OVERKIVET at Overgaden 21/21

In relation to the festival 21/21 at Overgaden in Copenhagen I have been working with the archive and the history og the institution.

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21 DAYS – 21 YEARS

5 March – 25 March 2007

OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art

http://WWW.OVERGADEN.ORG

For three weeks in March OVERGADEN – Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen will light a fire under the Danish art scene with the festival 21 Days – 21 Years.

Central to 21 Days – 21 Years is a presentation of OVERGADEN’s unique history as one of Copenhagen’s most experimental exhibition spaces for Danish and international contemporary art. Since it was founded in 1986, OVERGADEN has not only showed the way for young, experimental art but has also contributed to creating debate and dialogue about art today. OVERGADEN has invited the Danish artist Kristina Ask to search the archives and stage this 21 year history and the exhibition space’s crucial role on the Danish art scene.

During the festival OVERGADEN will collaborate with the artist-run TV station tv-tv who will be setting up a studio at OVERGADEN, and with the arts portal aarhus.nu who will update daily with interviews and reports on their website. Students from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen will set up and run a bar, thereby creating a meeting place in OVERGADEN’s characteristic rooms by Christianshavn’s Canal.

See http://www.overgaden.org for an overview of all of the festival’s events.

21 Days – 21 Years is a visionary suggestion of how to challenge and expand the framework of an art institution.