Key questions as new technologies take over


May 20-July 31; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; 50-25 kr, free adm on wednesday;

Nikloaj Kunsthal welcomes HYBRID MATTERs, a two-year Nordic art and science network program that investigates the confluence between our environment and new technology.

Hybrid ecologies are the transformation of our planet through human activity. Indeed, biological actors like individuals, animals and plants share the world with machines and other post-natural players. This makes us rethink our relationship with the world.Our traditional concept of environment needs to be expanded, as well as our idea of external nature, and this can be done through the perspective of art.

Starting from this new hybrid ecosystem, the participating artists explore how new models of communication can develop beneficial forms of co-existence, promoting new solutions to the environmental challanges of the future.

The participating artists are: Laura Beloff/Jonas Jørgensen (Finland/DK), Hanna Husberg (Finland/Sweden), Rosemary Lee & Jens Jørgensen (US/DK), Kristina Lindström/Åsa Ståhl (Sweden), Lawrence Malstaf (Belgium/Norway), Hege Tapio (Norway) and Carl Emil Carlsen (DK).

The HYBRID MATTERs program is led by Finland’s Bioartsociety together with the IT University of Copenhagen, Malmö University, Norway’s Kunsthall Grenland, Nikolaj Kunsthal and Finland’s Forum Box.

During 2016 the exhibition will tour the Nordic countries, with an opening at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen on May 19 (17:00-20:00).