ASTRID NOACKS ATELIER

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    • Astrid Noacks Atelier
    • Rådmandsgade 34
    • 2200 København N
    • cp@astrid-noack.dk

Current

ANA Air

Johan Tirén While the City Grows

05.10.20 - 19.10.20

Johan Tirén is invited to do a site-specific exhibition project at Astrid Noack’s Atelier. The project consists of two parts, a shorter residency in May (postponed to October 2020), followed by an exhibition in February 2021. The idea is that the experiences, and findings from the research stay, is developed into a public project to be shown in ANA or in the surrounding public space of Ydre Nørrebro.

In the project with the preliminary title “While the city grows” Tirén will from an artistic point of view look into some of the key issues and questions we face in todays urban development. For whom are we building the “new” city, what happens to the people and the businesses that are already in place? And if everything is planned, where do we find the openings that the unplanned is offering us today?

Johan Tirén (b. 1973) holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy (2004) and has studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1998–2003). He works in different media, such as drawing, graphics, video, and text, and uses his research-based artistic practice both inside the art institution and outside, for instance in city planning processes with a special focus on social problematics concerning sustainability and planning. He strives to be open and precise in his artistic work, looking for a political acuity that does not loose sight of art’s poetic qualities. Tirén has exhibited widely, for instance at Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, and Overgaden, and has together with colleague Anna Högberg done public commissions for Statens Konstråd and Örebro Kommun.

The project is supported by: 

The exhibition programme at Astrid Noack’s Studio is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Nørrebro Lokaludvalg.

Events

Calendar

ANA Forum

Jenny Graf Sheppard Radical Listening – Postponed!

01.10.20 - 04.10.20
ANA Air

Johan Tirén While the City Grows

05.10.20 - 19.10.20

Johan Tirén is invited to do a site-specific exhibition project at Astrid Noack’s Atelier. The project consists of two parts, a shorter residency in May (postponed to October 2020), followed by an exhibition in February 2021. The idea is that the experiences, and findings from the research stay, is developed into a public project to be shown in ANA or in the surrounding public space of Ydre Nørrebro.

In the project with the preliminary title “While the city grows” Tirén will from an artistic point of view look into some of the key issues and questions we face in todays urban development. For whom are we building the “new” city, what happens to the people and the businesses that are already in place? And if everything is planned, where do we find the openings that the unplanned is offering us today?

Johan Tirén (b. 1973) holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy (2004) and has studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1998–2003). He works in different media, such as drawing, graphics, video, and text, and uses his research-based artistic practice both inside the art institution and outside, for instance in city planning processes with a special focus on social problematics concerning sustainability and planning. He strives to be open and precise in his artistic work, looking for a political acuity that does not loose sight of art’s poetic qualities. Tirén has exhibited widely, for instance at Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, and Overgaden, and has together with colleague Anna Högberg done public commissions for Statens Konstråd and Örebro Kommun.

The project is supported by: 

The exhibition programme at Astrid Noack’s Studio is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Nørrebro Lokaludvalg.

ANA Local

Mia Edelgart, Deirdre J. Humphrys, Ninna Poulsen & Tine Tvergaard In the Zone of Stones

29.10.20 - 29.11.20

“A fainter trail is what is left behind when you leave the official routes. The fainter trail can be described under the rubric of queer use”                                    Sara Ahmed, What’s the Use? 2019

In a letter to a friend, Astrid Noack writes that  just before she falls asleep  she often imagines the large bodies that lived in the studio previously to her. Referring here to Rådmandsgade 34’s previous use as a horse stables, prior to Astrid Noacks habitation. She lived and worked in this cramped room for 14 years, until she became ill and could no longer tolerate these living conditions. For posterity, Noack  in addition to the many portraits  left behind also fainter traces of radical life forms and friendships, a life closely engaged in the streets locale.  

With both a utilitarian and more fantastic approach to Astrid Noack, we explore the room’s own biography of use, entering into an artistic dialogue with not just one another but together with the local environment’s history and its current position, where the studio stands as the pressured remains in a dramatically changed and gentrified environment.  

Our work continues from the 2013 exhibition Akkumulation af blinde punkter, et brev til Astrid Noack in ANA. Since which, we Mia Edelgart, Ninna Poulsen, Deirdre Humphrys and Tine Tvergaard have worked together in varying artistic constellations. In this encounter, we unfold and explore our various practices, while maintaining a common thread of correspondence, exchanging strategies, sketches, images and notes. Thus, the works we contribute with will never be our own alone, but rather a dialogic figure based on resonance and generous exchange of intentionality. 

