• Birgit Johnsen & Hanne Nielsen

    From May 05, 2017 to June 25, 2017
    Opening: Friday May 5th 2017 at 4-7 pm
    At Galleri Image
    For Galleri Images 40th anniversary exhibition KIND OF NOISY SILENCE Hanne Nielsen & Birgit Johnsen will show a brand new video work by the same name. Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen consider the medium of video as an intuitive art form to examine de
    bate, assemble and disorient reality and existence at the same time.Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen’s video KIND OF NOISY SILENCE features a choral work, where the notes have been exchanged for silence and gasps and where the movements are delivered solely through intensely held breath, alternating with impotent gasps for air. The work places itself within the tradition of historic avant-garde pieces like John Cage’s iconic 4:33 in which the movements are composed entirely of silence so as to raise the audience’s responsiveness. As such it is an affect-creating work, which we immediately recognize with our own bodies and listen to empathetically with our own breath baited. The choral movements stand out, clearly forming the structure. The conductor guides the choir with a sure hand: in unison or polyphonic they appear and recede into the silence of the pause, coalesce and dissolve, approach and depart in one, gliding, fragmented motion, in and out of nothingness, in both sound and vision. The fear of nothing happening, according to Jean Francois Lyotard constitutes the threshold where we most clearly are faced with the sublime. Where we are caught off guard by the black abyss: “What if nothing happens?” The sublime is full of both terror and release. KIND OF NOISY SILENCE thus translates the threshold experience of the choir and the viewer into an image of the lonely individual standing in front of an unpredictable, unreadable, and diffuse world, where we stubbornly try to maintain a structure on existence by at least gasping together in a collective polyphony. Besides the main videowork other pieces are shown in a cohesive installation, each interacting in some way with KIND OF NOISY SILENCE.Birgit Johnsen & Hanne Nielsen are graduates of the Jutland Art Academy in 1991 and 1990, respectively. They have collaborated on video works, documentaries and installations since 1993. Nielsen & Johnsen have shown several exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad, for instance in Poland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and China. Last year they received Denmark's greatest honorary award in the field of arts, Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Legat, and in 2017 they received the Eckersberg medal.The exhibition will be opened by curator and researcher at Hasselblad Center, Louise Wolthers.The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, The City of Aarhus, and the CAC Foundation
    2017-05-05 16:00:00
    2017-06-25 17:00:00
  • Stuart Richardson, Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Claudia Hausfeld, Pétur Thomsen, Hallgerður Hallgrimsdóttir

    From August 18, 2017 to October 01, 2017
    Opening: Friday August 18th, 2017 at 4 - 7 PM
    At Galleri Image
    In this exhibition, five photographic artists living in Iceland turn their gaze towards nature. Since the beginning, landscape photography has been a leading force in the Icelandic photographic scene, and its key mission has been to promote Iceland intern
    ationally and to preserve Icelandic national identity. The genre continues to play a crucial role in the photographic scene today. In This Island Earth, each artists' approach is a highly personal one, which leads to a diversity in the composition and texture of the exhibited works - yet parallels can be found. A common characteristic of the works, which include both photography and video, is that they all test our sense of reality in relation to nature and landscape imagery.The five participating artists in This Island Earth are Stuart Richardson, Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Claudia Hausfeld, Pétur Thomsen, and Hallgerður Hallgrimsdóttir. The exhibition is curated by Katrin Elvarsdóttir who, in addition to being and artist and curator, is the director of The Icelandic Photography Festival in Reykjavik. Stuart Richardson documents the landscape around a narrow inlet  in the eastern part of Iceland using the light beam from the Dalatangi lighthouse as the only source of light. Kristín Sigurðardóttir prints, folds, and scans photographs and creates multu-layered compositions, which float in space, and manipulates, pushes and pulls the concept of time. Claudia Hausfeld creates spaces that challenge the reliability of visual perception and works with deconstruction of thephotographic image. Pétur Thomsen's landscape photography shows us how time leaves its poetic traces on the world. Hallgerður Hallgrimsdóttir takes the viewer on a dramatic journet to an unknown place with a series of black and white images juxtaposing nature with her intimate self-portraits. All five artists present works that seem to challenge the viewer's sense of reality in relation to nature - some show us mystrious scenes where artificial light creates ominous ambiances while others work with the deconstruction of the photographic image. In connection with the exhibition we will publish a richly illustrated catalog with texts by the exhibitions curator Katrín Elvarsdottir and Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud, PhD and Art historian.Events during the exhibitionThe opening of the exhibition will be part of Gallery Night Aarhus, where 5 Aarhus galleries combine their forces to create an evening full of Art events. For this reason the opening party will be extended to 7 PM. Join us! The other galleries participating in Gallery Night are Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Gallerie MøllerWitt, Galleri Profilen, and Galleri Jacob Bjørn.The day after the opening, on August 19th at 2 PM, four of the artists featured in the exhibition, Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir, Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Pétur Thomsen, and Stuart Richardson will give artists talks at Galleri Image. The talks are freely open to the public.Sunday September 24th Claudia Hausfeld will conduct a workshop on print making in collaboration with Mørkekammeret (The Dark Room) at Godsbanen cultural production centre. Reserve a space by contacting Galleri Image.On September 30th we will host the seminar Separate and together: Landscape Imagery and Icelandic Identity on contemporary Icelandic art with a particular focus on Danish-Icelandic connections. The seminar will be held at Galleri Image and is free to the public.On the same day, September 30th, the exhibition i.s.l.a.n.d featuring three local Danish artists, who have worked in Iceland, will open at Mellemrummet at Godsbanen Center for Cultural Production. The three featured artists are Bodil Sohn, Else Isaksen, and Maja Ingerslev. The exhibition is a collaboration between Galleri Image and Aarhus Center for Visual ArtThe exhibition is kindly supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, AP Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Aarhus Stiftstidendes Fond, The City of Aarhus, The Danish-Icelandic Fund, The Foundation for Danish-Icelandic Cooperation, and Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond.
    2017-08-18 16:00:00
    2017-10-01 17:00:00
  • Aarhus School of Architecture, Galleri Image

