September 16 2014
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 12 2014
Distance Plan Journal Launch and performance Uncertainty Utilized
To celebrate the Copenhagen launch of Distance Plan journal, Distance Plan co-founder
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 Howden Chapman 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 Friday May 9th 17-21. Conference at Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst,
May 10 -11, 10-17:30, 2014. Overgaden Neden Vandet 17, 1414 Cph K.
See more: www.artistrun.net
May 9 2014
With nails and teeth: workshop from the free and self-organized 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.
April 9 2014
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
You are invited to YNKB by Arendse Krabbe
Soup will be served – bring a soda, beer or wine
March 7 2014
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 – exhibition and soup
7pm – presentation and discussion
November 16 2013 – January 26 2014
ZEIGEN. An Audio Tour through Copenhagen by Karin Sander
YNKB participates in the 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 are applied
to the walls and visitors can experience the sound works by selecting tracks by numbers in audio guides.
For more information, see http://www.nikolajkunsthal.dk/en/udstillinger/karin-sander
Listen to YNKB’s contribution here