Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

November 2014 - January 2015

REVISIT: Musikerne maler, malerne musicerer og digterne holder kæft

15.11.2014 - 11.01.2015

Institute of Contemporary Art
Overgaden neden Vandet 17
DK - 1414 Copenhagen

The exhibition format REVISIT is a series of annual events that delve into Overgaden’s history and highlight some of the many important art projects that the institution has hosted over the years in order to explore them from the perspective of the present. In 2014 we revisit the exhibition The Musicians Paint, the Painters Make Music and the Poets Shut Up from 1989, organized by author and composer Vagn E. Olsson from the band No Knox. The project was an expression of the punk spirit of the time where cross-artistic experiments and amateurism were considered a creative generator. For the exhibition painters and musicians therefore swapped roles in an attempt to break down traditional boundaries between forms of artistic expression. Today the interfaces between art, music, and literature are still explored – albeit in new ways – and Overgaden has invited a group of artists who all work in a cross-media field to curate an updated version. As then the exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive event programme which includes historical anecdotes, concerts, performances, and a series of debates about the role of amateurism – or the lack hereof – in Danish contemporary art from the 80s until today.

The exhibition is curated by Amalie Smith, Theis Ørntoft og Lars Skinnebach, Hannah Heilmann, Ragnhild May og Vagn E. Olsson.

Participating artists: Signe Boe, Glenn Christian, Electrolux (Daniel Bøtcher og Vagn E. Olsson), Andreas Führer, Lars Arnfred Fynboe, Chiara Giovando, Goodiepal, Rasmus Graff, Felia Gram-Hanssen m. danser Tora Balslev, Claus Haxholm, Ida Marie Hede, Honza Hoeck, Ferdinand Ahm Krag, Karl Larsson, Manet iPad Cover, Anders Mathiasen, Michael Mørkholt, Maya Peitersen, Lea Porsager, Kristian Poulsen, Bjørn Rasmussen, Davide Savorani, Anne Mette Schultz, TS Sterndolph, Marie Thams, Kasper Vang.

Friday 14 November 5-9pm


Welcome to the opening of Yvette Brackman's solo exhibition AGIT FLIGHT and the group exhibition REVISIT: Musikerne maker, malerne musicerer go digterne holder kæft. At the opening the will be performances by Felia Gram-Hanssen with dancer Tora Balslev, Kristian Poulsen (Spost), Michael Mørkholt, and Claus Haxholm.

poster REVISIT Overgaden