Welcome to a conversation between artists Kirsten Astrup & Maria Bordorff, moderated by curator and writer Natasha Marie Llorens. The event is part of the Danish Bikuben Foundation’s art salon VISION, which puts topics within the performing arts and visual arts to debate.
Kirsten Astrup (1983) and Maria Bordorff (1988) are based in Copenhagen. They have collaborated on film cabarets and performances for three years. Their most recent film, ‘Quivery Heart’ (2018) was awarded the Franciska Clausen Medal by Akademiraadet – the Royal Danish Academy of the Arts, and Astrup & Bordorff recently received the Remmen Foundation Art Prize. The art project ‘Summer Night by the Beach – a Film Cabaret by Kirsten Astrup & Maria Bordorff’ was commissioned for Munchmuseet on the Move – Contemporary Art (2019), curated by Natalie Hope O’Donnell
Natasha Marie Llorens is a Franco-American independent curator and writer. Current curatorial projects include ‘Children of Violence’, a cycle of exhibitions, texts and symposia devoted to the representation of violence in contemporary art, and ‘Waiting for Omar Gatlato: A Survey of Contemporary Art from Algeria and Its Diaspora’ that will open at the Wallach Art Gallery in October 2019 and in Marseille at La Friche de la Belle de Mai in June 2020 at the invitation of Triangle France/Asterides.
The Bikuben Foundation is an independent private (commercially operating) foundation working towards the establishment of innovative approaches to opportunity schemes aimed at young people on the edge and in the current performing and visual arts.
Munchmuseet on the Move – Contemporary Art is a program of art projects by younger artists in different temporary spaces, indoors and outdoors in the Munch Museum’s neighbourhood. The art projects are anchored in the local context and characterised by dialogue with different institutions and people living and working in the area. The aim is to establish relationships with the neighbourhoods the Munch Museum will be moving through on its one-mile journey down to the waterfront – from Tøyen to Bjørvika.
Our final exhibition at Tøyen before the museum moves to a brand new building by the fjord, will for the first time in history present works from all of our four collections alongside each other. This will be the last opportunity to visit the Munch Museum at its iconic building from 1963.
The exhibition will include famous works by Munch, including The Scream, Madonna, Vampire and The Kiss. In addition you can see other gems from artist like Amaldus Nielsen, Harriet Backer, Ludvig Ravensberg, Teddy Røwde, Jakob Weidemann and Johan Berner Jakobsen.