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Why Words Now

Henning Lundkvist

May 11, 2021, 18:00–20:00PM, Nyhavn 2, 1051 København K

For a discipline named after its engagement with the visual, there is an awful lot of words in the world of visual arts. In partnership with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Sculpture, Art Hub invites international artists, critics, curators, and art historians to Copenhagen to present their work and answer the question about what the role of language is and can be in the space of visual arts.

For this fifth edition of Why Words Now, we welcome artist and writer Henning Lundkvist:

Wowowowowowowowowowowowowords come too easy or not at all, nothing new there under the setting sun, and when we finally manage to squeeze through the compulsory kissing-on-the-cheeks in the hallway we’re lost for them, stranded as we are in the middle of an opening, surrounded by the crowd and the great unknown, unable to resist asking thoughtless questions about who and why and when and howowowowowowowowowowowowow.

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Join us at the School of Sculpture, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Tuesday, May 11, at 6pm.

Registration via info@arthubcopenhagen.dk. Due to Covid-19, a limited number of seats are available, and to participate you must bring a valid ‘COVID passport’.

The lecture will be in English.

Why Words Now is curated by artist and academy professor Simon Dybbroe Møller, and independent curator and PhD student at Aarhus University Helga Just Christoffersen.

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ABOUT HENNING LUNDKVIST

Henning Lundkvist is a writer and visual artist based in Copenhagen. He has published the novels Planned Obsolescence-A Retrospective (Atlas Projectos, 2018) and Jolene (CLP Works, 2018) and is occasionally running the semi-public offspace Ch’ien Chien out of his living room.

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