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Light & Space

Light & Space

December 13, 2021

Træd ind i en verden af lys, farver og monumentale installationer i Light & Space, når CC for første gang i Europa samler en lang række af den internationale kunstscenes absolutte verdensstjerner i en 5.000 m2 stor udstilling om den amerikanske Light and Space bevægelse.

I dette afsnit kan du høre CCs direktør Marie Nipper fortælle om Light and Space bevægelsens historie, og dens betydning for den kunst, der bliver skabt i dag.

Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller

March 16, 2020

In this episode of CC Audio you meet the renowned artist, Carsten Höller, in conversation with former director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Daniel Birnbaum. The two have known each other for decades and have worked together on several exhibitions and book projects.

The conversation is based on Carsten Höller’s exhibition Reproduction at CC and unfolds themes such as the exhibition as an experiment, the artwork being ‘unsaturated’, and notions of reproduction in a broader context.

The German-Belgian artist is renowned for incorporating elements from playgrounds, zoos and amusement parks into his work, often juxtaposing them with scientific investigations and experiments. Carsten Höller has a PhD in biology, and his scientific background is crucial to his artistic practice where his main concerns are the experiment, the body, natural science and human behaviour. His large-scale installations engage and affect us, at times they even experiment with us – in merry-go-rounds, roller coasters, salt baths, strobe light, scents etc.

In the exhibition Reproduction at CC, Höller examines the theme of ’reproduction’, adopting an approach which is at once scientific and artistic.

Created and produced by Copenhagen Contemporary in collaboration with Astrid Hald.

RoseLee Goldberg

RoseLee Goldberg

October 28, 2019

In this episode of CC Audio you meet the acclaimed art historian and founder of Performa RoseLee Goldberg, as she shares her thoughts on the history of performance art, its role in art institutions today, and her definition of success.

Performa was founded as an organisation in 2004 by RoseLee Goldberg whose time-honoured research into performance art has proved epoch-making for the genre. As the leading organisation dedicated to research into performance art, Performa addresses the role of this art form in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. At the heart of Performa is the biennial of the same name that presents new works commissioned specifically for the biennial involving dance, film, music, and architecture.

The exhibition Performa Archive at Copenhagen Contemporary offers a rare glimpse into the legendary works created for and performed at the performance biennial in New York, and marks Performa’s indisputable significance for the development and propagation of performance art within the past two decades.

Created and produced by Copenhagen Contemporary in collaboration with Astrid Hald.

Marianna Simnett (2:2)

Marianna Simnett (2:2)

April 12, 2019

Marianna Simnett presents her work The Needle and the Larynx, an extraordinary tale about a girl, played by Simnett herself, wanting her voice deepened. A voice surgeon injects Botox into the girl’s larynx, paralysing the muscles controlling the pitch and causing her voice to be deepened for several months. Listen to her sharing her thoughts on exposing her own body to a radical procedure, on the voice as an identity-building force capable of being mutated, and on her fondness of dark fabled universes.

Created and produced by Copenhagen Contemporary in collaboration with Astrid Hald.

Marianna Simnett (1:2)

Marianna Simnett (1:2)

April 12, 2019

Marianna Simnett presents her work Faint with Light. How she first used fainting in her art, about the monstrous sound that took her completely by surprise, and her examination of fainting as a phenomenon: a personal association to her grandfather, who, during the Holocaust, avoided death by fainting at just the right moment, and traditional culture-historical views of fainting as a sign of the notorious female complaint of hysteria.

Created and produced by Copenhagen Contemporary in collaboration with Astrid Hald.

 

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