• From September 13, 2019 to November 03, 2019
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Opening: Friday 13 September 2019 from 4-6 pm at Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus COn Saturday September 28th at 2 pm Galleri Image hosted a seminar about this exhibition. In attendance, Associate Professor in Digital Aesthetics and Design, Lone
    Koefoed Hansen, Butterfly expert Anne Erland Eskildsen and Artist Signe Klejs.A Butterfly flapping its wings can be the cause of a hurricane on the other side of the Earth. That is a popular interpretation of chaos theory, which describes how small changes at the beginning of a process can have significant effect later on. The exhibition BLOWN AWAY is influenced by chaos theory and addresses the ways in which human actions can affect our surroundings and have more impactful consequences than can be predicted. Do we have enough understanding of the fact that we are a global community in which everyone and everything is affected? How do we part with the things that are disappearing as a result of our actions? Klejs refers to her video installation as a Butterfly Necropolis as it consists of a video archive depicting colors and patterns from the more than 12 species of butterflies which are now extinct in Denmark. This extinction which has happened over a few decades and is caused by changes to their living conditions. Butterflies are called nature’s thermometers because they react quickly to environmental changes. Farming of more land and climate changes affect flora and fauna and more than half of the butterfly species here in Denmark are therefore vulnerable or threatened by extinction. In the exhibition, extinct species are depicted with colored sand, like Buddhist sand mandalas – a tradition that is meant to remind us that nothing lasts forever, where monks carefully create large symmetrical images with colored sand that are then destroyed during a ritual, after which the sand is distributed back to nature.In BLOWN AWAY the butterfly images are blown away. The wind is derived from wind data in real time from the sea southeast of New Zealand – literally on the other side of the planet. In this way, the direct effect caused by wind conditions from far away is made visible.Klejs’ latest works all engage with variability as a result of changes in the surrounding environment. She has used data from sources such as the setting sun and local wind conditions, seeking to depict the relationship between environment (nature) and artwork (culture).Signe Klejs (b. 1974) is a Danish artist with a master’s in Design with Digital Media from Design School Kolding and Universität der Künste Berlin, where she studied experimental media art. In her work, she challenges the potential in digital art through what she defines as, relational encounters between body, space and technology. She works across many genres including, stage art, visual arts, site specific art, installations and transmedia projects. Klejs' art has been exhibited all over Scandinavia, in Europe, Asia and the US. During the European Cultural Capital in Aarhus 2017 Klejs created the piece Hesitation of Light. Since May 2019, her permanent light installation Zeitgeist has been installed on the façade of The Women’s Museum in Aarhus.You can read more on her website: www.cygne.dkA special thanks to CAVI, Aarhus University.The Exhibition is supported by Kulturudviklingspuljen (City of Aarhus), Augustinus Fonden and the Danish Arts Foundation.
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  • From November 08, 2019 to December 20, 2019
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Opening: 8 November 16:00 - 18:00 at Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus CQ&A with Ida Nissen and Tom Lovelace, artist and Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London: 9 November 14:00 - 15:00 at Galleri ImageThe historical process to date has dep
    osited in you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory  – Antonio Gramsci, The Prison Notebooks This show is inspired by Gramsci’s idea that history deposits in us an infinity of traces that ultimately form our identity. However, they lack an inventory in order to give the history shape and sense. The gathering of such inventory can come from traces of heredity, individual and collective traditions, relations or experiences.Compile Your Inventory brings together a series of new works; in which layered analogue colour photograms form an abstract narrative of collages to explore a dynamic of kinship, dislocation and displacement.Drawing inspiration from her South Korean heritage, Nissen sources traces from personal memory and creating an inventory of shapes, signs and symbols, that are related the South Korean traditional culture. These works can be seen as fragments of identity being compiled through reinterpretation and examining the boundaries of what is already known and what is foreign.A driving interest in her practice is the in-between state of the authentic and the constructed, real and imaginative. Photography in particular, becomes a medium that motivates this ambiguity and ultimately forms the narratives and memories, which cannot be represented in language or thought.Bio: Ida Nissen lives and works in London. She studied at Valand Academy in Gothenburg and is a recent graduate from Royal College of Art in London. Nissen works with photography and has exhibited widely in Europe. More recent exhibitions and publications include: Somerset House, Photo London; European Parallel Platform: Lisbon, Lodz, Zagreb; Entrée, Bergen; Raumflucht, LAABF, US; Skape Gallery, Seoul, KOR; Sirin, Copenhagen, DK. For a full list and more information about her work, please visit her website: idanissen.com The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation.
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  • From January 10, 2020 to March 01, 2020
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Exhibition opening on Friday the 10th of January from 16-18  Demounting Louis Agassiz is an exhibition by visual artist Sasha Huber, presenting a selection of her artistic contributions to the long-term project and activist campaign “D
    emounting Louis Agassiz”, which she began in 2008. The project’s goal is to challenge the ongoing celebration of Swiss-born naturalist and glaciologist Louis Agassiz – an influential racist and pioneering thinker of apartheid. One of the first actions of protest revolved around the renaming of Agassizhorn, a mountain top in the Swiss alps, to Rentyhorn. The name-change was in honour of Renty, an enslaved man from Congo, who Agassiz commissioned the photographer Joseph T. Zealy to photograph in 1850, and the new name was emblematic of the silent and anonymous victims of racism. Sasha Huber continued the project in countries like Brazil, Scotland, New Zealand, USA and Canada, where she used her voice and body to mediate the ways in which the historic narrative was lacking. Demounting Louis Agassiz is Sasha Huber’s first solo exhibition in Denmark and will be accompanied by a workshop with the artist herself. The workshop is directed at kids and young people and will address the remnants of colonialism in our environment.  Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1975. She is currently based in Helsinki, Finland and holds an MA from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (presently University of Arts). Huber's work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. She is occupied with the underlying subtle threads that connect the past with the present and works with performance-based interventions, videos, photography, archival materials, collaborations and publications. Huber has had solo exhibitions at the Hasselblad Foundation Project Room in Gothenburg, and has participated in numerous international art festivals such as the 29th Biennial of São Paulo in 2010, the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014 and the 56th la Biennale di Venezia in 2015 (collateral exhibition: Frontier Reimagined). In 2018, Huber received the State Art Award in the category visual arts given by the Arts Promotion Centre, Finland. The exhibiton is supported by Statens Kunstfond
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