Code Art Fair
Film-, Talks- and Performance Program 2018

 

Code Art Fair, August 30 – September 2, 2018

Thursday, August 30

Code Performances
17.30 – 19.30 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
Body oh boy nobody! – a performance by Jacopo Miliani

Code Films – “Borderlands”
17.00 – 20.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen

Code Installations
10.00 – 20.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen

Satellite Exhibition
16.00 – 20.00 @ BellaKvarter
Spirit Chair – an exhibition by Blue Ruin

 

Friday, August 31

Code Talks – “Next Generation”
16.00 – 16.45 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
The Next Generation’s take on the Future of the Art Market

Code Talks – “Next Generation”
17.00 – 17.45 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
Why change a successful art institution?

Code Performances
18.00 – 18.45 @ Code Cinema, Bella Center Copenhagen
The New Body – a performance by Astrit Ismaili

Code Films – “Borderlands”
10.00 – 20.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen

Code Installations
10.00 – 20.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen

Satellite Exhibition
12.00 – 16.00 @ BellaKvarter
Spirit Chair – an exhibition by Blue Ruin

 

Saturday, September 1

Code Talks – “Art x Brand”
11.00 – 11.45 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
#artgirlsdoitbetter – A New Female Force is Rising

Code Performances
12.00 – 13.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
Doc Gyneco: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC – a performance by Alfredo Aceto

Code Talks – “Art x Brand”
14.00 – 14.45 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
The Future of Art x Fashion

Code Performances
16.00 – 16.30 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
More Brilliant than the Sun – a performance by Esben Weile Kjær

Code Performances
18.30 – 19.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
I am happy to own my implicit biases – a performance by Nora Turato

Code Films – “Borderlands”
10.00 – 20.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen

Code Installations
10.00 – 20.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen

Satellite Exhibition
12.00 – 16.00 @ BellaKvarter
Spirit Chair – an exhibition by Blue Ruin

 

Sunday, September 2

Code Performances
12.00 – 13.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
Doc Gyneco: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC – a performance by Alfredo Aceto

Code Talks – “Performing Identities”
13.00 – 13.45 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
Another Performance Turn: A New Understanding of Performance

Code Talks – “Performing Identities”
14.30 – 15.15 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
Politics of Identity: Exhibitions and Public Programs

Code Talks – “Performing Identities”
16.00 – 16.45 @ Bella Center Copenhagen
A Take Over: Performance Art in Non-Institutional Context”

Code Films – “Borderlands”
10.00 – 20.00 @ Bella Center Copenhagen

Satellite Exhibition
12.00 – 16.00 @ BellaKvarter
Spirit Chair – an exhibition by Blue Ruin

 

Code Performances

The performance program entitled Performing Identities is curated by curator and researcher Irene Campolmi. The series of performances and talks investigates the body as a site for constructing and negotiating identities within a globalized socio-political context. Generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundations.


Jacopo Miliani,
 Body oh boy nobody! (performed by Jacopo Jenna, ongoing for 2 h) – a performance that uses time and space to stretch the act of dressing and undressing as a metaphorical gesture that addresses the many personalities and identities we choose to put on and take off every day. The repetition of this gesture emphasises the variations related to it and makes this everyday action appear abstract.

Astrit Ismaili, The New Body, a 45” performance – central to Ismaili’s interest in performance is how identities are constructed and interpreted through contemporary mechanisms, but also how they are heard, asking what it means to ‘sonify’ a body (i.e. to make it sound like something else, for example, a new melody or language) and what kind of political meanings this would imply.

Alfredo Aceto, Doc Gyneco: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC – presents his first performance conceived as a one-act play that goes intermittently for an hour reciting a text on the rapper Doc Gyneco and his imaginary metamorphosis and change of identity into animal forms.

Esben Weile Kjær, More Brilliant Than The Sun – a performance celebrating the hype of popular events, but critically decontextualizing these from the conditions and expressions of their original context. Inspired by the vital and revolutionary energy of Eshun’s homonymous book, Weile Kjær reflects on the highest euphoric high-voltage moment in which a community realises that its actions exceed the conventionally accepted limits.

Nora Turato, I am happy to own my implicit biases – Turato’s performances are scripted pieces developed through the artist’s omnivorous reading habits through which she browses various cultural outlets from literature to Instagram comments and marketing jingles. While formally her pieces are reminiscent of the late David Antin’s “talk pieces,” they are not improvised and have a very different pace and delivery.

 

Code Talks

The talks program will feature live panels by various international art world actors including artists, curators, museum directors, researchers and gallerists. The series of talks entitled Next Generation and Art x Brand are tailored to investigate relevant topics shaping the contemporary art scene as well as our society as a whole. Next Generation is curated by Max Bossier from Code Art Fair, and Art x Brand by Cordelia Noe from TheArtGorgeous.

