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Art Hub has three areas of focus covering a series of programs and events.
Below you will find all of Art Hub’s current program activities – in-house and public, local and international.

Artistic Production & Development

STUDIO PROGRAM

The Studio Program is Art Hub’s biannual, international residency for emerging professional artists. The program facilitates artists’ research and the production of new works in partnership with the Danish Art Workshops, and offers an accelerator course aimed at cultivating the individual artist’s international network and creating interdisciplinary exchanges to foster artistic development. Our Studio Program also includes a series of public talks and presentations of the participating artists’ practice, process and research.

In autumn 2020 the artists selected to participate in Art Hub’s Studio Program are Masar Sohail, Rasmus Myrup and Lito Kattou. You can read more about the artists here.

The autumn 2020 Studio Program is curated by Toke Lykkeberg, Artistic Advisor at Art Hub.

CURATORIAL FORUM

In a series of four events, Curatorial Forum put local and international curatorial practices on the agenda, institutional as well as freelance, and examines diversity in the world of art. The purpose is to promote critical thinking and collegial discussion in the field of curators as well as foster a closer network among Danish and international curators. Curatorial Forum is an organization aiming to support and promote the curatorial discourse and the conditions of curatorial work. The group consists of front persons Malene Dam and Mette Woller, and the rest of the steering group, comprising Francesca Astesani, Lotte Løvholm, Paola Paleari, and Nina Wöhlk.

Contact Curatorial Forum via kuratoriskforum@gmail.com

AGENDA AFTER THE ACADEMY

Agenda After the Academy is a platform for newly educated artists who wish to set their own agenda post-graduation. By open calls, Art Hub invites a group of young artists every six months to organize a series of public events that unfolds the ideas of their artistic work. With Agenda After the Academy, Art Hub strives to offer a forum for artistic development for younger artists, who find themselves between institutions. A forum where taught thoughts and theories can be challenges and where a new language and new perceptions can be developed.

In the fall of 2020, the artist collective Subterranean Video Art Club (S.V.A.C.) has been appointed to organize a series of public lectures and workshops. Read more below.

UNITED IN UNITY

This autumn, the Copenhagen-based artist collective Subterranean Video Art Club (S.V.A.C.) arranges United in Unity, a series of lectures and workshops, continuing their ongoing collective process and critic sessions hosted by Art Hub in the spring of 2020. The series circulates around the topics of independent community building, connectivity and kinship in the digital age. Hereby a range of artists, researchers and technicians are invited to give a variety of answers on strategies to establish, continue and reproduce collective process-based learning and interconnectivity in the realm of the arts.

SUMMERWORKS

Summerworks is Art Hub’s residency program in New York, founded in partnership with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) and the Bikuben Foundation New York. Every July six young artists are selected by an external jury to participate in a program that includes accommodation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and studio space at EFA’s printmaking workshop in Midtown Manhattan.

In 2019 Summerworks hosted artists Moa Alskog, Anne Louise Blicher, Anne Mette Schultz, and Wilfred Wagner. In 2020 Summerworks was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Art & Research

CONNECTEDNESS – Kinships and Circularity

In fall 2020 Art Hub launches a central program called CONNECTEDNESS – Kinships and Circularity. By hosting morning dialogues, workshops and international panel debates, Art Hub aims to put artistic research firmly on the agenda. Based on what we call the five threads of connectedness, we offer a forum for exploring, debating and developing the concept and the complex issues it raises in terms of circulation, resources, different forms of care, territoriality, and the fragile membrane that envelops our planet and within which all living organisms are inextricably linked. We believe artistic research can provide unique insight into the challenges and complexities of human connectedness. You can read more about the five thematic threads here.

CONNECTEDNESS – Kinships and Circularity is curated by Marianne Krogh, Artistic Advisor at Art Hub, and cultural geographer Emmy Laura Perez Fjalland.

This program contains the following event series:

MORNING SESSIONS

Morning Sessions is a series of curated early-morning conversations over a cup of coffee. Once a month Art Hub invites a leading artist to use one of the five thematic threads of the program to tell us about their practice and pave the way for a wide-ranging dialogue on artistic research and knowledge creation.

WORKSHOPS

At Art Hub’s workshops we invite an artist or art group to develop and hold a workshop that is open to the public and gives participants the opportunity to experience artists’ methodology and working process – a good way to experience the diverse ways different contemporary artists work live. Art Hub workshops can be held on our own premises, in the artist’s studio, in the city or forest, on the beach, or somewhere else entirely.

GATHERINGS

Gathering is a series of moderated conversations, exchanges of ideas, and experiments between 8-12 national and international artists and specialists within various disciplines. Albeit their, indeed, very different angles and methods, all participants work with and investigate one of the five above mentioned themes. Every or every other month Art Hub invites the public to listen to and engage in a gathering full of mini-lectures, debates, tests, and experiments in an relaxed atmosphere of presence, engagement, interesting thoughts about new (and sometimes lost) ways of inhabiting Earth, all led by a competent moderator.

PARTNERSHIPS

Artists often operate in dialogues and collaborations across borders of disciplines and competences. Art Hub wishes to support and facilitate such transdisciplinary exchanges by actively build operative networks and professional partnerships with other institutions, firms, and agents.

Public Program

FREE LUNCH SERIES

Art Hub is dedicated to creating contact and interaction among younger artists. Every other Tuesday we invite the art world and public to a free lunch where they can enjoy an informal conversation with a young, professional visual artist. The artist is invited to talk about their practice, current research or new ideas – and to explore the issues that are part of every art practice.

BAR x

Once a month Art Hub invites an artist or art group to present or perform a work of art. At BAR x the evening’s art program is accompanied by drinks and followed by a DJ set, providing a social, atmospheric setting for an intimate art experience.

PARTLY

Partly is an event platform and publication project uniting literature, performance and visual art and facilitating the translation of Nordic literature into English. Partly is the initiative of artist Ed Atkins and author Steven Zultanski, and was originally based at the bar and cultural venue Sorte Firkant in the Nørrebro neighborhood of Copenhagen. In an Art Hub context Partly’s ambition is to promote dialogue and a stronger sense of community between the literature, music and art scene in Copenhagen and internationally.

The program is currently postponed due to COVID-19.

WHY WORDS NOW

Why Words Now is a series of lectures aimed at introducing audiences in Copenhagen to some of the most important thinkers of today. 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.

OFF PISTE

Art Hub is dedicated to creating new collaborations and bringing artists, curators, writers, researchers, companies, institutions and the general public together in encounters with contemporary art. This is a constant focus of our permanent program tracks, but also the one-off events we host in collaboration with external partners under the name Off Piste. What all Off Piste events have in common is the overriding ambition of broadening dialogue and debates on art practice.

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