Kunsthal Aarhus BBC is the new branch of Kunsthal Aarhus that opens in Copenhagen the 1st of January 2021.
Kunsthal Aarhus BBC will take place on Vesterbrogade 208, 1800 Frederiksberg C, which is home to the PO Box Centre.
The measurement of the exhibition space is height 11 x width 23 x depth 38 cm.
How to visit Kunsthal Aarhus BBC:
1 – Go to the kiosk Mælkebøtten, Vesterbrogade 198, 1800 Frederiksberg C. Leave your ID card in exchange for the keys to Kunsthal Aarhus BBC (you will get your ID back, when you return the keys). In the keychain, you will find further information.
2 – Go to the PO Box Centre, Vesterbrogade 208, 1800 Frederiksberg C. Open the frontdoor with the Ruko key.
3 – Find the PO Box nr. 171 and open it with the key market with nr. 171.
4 – Voila! The current exhibition will now appear before your eyes. Remember to use hand sanitiser before and after the visit.
5 – Please return the keys to Mælkebøtten before 22 pm.
Each month during 2021 one artist is invited to exhibit at Kunsthal Aarhus BBC. Here the visitors will be able to visit and experience the exhibition in our daily opening hours between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Each exhibition opens on the first day of the month and closes on the last day of the month.
Mira Winding (B. 1992) is the first exhibiting artist from 1. January to 31. January 2021. Then, in February Maiken Stæhr will be the next artist to exhibit followed by Sophie Nys (BE) in March.
The concept is developed by artist Pernille Kapper Williams and Artistic Director Jacob Fabricius. Kunsthal Aarhus BBC meets the demand of growing interest from visitors in the capital region and the Danish Press – who for one reason or the other can not visit Kunsthal Aarhus on a daily, monthly or yearly basis.
A one-to-one art experience of Kunsthal Aarhus – in Copenhagen. We believe that the exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus BBC will generate a new, intimate and unique art experience.
Kunsthal Aarhus BBC is a COVID19 friendly visiting experience. Only two people are allowed at a time. We encourage people you use hand sanitiser before and after the visit to Kunsthal Aarhus BBC.
Through video, photographs, words, performances and installations, Eliyah Mesayer (b. 1987) connects his personal stories with mystical and historical figures from Islamic and especially Bedouin culture, folk tales and history. In addition to his poetic works, Mesayer also creates more overtly political pieces that address issues of state, alienation and belonging, as well as the powerlessness associated with being stateless.
The exhibition Wait in line. Wait your turn. Admit one. Free ride to a new nation at Kunsthal Aarhus BBC is an extension of Mesayer’ Illiyeen project. Illiyeen is a nation for the stateless, for the elect and those who want to be citizens there. The state is being slowly built in Mesayer’s artistic project.
For the 2020 Degree Show at the Jutland Art Academy, Mesayer created the postal service of Illiyeen, complete with stamps and uniforms, thereby creating one of the first infrastructural elements of the fictitious state.
The exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus BBC is a two-part installation comprising two rolls of tickets; one stamped with queue numbers, the other with tickets of admission. These tickets bear the stamp ‘Illiyeen حلم † (dream)’.
In the artist’s own words:
Wait in line, wait your turn.
For centuries we have endured, imprinting the word "sabr" on to our skin, patience is no
longer a virtue but a weapon used by the oppressive systems that dig up every seed a
family of no nation plants. Now how long must we wait.
Take a ticket with you home as a reminder of all of whose who still wait their turn.
Illiyeen حلم†( dream ) is a reminder of the patience, the sabr, the wait. One ticket at the time
one life at the time, remember us, remember these times.
Admit one, free ride to a new nation.
Leave no loved soul behind. seek no more, and wait till dawn,
For this is a reminder that, there are no more seeds to plant in the dark soil of a lost realm.
Take a ticket with you home, as a reminder that change is on the horizon. Admit one,
your free ride to The Illiyeen حلم†dream, and a new nation.
Sophie Nys (b. 1974, BE) uses sculpture, photography, installation art, video and text in her subtly humorous, whimsical explorations of philosophical, historical, political and artistic issues
Maiken Stæhr (b. 1992) works in a field where sculpture, movement and performance intersect, combining performative experiments with sculptural interventions
Mira Winding (b. 1992)