f.eks. is a roaming exhibition platform for contemporary art that seeks to generate critical and speculative dialogues between audiences, artists, and broader publics.  f.eks. produces temporary art events that are located in and around the urban spaces of Aalborg and the Northern Jutland region – activating architecture, infrastructure, ecological sites, and public spaces through a series of live art engagements. These include performances, talks, workshops, readings, pop-ups, social installations, screenings, and many other forms of interactive and ephemeral art making.

f.eks. is an award-winning, non-profit organization supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Den Jyske Kunstfond, Det Obelske Familiefond, Ny Carlsbergfondet, Region Nordjyllands Kulturpulje, 15. Juni Fonden, Aalborg Kommune Kulturpulje, UMMK, Himmerland Boligforening, and Aalborg Kommunes Kunstfond as part of an ongoing artist-initiated program.



27.08.2022 - 29.08.2022
“Going Public”
Clémentine Vaultier (FR), Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez (NO/PE/PL), Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (DK), Barly Tshibanda (DRC), and Nanna Katrine Hansen (DK), c4 projects (DK)

Going Public is the first iteration in a long-term exhibition series where the exhibition space c4 projects invites colleagues from other artist-run platforms and curatorial initiatives to create new experimental collaborative exhibition moments together within the framework of c4 projects. The aim is to create generative new moments of co-production allowing for greater reflection and exchange for the artists involved. 

Starting in late August, f.eks. will utilize the site of c4 projects in Copenhagen to highlight different approaches to art in public space. By reframing the exhibition space as a “meeting point” or “useful infrastructure”, f.eks. invites artists to engage with the surrounding urban context and broader cityscape of Copenhagen.

Through a multi-day pop-up program, the artists Clémentine Vaultier, Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez, Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Barly Tshibanda, and Nanna Katrine Hansen will activate surrounding spaces and contexts, with different public, relational, and collaborative practices across various locations and settings. This will take shape as walks, talks, discussions, and site visits across Copenhagen. In doing so, Going Public highlights some of the unique artistic methodologies for public practice f.eks. has been prototyping with artists more broadly and in a different frame, but with the same attention to critical and experimental approaches.

The exhibition is kindly supported by The Danish Arts Council, Ny Carlsbergfondet, Beckett-Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, and Copenhagen Municipality. The graphic design is made in collaboration with artist Kamilla Mez.
 
Saturday, August 27th:
Summiting the Oven with Clémentine Vaultier from 5 - 8 pm
Meeting point: Copenhill, Vindmøllevej 6, 2300 København S
Ending point: c4 projects, Dybbølsgade 60, 1721 København V

Sunday, August 28th:
A.S.S. (Activist Support System) for Restivists and Artists with Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez from 2 - 5 pm

Meeting Point: Arbejdermuseet (Workers Museum), Rømersgade 22, 1362 København K
Ending Point: Kastrup Søbad, Amager Strandvej 301, 2770 Kastrup

Monday, August 29th:
Voices in the Shadows of Monuments (Guided audio tour) with Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Barly Tshibanda, and Nanna Katrine Hansen from 5 - 8 pm
Meeting Point: Christianhavns Torv, 1410 København K
Ending Point: Kongens Nytorv, 1050 København K
Language: English with Danish, Greenlandic, Portuguese, Sanskrit, and more. Please bring mini jack headphones for the best listening experience
*The language of the events will be in English, unless otherwise noted. Events will be free of admission and drinks and snacks will be provided. Please dress accordingly for each event. No sign up is necessary.
Clémentine Vaultier (FR) is a French artist based in Brussels. Her current work is focusing on containers of warmth and heat as part of an expanded ceramic practice. Along with Maximiliaan Royakkers and Ciel Grommen, she is developing the collaborative project Atlas of Ovens, mapping  different types of ovens as relational infrastructures. This allows for a broader focus on the cultural and historical connections to architecture, conviviality, community, and the social aspects that arise when gathering around fire. She is currently an artistic researcher within the Brussels-based artist collective Jubilee and is an artist in residence at f.eks. AIR in Aalborg, among others.

