Why Words Now : Jimmy Robert
On Tuesday 18 May 2021 Art Hub & The School of Sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts presented the sixth edition of Why Words Now with artist Jimmy Robert.
Jimmy Robert’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses performance, photography, film and collage, frequently collapsing distinctions between these mediums. Robert’s interest in how the body can be personified through materials and the reverse is a force that integrates his longtime work with performance with his larger practice.
Robert has choreographed performance within exhibition spaces, in relation to existing architectural structures, as well as restaging, reframing or sampling historical performances. The frequent citation of moments from art history, film and literature is characteristic of his deeply layered narratives.
ON WHY WORDS NOW
In partnership with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Sculpture, Art Hub brings international artists, critics, curators and art historians to Copenhagen to present their work and in different ways answer the question about what the role of the language is and can be in the space of the visual arts. 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. Why Words Now is generously supported by The Danish Art Foundation.