    From September 21, 2017 to September 24, 2017
    Opening:
    At Galleri Image, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Dokk1
    Save the Date for the 4th Edition of the Photobook Week Aarhus, hosted at the Aarhus School of Architecture’s Library, Galleri Image, and Dokk1. The program, curated by international experts under the direction of independent curator Moritz Neumüller, rep
    resents an ongoing investigation on the development and role of the photobook as an artistic media. Photobook Week Aarhus is organized in collaboration between Galleri Image and Aarhus School of Architecture. The fourth edition will be on Distribution and Markets, using a regional axis, which maps the Danish/Scandinavian photobook praxis in the global context. There will also be a focus on the Landscape, which will include Architectural Practices, as well as an exhibition on Icelandic photobooks. As always, there will be a wealth of inspiring talks, workshops, and exhibitions of the most amazing photobooks.Photobook Week Aarhus 2017 is supported by Dreyers Fond, Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond, Institut Français du Danemark, Politiken-Fonden, and The City of Aarhus
    2017-09-21 11:52:00
    2017-09-24 13:52:00
  • From October 12, 2017 to October 29, 2017
    Opening:
    At Aarhus
    FRESH EYES - International Artists Rethink Aarhus is a collaboration between Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature. The project will result in an art book, an exhibition at Galleri Image and photo, audio, and video installations in the u
    rban spaces of Aarhus as well as readings, workshops and seminars at Godsbanen. The FRESH EYES exhibition will take place from October 12th to 29th, and is curated by Gitte Broeng, author and curator.The project was initiated in 2013 and will proceed until 2017. During this period of time, eleven international photographers and seven writers will be invited to Aarhus. Here they will experience the city, enter into dialogues with the local population and afterwards present their artistic ideas on how to rethink Aarhus.The London-based artist Tom Lovelace (UK) was the first photographer to visit the city in August 2013 in connection with the project. In December 2013 the Portuguese artist Inês d'Orey (PRT) paid Aarhus a visit as well to prepare her visual contribution to the FRESH EYES project. In August 2014 the Irish artist Miriam O'Connor (IRL) visited the city in order to produce her part of the project, and in the end of October, Aarhus had the pleasure of welcoming the German artist Thomas Kellner (DEU).In 2015 a special focus was directed towards contributions from artists and writers from the Nordic countries. Maja Ingerslev (DK), Markus Henttonen (F), and Hyun-Jin Kwak (S) documented and interpreted the city through the photographic medium, while the literary reinterpretations were carried out by Andri Snær Magnason (IS), Jóanes Nielsen (FO), and Niviaq Korneliussen (GL). Thomas Kellner also returned to  Aarhus in 2015 to finish his project. The French Oulipo-poet Jacques Jouet also visited the Jutlandic city to finish his contribution, consisting of poems written in the city busses of Aarhus.On November 19, 2015, Galleri Image and the Aarhus Center for Literature conducted the seminar FRESH EYES on Urban Space in collaboration with Aarhus Center for Visual Art. The seminar presented acclaimed international speakers. There were presentations by photographers, writers  and architectual researchers, who in collaboration examined the relationship of art with the city and its space. Amongst other things, the seminar addressed the hidden potentials and tensions in the physical urban spaces.In 2016 a special focus was on artists from non-European countries. Artists and writers from radically different cultural and geographical backgrounds visited the city in order to participate in the project with visual and literary contributions. Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature invited the writers Tsitsi Dangarembga (ZW), Abdellah Taia (MA), Amitabha Bagchi (IN), as well as  photo artists Rana El Nemr (EG), Anushree Fadnavis (IN) and Teresa Meka (GH) to Aarhus. Furthermore, Miriam O'Connor returned to the city to continue her work on her visual contributions to the project.On Friday November 25th 2016, Galleri Image, the Aarhus Centre for Literature and the Aarhus Center for Visual Art hosted the open seminar FRESH EYES on Art and Literature in the Public Space at Godsbanen in Aarhus. The seminar addressed how everything from municipal art projects to graffiti and poems on gables have an impact on our perception of urban spaces, and how the city can be utilised for artistic purposes.   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, Aarhus Municipality, The Bikuben Foundation, DCCD, The Embassy of Portugal in Denmark, Camões Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal, The Danish Arts Foundation, and The Nordic Culture Fund.Photography: Hyun-jin Kwak University (sketch), 2017, Girls in Uniform series for FRESH EYES
    2017-10-12 15:29:00
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  • Hyun-jin Kwak

    From November 03, 2017 to December 17, 2017
    Opening: Friday November 3rd 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
    2017-11-03 13:26:00
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