Rodrigo Ghattas-Pérez (NO/PE/PL) is an artist, organizer, activist and restivist based in Oslo, Norway. In his artistic work he deals with the conundrums between cooperation, economy, law, and democracy. This is manifested through self-organizational practices as well as dialogical exchanges, educational practice, artist publications, and other forms of performative exchange. At present, he is co-organizer of the projects / platforms Verdensrommet and The Union (Norway), and is currently developing a program for international artistic exchange for public housing in Peru as well as A.S.S. (Activist Support System).

Barly Tshibanda (DRC), Nanna Katrine Hansen (DK), and Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (DK) are all artists based in Copenhagen. They collectively created the project Voices in the Shadows of Monuments - an audio walk that examines material traces from the colonial era embedded in the buildings and monuments within inner Copenhagen, from the time when the Port of Copenhagen was the center of Danish colonial trade. The project features artists Jupiter J. Child, La Vaughn Belle, Sabitha Söderholm, Oceana James, Arash Pandi, Julie Edel Hardenberg, and Bernard Akoi-Jackson whose collective narrative intertwines different geographies and times: past and present interweave and testify to how colonialism is not a closed chapter, but still has strong reverberations in the present.


04.07.2022 - 29.07.2022
“Alt Skal Væk”
Hannibal Andersen (DK)

Alt Skal Væk (Everything Must Go) is a multi-layered temporary public artwork and social engagement by Hannibal Andersen. This project takes its point of departure in examining the effects of – as well as the resistance to – the commodification and financialization of housing under capitalism. By examining the history of common housing in Denmark (roughly twenty percent of the country's housing stock) as a model that arose out of necessity for affordable and decent homes, Andersen hopes to provoke a broader conversation about the spatial, social, and political implications of housing.

As one component of the project, during the month of July, Andersen will install a video work combining advertising motifs and historical images of housing resistance on the scrolling video board in the public square of John F Kennedy’s Plads. Additionally, a public discussion on housing politics will take place at the cultural house Trekanten in Aalborg East – an area that has a history of social housing as a working class neighborhood, but has previously been on Denmark’s controversial so-called “ghetto list”. By connecting these sites, contexts, and communities, the project will seek to bring together different locales and spatial topologies of realized value as focus points for dialogue. In doing so, the project ultimately asks - how can we think of housing as a common good outside of a capitalist framework?

This project is kindly supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Trekanten bibliotek & kulturhus.
 
Thursday, July 7th:
Housing Commons - Then and Now from 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Starting point: Trekanten bibliotek & kulturhus, Sebersundvej 2A, 9220 Aalborg Øst
Ending Point: Kennedy Arkaden, John F. Kennedy Plads 1, 9000 Aalborg

Program:
3:30 pm Panel and Public Discussion - Featuring historian Jakob Ørnbjerg, chairperson of Alabu housing organization Laila Thomsen, and activist Ibrahim El-Hassan from Almen Modstand (Common Resistance)
5:30 pm Going from Aalborg East to John F. Kennedy Plads to view the video work Alt Skal Væk
6:30 pm Conclusion (with picnic dinner in Kildeparken)

July 4th – July 29th:
Public Installation of the video work Alt Skal Væk (accessible all hours)
Video board outside Kennedy Arkaden, John F. Kennedy Plads 1, 9000 Aalborg

Note: Language of the event will be in both Danish and English. Translation and interpretation will be provided along with free snacks and drinks.
Hannibal Andersen is a visual artist who works in the dynamic and speculative terrain where economics, politics, and ideology intersect. Andersen's work deals with themes such as (de)commodification, exploitation, branding, intellectual property, hegemony, agency, commonization and the implications of relentless privatization. As such, his practice seeks to give a glimpse into the clandestine political economic mechanisms at play in institutions of power. He captures and twists these notions to illuminate different relationships between economic entities, with ramifications on a global scale or as ubiquitous as advertisement. Andersen has exhibited, performed, and researched widely in Denmark and abroad and has a forthcoming residency at ISCP in New York in 2023, and a public mural installation in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg called The Abstract Expression of Privatisation which will also debut this summer in Copenhagen.


