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December Art: Shaping our future

The Shape of Things to Come (photo: Gether David Stjernholm)
November 25th, 2016 10:00 am| by Zach Tan
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The Shape of Things to Come
ongoing, ends Dec 17; Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; Gether Gallery, Flaesketorvet 77-79, Cph V; free adm; gerthercontemporary.com
Referencing the famous HG Wells novel from 1933, The Shape of Things to Come, the four artists that make up the exhibition present their own aesthetic ideas and conceptions of ‘art’s resolve’.

Consisting of works by Kenneth Alme, Ruth Campau, Amelie Jakobsen, and Jay Gard, the exhibition is laid out in the small but open gallery of Gether Contemporary – affording each work enough space to allow them the projection of their respective artist’s vision.

Through a variety of mediums, from oil on canvas, to acrylic and plywood, to steel and oil, this small exhibition freely expresses the ideas of the four. Their individual artistic realisation remains extremely prevalent, however, with their artistic direction taking separate but powerful stands that show their attachment to the thoughts and concepts they seek to convey.

Amelie Jakobsen’s UNTITLED series, consisting of three separate but connected 3D geometrical shapes is the first to capture your attention as you enter the gallery. Potently minimalistic, her deconstruction of simple geometric shapes is brought together with the strength of their deep red colours, providing a thought-provoking reflection of space, form, and colour.

Overall, a trip to Gether Gallery’s exhibition won’t take up much of your time, but the way these four artists portray and communicate their artistic conception for and of the world makes the visit worth it.

Colours of Djibouti
Nov 23-April 16, Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-21:00; David Collection, Kronprinsessegade 30, Cph K; free adm; davidmus.dk
Peter Bonnén’s photo series brings us to the small Muslim country of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

Displaying scenes of buildings in various states of wear – reflecting the needs and requirements of the city at a specific time – Bonnén’s photos are marked by strong motifs of colours and lines.

Since the 1960s, Bonnén’s primary medium of sculptures have been prominent throughout Denmark. As such, this represents an interesting opportunity to see Bonnén’s work with photography at the David Collection, a venue that is no stranger to the world of Islam.

Ann Lislegaard: Spinning and Weaving
ongoing, ends Jan 8, Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00, Thu 13:00-20:00; Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Overgaden Neden Vandet 17, Cph K; free adm; overgaden.org
Consisting entirely of new works, Lislegaard utilises “an alternative approach to language, gender roles, identity, and the social and psychological structures though which we understand the world”.

Using science fiction as a common departure, Lislegaard presents us with experimental works in a variety of mediums – including 3D animations, sculptures, and sound and light installations.

Lislegaard references popular and important motifs, drawing inspiration from subjects ranging from Ada Lovelace to scifi films like Contact.

Floating Point
ongoing, ends Dec 18, Wed-Fri 14:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-16:00; fotogalleriet, Friisgatan 15B, Malmö; free adm; galleriformat.nu
Floating Point highlights the artistic process by showcasing photos that shed light on the creative progress and journeys of artists.

Zven Balslev: Human
ongoing, ends Dec 17, Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-15:00; Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Holbergsgade 17C, Cph K; free adm; mariekirkegaard.com
Balslev focuses on surprising and strong drawings and graphic art – with a wide range of works including monotypes, silkscreen prints, and ink drawings.

Prospect, Retrospect, Additions, Subtractions and Divisions
ongoing, ends mid-Jan, Wed-Fri 12:00-17:00, Sat 11:00-15:00; Last Resort, Borgergade 2, Cph K; free adm; lastresortgallery.com
A state of flux is the only constant as the contents change weekly in a process of perpetual contemplation and evolution. Peruse with beers on Fridays.

EXTRACT
Jan 21-March 5, Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00, Wed 11:00-20:00; GL Strand, Gl Strand 48, Cph K; 68kr; glstrand.dk
For the sixth consecutive year, EXTRACT is showcasing art from seven young, up and coming graduates from top art academies in Beijing, London, and Copenhagen.

A Spoon with the Bread Knife
Nov 25-Jan 14, Wed-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00; V1 Gallery, Flæsketorvet 69-71, Cph V; free adm; v1gallery.com
V1 Gallery is presenting a new solo exhibition by UK-born, LA-based artist Danny Fox. He has exhibited previously at Sotheby’s in NY and LA, with groups at V1.