Kunsthal Aarhus BBC is the new branch of Kunsthal Aarhus that opens in Copenhagen the 1st of January 2021.
Kunsthal Aarhus BBC will take place on Vesterbrogade 208, 1800 Frederiksberg C, which is home to the PO Box Centre.
The measurement of the exhibition space is height 11 x width 23 x depth 38 cm.
How to visit Kunsthal Aarhus BBC:
1 – Go to the kiosk Mælkebøtten, Vesterbrogade 198, 1800 Frederiksberg C. Leave your ID card in exchange for the keys to Kunsthal Aarhus BBC (you will get your ID back, when you return the keys). In the keychain, you will find further information.
2 – Go to the PO Box Centre, Vesterbrogade 208, 1800 Frederiksberg C. Open the frontdoor with the Ruko key.
3 – Find the PO Box nr. 171 and open it with the key market with nr. 171.
4 – Voila! The current exhibition will now appear before your eyes. Remember to use hand sanitiser before and after the visit.
5 – Please return the keys to Mælkebøtten before 22 pm.
Each month during 2021 one artist is invited to exhibit at Kunsthal Aarhus BBC. Here the visitors will be able to visit and experience the exhibition in our daily opening hours between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Each exhibition opens on the first day of the month and closes on the last day of the month.
Mira Winding (B. 1992) is the first exhibiting artist from 1. January to 31. January 2021. Then, in February Maiken Stæhr will be the next artist to exhibit followed by Sophie Nys (BE) in March.
The concept is developed by artist Pernille Kapper Williams and the former Artistic Director of Kunsthal Aarhus, Jacob Fabricius. Kunsthal Aarhus BBC meets the demand of growing interest from visitors in the capital region and the Danish Press – who for one reason or the other can not visit Kunsthal Aarhus on a daily, monthly or yearly basis.
A one-to-one art experience of Kunsthal Aarhus – in Copenhagen. They believe that the exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus BBC will generate a new, intimate and unique art experience.
Kunsthal Aarhus BBC is a COVID19 friendly visiting experience. Only two people are allowed at a time. We encourage people you use hand sanitiser before and after the visit to Kunsthal Aarhus BBC.
Benoît Platéus (b. 1972, BE) explores the boundaries of digital and analogue technologies. In Platéus’s practice, such probing of technology finds expression by challenging the idea of ‘the original’ and of unique meanings. Platéus takes objects in their ‘natural state’ and proceeds to distort them, enlarge them, or turn them upside down or inside out.
With Cool-Headed Gloves at Kunsthal Aarhus BBC, Platéus exhibits one of the tools of his trade – specifically one of two canvas gloves he has previously used while painting. The other glove is in a corresponding exhibition space in Kunsthal Aarhus’ satellite department at the Art Sonje Center in Seoul.
As an object, the glove is a double rather than an identical copy of its counterpart.
The traces of the artist’s work embed themselves in the texture of the gloves. By exhibiting a glove in each city, Platéus breaks with the original duality of the gloves, displacing them in time and space.
When placed in the BBC mailbox, the lone glove can no longer be defined solely as a work tool. Rather, the glove takes on multifaceted functions depending on the gaze cast on it: it can be a painter’s palette, a painted sculpture, a piece of cotton cloth, or a canvas that can be stretched onto a hand or turned inside out. The indeterminate object invites an associative, playful approach to form and meaning and how they are mutually entangled.
Benoît Platéus (b. 1972, BE) lives and works in Brussels.
In his contribution to Kunsthal Aarhus BBC, Esben Weile Kjær exhibits a series of letters addressed to Julian Luxford: a spinoff character from the tale of Robin Hood who is obsessed with all that glitters while also trying to figure out how his existence can be more than just an image.
Letters to Julian Luxford is part of a larger narrative. A narrative that unfolds on different platforms and in different guises, as if creating a Hollywood alter ego for Esben himself.
Visitors are free to rifle through the letters to Luxford. The letters add a written dimension to Julian Luxford’s visual, fleeting appearances at, among other things, art fairs, department store façades, in fashion magazines and in merchandise collections in fashion stores.
For Kunsthal Aarhus BBC, Jana Euler (b. 1982 DE) exhibits the sculptural work The Perspective of the Sender
Ayşe Erkmen (b. 1949, TR) often creates ambiguous spaces by intertwining life and art and by taking her starting point in scenes, objects and situations from everyday life, intervening in and transforming them
In his practice, Mads Gamdrup (b. 1967) examines the photographic media and its possibilities and limitations.
In her practice, Nicole Wermers examines the surfaces and structural role of design to discuss how we perceive and explore urban spaces and their social, cultural and economic impact and influence on their surroundings.
Through video, photographs, words, performances and installations, Eliyah Mesayer (b. 1987)
Sophie Nys (b. 1974, BE) uses sculpture, photography, installation art, video and text in her subtly humorous, whimsical explorations of philosophical, historical, political and artistic issues
Maiken Stæhr (b. 1992) works in a field where sculpture, movement and performance intersect, combining performative experiments with sculptural interventions
Mira Winding (b. 1992)