October Art: This is serious! – The Post

October Art: This is serious!

A colourful sneak peek at one of the ongoing exhibitions, ‘An Age of Our Own Making’ (photo: Athi-Patra Ruga & WHATIFTHEWORLD)
September 23rd, 2016 10:30 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

No Joke
Sep 24-Oct 22, Wed-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-16:00, closed Sun-Tue; V1 Gallery, Flæsketorvet 69-71, Cph V; v1gallery.com
Johannesburg-based US artist Roger Ballen and NY-based Danish artist Asger Carlsen present 37 photo-based works that promise to take visitors on a nightmarish, visual punk journey.

The pair’s exchanges – ideas, sketches and other work – have been manually and digitally readjusted, using new techniques, to create what the gallery describes as “a hauntingly beautiful surreal voyage” that is “visceral, vicious, humorous, explicit and tenderly intimate at once”.

References include Brassai, Dubuffet, Bacon, Moore, Sonic Youth, Aphex Twin and Die Antwoord as gender, sexuality and identity are hijacked and rerouted. (BH)

World Press Photo
Sep 30-Oct 20, Mon-Tue 13:00-18:00, Wed-Fri 13:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00; Rådhuspladsen 37, Cph V; 30-110kr, politikenbillet.dk/wpp
Enjoy photos that shine light on the fleeting, poignant and strange at the World Press Photo Foundation’s exhibition.

ongoing, ends Nov 13, Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00; Thorvaldsen Museum, Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, Cph K; 50kr, under-18s free adm
Thorvaldsen’s marble reliefs are accompanied by Marie Søndergaard Lolk’s paintings. Old and new collide to create a new kind of artistic dialogue.

Ragnar Kjartansson
ongoing, ends Feb 5, 11:00-21:00, Sun 11:00-20:00; Copenhagen Contemporary, Trangravsvej 10-12, Cph K; 50kr
Presenting everyday life with humour and poetic philosophy, Kjartansson’s video installations include cinematic adaptions and living tableaux.

An Age of Our Own Making
ongoing, ends Jan 8, 11:00-20:00; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, Cph K; 40-60kr, under-16s free adm
Contemporary art and activism combine to bring you this exhibition. The artists’ work explores the concept of citizenship and space through a range of mediums.

Light in Dark Places
Oct 1-Jan 8, Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00; Gl Strand 48, Cph K; 55-68kr, under-16s free adm
Prominent photojournalist Jacob Riis worked to improve living conditions for the poor in New York. This exhibition tells of his part in US history through photos, texts, letters and more. (SK)