Public Lecture Series – Liisa-Rávná Finbog: “Duodji – an expression of Sámi aesthetics through a language of kinship”

Thursday March, 24, 20221: 16:00 – 18:00 Media School Meeting Room with Liisa Rávná Finbog via zoom Zoom link Description Dr. Liisa-Rávná Finbog is a Sámi scholar from Oslo, Vaapste, and Skánit in the Norwegian part of Sápmi. She is currently based in Tampere, on the Finnish side of Sápmi, where she is doing post-doc research. […]

17 March, 2022
Public Lecture Series – Adam Khalil on A.C.I.D. (Anti-Cinematic Insurrectionary Directing)

Monday March 14, 2022, 16:00-18:00 – Media School Meeting Room (2nd Floor, Italian Stairs) Adam Khalil on A.C.I.D. (Anti-Cinematic Insurrectionary Directing) With a prankster’s side-eye and biting critique, Adam Khalil’s work breaks and bends linear time and weaves narrative, documentary, and experimental forms together with humor and unapologetic political inquiry to address the ongoing trauma […]

31 January, 2022
Public Lecture Series: Haegue Yang: Double Soul

Wednesday 2. March, 202216:00 – 18:00 Location: Hirschsprung Auditorium, Peder Skrams Gade 2, 1054 Copenhagen In the spring of 2022, the SMK (National Gallery of Denmark) will host Haegue Yang: Double Soul, the first solo presentation by the internationally acclaimed South Korean artist Haegue Yang in Denmark. Yang’s practice spans a wide range of media, from […]

31 January, 2022
Public Lecture Series – Hyunjin Kim: Rethinking Canon: the image of history, and revisiting modernization through Gender and Tradition in the Asian region

Thursday February 10, 2022, 1 pm: Media School Meeting room (2nd Floor via Italian Staircase) with Hyunjin Kim presenting via zoom Link: https://kunstakademiet.zoom.us/j/4533744648?pwd=V1JtU2dFU1lxWmo2SDhpN3VySlFGdz09 Presenting Hyunjin Kim’s recent curatorial practice such as History Has Failed Us, But No Matter (Korean Pavilion of Venice Biennale 2019) and Frequencies of Tradition (Guangdong Times Museum, 2020 and IAP, 2021), the talk explores […]

19 January, 2022
Forest Curriculum Public Lecture – Kunsthal Charlottenborg Cinema 4-6 pm, December 10, 2021

Forest Curriculum will talk about their research stream and collective art practice on “How To Not Build A Nation”. How to Not Build a Nation is based on an understanding of the modes in which nation-states (as both conceptual configurations and empirical realities) reproduce and perpetuate colonial and pre-colonial violences, and on the role of […]

20 November, 2021
The Forest Curriculum: How To Not Build A Nation — Workshop

December 13-16, 10 am -16 pm Description The Forest Curriculum (Bangkok/Yogyakarta/Manila/Seoul/Berlin/Santa Barbara) is an itinerant and nomadic platform for indisciplinary research and mutual co-learning, based in Southeast Asia, and operating internationally. Founded and co-directed by curators Abhijan Toto and Pujita Guha, and with Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, it works with artists, collectives, researchers, indigenous organizations and thinkers, […]

14 November, 2021
Hong-Kai Wang Seminar “Ears for Home”

November 23, 13-16 / November 24, 10-16, November 26, 10-16 Description The Ears for Home seminar proposes a collaborative inquiry into the multiple strata of listening around the notion of “home/shelter/refuge.” Taking James Baldwin’s musing in Giovanni’s Room (1956) that “perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition” as a point of departure, the seminar seeks […]

14 November, 2021
Public Lecture: Hong-Kai Wang: “Fault Line, Wind & Mountain” (Online)

November 23, 10-12 am Copenhagen time Zoom link: https://kunstakademiet.zoom.us/j/4533744648?pwd=V1JtU2dFU1lxWmo2SDhpN3VySlFGdz09 Description Hong-Kai Wang will talk about her recent projects Hazzeh, Borom and fuengu respectively produced in Jordan & Palestine; Jeju Island, South Korea; and Alishan, Taiwan. These projects move along the fault lines, follow the trajectory of winds and seek the sounds of mountains, while attempting to navigate the entanglements between radical moments and lands, […]

14 November, 2021
Anselm Franke Seminar: How to Turn the Pyramids Upside Down: Art, Decolonization and Civilizational Discourse

How to Turn the Pyramids Upside Down Art, Decolonization and Civilizational Discourse In this seminar, we will first engage with the general structure of origin stories, and then look at how to disarm and abolish modern-capitalist versions of such stories, including those that concern the origins of humankind, civilizations, science and art. In the first session, we will […]

14 November, 2021
Anselm Franke – Public Lecture

November 8, 2021: 16:00-18:00 – Festsalen Anselm Franke: Public Lecture: Below That Scheme: Decolonization and Art What does it mean to revise and decolonize (art) history? In this talk, I will be speaking about how and why “art” and especially “art history” has been historically divorced from larger cosmological questions, and what function the  – […]