 

Past events

ANA Local

Nanna Lysholt Hansen Mother Mould

15.09.20 - 30.09.20

Obst. Amb. / birth / pregnant

22-10-2013 Kl. 01:00

I para I am.first time pregnant,

GA 39 + 0 I am. pregnancy Age

VA I am. Water drainage / you are. from kl. 14.30 / you are expected. Parturition. Night. natural

UDV. US I am one. external examination / you are. I usually. You are in a hvst-Main position

I am. Uterus soft and tender on palpation

You are. Fundus / I am. top of uterus / there is. ca. 3 fgr. There is. finger widths / there are. Processus xiphoideus / the tip of a sternum

fundus plural fundi

fundus is. The large cave organ is further away from an opening.

Fundus is. The top. Hollow. Part of the uterus and

Fundus is. The back. Internal part of the eye that accommodates the retina and associated blood vessels

Caput is. the head. BI is. Pelvic inlet. FS is fetal beauty is SF is Science Fiction. You are. 3500 grams

(Excerpt from Nanna Lysholt Hansen’s audio/video sculptureZira Mater Matrix, 2020)

Nanna Lysholt Hansen’s project in Astrid Noack’s Atelier consists of three parts: an exhibition, a live performance and a book publication. The title of the exhibition Mother Mould is taken from the English term for ‘a supporting shell around a mould’. By focusing on the surrounding material – ‘the supporting shell’ – ecologies and technologies in the creation process are emphasized. Interfaces, cast and mold, are examined as two contingent parts. Organs are created in direct contact with the mother body. Creation takes place through a temporary organ; the placenta. Through the placenta, the fetus and mother exchange genetic material and some of these micro-chimera cells live on in the mother’s body after birth. The boundary between individuals is thus dissolved.We are a biologically cohesive liquid symbiotic organism. The mother is chimera, a hybrid of machine and organism, a fictional creature, the ultimate cyborg. In her exhibition in Astrid Noack’s Atelier, Nanna Lysholt Hansen uses the cyborg mother as a figure to think through with the aim of rethinking kinship, subjectivity and knowledge production.

In the series The Chthonic Ones (2016-2020), which is part of the exhibition, Nanna Lysholt Hansen works sculpturally with the anatomy of the clitoris, a tentacular organ which was not mapped until as recent as in 2005 with the help of new 3D scanning technologies. The title of the series is borrowed from biologist and philosopher Donna Haraway’s concept of the chthulucene. A concept that thinks of an individual’s identity as fluid, amorphous and diverse. The chthonic means in/of/under the ground/earth. In ancient Greek mythology, the subterranean, the chtonic deities, are associated with the fate of the dead as well as with the fertility of the earth. Haraway suggests a return to the chthonic, the earthbound, recycling and composting, as a necessity for survival in a world destroyed by the exploitation of the earth’s resources. We must think of ourselves as compost, bound together as fungi, lichen, mould.

As part of the exhibition, a body-sized clitoris made of concrete will occupy the construction site that currently surrounds Astrid Noack’s Atelier. Based on her own body as material, Nanna Lysholt Hansen will initiate a study of spatial and temporal processes. The body will enter into a direct relationship with the surrounding architectural space – the studio as well as the construction site – and aspects of memory, gender, language and narratives will be challenged in relation to the gaze of the body over time. The artist recalls her ongoing memories about the female body, pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood and uses these experiences as material in Mother Mould.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 24 September and is the first part of Nanna Lysholt Hansen’s project in Astrid Noack’s Atelier. Later this year, Nanna Lysholt Hansen launches her upcoming artist book and presents a live performance. These events will be announced later.

In connection with the exhibition Mother Mould, the platform bastard arranges a conversation between Nanna Lysholt Hansen and writer, art critic and author Mette Garfield in Astrid Noack’s Atelier Thursday 24 September 5-6 PM. www.bastard.blog

The exhibition is open Friday and Saturday 2-5 PM or by appointment 60329184.

The project Mother Mould is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, the Beckett Foundation and Rådet for Visuel Kunst, City of Copenhagen.

Nanna Lysholt Hansen is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen (2006-2011) and Kingston University, Faculty of Art, Design & Music in London (2002-2005).

ANA Children

Malene Jorck Heide-Jørgensen KIND OF BLUE #2 – OPEN AIR PHOTO BOOTH

23.09.20 - 29.09.20

Performative photographic workshop for all interested in Astrid Noack’s Mobile Children’s Studio in Mimersparken behind the Staffed Playground, Borgmestervangen 51, 2200 Copenhagen N

Week 39: Wednesday at 13-16, Thursday at 13-16, Friday at 13-16 and weekend at 10-15

Week 40: Monday at13-16, Tuesday at 13-16

In Malene Jorck Heide-Jørgensen’s OPEN AIR PHOTO BOOTH participants are invited to create their own group portrait under the sun. On light-sensitive sheets the image exposes more slowly than we are used to, and in this way the participants will have the opportunity to dream under the open air, while an imprint of their bodies slowly emerges step by step.