22.06.2022 - 29.06.2022
“Learning Through the Soles of Our Feet”
Jubilee (BE), f.eks. (DK) & Skal Contemporary (DK)

Learning Through the Soles of our Feet is a multi-day Summer School program focusing on collective research and public events that aim to strengthen and explore “an ecology of artistic practices”. By taking inspiration from the convivial history of Asger Jorn’s rural studio and the unique natural, cultural, and social resources on Læsø, the project serves as a launching point for fostering new artistic collaborations. Through collective performances, walks, talks, screenings, concerts, and events, the summer school will aim to connect ideas around artistic self-organization, alternative pedagogies, and commoning to broader discursive issues related to changing ecological, social, and economic conditions in daily life and across society.

In the spirit of Asger Jorn’s practice, the summer school invited organizations and artists from different countries emanating from the historic movements Situationist International, CoBrA, etc. and follow in Jorn’s footsteps by also reaching out to other Nordic, European, and global practitioners from Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, USA, Great Britain, Italy, and others. This international group of artists and thinkers will work in close collaboration on Læsø with natural experts, regional artist groups, local communities, historians, curators, organizers, and researchers. In doing so, aiming to explore dehierarchicalized artistic and ecological approaches toward “sustainable practices” across cultural and natural commons. Ranging from strategies for artistic organization to new forms of conviviality to experimenting with unique resources of Læsø’s landscape - e.g. its seaweed harvesting and salt production.

The project is co-organized by Skal Contemporary, f.eks., and Jubilee and the program is co-curated by the Vermeir & Heiremans. The project is kindly supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Region Nordjylland, Kulturkanten, Ny Carlsbergfondet, and 15. Juni Fonden.
 
Wednesday, June 22nd:
7 Walks: (Hip Hip Hurray) by Vermeir & Heiremans from 4 - 6 pm
Skal Contemporary, Sct. Laurentii Vej 118, 9990 Skagen

Monday, June 27th:
Justin Bennett (Sound Performance) from 8 pm
Asger Jorns Hus, Lille Strandgårdsvej 28, 9940 Læsø 

Tuesday, June 28th:
Artist talk with Vincent Meessen and screening of the film Wild Architect (anonymous) from 8 pm 

Asger Jorns Hus, Lille Strandgårdsvej 28, 9940 Læsø

Saturday, July 2nd:
7 Walks: (Asger Jorn) by Vermeir & Heiremans from 2 - 6 pm

Asger Jorns Hus, Lille Strandgårdsvej 28, 9940 Læsø

June 25th - June 29th (by appointment): Temporary exhibitions, displays, and pop-ups on the property (Asger Jorns Studio, Læsø) - display of Jorn Ephemera (materials kindly lent by Jakob Jakobsen), talks / workshops / performances / works by Filip Van Dingenen, Rodrigo Ghattas-Peréz, Julie van Elslande, Clementine Vaultier, Justin Bennett, Vermeir & Heiremans, and Jesse van Winden. 
Skal Contemporary is an exhibition platform for contemporary art in Vendsyssel, Denmark presenting site specific contemporary art projects based on the surroundings and the local spirit: nature, people, and traditions in light of contemporary frameworks and trends. SKAL Contemporary’s artistic projects consist of exhibitions, performances, and socially engaging art projects that all relate to human interaction with our environment and nature in one way or another.

Jubilee is a platform for artistic research developed and run by artists Justin Bennett, Eleni Kamma, Vincent Meessen, and Vermeir & Heiremans. Founded in Brussels in 2012, Jubilee has developed into a polyphonic artist-run organization that supports the work and research of its artists, as well as the projects of associated artists within collective reflection trajectories. Jubilee aims to create opportunities for (emerging) associate artists, initiating collaborations based on a shared focus and interest. They form the basis for long-term and reciprocal relationships. Jubilee's most comprehensive collective trajectories to date are Caveat (2017-) and Emptor (2021-). The artistic practices within Jubilee are characterized by transdisciplinary methodologies and cross-sectoral collaborations.