Opening: 3 October, 17.00 – 23.00
On show: 4 – 25 October, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12.00 – 17.00
The duo exhibition connects two contemporary artists whose work and practice are formulated from within their individual cultural contexts, yet despite the disparate milieus they interpret and draw inspiration from, the joining of their works creates a unique relationship of analogous concerns. Both artists find inspiration in the archive and use it to interrogate the complexities of collective memory and how meaning is created through the place objects occupy in specific cultural contexts. Through a process of deconstruction and decomposition, the artists create new pathways in the archival material – challenging accepted ways of relating to and recognizing cultural heritage and aesthetic traditions.
Lasse Krog Møller’s works in the exhibition question the cultural framing of objects and how we construct meaning through the placement of objects in specific contexts. In a whimsical play with signification, Krog Møller opposes our systems of belief and our inbuilt expectations regarding the ways we seek information and learn.
Nevet Yitzhak presents three works in the exhibition, examining how the evolution of cultural traditions is transferred and reabsorbed over time. Yitzhak uses Middle Eastern archival materials, such as folk symbols, the iconic Persian carpet, and the legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum, to raise questions about the act of performance itself – its fulfilled and unfulfilled potentials. The three works interweave and form a new syntax of continual openings and closings of expectations and perceptions about performance.
Curated by Iben Bach Elmstrøm and Nohar Ben-Asher
The exhibition is kindly supported by The Israeli Embassy, the Danish Arts Council, and Copenhagen Municipality.
Interview with the artists (coming soon)
Essay about the exhibition (coming soon)