The workshop is based on the old photographic technique Cyanotype, and participants will have the opportunity to try cyanotype for themselves before trying out large body-sized formats. The preparatory work for the large formats takes place in marked areas on the square next to the studio. As a group participants are encouraged to play and experiment and most importantly reach an agreement; once the sheet is spread out, the exposure process is underway!

The square around the studio will become an open exhibition space and the images will depend on the active participation of the audience, the course of the weather and other common unpredictability. It’s a rare opportunity to have an alternative family portrait taken or to hang out with your friends in a different way. Feel free to bring your knitting kit, your dog or your favorite teddy bear. If you are not completely done with your ice cream, include it in the picture. Most things can be exposed if it doesn’t move during the exposure, which of course depends on the weather and other unpredictabilities.

Malene Jorck Heide-Jørgensen is interested in photography as a process and as a body. With the sun’s late summer rays, the time at which the body leaves its imprint is extended and, in contrast to the digital screen’s exposures of carefully selected data, the body is given the opportunity to sense how the photograph will take shape in the public space.

Malene Jorck Heide-Jørgensen graduated from the Glasgow school of Art in 2006. She works primarily with photographic media, from which she examines movement, heritage and space. KIND OF BLUE #2 – OPEN AIR PHOTO BOOTH is her first performative work in which she explores the relationship between private and public spaces under the sun.

The project is supported by The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces: ”Pulje til kunstneriske sommeraktiviteter i Danmark” and Dj-ophavsretsfond.

ANA Local

Pia Rönicke After the Letter II. Astrid, Lotte, Florence

01.09.20 - 14.09.20

After the Letter II is the second part of Pia Rönicke’s stay in Astrid Noack’s Atelier. While the preliminary activities in the studio in May were closed to the public, the second part in September takes place around two public events.

“Conversations in Space” with Henriette Heise, Stine Hebert, Johanne Løgstrup and Pia Rönicke, 13 September 2020, at 15.

Conversations are part of a practice, the ongoing, the interrupted. The forgotten is remembered through conversations, even those conversations that never leave us. Conversations with other practices are a thread running through the work. Although I have looked closely at the spaces in Florence Henri’s photographs, I know little about her working conditions. Astrid Noack lived in her studio, the same space where other practices are now unfolding. “There is a void in the house (of art)”, writes art historian and writer Elisabeth Lebovici about the largely undocumented history of the ‘living room’ as exhibition space. But, what kind of works are made (or dissolve) in such living spaces? What exactly is the space we work in, and what kind of conversations can we hope to unfold in the work space? How is a practice a potential to expand the workspace and transform what is close to it? Astrid Noack’s Atelier invites you to step into an artistic practice and break with the notion of it.

We invite you to a conversation where work processes are not separated from working conditions, and where isolation is also connected to touch. Here, Henriette Heise, Stine Hebert, Johanne Løgstrup and Pia Rönicke meet and share aspects of their ongoing practices. The letter is central in the conversation about work, and the rejection of it, in a space of ongoing and completed works between Babara Hammer, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Lotte Beese and Florence Henri, (from surfaces into space.)

The conversation is part of After the Letter, which is the working title of Pia Rönicke’s two-part stay in Astrid Noack’s Atelier. In this connection, Partial lunar eclipse as viewed from the surface of the phlanet, 2020 by Henriette Heise and After the Letter, a film under way by Pia Rönicke, will be shown. The conversation will take place on Sunday 13 September at 15:00.

There are a limited number of seats and registration is required at kbr@astrid-noack.dk. From 16:30 to 18:00, Astrid Noack’s Atelier is open to everyone.

“City walk 1968/2020” with Finn Thybo Andersen, 6 September, at 10.

Together, in the spring of 1968, we did some city walks in different parts of the Copenhagen area based on our interest in urban space, urban planning and architecture, following the situationist derivé method. Among the participants were: Michael Buchwald, Elbjørk, Poul Gernes, Gorm Hansbøl, Preben Maegaard, Felix Pedersen, Jane Pedersen, Ole Sandvad Pedersen and others…Today the pictures (taken in connection with the city walks) have historical and local interest. Back then, it was a crucial sculptural experience, to experience the buildings and the space they occupied, the masses, the weight, the spaces, the accumulations, the change of mood, but also the interaction of people with these constructed spaces. It was a journey into the spaces of reality, an aesthetic experience and a reading of reality that inspired new forms of artistic action. ”

Finn Thybo Andersen wrote this in YNKB TEMA 12 about the city walks, which he took part in and documented photographically as active in the Urbanist Group from the Experimental Art School.

