01. Sep. – 12. Nov. Hannibal Andersen, Kevin Malcolm og Sarah McNulty
15. Sep. – 12. Nov. Aysha Amin og Maria Zahle
29. Sep. – 12. Nov. ANA – Finn Thybo Andersen, Kirsten Dufour og Mie Lund Hansen
On Short-Term Leases is an exhibition series focusing on the inflation of housing rent in Copenhagen and on how artists today work and live in the city. It seeks to present the conditions that artists are working under. Who has the right to exist in the city? Who decides the development of the city? How do we create a more diverse urban space?
Curated by Kaspar Bonnén, On Short-Term Leases consists of three successive exhibitions at Den Frie taking place during August and September. They refer critically to specific cases such as the current city development in Gellerup, By & Havn’s conversion of Amager Fælled as part of an expansive building project or the demolition of the backyard around Astrid Noack’s studio at Nørrebro. Other works raise general questions about the economic power structures governing art and society, or they echo the average dimensions of a typical studio space in Copenhagen.
In addition to the three exhibitions at Den Frie, On Short-Term Leases also comprises parallel exhibitions at the studio collectives AGA Works and Holckenhus as well as at Nikolaj Kunsthal. During the exhibition period works from these other exhibitions will gradually be accumulated at Den Frie. The exhibition space will thus function both as a reflection and accumulation of the series as a whole.
On Short-Term Leases is part of Den Frie’s exhibition series Dacapo focusing on artist-run exhibition spaces and other collective art formats.
Read more about the complete program for On Short-Term Leases here.
Installation views: @ Hannibal Andersen 2023.