Opening: Christian Falsnaes
Copenhagen Contemporary is pleased to invite you to the opening of Christian Falsnaes’s exhibition LOOK AT ME, created specifically for CC’s Hall 2.
On 26 August, you can explore Falsnaes’s boundary pushing and involving universe. The entire Hall 2 has been transformed into something akin to an art fair with a video installation projected on six screens showing a number of staged situations, exploring what happens when people – you, perhaps – play an active role in the art and power relations are stripped down to the essentials.
The exhibition opens on 26 August at 11.00 and the artist will be present between 17.00-20.00 when Marie Nipper, director at CC, will welcome you and DJ Agnes 3000 will create the soundtrack of the evening.
We will celebrate the opening with a glass of wine and free entrance to all of the exhibitions between 17.00-20.00.
The opening takes place outside with plenty of space for social distancing. Needless to say, we follow the recommendations for COVID-19 issued by the health authorities.
We look forward to a wonderful evening in your company!
11.00-20.00: All exhibitions are open.
17.00: Speech outside by Marie Nipper, director at CC
17.00-20.00: DJ Agnes 3000. Christian Falsnaes will be present.
No need to book for the opening.
LOOK AT ME is showing from 26 August 2020 – 21 February 2021.
Learn more about the exhibition here.
About Christian Falsnaes
The Danish artist Christian Falsnaes (b.1980) lives and works in Berlin. Formerly studying philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, he graduated from the Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, in 2011. Christian Falsnaes’s primary activities are performances in the public space and in exhibition contexts. Quite often, his performances are documented via film footage and later made into video works.
Falsnaes’s works extend from a German-Austrian performance tradition in which radical formats place both the artist and viewers at the centre of the work. His works touch on themes of identity and authority, participation and subjugation as well as power and impotence. He often involves the audience in his works as co-creators of situations, pictures, or videos. The idea being that the audience experience themselves as others see them and adopt a reflected approach to their own behaviour and reactions.
Christian Falsnaes is represented in several collections and has shown internationally. Recent solo shows include Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Kunstverein Braunschweig, and Kunsthalle Mannheim, all in Germany, ДINAMIKA, Moscow, Russia, arteBA and the Juan & Patricia Vergez Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan, the 1646, the Hague, the Netherlands, and, at home, at Andersen’s Contemporary and the National Gallery of Denmark, both in Copenhagen.