Curator Julia Rodrigues on Vivian Caccuri's "Mosquito Revenge"
July 23, 2022
For her first solo exhibition in Denmark, Brazilian artist Vivian Caccuri presents Mosquito Revenge, a multimedia exhibition that retells the story of European colonization of “the new world” with mosquitoes playing the main role. In this story the insect is seen as a paramilitary force, referring to the power of tropical nature, that is disturbed by new artiﬁcial structures, poorly planned dams, sugar plantations and slavery. As a result of this overall catastrophe, mosquitoes become ubiquitous and deadly – as implied in the title of the exhibition: Mosquito Revenge.
Intrigued by the impact on the human body by the sound of mosquitoes, the artist has researched the origins of such hate
Curator Julia Rodrigues on Birk Horst's "Headstones Undead Engines"
July 23, 2022
“You walk among the headstones in the cemetery, suddenly, you hear a faint sound. It is the sound of an Engine. You take a look around, but there are no cars to be seen. You have been Re-Animated.” *
‘You learn how much grief is about language, the failure of language and the grasping for language’ writes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her essay Notes on Grief. Mourning is usually perceived as an individual experience, yet grief is an undeniably universal human emotion. Headstones Undead Engines, Birk Horst’s solo show at Kunsthal 44Møen, acknowledges the difficulty of finding, in our physical realm, a language that can aptly elaborate the loss of a
Co-curator Vesselina Sarieva on the exhibition “Brittle Power”
June 19, 2021
“A life in-between – text on the brittle power of the Bulgarian contemporary art”
It is traditionally believed that in the 1980s Bulgarian contemporary art emerged in an environment of political opposition in the period up to 1989 and subsequently developed in an environment filled with deficits in terms of institutional infrastructure. Deficits, such as the lack of national representation at the Venice Biennale, the lack of a Museum of Contemporary Art, the few public collections, the lack of private collectors, the shortage of specialized private galleries, the lack of an art market, and of good academic education, which became the main motifs in the artistic life, and also themes of