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Alfredo Aceto solo exhibition

Andersen's is pleased to present the gallery's first solo exhibition of the Swiss based, Italian artist Alfredo Aceto. The exhibition will be shown in both Andersen’s Amaliegade and Bredgade locations and will be on view from March 10-April 15, 2017.

Employing sculpture, film and sound, Alfredo Aceto creates spaces suspended between fiction and reality. Aceto's immersive environments are places to live, in which one finds a sort of melancholy, artificial time alteration and image saturation. The objects he produces are traces-- blurred boundaries between his personal timeline and the collective one. His work arises from the will to create a place in which the various strata of a linear form of time are mixed, turning into a platform from which signs of different ages emerge.

For his latest project at Andersen’s, Endemisms, Alfredo Aceto uses sculptures, furniture pieces, a video and a series of watercolours to re-interpret Steven Spielberg’s Duel (1971) which was shot during the early years of the car-chase in cinema. As Cedric Fauq describes in his recent essay The Knight, the Alien, the Alliance (A guide for time-travel), “The timeline – more than time itself – is precisely Alfredo Aceto’s primary obsession. Concerned with the way stories are narrated, his exhibitions are always finding a way to tell a story without telling one....In Endemisms, (Alfredo Aceto) is using moving image to build his «to be continued» epic and boundless mythology.”

Alfredo Aceto(b. 1991) studied at ECAL in Lausanne and MSA^, Mountain School in Los Angeles. In 2015 he was the recipient of Kiefer Hablitzel Prize in Basel, Switzerland. His work has been shown in institutions such as Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva, CH), Kunsthaus Glarus (Glarus, CH), Museo del 900 (Milan, Italy). He is a Professor at ECAL and lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.

Kirstine Roepstorff solo exhibition at Amaliegade

Andersen's is proud to present the solo exhibition, Rehearsing volume by Kirstine Roepstorff. 
Opening reception August 20th at Amaliegade 40 from 16:00-19:00. 

Max Frintrop solo exhibition at Berthold Pott

solo exhibition Frontron by Max Frintrop at Berthold Pott 
Opening friday, september 2nd at gallery Berthold Pott. 

For more info, click here. 

ULRIK HELTOFT & EBBE STUB WITTRUP Clear Water on Both Sides of the Glass

Ulrik Heltoft and Ebbe Stub Wittrup exhibition Clear Water on Both Sides of the Glass at CCA Andratx, opening september 3rd. 

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Apolonia Sokol solo exhibition at Andersen's

Andersen's is proud to present the opening reception of Apolonia Sokol's solo exhibition, Sabbath. 

Opening reception June 23 from 16:00 - 19:00 at Andersen's Bredgade. 

 

A Sabbath

for Apolonia Sokol
-Andrew Berardini


Let the witches gather.

The vulnerability of women on the nightless day, their ritual burn under an unsetting sun. Let these black words be a protective incantation for the ceremony, a dark, wet amulet against the bonfires of the patriarchs.

A gallery of portraits, a collection of female faces, a ceremony for the solstice. On the night of sankthans, here we have a sabbath by Apolonia Sokol.

On this Midsummer’s Eve, the longest day of the year, the villagers assemble near the water to get shitfaced and chant anthems and light fires to burn the witches. In the far north, the sun never sets on the solstice.

The wise crone, the dangerous beauty, the lonely widow. What was her trespass? Defiant, brave, free. A voice too loud, a wisdom too deep. Her body already a crime from birth, anything more is just a spark.

It must be noted that during the Inquisition, few, if any, real, verifiable, witches were ever discovered or tried.... Estimates of the death toll during the Inquisition worldwide range from 600,000 to as high as 9,000,000 (over its 250 year long course); either is a chilling number when one realizes that nearly all of the accused were women, and consisted primarily of outcasts and other suspicious persons. Old women. Midwives. Jews. Poets. Gypsies.
            Wicasta Lovelace, Introduction (2002),
            
Kramer & Sprenger’s Malleus Maleficarum(1486)

The ropes hug tightly. A torch kisses the kindling, the dry grass and wood crackle. The flames force screams until the silence of its color, bitter red and hungry orange. The black earth stained so not even rain can wash away the sin.

