Contact

marie [at] mariethams [dot] com

Practice

Visual artist based in Copenhagen.
Marie Thams' work is driven by a wish to create critical and sensuously enclosing works. Thams works context and research based and her productions often result in larger installations consisting of sound, video and sculptural elements. Voice has gained a growing role in Thams' practice and she work with voice, speech, and text as part of installation, publication, audio, and performance.
Key questions in Thams's work concern the possible points of departure and impetus we humans have in the world; the experienced relation between social, political and biological being; valorisation of human activities in the semio-capitalist society; human productivity; the present labour market and production strain.

Current and upcoming

Promises of a Distant Now, solo exhibition at URBANEK, London, UK, until November 10, 2019
Documentation of the exhibition published on IDOART.dk

Young Danish Art. Forecasting the Future, group exhibition at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj (DK), until March 15, 2020
See here and arken.dk for more info

In October 2019, Thams was awarded Aage og Yelva Nimbs Fonds honorary award for re, which is part of the current exhibition at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj (DK)

Recent

Med indlevelse og overlevelse på spil, speech given at the 50th anniversary of the organisation Danish Visual Artists (Billedkunstnernesforbund, BKF), November 2019 - Read here (in Danish)

SPOKEN, festival, Odense. Performances on August 22, 2019 at teater95, Odense. See programme here: spoken.dk

Essay Kritisk masse i flydende form? (in Danish), published October 2018 on IDOART.DK, and in Billedkunstneren (BKFs magazine) in December 2018.
– Teksten er en reaktion på diskussionen om hvorvidt danske kunstnere er aktive nok i samfundsdebatten og for at påpege et stærkt aspekt af billedkunstens bidrag til, ja netop samfundet. Læs teksten her.

Texts on

"The Crystal Voice", by Nina Power for the exhibition "Promises of a Distant Now", Marie Thams @ URBANEK, London, 2019
"Såbare Prognoser", by Dea Antonsen in Ung dansk kunst: Samfundsprognoser, exhibition catalogue, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, DK, 2019
Video by I DO ART agency, February 2018, HEARTLAND TEMPORARY "The Object is to Change the Soul"
Billedkunstneren, BKF, December 2016 (pp. 21-23), "Jeg kan ikke stoppe, jeg vil ikke stoppe", by Miriam Katz
Den umulige ikke-handling [The impossible non-action], by Maria Bordoff, 2015

Press

Aage og Yelva Nimbs Fond uddeler hæderslegater, kunsten.nu October 2019 (honorary award)
IDOART.dk, October 2019, "Marie Thams: Promises of a Distant Now"
Politiken, August 17, 2019 "5 hjerter: 10 unge kunstnere imponerer med sære, syrede og uventede oplevelser på Arken", by Trine Ross, review of "Young Danish Art. Forecasting the Future", ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
kunsten.nu, June 6, 2018 "Lyse stemmer og prekære forhold", by Nina Wöhlk
kunsten.nu, October 17, 2016 "Kunstnerens arbejdsvilkår er centrum for ny bogudgivelse", by Sandra Vangberg
kunsten.nu, October 27, 2015, "Det handler (ikke) om mit køn", by Ole Bak Jakobsen

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Teaching, curatorial and other engagements

Furthermore, Thams works as an independent curator, organiser and editor - follow the activities in CV or on news.

Member, Board of Representatives at Danish Arts Foundation (Statens Kunstfonds Repræsentantskab), 2017-2020.

Guest teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, workshop at BFA school – November 2019
Guest teacher at Bergen Art Academy, Department of Contemporary Art, workshop for BFA and MFA students – Nov-December 2019

Press/text related to curatotial and other projects

Kunstkritikk.dk, November 10, 2014, "At tale med én stemme", by Cecilie Høgsbroe Østergaard
Kopenhagen.dk, November 7, 2014, "A sculptural manifestation in the North Harbour", by Maria Bordoff
Kuntkritikk.dk, October 29, 2013, "Institutionen er vores!", by Jacob Lillemose