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  • From March 06, 2020 16:00 to June 26, 2020 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    On 6 March between 4pm and 6pm, Galleri Image invited you to the opening of the solo exhibition Stages of Conception by Myne Søe-Pedersen. On 7 March at 2 pm, Galleri Image hosted an artist talk with Myne Søe-Pedersen about the exhibition. The exhibition
    was closed 10 weeks for audience due to covid-19. The exhibition reopened 26 May and the exhibition period is extended to 26 June 2020. Stages of Conception shows brand new work by the artist and is Søe-Pedersen's first exhibition at Galleri Image. Her approach to the photographic medium is characterized by an ongoing exploration of the basic nature of photography, as well as its expanded possibilities. In Stages of Conception she juxtaposes groupings of works in an investigation of a significant place, and the collective as well as personal notions associated with it. The site of investigation is a closed psychiatric hospital outside of Nykøbing Sjælland (in the northwest of Zealand, DK), which was in use between 1915 and 2015. The hospital was built to new and idealistic standards: Placed in idyllic surroundings and with gardens and workshops on the grounds, it makes a positive impression when you visit it today. At the same time, the place has been the site of a diversity of personal destinies, as well as histories of psychiatry as an institutionalized form of treatment. Today, the buildings are used for other purposes, but they also house a small locally run museum for the history of the psychiatric hospital. The artist's personal relationship with the place is connected to her sister, who for a period was a regular patient at the hospital, while she was also living in a house near the hospital grounds and the adjoining forest.The personal conceptions of the psychiatric hospital and what it represents are simultaneously informed by the collective conceptions: Psychiatric cultural history has embedded strong images in our collective memory, and it is in the awareness of this that Søe-Pedersen has been particularly interested in the small museum of the place. Museums can in many ways be seen as places where we stage our shared history in an attempt to make meaning of it.The study thus has three layers: the personal, the specific and the collective. The three layers inform each other in an open and process-oriented exploration of concepts such as disappearance, memory, conceptions, and reality. Through repeated visits to the hospital and the surrounding area, research in the museum's collections and archives, as well as performative actions, Søe-Pedersen has been striving to achieve a state of physical immersion. At the same time, this insistent approach is an attempt to get rid of predefined logic in a context that is saturated with meaning and narratives.The exhibition consists of four separate yet connected groupings of works. These are grounded in the hospital’s theatre stage, in escape tools from the museum's collection, in a handwritten letter from the artist's sister, and in the forest close to the hospital grounds.About the artistMyne Søe-Pedersen is a Danish artist, born in 1972, graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Cooper Union School of Art in New York in 2001. She works with an expanded approach to photography and is inspired by its development and processes as well as the point as which the photographic representation becomes an abstraction. The artworks often contain multiple layers of information, which can be very concrete, but which can also create an abstraction through repetition and experimental method. A recurring theme in Søe-Pedersen’s artistic practice is explorations of the tension between the rational and the irrational as well as between staging, conception and reality. She has previously exhibited both nationally and internationally, such as Odense, Copenhagen, Paris, Germany, Amsterdam and Ystad. The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation & The City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen)
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  • From August 07, 2020 14:53 to September 20, 2020 16:53
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus C.
    Galleri Image presents the exhibition In Our Nature by the Russian artist Mariya Kozhanova. We're waiting to set a date for the opening. The exhibition will showcase brand new artworks consisting of photographs and brass sculptures, objects from nature an
    d gold as an iconic colour and material. Thee artworks in the exhibition will connect and guide the visitors through a moving tale of cultural framing oppose to the human natural beauty. The purpose is to find our way back to nature's balance both outside and within ourselves.  Nature will be photographed and objects from nature will be physically placed throughout the exhibition space to create a living and present experience of the artworks. Bird nests and flowers will appear as symbols for the child's natural innocence and our growth as human beings, and here you see the connection between the human body and nature. Gold will be applied as a symbolic and decorative colour to several artworks. Kozhanova paints with a gloss paint marker with golden ink as a modern technique that maintain the art in present day. Traditionally gold leaf was applied to spiritual portraits of saints as gold is the symbolic threshold between the earthly and holy. In Kozhanova's art gold is the transforming link between the cultural, spirituality and nature. Kozhanova creates the link between gold and nature by applying the Japanese technique called “Kintsugi” which involves repairing broken pottery and stones with golden paint. The technique enhances the broken and imperfect as the most beautiful parts of the objects. This transfers to the human being itself in Kozhanova's artworks, as we should consider all of our qualities as fair and natural. Galleri Image is very proud to present to Mariya Kozhanova's first solo-exhibition in Denmark. The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation. About the artistMariya Kozhanova (b. 1986) lives and works in Berlin. She got her degree in economics and finance in 2008 at Kaliningrad State Technical University. Earlier, in 2007, she took photography classes at the Kaliningrad Union of Photographers, studying analogue camera techniques. Kozhanova has exhibited since 2010 and worked with themes as cosplay, the life of nuns and portraits of Russian youth. In her previous series, she has always been fascinated by the needs of people to believe and to seek for something that lays beyond the ordinary. She worked with memories and legends from the past of her hometown Kaliningrad, which still sees dreams of its Prussian times. She has exhibited multiple times internationally in US, Nepal, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Russia and Greece. 
