This year we expand our focus on contemporary art with exhibitions as well as the competition NEW:VISION. Today three different exhibitions open with free acces – and yes, you can easily catch them all!

Our art focus continues tomorrow November 6 at 17 with the opening of the exhibition ’ Those Who Love Spiders, and Let Them Sleep in Their Hair’ at ’Den Frie’.

‘Embodied’ at Nikolaj Kunsthal – opening from 5 today
CPH:DOX, Nikolaj Kunsthal and curator Jacqui Davies present ‘Embodied’, a film and video exhibition of artists’ moving image that presents a series of encounters between documentary and performance. Seeking to go beyond the question of authenticity that is initially raised by this intersection, ‘Embodied’ considers performance a process of re-enactment, re-presentation, mediation, and of staging reality. The exhibition considers ideas such as the individual subject as a discursive (documentary) practice, counter-performances, exhibitionism, and unconscious performance.

Linking these various ideas together is an intimated questioning of the tension between fiction and reality within documented performance and performative documentary.

Participating artists:
Katarzyna Badach & Alfredo Ramos Fernández, Yael Bartana, Jérôme Bel, Richard Billingham, Chim Pom, Tacita Dean, Coco Fusco, Louis Henderson, Samson Kambalu, Martha Rosler, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

The opening of the exhibition is today from 17 – 20. The exhibition continues until November 29.

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‘American Pictures’ at Kunsthal Charlottenborg
To show Jacob Holdt’s ‘American Pictures’ from the 1970s does not require a special occasion, as the society that Holdt describes in his photographs is still relevant today. And maybe this is why he in the eyes of many has been elevated from tramp to artist in recent years. Nonetheless, there is a direct occasion to show ‘American Pictures’ again, which is that the work has been under attack. Holdt is accused of not telling the truth. But who owns the truth?

The exhibition asks what we have learned from Holdt’s “what if” since the book was first published in 1977? What trends have since then influenced development in Denmark?

Opening today at 19 with speech by director of Charlottenborg, Michael Thouber. The exhibition continues until January 16, 2016.

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’Rewriting Histories’ at Fotografisk Center
When is it appropriate to revisit historic events, and what does the interpretation of the past mean for our perception of the present? The exhibition ‘Rewriting Histories’ examines how history can be retold from a contemporary perspective and thus focuses on a theme in the visual arts, which has been given a new twist and renewed relevance with recent political events.

27 internationally recognised Danish as well as foreign artists focus on archiving and storytelling through photography, slide installations, film and video works. The key questions in many of the works on display are: how is history told, and can history be told in different or new ways?

You can visit ’Rewriting Histories’ at Fotografisk Center today from 5 – 7 and until December 20.

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