Gestures – Performance and Sound Art
Opening: January 15th 2010 5pm – 8pm. Performance by Mathias Kryger at 6pm
Exhibition period: January 16th – June 6th, 2010
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Staendertorvet 3A, 4000 Roskildewww.samtidskunst.dk
Guided tours: during the exhibition period there will be guided tours every Sunday at 2 pm (in Danish). The tour is free, when admission is paid.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday 12am – 4pm
Gestures is an exhibition highlighting the artwork as action and process. Through documentation of performances, concerts and other events from the 1960s to the present day, the museum will constitute the framework for a series of spatial sound installations, performance footage and live performances. Works from the museum collection are combined with works and projects of a number of invited artists. Gestures will focus on “gestures” both in form and content, as the exhibition is moving through changing artist presentations and a corresponding live-performance programme.
Artists from the museum collection:
Værst (DK), Yoko Ono (JP/US), Christian Marclay (US), John Cage (US), Allan Kaprow (US), Eric Andersen (DK), Akio Suzuki (JP), Philip Corner (US) & Ann Nöel (UK) and Thomas C. Uebelherr (US).
Other artists at the exhibtion:
Nina Beier & Marie Lund (DK), Yvette Brackmann (US), Kerstin Cmelka (AT), Henning Christiansen (DK) & Joseph Beuys (D), Lilibeth Cuenca (DK), Brad Downey (US), Goodipal (DK), Gudrun Hasle (DK), High Heel Sisters (DK/N/S), Judith Hopf (D), Illutron (DK), Frans Jacobi (DK), Kirsten Justesen (DK), Steffen Jørgensen & Allan Nicolaisen & Robert Kjær Clausen & Ditte Soria (DK), Peter Land (DK), Ann Lislegaard (DK), Paul McCarthy (US), Al Masson (F/DK), NSOM (DK), Olof Olsson (DK), Egill Sæbjørnsson (IS) & Marcia Moraes (BR), Morten Søndergaard & Jonas Breum Jensen (DK), VinylTerror & -Horror (DK) and Dr. Nexus (Bln), Matthias Wermke & Mischa Leinkauf (D) among others.
At the opening the following artists will be on display:
Eric Andersen (DK), John Cage (US), Philip Corner (US) & Ann Nöel (UK), Allan Kaprow (US), Christian Marclay (US), Yoko Ono (JP/US), Akio Suzuki (JP), Thomas C. Uebelherr (US), Værkstedet Værst (DK), Nina Beier & Marie Lund (DK), Henning Christiansen (DK) & Joseph Beuys (D), Lilibeth Cuenca (DK), Kirsten Justesen (DK), Egill Sæbjørnsson (IS) & Marcia Moraes (BR), Morten Søndergaard & Jonas Breum Jensen (DK) and Goodiepal / Gæoudjiparl – The Århus Warrior (DK).
Thanks to: The Danish Art Council, The Oticon Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation, Bjergtrolden, Montana, Ånd & Videnfestival and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Press images can be downloaded here