in Gellerup. Program and additional info:
For For children children: children
IMAGINE IMAGINE MOVEMENT
Saturday Saturday 12th 12th of of November at 12 a.m. a.m.-5 a.m. 5 p.m.
The wall of the Lennon-corner in the Aarhus Art Building has received many philosophical
contributions by children and adults during the last month. Under the heading Imagine
Movement, we take the thread from the culture night event up and continue the thoughts. This
time we will collect and study the experiences of other cultures into a shared image of how our
world is in constant movement and development. Everybody is welcome. The event is organized
by arthistory students from Aarhus University.
ANYTHING ANYTHING BUT BUT MORTEN MORTEN KORCH
Wednesday Wednesday 16th 16th of of November at 7 7 p.m.
Lecture by Mag.art. in literature, Torsten Bøgh Thomsen. Morten Korch’s idyllic view of the old
Denmark stands for many as an outdated perspective on a happy society. In spite of the
distance to the Korch-universe its ideals has yet to find its way into the zeros - last in the form of
the movie Avatar. The lecture intends in words and pictures to discuss the romantic
understanding of nature and propose alternative perspectives on the ecology debate.
INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"Imagine "Imagine - Micro Micro Strategies Strategies and and Visions Visions in in Contemporary Contemporary Art"
Thursday Thursday 3rd 3rd of November at 10 10-5 10
As the theoretical culmination of the exhibition program for 2011 the Aarhus Art Building will
host an international conference on this year's theme IMAGINE.
First part: PROGRESS REPORT will discuss art and sustainability. Participants: from Eastern
Europe: curators and eco-art theorists Reuben & Maja Fowkes, from Denmark Superflex for
Danish-South American projects from Japan Yasuko Ikeuchi on strategies in Southeast Asian
Part Two: VISIONS AND MODELS in contemporary art will take a closer look at art's potential
for change: curator Charlotte Bagger Brandt, curator and art theorist Nicolas Bourriaud.
The conference held in English. The event is fully booked, but the press can register with Stine
Kleis Hansen: firstname.lastname@example.org
MINI GUIDED TOURS
Tuesday, November 1, at 11 am.
Get a guided tour in the current exhibitions with the Danish-Korean artist Jane Jin
Kaisen and the Kenyan performance artist Ato Malinda. The tour is for adults but
suitable for small children and babies. Free after paid admission. Registration is not
Other Other Other events: events:
PROKK PROKK-EXHIBITION: PROKK EXHIBITION: TRANSFORM
2nd 2nd – 66th
th of of November. All day day at at 11 11 a.m. a.m. - 6 6 p.m p.m. p.m . Wednesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, Friday Friday also also open
at. at. 7-9 9 p.m. p.m.. p.m.
Location. Location. Location. Filmbyen
TRANSFORM unfolds in the black box in Filmbyen the darkness is a challenge and a team
player. The exhibition is a strange visual landscape with many strange stories, characters and
deeds. 42 cooperation projects with more than 120 performers and guests, will during10 days
transform Filmby Aarhus into a for practice center for visual art collaboration, transformation
and borderactivity. Read more at www.prokk.dk
Sunday Sunday 6th 6th of of November at 5 5 p.m.
Cathrine Legardh / Sigurður Flosason with Peter Rosendal (p); Morten Ankarfeldt (b); Andreas
Fryland (d) It is two good friends of Jazz Company who meet in the Art Building this Sunday for
an inter-Scandinavian intermezzo.
Admission. Read more at www.jazzselskabetaarhus.dk
Sunday Sunday 13th 13th 13th of November November at 5 5 p.m.
Double Concert: 1) Signe Bisgaard Quartet & 2) Carlo Actis Date / Enzo Rocco Duo
Signe Bisgaard Trio brings inspiration from Norway, New York, Copenhagen, Germany and
Brabrand Lake through years of ensemble playing, they have developed their own and very
personal sound. Carlo Actis Date / Enzo Rocco Duois two leading Italian jazz musicians inspired
by folk traditions from around the world and from recent experimental jazz. Admission. Read
more at www.jazzselskabetaarhus.dk
Sunday Sunday 20th 20th of of November at 5 5 p.m.
Carsten Dahl Experience: Carsten Dahl, piano and percussion; Jesper Zeuthen, sax, Nils "Bosse"
Davidsen, bass. It's unusual to witness music without a filter. Music that seems to occupy the
entire landscape that is given to play in and even spilling over its banks as a musical river that
gushes with no obstacles. Admission. Read more at www.jazzselskabetaarhus.dk
Sunday Sunday 27th 27th 27th of of November at 5 5 p.m.
Løkkegaard / Wollny / Bro
An exciting new European super trio of Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, saxophones, Michael Wollny
(D), piano and Jakob Bro guitar. The sound of the trio is at absence of the drums and bass
especially glass clear and transparent. Microcosm occurs to perish again in an intersection
between improvised and composed music. Admission. Read more at
Verbal Verbal PUPIL PUPILS PUPIL - biennial biennial of of new new international international poetry
Saturday Saturday 3rd 3rd of of of December at 11 a.m. a.m. - 5 5 p.m.
Verbal pupils presents lectures and discussions about acute political balances in contemporary
poetry and contemporary art. You can meet art theorist Mikkel Bolt (U.S.), critic Suzanne
Christensen (NO), poet Lars Rail Bach (DK) and poet Aleksandr Skidan (RUS). Besides lectures
and discussions in the Aarhus Art Building, there will be readings and concerts in the evening
on Friday The 2nd of December and Saturday the 3 rd
(announced later on
www.verbalepupiller.dk). Verbal pupils arranged by the publisher After Hand and Litteraturen på
Scenen - the poets Rasmus Graff and Glenn Christian, and editor Mathias Kokholm are behind.
NEWS NEWS FROM FROM THE THE BOOK BOOK CAF CAFÉ CAF
In November The Book Café offers plenty of bargains. We have found several of our past
exhibition catalogues and postcards and sell them in November and December to spot prices.
Come and find the catalogues you never purchased and buy this year's advent calendar
Ato Malinda: INCOMMENSURABLE IDENTITIES
October 8, 2011 – January 8, 2012
The young Kenyan artist Ato Malinda presents her first solo exhibition in Denmark, under the title
Incommensurable Identities - non-inter-measurable identities. With a critical eye on her African
roots, Kenya's history and culture, she gives a young woman's perspective on African identity and inequality
in a globalized world. For the opening on October 7, Ato Malinda creates a unique live performance at the
Aarhus Art Building, designed specifically for the exhibition. Ato Malinda is primarily a performance artist and
works in the field between performance art and video art.
Jane Jin Kaisen: DISSIDENT TRANSLATIONS
October 8, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Jeju 4.3 is one of the most violent incidents in South Korea's modern history, and crucial in the
understanding of the Cold War in Asia. For decades, Jeju 4.3 has been suppressed, and even today there is
still no consensus about either the incident should be regarded as a communist insurgency, an outright
massacre or a microcosm of the ideological battles that led to the division of Korea. In the exhibition
Dissident Translations the internationally acclaimed artist Jane Jin Kaisen’s geographical fulcrum is the
Korean volcanic island, Jeju, from which she examines what forms both a cultural identity and a geopolitical
problem in the context of power relations, colonialism and historical displacement.
One of Jane Jin Kaisens films: The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger will be displayed every Saturday at
2 pm. in the project space of the Aarhus Art Building.