I'll fly through the candle's mouth like a singeless moth.
Give me back my shape. I am ready to construe the days
I coupled with dust in the shadow of a stone.

My ankles brighten. Brightness ascends my thighs.
I am lost, I am lost, in the robes of all this light.
                 Sylvia Plath, “Witch Burning” (1966)

Time passes, and the gods change but the ritual doesn't. And then the witches become only effigies, but they still burn those.

Even in the land of the midnight sun, there’s is still hard shards of ebony shadow. The witches still hold power in the darkness of bodies, the moon might not light the night sky, but she’s still near, a constant satellite. The dark waters still follow her call. Boil, boil, toil and trouble.

The sabbath is about to begin.

Here the witches gather. Here the Senegalese spellcaster makes her body heave with the spiritual force of a pieta and the annunciated woman confides in her sister. Here the escaped Algerian bride of a forced marriage gives succor to the tortured. A hysterical angel flies from the pages of
Georges Didi-Huberman’s The Invention of Hysteria. The proud Egyptian emigrant and the Congolese artist return all looks with the necessary defiance of women. The anxious daughter lept from Gericault with a sneer on her lips. Here is Helen, having fought off all suitors, Greek kings and Trojan princes, instead becomes a warrior herself, spilling the blood of the fathers until it matches the tears of their daughters.

On this nightless night of sankthans,they congregate. Draped in royal purples and clad like soldiers in fitted blacks, skirted and dressed, in tights and pants, framed by scarred brick walls and floating down staircases, in the hard glare of distant deserts and the shadowy liquid of a saffron sunset.

And to my holy sacrifice invite,

the pow'r who reigns in deepest hell and night;

I call Einodian Hecate, lovely dame,

of earthly, wat'ry, and celestial frame,

Sepulchral, in a saffron veil array'd,

pleas'd with dark ghosts that wander thro' the shade;

­
-Orpheus (300 BCE­200 CE) The Hymns of Orpheus,
translated by Thomas Taylor (1792)

Eyebrows arced, their eyes can pierce flesh. There’s a fearless fuck in that wet stare, but not for you. Their naked colors cream and dance, the sky shudders with pigment. With a palette light as a feather, they levitate off the glaring white walls. Summoned with paint, their magic is undeniable. Goya imagined the sabbath and Durer caught the eyes of a witch­mother’s wisdom, but men, allies and sons, cannot match the power of women gathered though we can try. The softness of their powers comes from the hardest darkness, carved and cut by solar flames, their embrace is a sanctuary for sisters and void for their enemies. They stand often alone in their powers but here together in force.

Apolonia gathers a coven of portraits as only she can.

The flames will still burn on distant beaches. Smoldering effigies and patriotic songs can never extinguish the fire of women. Not here, not now, not ever.

Tomàs Saraeno: One Hundred Sixty Three Thousand Light Years

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey in Mexico presents the first solo exhibition of artist Tomàs Saraceno in Latin America. Saracenos works blurs the line between art scientific thought and different creative processes, creating pieces that show incredible technical refinement and sensibility. Saraceno uses the specialists in different fields in order to create magical surroundings that alternate between the construction of impossible spaces, references to the nature of the cosmos, molecular biology and the laws of physics. 

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico. 
On view July 1 - November 6, 2016. 

Olafur Elliasson at Versailles

Olafur Elliasson waterinstallation at Palace Versailles in Paris. 
Elliasson's installation uses metaphors of water, diffraction of light, confusion of mirrors, intensified emotions, moving shadows: Olafur Eliasson wants the visitor to take possession of Versailles alongside him. And it is an augmented reality that imposes itself, an engine room of the imagination, and one not so fundamentally far away from that which captured the hearts of the 18th century. 