Sunday, September 6th at 10, Finn Thybo Andersen – with his photographic work as an introduction – will take us on the same route through Ydre Nørrebro and Østerbro, as the group did in 1968. Just as the photographs constitute a historical document, they also reflect the change that the district is undergoing. We will meet at the corner of Nordbanegade and Stefansgade.

ANA Local

Eva la Cour Muitalus sámiid birra

14.08.20 - 30.08.20

Anyone passing by the exhibition space Astrid Noacks Atelier in Rådmandsgade in Copenhagen will notice that the site currently is a fenced off site of construction. The multifaceted backyard environment that until recently surrounded the atelier is literally becoming a hole in the ground. Reinforcements, excavators and concrete elements shape a provisional landscape, in which the studio itself is inaccessible and enclosed by a wall of cover plates.

In this landscape, fueled by property speculation and gentrification capital, Eva la Cour will turn to a landscape of a different kind and region, by introducing the Muitalus sámiid birra. A book from 1910 about the life of the Sami, and the first book ever written in Sami by the Sami Johan Turi. Or, thewolf-hunter who became a writer.However, part of the credit for the book’s creation can be attributed to the Danish female painter contemporary with Astrid Noack, Emile Demant Hatt (1888-1958). Her role as female artist, ethnographer, translator and collaborator in the publishing of Muitalus sámiid birra, will be the point of departure for Eva la Cour’s work in the context of Astrid Noack’s Atelier.

Practically, an outdoor LED screen will function as a sculptural support structure for an experimentation with collaborative video-editing. Approaching exhibition making as a process of encounters and the notion of audience as a critical resource, a portable cabin, parked inside the construction site, will more precisely function as a temporary studio during a couple of events between the 14thand 30thof August.

The first event will take place on August the 16th, when the authors, lecturer Dorte Smedegaard and historian Helle Askgård will talk about their joint and affectionate research into the life of Emilie Demant Hatt. Meanwhile la Cour will live-edit a visual montage in collaboration with the Copenhagen-based artists Mia Edelgart and Rasmus Brink Pedersen and later the Tromsø-based filmmaker Rachel Andersen Gomez and professor of Northern Studies at UiT, Britt Kramvig.

In 2021 la Cour will further unfold her research into the collaboration between Demant Hatt and Turi inside Astrid Noacks Atelier.

Eva la Cour holds an MFA from the Jutland Art Academy and is trained in Media and Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität in Berlin. She is currently working on a Phd at Valand Academy of Art in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The exhibition programme at Astrid Noack’s Studio is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, Nørrebro Lokaludvalg, BKF’s udvalg til fordeling af kulturelle midler and Zeuthens Mindelegat.

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About ANA

ANA is a cross-aesthetic space for artistic experiments, knowledge sharing and critical discussion at Ydre Nørrebro in Copenhagen. ANA is dedicated to the notion of art as a public sphere and as a collective reflection tool that can create forms and images making us see and sense, ask questions and think about the world and everyday life in new ways. ANA focuses with and through art on sharing knowledge, testing ideas and presenting alternative horizons of imagination and models of action.

ANA was established in 2009 and has a background in the activist artist collective YNKB (Ydre Nørrebro Culture Bureau). ANA’s program has four tracks: ANA Local, ANA Air, ANA Children and ANA Forum. These draw threads back to the Danish sculptor Astrid Noack’s everyday life and artistic work in the studio in the period 1936-1950, where social and professional exchanges with neighbors and artists from near and far were part of daily life. ANA’s cross-esthetic program links the history of the room with a desire to jointly develop the space, which, as a result of gentrification, is left isolated, cut off from its previous existence as part of a lively backyard environment with workshops and small industry.

Today, ANA stands on the shoulders of the many artists and actors who over the years have contributed to supporting and developing the space. ANA’s institutional modus operandi is rooted in a principle of repetition and slowness. In order to allow artists to develop projects over several years and to gain knowledge of the space and the surrounding rapidly gentrified area – which used to be a typical working class neighbourhood – we emphasize inviting artists on several occasions, so that over time they can continue investigations and conversations. Our desire is to keep things moving, to prioritize process over result and to act as an open, caring, generous and inclusive art space.

