Openings: Ebony G. Patterson & An Exhibition in Three Chapters: Works from the Busan Biennale by Carey YOUNG, Kim GORDON & JANG Minseung

Opening
Free entry
Ebony G. Patterson, …three kings weep…, videostill, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.
Ebony G. Patterson, …three kings weep…, videostill, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.
Carey Young, The Vision Machine, video still, 2020, single channel HD video (from 4K),
16:9 format, color, sound, 13 min 27 secs, Edition of 5, 2 APs. © Carey Young.
Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Carey Young, The Vision Machine, video still, 2020, single channel HD video (from 4K), 16:9 format, color, sound, 13 min 27 secs, Edition of 5, 2 APs. © Carey Young. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Kunsthal Aarhus invites you to the double opening of Ebony G. Patterson's exhibition …for those who come to bear/bare witness… and the exhibition An Exhibition in Three Chapters: Works from the Busan Biennale by Carey YOUNG, Kim GORDON & JANG Minseung.

There will be champagne and our Artistic Director Jacob Fabricius will hold a presentation. More information to come.

Ebony G. Patterson (born 1981, Kingston, Jamaica), …for those who come to bear/bare witness…:
Multilayered aesthetic, a remix of media, opulent neo-baroque tapestries, over-embellished ornamentation and shiny bling. Welcome to Ebony G. Patterson's tempting garden – a seductive trap! Patterson aims to catch your gaze. Make you take a closer look. Make you ask questions to stories that appear behind the extravagant surface. Stories about absented Black bodies wrought by the trauma of the conquest– from the enslaved in the colonial period to the stigmatization of the Black male body and the careless division of dead Black bodies on social media. These images, these works, cannot be scrolled past

An Exhibition in Three Chapters: Works from the Busan Biennale by Carey YOUNG, Kim GORDON & JANG Minseung:
It is almost a circle that ends when our Artistic Director Jacob Fabricius brings three video works from the Busan Biennale 2020 – which he was in charge of – to Kunsthal Aarhus. The three works by Carey Young, Kim Gordon and Jang Minseung represent central topics from the Busan Biennale 2020. Topics such as gender, historical trauma and urban spaces. The exhibition in Kunsthal Aarhus is split into three parts and includes events with some of the Danish artists and musicians who participated in the Busan Biennale 2020.
During the first period, you can experience Carey Young's video work The Vision Machine, which asks the question: What if visual culture was created and distributed by women?

Practical Information:

The capacity in Kunsthal Aarhus is limited to 50 people. The event is as always free – BUT TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Book your ticket.
– Audience members should be seated during the presentation.
– A face mask/visor must be worn when moving around in the Kunsthal. You can take your face mask/visor of when you are seated.
– Remember to use the hand sanitizer and ensure good hand hygiene.
– Keep the distance to other audiences, also when you use the toilets at Kunsthal Aarhus, or you go to the café to buy food or beverages
– If we all stick to the guidelines, we are going to have a wonderful and unworried party!

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