History of Violence by Peter Brandt

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History of Violence by Peter Brandt

From August 20, 2021 16:00 to October 10, 2021 17:00


Posted by Galleri Image

History of Violence by Peter Brandt

Galleri Image presents the exhibition History of Violence by the Danish visual artist Peter Brandt.
In History of Violence, Peter Brandt explores connections between violence, trauma, and gender.

The main characters of the exhibition are director, author and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini and Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta, who both fell victim to a violent death under mysterious circumstances in 1975 and 1985, respectively.Pasolini is known for his film Saló, o le 120 giornete di Sodoma, and Mendieta for her “earth-body” works. Even though the two main characters of the exhibition never met, Peter Brandt connects them, not only through their cause of death, but also through their work as artists, which often revolved around violence and the body.

Based on extensive research in Rome, Ostia, Bologna and Carsarsa, the exhibition will explore the connection between the history and atmosphere of a space and the violent acts that have been committed there. Brandt will produce new works for the exhibition, incorporating performance, archive material, text, photos, video, and textile works. 

In conjunction with the exhibition Galleri Image will present the seminar “History of Violence: Traces of violence, trauma and gender” at Kunsthal Aarhus on 25 September. Peter Brandt will participate in the seminar, as will curator and art critic Jeppe Ugelvig. Visual artist and ph.d Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld will also participate with a talk and in panel discussions. The artist Selini Halvadaki will moderate the seminar. 
About the Artist 
Peter Brandt (b. 1966) is a Danish visual artist based in Copenhagen. He has a degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. In his artistic practice, he often makes use of feminist strategies and his own body, while refering back to other artists. In 2020m he published the book No Safe Place through the publishing house Really Simple Syndication Press. In that same year, he received the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year working grant.

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, The A.P. Møller Foundation, the city of Aarhus, The William Demant Foundation, The Agency for Culture and Palaces, and the Augustinus Foundation.