Uzma Ahmed Andresen
Jeuno JE Kim
Vibeke Mejlvang og Sofie Hesseholdt
Maryam Jafri works in video, performance, and photography and for his first solo show in Denmark investigates our cultural identity and the cultural divide across space and time. 're.act.feminism 2 - A Performing Archive' presents feminist, gender-critical and queer performance art from a vast number of artists from the beginning of the 1960s and up untill today. 'The Let Us Speak Now Re/Vision' archive project presents 15 new interviews with artists and cultural workers working in the Scandinavian context.
16/06/2012 - 19/08/2012
Maryam Jafri is an internationally renowned artist. This year she will participate at the prestigeous, european biennial of contemporary art, Manifesta, opening June 2nd in Genk, Belgium. The Museum of Contemporary Art is happy to present her first solo exhibition in Denmark with new works from 2007 to 2012.
Maryam Jafri works in video, performance, and photography. Informed by a research based, interdisciplinary process, her artworks are often marked by a visual language poised between film and theater and a series of narrative experiments oscillating between script and document, fragment and whole. They explore and challenge concepts such as truth and myth, history and fantasy.
In the exhibition, GEOGRAPHIES, Maryam Jafri investigates our cultural identity and the cultural divide across space and time.
More about the artist on www.maryamjafri.net
The exhibition is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council and Danish Art Workshops.
re.act.feminism #2 - A Performing Archive
16/06/2012 - 19/08/2012
RE.ACT.FEMINISM #2 – A PERFORMING ARCHIVE is a growing, temporary and living performance archive travelling through Europe from 2011 to 2013. It presents feminist, gender-critical and queer performance art from a vast number of artists from the beginning of the 1960s and up untill today.
Bringing together works from Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the US and Latin America, the project offers artistic views across time and geography, aiming to strengthen cross-generational and trans-cultural dialogue. En route through Europe this temporary archive will expand continuously through local research and the collaboration with art academies, universities, exhibitions, workshops, performances, and talks.
More info available at www.reactfeminism.org
Artists in the Archive: Ebtisam Abdulaziz AE, Marina Abramović RS, Helena Almeida PT, Eleanor Antin USA, Oreet Ashery IL/UK, Arahmaiani ID, Malin Arnell, SE/DE, Augusta Atla DK, Antonia Baehr DE, Maja Bajević BA/FR/DE, Anne Bean UK, Anat Ben-David IL/UK, Renate Bertlmann AT, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz DE, Nisrine Boukhari SY, Marijs Boulogne BE, Tania Bruguera CU/USA, Nancy Buchanan USA, Maris Bustamante MX, Cabello/Carceller ES, Graciela Carnevale AR,Theresa Hak Kyung Cha KR/USA, Helen Chadwick UK, Chicks on Speed DE, Lygia Clark BR, Mary Coble DK, Colette USA, Nieves Correa ES, Laura Cottingham USA, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen DK, Katrina Daschner DE/AT, Teresa María Díaz Nerio, DO/NL, Disband USA, Ines Doujak AT, Orshi Drozdik HU, Yingmei Duan CN/DE, Kirsten Dufour DK, Diamela Eltit CL, VALIE EXPORT AT, Factory of Found Clothes RU, Esther Ferrer ES, Rose Finn-Kelcey UK, Angelika Fojtuch PL, Simone Forti IT/USA, (e.) Twin Gabriel DE, Regina José Galindo GT, Rimma Gerlovina & Valeriy Gerlovin RU, Patrycja German PL, Ghazel IR/FR, Kate Gilmore USA, Trine Mee Sook Gleerup DK, Mona Hatoum LB/UK/DE, High Heel Sisters SE, María Teresa Hincapié CO, Nan Hoover USA/DE, Icelandic Love Corporation IS, IngridMwangiRobertHutter KE/DE, Sanja Iveković HR, Elżbieta Jabłońska PL, Françoise Janicot FR, Joan Jonas USA, Anne Jud CH/DE/USA, Kirsten Justesen DK, Kanonklubben/Damebilleder DK, Line Skywalker Karlström SE, Tina Keane UK, Jakob Lena Knebl A, Verica Kovacevska MK, Elena Kovylina RU, Katarzyna Kozyra PL, Christina Kubisch DE, Verena Kyselka DE, Nicola L FR/USA, Latifa Laâbissi FR, Leslie Labowitz USA, Suzanne Lacy USA, Katalin Ladik SR/HU, Sigalit Landau IL, Klara Lidén SE, Kalup Linzy USA, Natalia LL PL, Léa Lublin AR, Manon CH, Jumana Manna USA, María Evelia Marmolejo CO, Muda Mathis CH, Dóra Maurer HU, Mónica Mayer MX, Ana Mendieta CU/USA, Marta Minujín AR, Fina Miralles ES, Molly and Me (Molly Haslund DK + Catherine Hoffmann UK), Linda Montano USA, Charlotte Moorman USA, Teresa Murak PL, Sands Murray-Wassink NL, Rabbya Naseer & Hurmat Ul Ain PK, Senga Nengudi USA, Lorraine