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New space opening in August

Andersen's is moving from Amager to a new space that will open in August. 
Andersen's Bredgade is still open. 

Olafur Eliasson, Green Light

Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary–Augarten, Vienna March 12–June 5, 2016

Opening panel
Saturday, March 12, 3–7pm, TBA21–Augarten 

Following the unprecedented success of the exhibition OlAFUR EliASSOn: BAROQUE BAROQUE, organized by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) and the Belvedere at the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna, TBA21 is pleased to announce Green light, a new socially conscious endeavor by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson at TBA21–Augarten in Vienna. 
Conceived by Eliasson as a metaphorical green light for refugees and migrants in Austria and beyond, the project testi es to the agency of contemporary art and its potential to initiate processes of civic transformation. Green light consists of an artistic workshop and learning platform surrounding the making of lamp modules designed by Eliasson. 
For more information, click here.

Olafur Eliasson, Vær i vejret

Olafur Eliasson enters into direct dialogue with the weather when he opens Ordrupgaard’s new Art Playground on 26 May 2016. 
With a cloud of fog, Olafur Eliasson’s artwork Vær i vejret (Weather the weather) o ers play and sensory experiences in Ordrupgaard’s park. Each time the wind changes direc- tion, the shiny bronze ring will emit a gust of fog that will roll through the park and cover everything around it. 
For more info, click here. 

Absalon Kirkeby solo exhibtion

Opening on May 12th at Petra Gut in Zurich 

Anja Schwörer solo exhibtion

Andersen's is proud to present Anja Schwörer in her new solo exhibition 'Terræn' 
Opening reception february 26 from 17:00-20:00. 
The exhibition is on view from february 26 until march 31, 2016. 

'BAROK + samtidskunst'

Ulrik Heltoft udstilling på Gl. Holtegaard. 
Når Ulrik Heltoft indtager Gl. Holtegaard forvandler han med foto, film og installationer stedet til en gådefuld og illusorisk parallelverden, der i dialog med den barokke billedkunsttradition udspiller sig et sted mellem drøm og virkelighed.

Som publikum bevæger vi os igennem et filmisk univers fortættet af litterære, kulturelle og videnskabelige referencer. Vi møder flere mytiske og arketypiske karakterer, der er iscenesat af kunstneren selv i de forskellige roller – en guldgraver, den litterære figur Scrooge fra Charles Dickens Et juleventyr, arkitekten Lauritz de Thurah og i det nyeste værk -skabt til udstillingen på Gl. Holtegaard- astronom Tycho Brahe. Værkerne afsøger nye afkroge af betydningsfulde historiske perioder, begivenheder eller personligheder. Men fyldt med tvetydige symboler og motiver fortaber fortællingerne sig i poetiske labyrinter og hemmelighedsfulde gåder.

For mere information, klik her. 

 

Thilo Heinzmann group exhibition with galerie Natalie Seroussi at dépendance in Brussels

GALERIE NATALIE SEROUSSI
AT DÉPENDANCE

OPENING
18 FEBRUARY 2016

EXHIBITION
19 FEBRUARY – 31 MARCH 2016

For more info, click here. 

 

Tomàs Saraceno at Meta.Morf 2016 at Trondheim kunstmuseum

Meta.Morf 2016 will showcase artists, writers and scientists that in various ways take a closer look at man as interstellar traveller, and how we at the beginning of this millennium are about to redefine our relationship with the stars and, consequently, ourselves.

On October 24, 1946, Earth was for the first time photographed from space. 20 years later we observed it again through the eyes of Lunar Orbiter 1, and during the ’70s, the Moon missions’ observation of the blue planet finally laid the groundwork for the notion of our planet as part of an ecosystem in a universe of unimaginable proportions.