In the coming years, we will further try to emphasize values around slowness, contemplation, ‘commoning’ and collective (un)learning. A reproductive set of values that moves against the productivity- and efficiency-oriented structures that characterize the surrounding capitalist society and the art institution, and which often result in stress and exhaustion. We want, step by step, to slow the pace and focus on offering artists generous time for reflection and the opportunity to experiment and research in a context where knowledge sharing, negotiation and critical dialogue are at the center.

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Zeutens Mindelegat

  • ANA Air
  • ANA AIR is a residency track for international artists who are invited to develop projects over time, often based on the physical and local context of Ydre Nørrebro.
  • ANA Children
  • ANA CHILDREN is a track for children and young people, where artists are invited to develop process- and dialogue-based works over time with children. The track is based in ANA's Mobile Children's Atelier in Mimersparken and is being run in close collaboration with The Staffed Playground.
  • ANA Forum
  • ANA FORUM is a track for knowledge sharing, contemplation, ‘commoning’ and critical discussion.
  • ANA Local
  • ANA LOCAL is a track meant for resident artists, which emphasizes process-oriented studies of historical as well as current societal questions and issues.

Preservation Work

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Det ligger der endnu. Billedhuggeratelieret i Rådmandsgade 34 på Ydre Nørrebro i København. Her boede og arbejdede billedhuggeren Astrid Noack (1888-1954) under meget primitive forhold i baghuset i perioden 1936-1950. Herfra kæmpede hun sin vej op gennem tidens mandsdominerende kunstverden, og skabte nogle af sine betydeligste værker, hvilke siden bragte hende en plads i Den Danske Kulturkanon.

I 2010 blev Fonden Rådmandsgade 34 dannet med det formål, nænsomt at restaurere atelieret. I September 2016 påbegyndtes, som det første vigtige skridt i Fondens arbejde, restaureringen af den del af baggården som Astrid Noack boede og havde atelier i. Restaureringen realiseres med støtte fra Ny Carlsbergfondet og varetages af arkitekt Erik Brandt Dam.

Astrid Noack

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Astrid Noack (1888-1954) er en af det tyvende århundredes betydeligste danske kunstnere og berettiget blev hun i 2006 optaget i (den lidt kontroversielle) Kulturkanon over de betydeligste danske kunstværker.

Som billedhugger var hun inspireret af den franske tradition, gennem sin lærer på Maison Watteau, Charles Despiau, som er karakteriseret ved nøjsomhed og knaphed i midlerne og med forbillede i den arkaiske skulptur. Figurerne står i rummet og med små bevægelser skabes forskydninger, der giver skulpturen liv. Skulpturerne er bygget op indefra, hvorfra forskydningerne forplantes ud mod overfladen og videre ud i rummet.

The association

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Astrid Noacks Atelier er en forening, som du kan blive medlem af. Medlemmer og bestyrelsen består af alle mulige folk; både af kunstnere, lokale beboere, kulturformidlere og alle der har en interesse i ANAs aktiviteter og bevarelse.

Foreningens overordnede formål er at arbejde for en bevarelse og genanvendelse af Astrid Noacks Atelier samt tilhørende baggårdsmiljø i Rådmandsgade 34 for på sigt at udvikle stedet til et nyt kunst- og kulturmiljø for og med lokale beboere.

Foreningens initiativ til at bevare og udvikle Astrid Noacks Atelier blev i 2009 præmieret af Statens Kunstfond i forbindelse med fondens Open Call om kunst i det offentlige rum.

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Personligt medlemskab: 150 kr.
Medlemskab for foreninger: 300 kr.
Medlemskab for firmaer/institutioner: 600 kr.

Der kan indbetales på: Reg. nr. 2109 og Konto nr. 6883606696

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Contact

  • Astrid Noacks Atelier
  • Rådmandsgade 34
  • 2200 København N

  • Director/Curator
  • Kathrine Bolt Rasmussen
  • 22 30 80 91
  • kbr@astrid-noack.dk
  • Development
  • Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz
  • 27 12 20 06
  • cp@astrid-noack.dk

The Board

  • Chairman
  • Victor Réne Valqui Vidal
  • 43 64 78 49
  • rvvv@dtu.dk
  • Boardmember and Artistic Director
  • Kirsten Dufour
  • 20 61 31 73
  • saas.dufour.andersen@gmail.com
  • Boardmember
  • Finn Thybo Andersen
  • 60 81 02 18
  • finnthybo@gmail.com
  • Boardmember
  • Rikke Diemer
  • 40 38 94 29
  • rikke.diemer@gmail.com
  • Boardmember
  • Mie Lund Hansen
  • 27 28 15 29
  • mielun@gmail.com
  • Treasurer
  • Helle Westergaard
  • 42 46 09 54
  • helle.hik@gmail.com