2014-01-04

The next guests in the serie Space Projects at the Royal Institute of Art will be artist collective A Kassen. The group formed in 2004 and consists of Christian Bretton-Meyer, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, Søren Petersen and Tommy Petersen.

Wednesday April 9, 13-15pm, Lecture room 1, 4th floor, KKH

A Kassen work with performative installation and sculpture. Actions, discretely part of the exhibition space, are characteristic of their work. The actions may even be so discrete, they don’t get noticed. But if they do get noticed, they contain strong elements of humor and surprise. Once in a while, A Kassen perform the actions themselves, but mostly they are performed by extras or even by monstrous machines, constructed by A Kassen.

Beside their own collaborative work they have been co-running the artist run space IMO in Copenhagen, located in a spacious garage since 2009. The aim with this space was to create a capable bastard that was part gallery, part kunsthalle, part cultural center. It's run together with a directing curator and financed by sales, funds, donations and sponsors. The artists present what appeals to them. The diversity of IMO’s artists is reflected in the versatility of their program. IMO’s activities are not defined by one set of criteria. The project pace is by nature multitude and can contradict itself accordingly. Whether what is on show is new or old, art or culture is of little importance. What matters is that it is thought-provoking. That it is relevant now. And, above all, that IMO’s hosts and guests get a chance to present their visions earnestly.

This is the second lecture in the serie Space Projects. The focus is to highlight galleries and spaces founded and run by artists. These spaces stand out because of their experimental character. They can even be seen as a form of collaborative working method in which the exhibition activity becomes the basis of the artistic practice itself.