30th of march to 21st of april | Studsgade 46

Groundwork - 2/3

TALKS: Provisional Instituting by Signe Meisner (researcher, DK) & Nowy Port Żyje - a local newspaper / project presentation of Neighbourhood Remarks by Grete Aagaard (artist, DK) TEXT RELEASE: Crossbenching as a form of institutional polity by Marcus Miessen (writer, architect, D)
Groundwork - 2/3

Time & Location

30th of march to 21st of april
Studsgade 46, Studsgade 46, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

About The Event


Provisional Instituting by

Signe Meisner discusses how provisional instituting as a curational practice may enable new radical forms of art institutions. She will focus on a recent art program at Kunsthal C in Stockholm which has explored not only what it means to be an institution, but also new ways of rearranging relations between artistic work, curational agency, collective production and social ressources.

Signe Meisner Christensen is a postdoctoral researcher at Zürich Hochschule der Künste and Aarhus University. Her research field spans across practice based curatorial research, art theory and political theory.


Artist talk and project presentation:

Nowy Port Żyje - en lokal avis

Neighbourhood Remarks / Grete Aagaard

Nowy Port Żyje - a local newspaper

Grete Aagaard will give a presentation of her art practice with a specific focus on the long term collaborative and participatory project Neighbourhood Remarks - Nowy Port Zyje initiated in 2014. Together with a group of people from a district of Gdansk PL Grete Aagaard has been investigating the urban space for possibilities for common productions. It all started out with an open meeting at a local cafe in march 2014.

The meeting were followed up by many discussions, walks around the district, vibrant meetings around the coffee table with pen and paper in hand. An immensity of ideas, problems, issues, areas waiting to be noticed and elaborated on were shaped. Could a platform that would generate local interest and provoke discussion be created? Today they have released 3 issues of Nowy Port Zyje - a local newspaper that aim to highlight, define and redefine overseen places, visions, stories, interests and retellings.

The project is realized in collaboration between LAZNIA Art Center, Gdansk, the local group Społecznie Niebezpieczni and visual artist Grete Aagaard/Neighbourhood Remarks.


Text release:

Crossbenching as a form of institutional polity

This text by Marcus Miessen (D) will briefly be presented by Agnieszka Wolodszko. Crossbenching as a form of institutional polity will be the first published text production in the Groundwork texts series.

Marcus Miessen has published a number of critical text concerning the concept of participation eg The Nightmare of Participation, Waking Up From The Nightmare of Participation.


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