AHC x Containerakademiet x 44Møen : Conversation : Bjørn Nørgaard, Alexandra Hunts & Vitor Cardosoaa
“Fill in with your own imagination.” That’s what it says on the board – a paraphrase of the title of Arthur Køpcke’s 1964 work fill: with own imagination. In summer 2023, Bjørn Nørgaard is borrowing these stimulating words and using them as the framework for a series of conversations, to which he is inviting you at Kunsthal 44Møen. He wants to provide guests with a sample of the interdisciplinary discussions he dreams of promoting at the Container Academy in the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen.
The Container Academy is an upcoming studio community, expected to open in November this year. It will accommodate approximately 30 artists who not only need a studio in Copenhagen, but who also wish to be part of a community based on continuous, like-minded, exploratory conversation.
In three conversations at Kunsthal 44Møen, Bjørn Nørgaard will invite one artist and one scientist to meet at the blackboard with a piece of chalk. They will be asked to share their respective practices with each other and discuss the two forms of knowledge they represent: evidence-based and speculative.
Saturday 29 July at 1.00 pm
Artist Alexandra Hunts & professor and black hole researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute, Vitor Cardoso. Moderated by Bjørn Nørgaard.
The conversation will be conducted in English.
ABOUT ALEXANDRA HUNTS
Alexandra Hunts is an Ukrainian-born Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. She holds a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2012) and a MFA from Malmö Art Academy (2018), upcoming resident at Rijkakademie, Amsterdam. (2023-2025).
Hunts works with photography, installation, and sculpture as her main mediums and is interested in experimenting with material as philosophy. The format of her work depends on the conceptual frame, meaning it is always rooted in research that spans across disciplines such as art, science, history, and critical theory.
ABOUT VITOR CARDOSO
Vitor Cardoso is an IST Distinguished Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, and a Villum Investigator and DNRF Chair at the Niels Bohr Institute. His research interests are mainly focused on strong-gravity problems, with implications for gravitational-wave and black-hole physics. He pioneered black hole spectroscopy.
MORE ABOUT THE COINTAINER ACADEMY IN NORDHAVN The Container Academy is currently under construction in the Nordhavn section of Copenhagen and is expected to be inaugurated and in operation from November 2023. It will accommodate 30 studios and two large joint workshops in one large "container" - an industrial building covered with steel sheets. The "Academy" in Container Academy refers to the School of Athens; the Socratic idea of equal conversation between free people as expounded by Plato. The Container Academy is built and run by the Container Academy Foundation in collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen, which will take care of the organisation of the artistic program as well as the day-to-day operations. Quite practically, studios are rented out to younger artists. You can apply for a lease for 3-5 years (3 years with a 2-year extension). The Container Academy at Kunsthal 44Møen this summer is a container, and an example of how a discussion and conversation can take place in the final Container Academy in Nordhavn.