O'Grady USA, Hannah O’Shea UK, Itziar Okariz ES, Paulina Ołowska PL/Lucy McKenzie UK, Yoko Ono JP/USA, ORLAN FR, Tanja Ostojić RS/DE, Gina Pane IT/FR, Letícia Parente BR, Ewa Partum PL/ DE, Jillian Peña USA, Performance Saga (Andrea Saemann CH & Katrin Grögel DE), Howardena Pindell USA, Polvo de Gallina Negra MX, Yvonne Rainer USA, Egle Rakauskaite LT, Jytte Rex DK, Ulrike Rosenbach DE, Martha Rosler USA, Boryana Rossa BU, María Ruido ES, Raeda Saadeh PS, Estíbaliz Sábada ES, Andrea Saemann CH, Zorka Ságlová CZ, Christine Schlegel DE, Cornelia Schleime DE, Carolee Schneemann USA, Stefanie Seibold DE/AT, Miriam Sharon IL/ FR, Bonnie Ora Sherk USA, Barbara T. Smith USA, Cornelia Sollfrank DE, Spiderwoman Theater USA, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth M. Stevens USA, Sandra Sterle HR, Gabriele Stötzer DE, Annika Ström SE/UK, Melati Suryodarmo ID/DE, Anna Szwajgier & Zorka Wollny PL, Jinoos Taghizadeh IR, Milica Tomić RS, Teresa Tyszkiewicz PL/FR, Mierle Laderman Ukeles USA, Valie Export Society EE, Cecilia Vicuña, CL, The Waitresses USA, Faith Wilding USA, Hannah Wilke USA, Martha Wilson USA, Julita Wójcik PL, Nil Yalter EG/FR, Yeni & Nan VE
Events: Chinese artist, Yingmei Duan, will perform at the opening on friday June 15.
As part of the project Judith Schwartzbart and Mary Coble will be leading a workshop aiming to bring the archive to life.
Projectinfo: The project is realised by cross links e.V. in collaboration with Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Tallinns Kunstihoone, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, and Akademie der Künste.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council , Kulturstiftung des Bundes, ERSTE Stiftung, Cine+, and N.B.K.
Let Us Speak Now Re/Vision
16/06/2012 - 19/08/2012
The Let Us Speak Now Re/Vision archive project is an ongoing collaboration bet-ween Danish artists, Kirsten Dufour and Ninna Poulsen, Swedish artist, Cecilia Wendt, and Det 4. Kontor (Bonnie Fortune and Sophia Seitz-Rasmussen).
The project presents 15 new interviews with artists and cultural workers working in the Scandinavian context. Interviewees include: Rikke Andreasen, Uzma Ahmed Andresen, Mary Coble, Kajsa Dahlberg, Mathias Danbolt, Nynne Haugaard, Susan Hinnum, Jeuno JE Kim, Vibeke Mejlvang og Sofie Hesseholdt, Lisa Nyberg, Jane Rowley, Lise Skou, Gritt Uldall-Jessen, Louise Wolthers, and Pia Rönicke.
In their interviews, these ar-tists and cultural workers discuss issues ranging from intersectionality to integration; boredom as a source of political inspiration to politics as a source for creative inspiration; critical curation to critical media; and queer feminism to queering the archive.
In 2002, Dufour, a pioneer in the feminist art movement, began the Let Us Speak Now video archive on feminism, activism, and art production with Swedish artist, Andrea Cruetz.
The original project recorded interviews with artists from the USA, France, Armenia, Great Britain, Austria, South America, India, and elsewhere about their art practices and their opinions on feminism in contemporary cultural work. The project began in Los Angeles and has collected over 100 interviews with celebrated feminist artists and cultural workers, such as Faith Wilding, Mary Kelly, Julie Ault, Mary Beth Edelson, and Martha Rosler.
Though Dufour's project has collected so many interviews, there have been few with artists and cultural workers working local-ly. The Let Us Speak Now Re/Vision archive project seeks to add to the archive and update the discussion, by presenting the present feminist debate in the Nordic context.
Let Us Speak Now Re/Vision archive is an non-exhaustive archive and is continually being added to. Should you want to add your voice to the conversation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit: www.det4kontor.net or http://lusn.blogspot.dk/
This project is in partnership with KVINFOs Biblioteket and Museet for Samtidskunst and is supported by Statens Kunstråd, Københavns Kommune and Roskilde Kommune.
Image: Oreet Ashery "Hairoism", 2009–11. Photograph (from a series of 5). Courtesy: The artist
Laura C.F. Ifversen- Curatorial Assistant Phone: +45 46 316580
Opening of the summer exhibitions on Friday, June 15 at 5-7 pm.
Museet for Samtidskunst, Denmark
Staendertorvet 3D 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Saturday and Sunday: 12am-4pm
Adults: 40 DKK
Senior citizens / Politiken Plus: 20 DKK
Students, children and members of Klub Samtidskunst: Free
Group discount (8 people): 20 DKK
Wednesday: Free entrance