Tove Storch: Slumping, 2024, Gammel Strand, Copenhagen. Photo: David Stjernholm
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Artistic Practice :

Book Launch and Talk: Tove Storch & Lauren Elkin

4 May 2024 02.00 PM - 04.00 PM
Gammel Strand Gammel Strand 48, 1202 København K

The Danish artist Tove Storch's continuous studies of sculpture and materials are known to many. On the other hand, her work with sculpture as a feminist object is barely described. A new publication by Art Hub Copenhagen titled Slump into Rebellion now wishes to make up for this. It does so by collecting and disseminating Storch's artistic practice over the past 20 years and for the first time bringing a feminist theoretical perspective to it, centrally with an essay by Lauren Elkin, author of Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art (2023).

To celebrate this new book, Gammel Strand and AHC invite you to a launch and talk with Tove Storch and author Lauren Elkin, moderated by art critic, curator, and editor of the book Maria Kjær Themsen.

It will take place on 4 May at 2.00PM at Gammel Strand, where Tove Storch is currently showing Slumping – her most extensive solo exhibition to date.


Book launch and talk: Tove Storch, Lauren Elkin & Maria Kjær Themsen

Saturday, 4 May at 2.00-4.00PM

Gammel Strand 48

1202 Copenhagen K

Participation costs DKK 10, however this ticket does not provide access to the exhibition. To be purchase here.

Tickets for the exhibition can be bought in the shop for DKK 90.

Please note that the conversation is in English.

Furthermore, it is possible to buy the book at the event.



Slump into Rebellion gathers three texts on Danish artist Tove Storch’s work and thought. Firstly, a conversation between Danish curator Stine Hebert and Storch herself, who take us back to the start of their friendship, and into the “backroom” that any artist maintains throughout their working life, a room of conversations informing and developing their artistic practice. The second text in this book is by Lauren Elkin – American translator and author – examining Storch’s art works through the lens of feminist theory, laying bare important but less discussed reflections on their subversive potential. Finally, Slump into Rebellion also includes a republishing of a poetic text by curator and art critic Paola Paleari, which fascinatingly weaves together Storch’s work and Newton's law of universal gravitation.

The book is published by Art Hub Copenhagen (AHC) in connection with Tove Storch's participation in AHC's dissemination program Artistic Practice and upcoming collaboration with Glas - Museum of Glass Art in Ebeltoft, where Tove Storch will open another solo exhibition later this year.

The Artistic Practice program is led by editor and project manager Karina Lykkesborg.



Tove Storch graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2007, the Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin in 2006, and the Akademie der bildende Künste in Vienna in 2004. Storch is the recipient of Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens grant and the three-year working grant awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation. Her artworks can be found in a number of public collections, including the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk (Denmark), the Malmö Museum of Art in Malmo (Sweden), and The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. (USA).


Lauren Elkin is a Franco-American writer and translator based in London. She the author of several books, including Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art, No. 91/92: Notes on a Parisian Commute and Flâneuse: Women Walk the City. Her essays have appeared in the London Review of Books, Frieze, Art Review, Harper’s, and the New York Times, and furthermore, she is also an award-winning translator, most recently of Simone de Beauvoir’s previously unpublished novel The Inseparables.


Maria Kjær Themsen is the art editor at Dagbladet Information and works as a freelance curator and writer. She has written about Danish and international art for over 20 years and has published a number of books on contemporary art, including the critically acclaimed Berørt – om dansk kunst i det nye årtusinde (Touched – about Danish art in the new millennium). She has curated exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and in 2020 she won Bikubenfonden’s Vision Award together with Kunsthal Rønnebæksholm for the exhibition Soil.Sickness.Society. Since 2019, she has been teaching art theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

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