Today, just 70 years after the V2 rocket’s photo session, we’ve turned our sights toward horizons beyond worlds already visited by robots. In August 2012, after 35 years of traveling, Voyager 1 left our solar system heading for interstellar space, and in July the following year, the second blue planet man has seen was detected through the Hubble Telescope, 63 light years—596,000 billion kilometres—away. The observable part of the universe has a diameter of 93 billion light years. No one still knows whether it is infinite or not, and physicists and astronomers are discussing the possibility of the multiverse.

For more info click here.

Anja Schwörer in group exhibition 'Dystotal' at Ludwig Forum

DYSTOTAL

13.03.16–05.06.16

“Brave new world“? – Visions of modernity are negotiated in the group exhibition DYSTOTAL. By dealing with the visual vocabulary of the historical avant-garde, the works collected in DYSTOTAL newly fathom the concept of the absolute or the “Gesamtkunstwerk”, from longing via empathetic upheaval to failure in stagnation.

A number of the 15 participating artists will produce site-specific works of various genres – wall paintings, installations, sculptures and architectures, adopting, copying and imitating the historical avant-garde’s language. This way DYSTOTAL turns the Ludwig Forum’s central exhibition hall into an extensive installation, in which heterogeneous works encounter one another: computer game aesthetics meet neo-classical forms, romantic elements are combined with science fiction blockbuster film stills.

Participating Artists: Linda Arts, Ford Beckman, Heiner Blum, Nicolas Chardon, Tim Cierpiszewski, Neil Clements, Markus Ebner, Angela Fette, Gabriel Kuri, Gerold Miller, Renato Nicolodi, Jan van der Ploeg, Martin Pfeifle, Anja Schwörer, Esther Stocker, Sebastian Wickeroth, Lars Wolter.

Curated by the artist group Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Münch).

Supporters: Stiftung Kunst Kultur und Soziales der Sparda-Bank West, Mondriaan Fund

For more info click here.

Andersen's Anniversary Show - The Essential Bruce Springsteen

The 10 year anniversary exhibition for Andersen's Contemporary is celebrated in the group exhibition opening december 17th.

The show includes works from: 
Peter Bonde, Peppi Bottrop, Olafur Eliasson, Max Frintrop, Thilo Heinzmann, Absalon Kirkeby, Jòhanna Kristbjörg, Freddie Lerche, Landon Metz, Tiziano Martini, Albert Mertz, Connor McNicholas, Kirstine Roepstorff, Tomás Saraceno, Anja Schwörer, Amalie Smith, Karl Stampe, Lawrence Weiner, among others.

Kirstine Roepstorff will represent Denmark at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Danish Arts Foundation Projekct Support Committee for the Visual appointed Roepstorff to represent Denmark at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.

Absalon Kirkeby gruppeudstilling på Den Frie

Udstillingen Kunstnerbøger, vildt voksende 

Udstillingen er en fysisk undersøgelse af bogen som krop, kroppen i bogen og det sanselige, psykologiske og intime ved bogens væsen.

Udstillingen består af tre spor: Et arkiv med kunstnerbøger, en udstilling med otte samtidskunstnere, og et trykkeværksted, drevet af Officin, hvor nye bøger bliver skabt undervejs i udstillingsperioden. På den måde skabes der en dialog mellem den historiske og statiske dimension, den nutidige kunstneriske praksis og det processuelle i selve fremstillingen af bøger.

De otte inviterede kunstnere, som er Lea Porsager, Ola Vasiljeva, Rolf Nowotny, Anni’s & Mette Winckelmann, Absalon Kirkeby, Marianne Vierø og Jaanus Samma, har alle det trykte medium og bogen som en del af deres kunstneriske repertoire.