Next Generation: The Next Generation’s take on the Future of the Art Market
Moderator: Daniel Lippitsch (Director, McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong)
Théo-Mario Coppola (Director, CollezioneTaurisano, Naples, Italy)
Teo Yang (Owner, Teo Yang Studios, Collector, Seoul, South Korea)
Michelle Krawinkel (Collector, Cologne, Germany)

Next Generation: Why change a successful art institution?
Moderator: Christoph Noe (Founder Larry’s List, Art Advisor, Hong Kong)
Leslie Ramos (Collector and International Patrons Manager, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom)
Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri (Collector and Head of SAC Art Center Bangkok, Thailand)
HeeJin Park (Director, Kukje Gallery, South Korea)

Art x Brand: #artgirlsdoitbetter – A New Female Forces is Rising
Moderator: Cordelia Noe (CEO & Founder, TheArtGorgeous)
Christiane Spangsberg (Artist, Denmark)
Emilie Helmstedt (CEO Helmstedt & Artist, Denmark)

Art x Brand: The Future of Art x Fashion
Moderator: Cordelia Noe (CEO & Founder, TheArtGorgeous)
Roland Herlory (CEO Vilebrequin, Paris)
Pascaline Smets (SMETS, Luxembourg)

Performing Identities: Politics of Identity: exhibitions and public
programs
Moderator: Irene Campolmi
Sam Thorne (Director, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham)
Lucia Pietroiusti (Curator of Live Programmes and General Ecology Project, Serpentine Galleries, London)
Luca Lo Pinto (Curator, Kunsthalle Wien)

Performing Identities: “Another Performance Turn: A New understanding of Performance.”
Moderator: Irene Campolmi
Daniel Blanga Gubbay, curator and researcher, Aleppo (Brussels), LiveWorks
Marie Nipper (Director, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen)
Fatoş Üstek (Director and Chief Curator, DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation), London)
Manuel Segade (Director, CA2M- Centro de Arte Dos De Mayo, Madrid)
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Artist)

Performing Identities: “A Take Over: Performance Art in Non-Institutional Context”
Moderator: Irene Campolmi
Iben Elmstrom (Former Curator at Heartland Festival & Director and Founder of SixtyEight, Copenhagen)
Mette Woller (Independent Curator and Former Head Curator Roskilde Festival, Denmark)
Malene Dam (Independent curator, co-runs Vermillion Sands, Copenhagen)
Anna & Esben Weile Kjær (Artists and curators of the 2018 edition of Alt Cph “Over-Existing”)
Mathias Kryger (Independent Curator, Artist, Art Critic and Writer, Copenhagen)

 

Code Films 

In the auditorium you can enjoy the film program Borderlands dealing with this same theme in both literal and metaphorical ways. The film program has been curated by Caroline Berner Kühl from Code Art Fair.

Hans Op de Beeck, “The Girl”, 2017 (Galerie Krinzinger)

Heba Y. Amin, “As Birds Flying (Kama Tohalleq al Teyour)”, 2016 (Zilberman Gallery)

Kerstin Honeit, “MY CASTLE YOUR CASTLE”, 2016/2017 (Balzer Projects)

PARKing CHANce, “Believe it or not”, 2018 (Kukje Gallery), Commissioned by Asia Culture Center, A MOHO Film Production

Felix Kiessling, “Endpunkt Europa”, 2017 (alexander levy)

Mika Taanila, ”The World”, 2017 (Balzer Projects)

M+M (Marc Weis & Martin De Mattia), “7 Tage (7 Days)” (Nir Altman Galerie)

Carlos Aires, “Sweet Dreams are Made of This”, 2015 (Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art)

 

Code Installations 

Inside and outside the entrance hall at Code Art Fair, you can experience a number of installations carefully selected by the curatorial team.

Kristaps Ancāns, We have four dinosaurs at home, and they are all different, 2018

Rationalisation of fantasy and rational fantasizing. Large scale, non-functional and lonely objects. Even if someone does have four living dinosaurs at home (which is improbable), they would nevertheless become extinct, since they all are of different breeds and can’t procreate. The irresponsibility of the owner of these beings, since they will die without producing progeny (contrasting with Noah’s ark).

Pedro Gómez-Egaña, The Great Learning (Sculpture Performance), 2015

Motion and time are crucial factors in Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s artistic approach. This fall depicts a moment whereby something great and proud gives in and collapses down, being interpreted as the fall of a skyscraper or even the phallus. The movement is not systematically the same, in some moments it goes fast and in another moments the audience is almost not noticing the change. It is more like a dance, a choreography.

Guido Casaretto, Calacatta Scarts – South and Eastern Slope, 2018

Casaretto’s art works encourage the viewers to question their confidence in sensory perceptions. A confusion is occurring and then again an amazement by the excellent copying of phenomena around us. By creating uncertain surfaces on huge-scaled sculptures – questions rise: What is reality? What influences our perception? In which way are we determined by our senses?

Osvaldo González Aguiar, Wall, 2018

“Wall” entails the idea of boundary, section, part. A wall that moves, a wall that comes up from wrapping the void.

 

Satellite Exhibition

Blue Ruin is a new conceptual-curatorial project created by Danish curator Anna Frost and US/Polish artist Agnes Bolt. Blue Ruin aims to subvert a traditional gallery context to present art exhibitions within the more precarious and shifting space of a home for sale. During Code Art Fair, Blue Ruin will present the exhibition Spirit Chair in an apartment in BellaKvarter in very close proximity to the fair. Spirit Chair includes artworks from nine International artists, an art collective and an artist duo; Cudelice Brazelton, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Hannah Heilmann, Dan Herschlein, A Kassen, Paul Kopkau, Peter Land, Lindsay Lawson, Mathias & Mathias, Mélodie Mousset, Zoé de Soumagnat.

Spirit Chair, August 30 – September 2, 2018
Halldor Laxnessvej 24, 2nd floor, left
BellaKvarter, 2300 Copenhagen S

 

The section “Performing Identities” has been generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation

 

 

 

Find galleries at Code 2018 here

 

Photo: Code Talks by I DO ART Agency