Thursday in Cardiff (Wales): Sraunus will hold its UK première at Diffusion Festival.
Sraunus is an evolving slideshow exhibition, with each installment showing a different selection of over forty young photographic artists. The curated images reflect an emergent trend in post-digital photography: they do not rely on an indexical relationship to reality, nor deal with universal truths. Instead, the photographers follow an experimental path, and come close to a questioning of our visual values. Through a projection and event-led format, Sraunus also invites critical discussion of the changing materiality of the medium and the place of the digital image in the gallery.
Sraunus in Cardiff is a collaborative project between curator, Paul Paper and writer, Rowan Lear. For the first time, the photographic work will be shown alongside a projection of writing, which will respond, reflect and unravel the images and ideas contained in Sraunus.
Opening: Thursday 2 May, 6 – 8pm (with live soundtrack)
Exhibition: Friday 3 – Monday 6 May, 12 – 5pm
Talk: Saturday 4 May, 1pm
Friday in Copenhagen: Espen and I will be representing NSEW at Kunstpublikationer at Overgaden.
2013 will be the tenth anniversary of the art book fair, which will be accompanied by the exhibition Danish Artists’ Books. The exhibition, which is both a tribute to the medium and an expression of the diversity of the artist book, is curated by the book’s editors, Thomas Hvid Kromann, Maria Kjær Themsen and Louise Sidenius.
The following publishers will also take part in this year’s fair, which runs through the weekend: After Hand (DK), Aki Books (NO), AKV Berlin (DE), Broken Dimanche Publications (DE), Diamond Docs Press (DK), Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten (DK), Forlaget/tidsskriftet *[asterisk] (DK), Hurricane Publishing (DK), Internationalistisk Ideale (DK), Kulkælderen (DK), Motto Berlin (DE), N S E W (NO), OEI (SE), Pork Salad Press (DK), Space Poetry (DK), TTC Books (DK) and Yokoland (NO).
Opening: Friday 3 May, 5 – 8pm
Fair : Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 May, 12 – 5pm
Exhibition: Friday 3 May – Sunday 26 May
Saturday in Vestfossen: 1986 – 2013 / En kunstner som samler kunst (An artist who collects art) opens at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium.
In this exhibition featuring over 500 works by circa 200 international artists, the artist Morten Viskum presents his personal art collection to the public. Pieces in the show range from very young to established artists and are in every conceivable medium. A rough translation from the Facebook page explains that the show is not an attempt to present an art collection per se, but rather a maximalist total installation using the work of others as material.
Read more and see the whole list of artists here (på norsk).