Simon Dybbroe Møller: Lettuce

Solo exhibition at 21er Raum 
5 December 2015 - 31 January 2016

His works focus on materiality and physicality against the backdrop of ubiquitous representations in the media and the simultaneous transformation of our concept of nature. In his exhibition in the 21er Raum, he displays a stuffed bird, a bronze sculpture, a kitchen unit, a printed marble slab, and something like lettuce leaves.

Liu Shiyuan at FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON, Paris

LIU SHIYUAN
Group exhibition, 
Bentu-Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation at FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON, Paris. 

Curated by: Suzanne Pagé, Laurence Bossé & Phil Tinari with Claire Staebler.
from January 27 to the end of April, 2016.

COP21: Olafur Eliasson, Ice Watch

Acclaimed visual artist Olafur Eliasson, in collaboration with distinguished geologist Minik Rosing, will launch a major public artwork on display during the United Nations Climate Summit COP21 in Paris. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and realised in partnership with creative sustainability charity Julie’s Bicycle, Ice Watch will showcase 80 tonnes of ice from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland with the aim of inspiring public action against climate change.

Harvested from free-floating blocks of ice, the work will be arranged in a clock formation on the

Place du Panthéon on Thursday, 3 December 2015

While world leaders and their climate teams gather in Le Bourget, Paris to discuss how to ensure a stable climate for future generations. In the days following, the ice will be allowed to melt in the square, offering the general public a glimpse at climate change on our planet.

Follow the ice’s journey at www.icewatchparis.com – where you can also download press images – and on social media using #IceWatchParis.

COP21: Tomàs Saraceno, Aerocene

Tomas Saraceno at COP21

Aerocene: Around the world to change the world
Inaugural Presentation at Grand Palais and Palais de Tokyo during the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21

Please join us for any of the following Aerocene Events:

December 4-10:
Aerocene sculptural presentation at Grand Palais, Solutions COP21, Paris

December 4, 12pm:
Guided visit for press, Aerocene booth, Grand Palais

December 5, 6pm:
Aritst talk at Grand Palais

December 6, 2pm:
Collective Workshop at Palais de Tokyo (click here for more information)

December 6, 3 pm:
Symposium at Palais de Tokyo (click here for more information)

Tomás Saraceno’s artistic project Aerocene is a series of air-fuelled sculptures that will float in the longest, most sustainable journey around the world without engines, becoming buoyant only by the heat of the Sun and infrared radiation from the surface of Earth. The project floats in the air without burning of fossil fuels, using solar panels, batteries; or helium, hydrogen and other rare gases from the ground re-sensing the circulation of energy and resources.

Inflated by the air, lifted by the sun, carried by the wind, the project questions and seeks answers to our current and troublesome dependency on fossil and hydrocarbon fuels and pollution – the topics that places Aerocene at the core of United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 topical framework.

For COP21 Paris, the artist will present the first Aerocene prototype at Grand Palais that will be able to circumnavigate the earth many times. At Palais de Tokyo, a symposium and a demonstrative workshop will be organized, and a series of actions and collective performances, based on open-source collaborative principles, will take place. Conformed participants of three panels event include Leila W. Kinney (MIT CAST), Marion Ackermann (Kunstsammlung NRW, K21 Düsseldorf), Oliver Morton (The Economist), Bronislaw Szerszynski (Lancaster University) and others. More information on the symposium can be found here.
 
December 6, 2016: Collective Workshop Palais de Tokyo: A demonstration of the principles of #Aerocene
Be part of  a movement that has traveled to over 21 countries around the world and reused more than 30 000 plastic, while building “Museo Aerosolar”, a flying museum. 


Other ways to participate in Aerocene:

Propose a payload for #Aerocene
December 3, 2015 --ongoing: Write a message or suggest an idea for the payload that will be carried up with the next aerosolar flight. Up to 5 grams of imagination will be lifted by the sun, no helium, burners, panels or batteries used. Foster your imagination towards the unexplored heights of the sky.
 
