• 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
    2017-10-12 15:29:00
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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
    Nature and culture, East and West, subjects and objects meet in Hyun-Jin Kwak's art. In her art works, she lets the potent symbols and myths from her Korean home and childhood reflect and confront the imagery of adult life and the Western world. Girls In
    Uniform, an ongoing series of photography and sculpture since 2003, originated as a form of self-analysis, where Kwak looked at her background from her new vantage point of woman and artist. The large-scale, staged photographs that constitute the series feature uniformed schoolgirls inhabiting urban and natural landscapes. Barren industrial sites mingle with rivers, waterfalls, cliffs, and dense, almost impenetrable greenery setting the stage for tense and slightly threatening teenage episodes, frozen in time.In one part of the series, Kwak makes references to classic, oriental ink paintings where she especially focuses on landscapes, portraits of immortal spirits, beauty, and women. In this tradition, men are typically depicted as active subjects involved in sophisticated activities such as art, poetry, and meditation. In contradiction, women are portrayed as passive to a point where they almost become part of the landscape. Here – as in the rest of Kwak’s work – the neglected or powerless object is rather an active and empowered subject, involved in games or rituals of uncertain direction and meaning.The exhibition at Galleri Image consists of a selection of works from 2006 to 2017. The latest are a result of Kwak’s residency within the FRESH EYES project in Aarhus. This includes three large works which are on display on a public building next to the gallery. Altogether, the selection shows how Girls In Uniform has developed into studies of settings where historical and architectural aspects carry increasing importance. The method of staging models in different environments, thus suggesting different narratives, has for the artist become a reflective tool to look at and investigate places. Or as she states: “The uniformed girl somehow came to represent my own foreign perspective and placement and displacement in different geographies and localities of the West.”Hyun-Jin Kwak (b. 1974 in South Korea) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She works primarily with staged photography and thematic approaches to geographical sites. Kwak’s works have been shown both in group and solo exhibitions at several major European exhibition spaces such as Hasselblad Center, Art Pavilion Zagreb, Technopolis Athens, Kulturhuset Stockholm, and Platform Seoul. Kwak has been nominated for several European photography awards including Prix Pictet and Prix Virginia. In 2005, Kwak was awarded the Hasselblad Foundation Victor Fellowship. The exhibition opens Thursday November 2nd at 4 pm to 6 pm and is on display until December 17th. Tuesday-Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.Read more about Hyun-Jin Kwak here: http://www.hyunjinkwak.comThe 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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