Poster from my solo show at Gallery Jules Julian :
"LESS AND MORE" 4.May–29.June 2013
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Artistic contribution:

Utopia & Contemporary Art / Internationalistisk Ideale

link: Hatje Cantz
link: ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Internationalistisk Ideale was invited by curator Marie Laurberg from ARKEN Museum of Modern Art to write an essay and curate a section in the publication Utopia & Contemporary Art to be published by Hatje Cantz in early 2012. This resulted in the essay Something as Bizarre as Love discussing the necessity of care and solidarity and the potentialities of art in a world in crisis. The section reflects the thematics of Internationalistisk Ideale #2 / UTOPIA (2009) in which we sought to investigate the potentialities of art after the financial crisis in 2008 by inviting a line of artists and theoreticians to form new visions of Utopia.

About the publication (from Hatje Cantz' website): Utopia has become a controversial concept, spanning the field between the belief in an ideal society and the dystopian nightmare. Within the last decade, the contemporary art scene has witnessed a return of utopia and utopian thinking. Whether detectable as an impulse, critically reassessed as a concept, or cautiously or daringly articulated in a specific vision — utopia continues to matter. This publication investigates the meanings of utopia in contemporary art. Theorists, critics, and curators discuss the different ways of thinking and performing utopia in contemporary art from a broad range of angles. The essays explore the current relevance of utopia as well as how people in different societies live, think, act, and imagine. The two parts, Utopia Revisited and Utopian Positions, provide both a theoretical backdrop for the reformulations of utopia in contemporary art as well as examinations of specific utopian stances in connection with the three-year utopia project at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art and solo shows by Qiu Anxiong, Katharina Grosse, and Olafur Eliasson.