International exhibitions Imagine - Towards an Eco-aesthetics, Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus

International 2011 Archives


Imagine - Towards an Eco-Aesthetics
Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus (Denmark)

08.10 - 08.01.2012



































































07.09 - 25.11.2012
































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This year Aarhus Art Building is presenting a series of exhibitions and discursive events revolving the theme IMAGINE – towards an Eco-Aesthetic, taking a closer look at alliances between art, micro-strategies for improving the world, and models for social activism aimed towards sustainability.

Jane Jin Kaisen's Dissident Translations & Ato Malinda's: Incommensurable Identities
8 October 2011–8 January 2012


The Danish-Korean artist Jane Jin Kaisen examines the Korean volcanic island, Jeju—a microcosm of the ideological battles that led to the division of Korea, and a location embedded with the multitude of layers that form both geopolitics and cultural identity in central parts of east-Asia today. Kaisen produces a subjective 'translation' of the tragic historical events connected to the U.S. occupation of South Korea, which has had far-reaching consequences, not only for the environment, but also for the country's population, their unique gender structure and economic, political and psychological ecosystem. Dissident Translations is as a complex interpretation of artist's heritage, Jeju's repressed past, the current military escalation and the future consequences.














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Exhibition 8 October 2011 - 8 January 2012. Aarhus Art Building - Centre for Contemporary Art, J.M. Moerks Gade 13 - 8000 Aarhus c (Denmark). Opening hours Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 12 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday closed.


















Jane Jin Kaisen, Reiterations of Dissent, 2011

Jane Jin Kaisen, Reiterations of Dissent, 2011


In Incommensurable Identities the Kenyan artist Ato Malinda focuses on African identity in relation to the Aarhus Art Building's sustainability theme. With mythical narratives, stories of women's political and social performances, the exhibition dreams of an African renaissance. Alongside an Art Nouveau themed decoration and with an archaeological survey, Malinda shows a way into the aching heart of Kenya and Africa—with a belief that recognition of histories many facets may contribute to transformation, healing and revitalization.




Right : Ato malinda, Prison Sex II, 2008-2009. Courtesy the artist


Below : Ato Malinda, On fait ensemble, 2010. Screenshot. Courtesy the artist


Ato Malinda, On fait ensemble, 2010. Screenshot. Courtesy the artist Ato malinda, Prison Sex II, 2008-2009. Courtesy the artist