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.



11.11.2022
“Sangutitsinerit / Reroutings / Omdirigeringer”
Sirí Paulsen, Aqqalu Berthelsen / Uyarakq, Julie Edel Hardenberg, New Red Order / Adam Khalil & Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld

Sangutitsinerit / Reroutings / Omdirigeringer is a collaborative artistic workshop, community dinner, film screening, performance, and DJ program featuring Sirí Paulsen, Uyarakq /Aqqalu Berthelsen, Julie Edel Hardenberg, New Red Order/ Adam Khalil, and Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld. 

Reroutings is an invitation to conjure a gathering that explores the material traces of Danish colonialism in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) in the urban environment of Aalborg. Reroutings mimics the actual rerouting of the Port of Greenland in Aalborg (which will close in 2022 and redirect to Aarhus) to ask the question: how do artists create reroutings and interventions to confront colonial structures? Through a workshop that takes place in the "Greenlandic Quarter", Reroutings will explore alternative (hi)stories of people and places not honored in the public space. Afterwards, there will be a community dinner followed by a conversation with the artists, film screenings, performance, and a DJ set.

The project is co-organized by Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, f.eks. and Arctic Street Food in collaboration with Lim Collective and Aalborg Artist’s Association as part of The Department of CCCC, and it is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Arctic Streetfood, The Greenlandic House, Lim Collective, Aalborg Artist’s Association, and Huset i Hasserisgade.
 
Friday, November 11th:
Workshop, Community Dinner, Film screening, Performance, and DJ*
from 3 - 11 pm
Starting point: Hans Egede Church, Grønlands Torv 6, 9210 Aalborg
Ending point: Huset i Hasserisgade, Hasserisgade 10, 9000 Aalborg
                                            
Program:
2:30 pm Shuttle Service** from The Greenlandic House to Hans Egede Church

3:00 pm Workshop in the “Greenlandic Quarter” by Sirí Paulsen & Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld - Meeting point: Hans Egede Church

6:00 pm Community Dinner with Arctic Street Food and Huset’s Cafe - Location: Huset i Hasserisgade (The Department of CCCC)

7:00 pm Public Artist’s Conversation

8:00 pm Film Screening & Performance with Aqqalu Berthelsen / Uyarakq, Julie Edel Hardenberg, New Red Order / Adam Khalil, and Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld

9:00 pm Music / DJ with Aqqalu Berthelsen / Uyarakq

*All events in the program are free of admission and everyone is welcome, registration is not required (event language will be in Greenlandic, Danish, and English)
**Shuttle Service is provided for those who need it - seating is limited - please reserve at f.eks.contact@gmail.com

Sirí Paulsen creates audio walks and theater plays as a hybrid practice between research and creative writing. Her work is motivated by finding different points of view to histories that are poorly nuanced. Whether working on her own projects or other’s, the motto is “there is always a narrative and no analysis of facts is objective”. She was born and raised in Nuuk (GL), Tromsø (NO), and Ålsgårde (DK) in a mixed Inuit and Danish family.

Aqqalu Berthelsen, also known as Uyarakq, was born in Nuuk (GL) in the mid 80s. He is a self-taught music producer / composer and DJ with a background in metal music. Growing up in Uummannaq, Northern Greenland and Nuuk, the capital has played a large role in shaping him to be a versatile musician between two worlds. He is currently doing a lot of work in the Indigenous circumpolar hip hop and rap scene with a foot in two continents, the North American arctic and the European arctic. He is now living in Inari, Northern Finland / Sápmi.

Julie Edel Hardenberg was born and raised in Nuuk, Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland (GL). She studied art in Finland, Norway, and England before gaining her MA in Art Theory and Communication from the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Nuuk and has recently acquired the Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD scholarship. For the past 25 years, she has worked with identity and (post)colonial perspectives as an overall theme. With roots in Nordic and Inuit cultures, she has an insight into different Inuit-Kalaallit / Greenlander's identities and self-understanding. Nonetheless, the economic and social interdependencies between the two countries and their impact on the Greenlanders; caught in a shared identity between power and powerlessness.

Adam Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, whose practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of image-making through the use of humor, relation, and transgression. He is a core contributor to New Red Order and co-founder of COUSINS Collective. His work has been exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, Walker Arts Center, Lincoln Center, Tate Modern, HKW,  and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit  among others with recent exhibitions at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and Spike Island in Bristol. He is the recipient of various fellowships and grants, including Creative Capital Award in 2021.

New Red Order is a public secret society facilitated by core contributors Adam Khalil (Ojibway), Zack Khalil (Ojibway), and Jackson Polys (Tlingit). In our current period of existential and environmental catastrophe, desires for Indigenous epistemologies increase and enterprising settlers labor to extract this understanding as if it were a natural resource. New Red Order emerges out of the contradistinction from the Improved Order of Red Men  - a secret society that 'plays Indian' calls the attraction toward indigeneity into question, yet promotes this desire, and enjoins potential non-Indigenous accomplices to participate in the co-examination and expansion of Indigenous agency. Working with an interdisciplinary network of informants, NRO co-produces video, performance, and installation works that confront settler colonial tendencies and obstacles to Indigenous growth.

Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, PhD, is a visual artist, independent researcher and educator born in Aalborg (DK). Her work explores “reparative critical practices” as collaborative, audio-visual practices that explore the debris of broken histories. Current artistic work and research traverse the entangled colonial archives between the United States Virgin Islands, Ghana, Greenland, India, and Denmark, often presented in video installations, performative presentations and publications. She was the head of the Institute for Art, Writing and Research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,  where she also was a postdoctoral researcher. She is the co-founder of the bar and cultural venue Sorte Firkant in Copenhagen.


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.