EXTENSIONS VOL. 1: ONLINE TALK
On the occasion of the online group exhibition Extensions vol. 1 Radar Contemporary is proud to present a talk with two of the participating artists Kristoffer Ørum and Helene Nymann. Based on their work, they will discuss what happens when our lives and art get extended into the digital field. What impact does it have on our identities and memories? And how can artworks intervene in the processes of how we perform ourselves with digital media? As both Ørum and Nymann also work as artistic researchers, they will furthermore discuss the benefits of colliding academia with aesthetic practices when approaching the implications of new technology on our lives.
Art historian Ida Schyum will moderate the talk.
We meet at Zoom at 6 pm - 7 pm 14th of May 2020. The event will be in English and is open and free for everyone, but a reservation is needed. To sign up, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
5:45 pm The online chat-room opens
6:00 pm Ida Schyum introduces the exhibition Extensions vol.1
6:15 pm Helene Nymann and Kristoffer Ørum briefly introduce their artistic practices
6:35 pm The artists will discuss different artistic approaches of working with the body and the digital
6:45 pm A Q&A with the artists will be facilitated
We are looking very much forward to seeing you!
– Radar Contemporary
Helene Nymann is a Danish visual artist and artistic researcher born in 1982. Looking at alternative ways of remembering, Nymann investigates the notion of embodied knowledge and how associative images stimulate memory. She holds a BFA from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MFA from Malmø Art Academy. Currently, she is an artistic research fellow at the Interacting Minds Centre at the University of Aarhus, funded by the Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen Grant. She has recently exhibited solo at the New Museum in New York (US), Friedman Gallery in NYC (US), Le-sous-commun in Berlin (DE), and Skissarnas Museum in Lund (SE), and also in Denmark at Kunsthal Aarhus and The Round Tower. Furthermore, she has participated in group shows abroad at a.o. ISCP in NYC (US), Seoul International New Media Festival (KR), Tate Modern London (UK), SALTS in Basel (SZ), MACRO Museo D’arte Contemporanea in Rome (IT), Uhara Hall in Kobe (JP), MACA – Maison d’art Contemporain Athenes (GR), Lund’s Konsthall (SE) and in Denmark at Copenhagen Contemporary, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, and Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art.
Kristoffer Ørum is a Danish artist born in 1975. His practice revolves around the digital spheres, wherein we interact and construct our identities. He has especially worked with twisting the algorithms in our everyday lives to make visible the power and impact they have gained. Ørum has studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and graduated with an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. He was Professor at Funen Academy of Art in 2012-2015, and from 2015-2018 he was an artistic researcher at Uncertain Archives, Copenhagen University. Ørum has exhibited at the Bästa Biennale in Ystad (SE), the Fung Wah Biennale and Flux Factory in New York (US), Baltimore Convention Center (US), and Arts University Bournemouth (UK), as well as in Denmark at Vejle Kunstmuseum, Mønstings Hus, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Overgaden, Medicinsk Museion, Den Sorte Diamant, and The National Museum.
Ida Schyum is a Copenhagen-based curator and art historian born in 1992. Working with an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary art, she has been curating works questioning our understandings of nature and technology at Roskilde Festival from 2016 and onwards. She recently curated a solo show with Inge Bjørn at Galleri Tom Christoffersen, and she is going to co-curate Alt_Cph2020 with Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology. Previously, she has done presentations on artificial intelligence and art for the conference AIIA at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences in 2018, and the Institute of Significant Experiences at the Department of Communication at the University of Copenhagen in 2019. In 2020 she is giving a guest lecture on artificial intelligence and art at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
Radar Contemporary is an artist-driven exhibition platform focusing on contemporary artists working in the field of art and new tech. Radar Contemporary was founded by artists Ida Kvetny and Diana Velasco.