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Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art

Public Institution
Museum of Contemporary Art - Exhibition programme 2011

What is Contemporary Art? 12.03.11 – 05.06.11
Besides being a good question, it is also the title of our spring exhibition, where the museum displays works and archive material from its art collection.
The question will be answered through a series of work examples, which the museum has been collecting since its founding in 1991. The exhibition presents sound installations, sound sculptures, performance documentation, conceptual works, video art and much more. As an active part of the exhibition, we will work with educational activities around the works.

Inuit Live 31.03.11 – 01.05.11
Inuit means person in Greenlandic. Inuit Live presents the latest art from Greenland through performances, art videos and artist interviews on selected days in April. Inuit Live! is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s contribution to the Inuit cultural festival arranged by the Roskilde City Council ( Inuit Live! is curated by artist and curator Iben Mondrup.

ACTS 28.05.11 – 29.05.11
As a new initiative, the museum will arrange ACTS: Festival of Performative Art, bound to become a recurring international festival of contemporary art. The museum has its focus in the volatile and action oriented art and the festival provides a framework for performance art, sound art/experimental concerts and social art made precisely for the moment it occurs.
ACTS will offer a series of live performances, experimental concerts and sound walks in Roskilde - in and around the museum during the weekend May 28th and 29th. For families and children there will be a special program with the art group Überlyd.

Trauma 19.06.11 – 11.09.11
In the summer time the museum will show the exhibition Trauma 1-11, which is a total installation presenting 10 years of history about the art project The Free University. The Free University existed as a private initiative in a flat in Nørrebro in Copenhagen run by artists Jakob Jakobsen and Henriette Heise, together with the British artist Emma Hedditch and others. Many artists from home and abroad contributed to the Free University from 2001 up to 2007. Trauma 1-11 will show examples of activities and exhibitions arranged in connection with the Free University.

Simple Interactions. Sound art from Japan 24.09.11 -18.12.11
In autumn 2011 the museum is going to show a major presentation of Japanese sound art. The exhibition focuses on sound art, which is an art form that has long been cultivated in Japan. Sound art, as an ephimeral and almost immaterial expression had a prominent role in Japanese art, and Japanese artists have been pioneers in this field. Museum of Contemporary Art is looking forward to opening Simple Interactions with artists who have a flair for the simple and powerful.

Reframing Reality: Glimpses into the Lowave video archive og Arkivet: Kirsten Justesen FAMA 20.11.10 – 27.02.11
If you are fast, before the end of February, you'll have a chance to see the exhibitions Reframing Reality: Glimpses into the Lowave video archive and The archive: FAMA - Instant Saints by Kirsten Justesen. Reframing Reality is a global video program from the Parisian Lowave video archive. The archive is the Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition platform for archive material and documentation. Kirsten Justesen's performance installation FAMA - Instant Saints took place in Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre in 1997. Through documentation and work objects the Museum of Contemporary Art recreates the exhibition's narrative, which based on rumours about how one little feather may become 10 hens and St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Educational activities for schools, families and children. In relation to all exhibitions the museum offers lessons and activities for kindergartens, primary, secondary and higher education. During holidays the museum offers activities for families and children in the museum workshop.

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