Beginning next week, Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s first biennale Poet Slash Artist will be presented in streets, train stations and bus stops throughout Denmark. In these outdoor locations, works by 36 visual artists and poets will bring different cultures, continents, languages and generations together, forming a new sense of community.
Exhibition period: 15 November – 31 December 2021
Kunsthal Charlottenborg is proud to announce the names of the visual artists and poets taking part in the upcoming biennale. The participating artists are: Etel Adnan, Adonis, Jay Bernard, Anne Boyer, Julien Creuzet, Imtiaz Dharker, Jimmie Durham, Jeanette Ehlers, Inua Ellams, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Tracey Emin, Renee Gladman, Vivienne Griffin, Lubaina Himid, Sky Hopinka, Isaiah Hull, Jakob Jakobsen, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Miriam Kongstad, Tarek Lakhrissi, Lebogang Mashifane, Friederike Mayröcker, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Jota Mombaça, Precious Okoyomon, Heather Phillipson, Lea Porsager, Lea Gulditte Hestelund & Olga Ravn, Tabita Rezaire, Tiffany Sia, Amalie Smith, Cecilia Vicuña, Xu Bing, Gozo Yoshimasu.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents talks and readings on Saturday 20 November at 2pm – 5pm in the Festival Hall at Charlottenborg. Afterwards, a selection of the works will be on display in the courtyard at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
2.00pm Opening speech by Michael Thouber, director of Kunsthal Charlottenborg
2.10pm Author reading by Lemn Sissay
2.20pm Curator talk with Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lemn Sissay
2.40pm Author reading by Amalie Smith
2.50pm Artist talk with Jeanette Ehlers, Miriam Kongstad, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Amalie Smith
3.15pm Author reading by Jakob Jakobsen
3.25pm Artist talk with Lea Porsager, Lea Gulditte Hestelund & Olga Ravn, Jakob Jakobsen
3.50pm Author reading by Olga Ravn
4-5pm Wine and display of works in the courtyard at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Lemn Sissay, Poet Slash Artist constitutes an exploration of poets working with visual art and visual artists working with poetry. Poet Slash Artist was originally shown and produced by Manchester International Festival (MIF) and HOME in July 2021. The Danish version is supplemented with new works by Danish artists. Further info here.
The Kunsthal Charlottenborg Biennale is produced in collaboration with AFA JCDecaux and is shown on AFA JCDecaux’s outdoor advertising panels nationwide. This wide-ranging distribution means that 84% of the Danish population will be able to see and experience works from the exhibition.
Kunsthal Charlottenborg has previously entered into exhibition collaborations with AFA JCDecaux in 2017 (Yoko Ono –Transmission) and 2019 (It’s Urgent!). The collaborative relationship has now been formalised, meaning that in future an international biennial exhibition covering all of Denmark will be arranged every other year.
The Kunsthal Charlottenborg Biennale is supported by the Obel Family Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation.