September 16, 2014, 6 pm.

Rural Reconstruction movement in China

Crisis Mirror and YNKB are pleased to invite you to attend a talk about the Rural Reconstruction movement and the Chinese land distribution system and the protests, conflicts and negotiations it generates in contemporary China by the Chinese editor, artist, curator, thinker and activist Ou Ning.

Over the past 10 years Ou Ning has done research on urban and rural relations and processes in China. Ou Ning questions and critiques the urbanization haze flowing through most of China's urban and rural areas, carrying with it extensive and serious consequences for China's rural areas. Ou Ning will use different examples from the rural reconstruction movement, which he is himself a part of through his project, Bishan Commune, in rural Anhui Province.



June 12th 2014 at 7pm

Distance Plan Journal Launch and

performance Uncertainty Utilized

To celebrate the Copenhagen launch of Distance Plan journal ,Distance Plan cofounder
Amy Howden Chapman will present the performance work 'UncertaintyUtilized'.
The mission of The Distance Plan is to promote discussion of climate change within the arts? encouraging cultural producers to make visible the effects of climate change and to use the tools of art to imagine an ecologically viable future. The Distance Plan highlights climate change as an issue of social justice and intellectual freedom and places specific emphasis on the role arts and education institutions can play in advancing the climate justice movement. The Distance Plan produces exhibitions, public forums, publications, and a journal.
Amy HowdenChapman is a New Zealand born artist & writer who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.





May 9-10-11, 2014

Artist Run Festival

YNKB participates in International Festival for ARTIS RUNspaces. 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. Grand Opening FridagMay 9th 17-21.Conferenceat Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst, May 10 -11, 10-17:30, 2014. Overgaden Neden Vandet 17, 1414 Cph K.
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May 9, 2014, 7 pm.

with nails and teeth, workshop from the

free and selforganized Embros Theater

visits YNKB

As part of the Artist Run Festival two artists from the workshop: “With nails and teeth for our rights”, engaged at the free and self organized Embros theater in Athens, are working in YNKB during the month of May. They intend to relate stories of displacement of people who are currently in Athens, the visible and invisible borders they face in their journeys and daily, in city life and spaces. In the workshop in Athens they tried to bring together different kinds of expression, exploring the potential of the voice, the body, and writing of personal stories, weaving together an anthropological, artistic and spacial approach. A workshop to bring joy to daily life in Athens, as Georges Didi-Huberman writes “the survival of lightning bugs” in the darkness (“survivance des lucioles”).

While in Copenhagen, they try to feel and understand the routes people take to continue their journey from Athens to come to Copenhagen, the “idealized” north. What are the conditions and realities of life here?
On the evening of Friday May 9th at 7 pm, narratives will crystallize in a collective performance-action fundamentally asking what role Europe is currently playing in emergency situations – like war and poverty – in the world today? What kind of democracy exists today in Europe?
For the rest of the month the documentation of this event will be exhibited at the storefront window of YNKB parallel to two documentation videos of related performance-actions in Athens 2013 and 2014. We hope to see you on May 9th , and invite you to come by at any other time.

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April 9, 2014, 6 pm.


I believe that rather than speak about the 'subject' we should speak of the
components of subjectification each working more or less on its own.
Félix Guattari, The Three Ecologies
Leaving a static subject behind to become fluid components of subjectification will bring us to the idea of becoming plant. Through different examples we will try to get an understanding of this idea and consider what modes of existence this might bring forth.
Please bring one of your house plants for the discussion, otherwise there will be
no discussion.

You are invited to YNKB by Arendse Krabbe
Soup will be served - bring a soda, beer or wine




March 7, 2014, 5 pm.

Suppression of Dissent

This event is an evening of art, research and discussion about the suppression of dissent arranged by Katherine Ball.
It focuses on how dissenters ("activists") are systematically suppressed by the government, media and corporations. Virtual (skype) presentations will be made by American researcher
Jules Boykoff on his book, Beyond Bullets: Suppression of Dissent in the United States, and Kaia Sand & Garrick Imatani about their work with the Watcher Files Project, which engages a trove of surveillance files collected by the Portland Police Bureau on various activist groups in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
5pm - exhibit and soup
7pm - presentation and discussion



November 16, 2013 - January26, 2014

ZEIGEN. An Audio Tour through

Copenhagen by Karin Sander

YNKB participates int he exhibition ""ZEIGEN. An Audio Tour through Copenhagen" by Karin Sander. The exhibition brings together more than 150 artists associated to Copenhagen. The internationally renowned German artist Karin Sander has invited each of them to produce a sound piece, any kind of sound, description, reading, music or whatever that would translate their work or working process into sound and make it "visible". The works will be presented at the Upper Gallery of Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre. The staging of the show follows Karin Sander's concept: The names of the participating artists applied to the walls, visitors can experience the sound works by selecting tracks by numbers in audio guides.
For more information, see
Listen tol YNKB's contribution here