14 November, 2021
Jane Jin Kaisen: “Community of Parting: Negotiating Borders and Translation Otherwise as Artistic Research”

Kaisen will talk about her artistic research PhD through which she has explored how translation and borders otherwise can manifest as resistance but also as a site for mutual recognition, dialogue, and collective emergence.The objective of the PhD was to synthesize practice and theory and advance an approach to artistic research that is inherently interdisciplinary […]

1 November, 2021
Tamar Guimarães — Lecture and Workshop

21-22 October, 2021: 11:00 – 17:00 – Media School Workshop Description My practice draws from film history, literature and anthropology, finding its  expression in process-based and collaborative formats – often as experimental  dramaturgic processes, leading to the production of films and object ensembles.  At times the outcome of my research takes on an essayistic tone […]

20 October, 2021
AFGANG 2021 — MFA degree show

Afgang (MFA Degree Show) is the annual exhibition for the graduates from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts. In these months, 28 artists are finishing their 3-year MFA education. The exhibition celebrates and presents new works created by the graduates of The Art Academy. The exhibition is at one time the […]

28 September, 2021
Responsiveness and Influence – A seminar with Agnieszka Polska

Tuesday 9. February, 2021 – Tuesday 11. May, 2021 Ideas travel through societies like electric impulses travel through the network: a relay , tripped by a signal, emits another signal. As Warren S. McCulloch – early cybernetician, states:  The signal’s […] effect depends only on conditions where it ends, not where it begins.  An intrinsic […]

24 September, 2021
Writing Workshop with Jonas Eika

28.01 – 02.02.2021 On the first day of the workshop we’ll be reading excerpts from different kinds of literature – poetry, science-fiction, cut-up prose, and theory (of the more performative kind) – and let ourselves be inspired by them through small writing exercises. The texts and our conversation will revolve around issues of voice, memory, […]

24 September, 2021
Artist talk: Jeannette Ehlers

9. November 2020, 14:00-16:00 Organized in collaboration between the School of Media Arts, The School of Conceptual and Contextual Practices, and the Institute for Art, Writing and Research

24 September, 2021
Katja Novitskova – Online Artist Talk and Q&A.

Wednesday 27.01.2021, 15.00 – 17.00 Novitskova’s work tackles the complexity and eventual failures of depicting the world through technologically driven narratives. By bringing together art and science to the level of nature, Novitskova brings awareness to the mediation and representation tools used to depict these realms. More specifically, Novitskova’s work focuses on the mapping of […]

24 September, 2021
Making an Entrance or What is Seen Ain’t Even – performance workshop with Geo Wyeth

16,17. 12. 2020, 10am – 3pm This workshop will extend and play with the scale, threshold, and flavor of “the entrance” as a well-worn gesture of stage and screen.  We will conduct group theatrical exercises (physical and vocal), share some favorite examples of entrances from our surrounding cultures, and create our own lexicon or moves […]

24 September, 2021
“Wild Relatives” screening and a conversation with Jumana Manna

Wednesday 25. November, 2020 As a visual artist working primarily in video and sculpture, Jumana Manna explores how power is articulated through relationships, often focusing on the body and materiality in relation to narratives of nationalism and histories of place. Manna’s works have been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including the Toronto Biennale (2019); Jumana […]

24 September, 2021
Lecture and conversation with The Forest Curriculum (Pujuta Guha and Abhijan Toto)

6.11.2020, 13.00-16.00 The Forest Curriculum is an itinerant and nomadic platform for indisciplinary research and mutual co-learning. It proposes to assemble a located critique of the Anthropocene via the naturecultures of zomia, the forested belt that connects South and Southeast Asia. The Forest Curriculum works with artists, researchers, indigenous organizations and thinkers, musicians, activists. It […]

24 September, 2021
Travels in Time and Scale – A seminar with Agnieszka Polska

Thursday 22. October, 2020 – Tuesday 5. January, 2021 Due to the varied speeds of contemporary communication processes and the recursivity of these systems, one of the qualities of the Information Age is its entanglement with overlapping time frames and its involvement with different scales.  The technology user, in their non-linear journey, may depart from […]

24 September, 2021
Presentation by Cosmin Costinas on the exhibition “A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story”

21.10.2020, 11:00-13:00 Lecture and conversation with Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero on their exhibition A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story. Starting from the events that affected Hong Kong in the spring of 2003, the exhibition traced the different narratives, historical backgrounds as well as the […]

24 September, 2021
What Could Sustainability in Curating Be? Kuratorisk Aktion, CAMP, documenta fifteen” Lecture by Frederikke Hansen, followed by conversation with Jane Jin Kaisen

20. 10. 2020, 10:00-12:30 Together with Tone Olaf Nielsen, Hansen is co-founder of the curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion (2005–). Kuratorisk Aktion has curated such pioneering exhibitions and publications as Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts (2006), The Road to Mental Decolonization (2008), and TUPILAKOSAURUS: An Incomplete(able) Survey of Pia Arke’s Artistic […]

24 September, 2021