• From October 12, 2017 to October 29, 2017
    Opening: October 12th from 4 pm to 6 pm
    At Galleri Image
    FRESH EYES - International Artists Rethink Aarhus is an art project focused on photography, literature, and urban space. Since 2013, internationally renowned artists from Europe, Asia, and Africa have visited Aarhus to draw inspiration from the city,
    which has lead to a wide range of photographic and literary interpretations of life in the city. FRESH EYES is a collaboration between Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature. From October 12th - October 29th 2017 all the contributions will be on public display in a creative and innovative exhibition in the heart of Aarhus. The exhibition is part of the official Aarhus 2017 - European Capital of Culture programme as well as an occasion to celebrate Galleri Image's 40th anniversary. On Thursday October 12th at 4 pm to 6 pm the opening of the exhibition will take place. The curator Gitte Broeng will hold the opening speech, author Andri Snær Magnason will do a reading, and there will be a guided tour of the art works.  In connection with the exhibition, Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature will publish a spectacular art book that will also be launched on October 12th, 2017. In this book the many photographic works and pieces of literature will be presented side by side in order to complement each other in an innovative, artistic representation of Aarhus. During the exhibition period, Galleri Image will also function as an information hub for the project and urban installation as well as the starting point for guided walks.The project was initiated in 2013 and will conclude with the public exhibition and book launch in October 2017. Between 2013 and 2016, eleven international photo artists and seven writers have been on residencies in Aarhus. Here, they have experienced the city on their own and engaged in dialogue with local citizens in order to create an artistic interpretation or rethinking of the city.   Participating photo artists:Tom Lovelace (UK)Inês d’Orey (PT)Miriam O’Connor (IE)Thomas Kellner (DE)Maja Ingerslev (DK)Markus Henttonen (FI)Hyun-jin Kwak (KR/SE)LiuJin (CN)Rana ElNemr (EG)Anushree Fadnavis (IN)Teresa Meka (GH)Participating writers:Jacques Jouet (FR)Niviaq Korneliussen (GL)Andri Snær Magnason (IS)Carl Jóhan Jensen (FO)Tsitsi Dangarembga (ZW)Abdellah Taïa (MA)Amitabha Bagchi (IN)The public exhibition in 2017 is curated by artist and writer Gitte Broeng. Lasse Krog Møller, artist and independent publisher, is responsible for the graphic design of the art book FRESH EYES. In connection with the FRESH EYES project, Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature have organised two seminars in collaboration with the Aarhus Centre for Visual Art: FRESH EYES on Urban Space on November 19th 2015 and FRESH EYES on Art and Literature in the Public Space on November 25th 2016. To read more about the individual artists and see the latest developments, follow the project's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/fresheyes2017/FRESH EYES is supported byAarhus 2017, City of Aarhus, the Nordic Culture Fund, Bikuben Foundation, The Danish Centre for Culture and Development, Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, Institut Français du Danemark, Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal, Færøernes Kulturfond, Icelandic Literature Centre, FarLit, the Stibo Foundation, and the Danish Arts Foundation.Photography: Inês d'Orey, Fire Station, from the series Inside Aarhus, 2013
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  • Hyun-jin Kwak

    From November 02, 2017 to December 17, 2017
    Opening: Thursday November 2nd at 4-6 PM
    At Galleri Image
    In Kwak's works the chosen locations become part of staged theatrical scenarios, which are contructed exclusively for the eye of the camera. Her continuing series Girls in Uniform is in it's final incarnation (Study of Landscape and Beauty since
    2014) deeply resonant of classical oriental ink paintings, especially landscapes and portrait of immortals, beauty and women. As opposed to how men are depicted in this tradition – as active subjects involved in sophisticated activities as performing art, poetry and meditation – women are traditionally depicted as passive, almost as parts of the landscape.In her works Hyun-jin Kwak creates a sense of ambiguity in terms of body gestures, placements of the models and the nature of their activities. The immediate impressions conveyed by the title are eroded by the realisation that pieces are not actually a celebration of classical landscapes and beauty but an attempt to critically rethink this imagery, and to introduce some ambiguous and contemporary elements. The images all contain elements that suggest a strange co-existence between nature and urban life and the fact that nature or “the natural” in many ways is “staged” and modified by human hand. Hyun-jin Kwak was born in South Korea and lives and works in Stockholm. She was educated in both Korea, at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, and Sweden at the University of Art, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Her works have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in many important Korean and European exhibition spaces and are part of many important collections in both Europe and South Korea. The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts FoundationPhotography: Hyun-jin Kwak: Study of Nature and Beauty no 1
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  • Mary Coble

    From January 12, 2018 to February 25, 2018
    Opening: Friday January 12th
    At Galleri Image
    The art works in the exhibition Acting in Numbers by Mary Coble have a shared theme through her focus on resistance and activism; she will be eximinating iconic symbols, bodily gestures, battlecries, and signals. Coble uses both performance and photograph
    y in order to investigate and 'queer' our understanding of places, actions, bodies, and history, which she does by problematising ideas such as the linear progression, development, and success. The exhibition will combine both photography, video, performance, and art inspired by poster art. The exhibition will amongst others consist of the photo series Performing Defiance (2015), which displays Coble on a tableau with a pink latex triangle above it and an abundance of glitter. The photos are momentarily shots from a longer performance, where the artist symbolically raised her fist in protest and jumped up against the latex triangle filled with glitter, which then opened for unpredictability and chaos. Light is both the foundation and the main medium in the photo series PULSE (2016). The photos are the result of a 10 day long performance where Coble climbed the Cinesphere in Ontario Place Park every night, in order to use it as a light house for minority movements. A series of morse coded messages were transmitted from the building to recievers positioned down in the park, which then forwarded the messages via their own light. The morse code messages were made from statements and battlecries originally used by protest movements and the civil rights movement. There will be a brand new art work that is created specifically for Galleri Image, which is a kind of further development of PULSE. For this new art work, PULSING, a window in the gallery will be made into a morse code generator that constantly will be sending out protest statements. These will be visible from the street out side the gallery. Live performance Coble will be doing a live performance which is based on the children's game Red Rover. Participants from the audience will be split up and organised into two chains; holding each others arms. One person from each group will then attempt to break the other group's chain by pushing through it as if pushing through a human fence. The performance functions as a study into the mix between play and violence as well as the individual's relation to the group. Seminar During the exhibition period, a seminar will be held on the complex relations between art and activism as well as photography and performance. The seminar will be presented by Mary Coble herself, Rune Gade, lector in Art History at Copenhagen University with a special focus on Danish photography, genderstudies, and feminism and professor at Valand Academy, Annika Lundgren who works with art and activism, largely from a feminist perspective.
    2018-01-12 19:00:00
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