Artist Run is an international festival for artist-run spaces. 17 Copenhagen-based artist-run spaces have been asked to each invite an international artist-run space to come to Copenhagen and curate an exhibition at the local premises, with participation in a joint opening event at all spaces througout Copenhagen and subsequent conference at Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art.
Artists have organized in the formation of alternatives to the establishment, with the Salon des Refusés of 1863 in Paris as an early (if not the earliest) example. The phenomenon of the artist-run space is based on a long tradition and carries with it connotations and definitions making the artist-run space an already integral part of the institutionalized art world.
This conference looks at the current status of the artist-run and presents four panel debates, structured around a series of key questions. During the two days the aim is to create nuanced and complex knowledge about the artist-run initiatives with their various ways of working and to approach the practical, aesthetic and theoretical outcome of the self-organized
For each debate a keynote speaker will introduce a specific approach. A panel consisting of representatives from the local and international artist-run spaces participating in the Artist Run festival will form the debates along with a moderator and the audience.
+45 81 61 65 12