Be lifted by the sun  #Aerocene #flysharing
December 3, 2015 –ongoing:  Collect your new, fossil fuel-free ‘miles and more.’ Become a part of #flyforchange. Visit www.aerocene.com and help to build a new fleet of air-fuelled vehicles, share one with frinds, and start your pilot license course.
 
Forecast the trajectory of the free-flight
January 11, 2016– Join thousands in tracking and predicting the paths of the next art-science experiment. Get the coordinates of the launch, track the weather patterns, be challenged by jet-stream highways, and exercise your thermodynamic imagination.

Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
www.aerocene.com
www.tomassaraceno.com
 

Shiyuan Liu As Simple As Clay

Solo exhibition As Simple As Clay
YUZ MUSEUM, Shanghai
Opening reception: November 13 2015  

Max Frintrop solo exhibition at Andersen's

October 8 - November 13 2015 

Thilo Heinzmann solo exhibition

When a mule runs away with the World 
Solo exhibition by Thilo Heinzmann at Andersen's 
August 13 - September 26 2015

Olafur Eliasson: Verklighetsmaskiner/ Reality Machines

Moderna Museet, Stockholm 
3 October 2015 - 17 January 2016 

Tomàs Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra

23 October - 20 December 2015
The Berlin-based Argentinian artist Tomàs Saraceno will explore spider webs and its architectural, engineering, social, cosmological, and symbolic dimensions. 

The artist will develop this project at Nanyang Technological Univeristy Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore in response to Gillman Barracks' natural jungle habitat, turning the gallery space into a galaxy-like environment and instigate reflections on questions of nature, ecosystems and constructed landscapes highly relevant to the local context. NTU CCA Singapore will commission Saraceno's first Southeast Asian intervention, fostering the centre's mandate to connect academic and artistic research. 

Tomàs Saraceno at Louvre

Exhibition
A Brief History of the Future
From September 24, 2015 to January 4, 2016

This exhibition—one of the most anticipated at the Louvre in 2015—is based on the book by Jacques Attali of the same name (Une brève histoire de l’avenir), published in 2006. Pluridisciplinary, it brings a number of contemporary artists into a dialogue with noteworthy works from different eras, retracing in the present an account of the past conducive to a clearer view of the future.

The viewing itinerary is organized around four themes, each featuring works commissioned from contemporary artists: the ordering of the world, the great empires, the expansion of the world, and the polycentric world we live in today. Mark Manders, Tomás Saraceno, Wael Shawky, Camille Henrot, Isabelle Cornaro, Chéri Samba, and Ai Wei Wei have thus accepted the Louvre's invitation.

 

 

Copenhagen Art Festival: TRUST

On view from August 29 until October 25 2015 in Copenhagen
The five Copenhagen art centres – Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nikolaj Kunsthal, and Overgaden – will join forces to present one overall exhibition. 

Ulrik Heltoft Group Exhibition

The As-If-Principle
Running from September 5 - November 22, 2015
Ausstellung  

Anna Fro Vodder - Growing Things

Solo exhibition with Anna Fro Vodder at Krabbesholm, opening the 20th of August in Denmark. 
Growing Things is a separate exhibition by Anna Fro Vodder.
The exhibition contains of new paintings, collages, paperwork and a selection of unique book-objects from recent years. The exhibition runs until september 4th 2015.

Tomàs Saraceno

Solo Exhibition
Becoming Aerosolar 
21er Haus, Wien

Olafur Eliasson: Cirkelbroen

Recently opened in Copenhagen

Landon Metz

Landon Metz solo exhibition at Andersen's from June 4th - July 4th 

Absalon Kirkeby

Absalon Kirkeby solo exhibition Lobster Lobster 26 March - 1 May 2015 at Andersen's.

Anja Schwörer in group exhibition 'suckstract' at Kunstverein Konstanz

SUCKSTRACT
February 27 - April 24 2016 

Anja Schwörer in the group exhibition 'suckstract' at Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany.

For more information click here.