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  • From September 25, 2020 16:00 to November 15, 2020 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Galleri Image presents No Name by Chinese artist Wang Ningde. The exhibition opens 25 September 2020. In connection to the exhibition a book will be published including texts of Danish and Chinese writers.About the exhibition The exhibition No Name at Gal
    leri Image revolves around photographic pieces by Chinese artist Wang Ningde, which explore power dynamics between authority and public space. Like much of Wang Ningde’s work, the pieces manifest a keen sensibility in response to contemporary issues. The artworks in the exhibition No Name are constructed with photographed paint smudges. Since 2015, Wang Ningde has visited different cities in China, photographically collecting thousands of paint smudges on public walls. The photographs depicted places where the city administration had painted over unauthorized advertisements in an attempt to conceal them. The paint smudges often stand out, as the aesthetics are not in general a priority for the city administrations. Some makes an effort to match the wall, although in the end the paint is still quite noticeable and marks the tensions between the different participants in urban space.   Wang Ningde reutilises the photographed paint smudges to create new images of expressive portraits and art historical moments. In a digital editing process, he constructs with his own photographs’ new motifs on top of pictures of protesters or social events. His final step in the digital editing process is to remove the background picture completely, leaving only the vivid brushstrokes of the paint smears. Wang’s artwork then also addresses the complex entangled relation between photography and painting.   The title of the exhibition No Name refers to the nameless participants in public space, such as the unnamed citizens and nameless urban spaces. The paint smudges begin as cover ups on the urban, social facade, then transformed by Wang Ningde to emphasise the emotional and cultural tensions in public. About the artist  Wang Ningde (b. 1972) graduated from the Photography Department at Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He lives and works in Beijing. Wang is one of the leading contemporary visual artists in China. He is working mainly with photography and installation, using multiple forms to expand the boundaries of visual art. His artworks have been exhibited globally at galleries and art museums in USA, Australia, Asia and Europe. Wang Ningde has received numerous awards, and his artworks are included in several collections, such as the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing and The White Rabbit Collection in Sydney. For more information visit: http://wangningde.com/ The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, the S.C. Van Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, The Aarhus Stiftstidende Foundation, Grosserer L.F. Foghts Foundation and the City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen)   Cancelled due to Covid-19: On 2 May, 10.30 – 3 pm. Galleri Image and The China Studies, Aarhus University will present the symposium Contemporary Chinese Art and Artist: Concerns, Possibilities and Constraints. The symposium features the following guest speakers: Wang Ningde (artist), Duan Yuting (Director of Museum of Photography in Lianzhou), Sasha Su-Ling Welland (Associate Professor University of Washington). The Symposium will be presented in a new form during the fall 2020. 
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  • From October 01, 2020 14:12 to October 04, 2020 16:12
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA) will take place 1 – 4 October 2020. The Festival will include a wide range of exciting exhibitions, talks, book markets, tours, and book presentations on locations throughout the city center of Aarhus. PWA is Denmark’s first an
    d only festival dedicated to presenting the relevance and role of the photobook as part of the artistic landscape. For the seventh time we have arranged an international program with exhibitions and seminars showing the trends in contemporary art and architecture in photobooks. PWA 2020 will be located at Galleri Image, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Dokk1 and Aarhus School of Architecture.This year's festival will explore the theme of Series-Multiplicity-Repetition, and will examine unique conditions and characteristics in photography and photobooks. The focus is set on the global distribution, and different subthemes will be discussed such as publishing formats, printings, and democracy vs. exclusivity. The program for PWA 2020 includes exhibitions and talks with international and Nordic researchers of photography, photographers, leading curators, architects, and many other qualified contributors. It is key for the artistic environment and publishing industry in Denmark to have a photobook festival. Our purpose with the festival is to create the important meeting between professionals and the public. Like last year, PWA will take place at the same time as Art Weekend Aarhus, which is a celebration of the city’s artistic scene. PWA is a collaboration between Galleri Image and Aarhus School of Architecture. Photobook Week Aarhus 2020 is supported by the City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), Augustinus Foundation, Instituto Camões and the Obel Family Foundation. More information on the festival can be found on www.photobookweek.org
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