ASTRID NOACKS ATELIER

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

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ANA Local

Pia Rönicke After the Letter. Astrid, Lotte, Florence

16.05.20 - 31.05.20

The studio space of Astrid Noack is a time traveling vessel slowly being undermined by a changing cityscape of rapid development. The atelier of Astrid Noack was part of a community of workshops, now torn down to make way for speculative real estate. The construction of an underground car park and a 7 story housing estate are encroaching on what used to be a public area in front of the studio. It is now isolated, and cut of from its former existence, as part of a neighborhood.

The artists Astrid Noack and Florence Henri both lived and worked in Montparnasse at the end of the 1920s and beginning of the 30’s. They both worked with the rendition of bodies and portraitures. Henri worked as a photographer and shot a series of images of her studio window, reflecting the buildings of her street through a mirror. Henri also made portrait compositions, of a community of artists, reflected in mirrors, recording space, still life on mirrors, images of reclining bodies, flat geometric planes of plant samples, hair, fabric, shells, views through metal mesh, shutters and shop windows reflecting flaming skies.

Florence Henri and Lotte Beese met at the Bauhaus, as students, in the second part of 1920s. Here they both worked with photography, experimenting with mirrors and spacial transformations. Lotte Beese was the first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at the Bauhaus, in Hannes Meyer’s program, whom she later worked with in Berlin and Moscow. Beese also worked in Brno, here she became a member of the Czechoslovakian communist party KSČ, while raising her newborn child on her own. No longer feeling safe in Brno because of her political position, she left for the Ukrainian city of Kharkov, where she made ground-plans for the sotsgorod (socialist town) built in conjunction with the Kharkiv Tractor Factory. Later, she worked in the May Brigades studio designing new cities in the Soviet Union, amongst others, plans for the town of Orsk. She eventually ended up in Rotterdam, where she took part in the reconstruction of the bombed city after World War II, working as the head architect of several new districts. Lotte’s ideas of urban planning involved ‘a core’ circumscribing categories of housing, group, neighborhood, district and city. Each group, with a set of buildings, responded to different needs and functions, creating an architecture for a diverse community within public greens. These were not designed as isolated garden cities but as an area for an urban population.

While staying in the Astrid Noack atelier, Pia Rönicke will engage with the space itself, within its insularity, looking through the openings into surrounding areas. The studio will be an observation point, to be expanded and transformed out of its current position, as a projection for other plans and objecthoods, in using some of the optics of Florence and Lotte. The mirror will be a tool for transforming the spacial barriers, looking beyond walls, re-rendering the environment. The mirror not only reflects, but also creates patterns, as it is visible in Lotte Beese’s urban plans, patterns for a community. The studio will inhabit and re-project parts of Beese’s radical patterns, in a reiteration and re-imagination of space, while connecting with the local history of both common land, manufacturing and workers’ housing. 

After the Letter is part of an ongoing project, including the works, Dream and Action, find equal supporting it (2012) and Notes on MB (2014). These works looks through the radical practices of artists, designers and architects, thinking with historical events, in an attempt to re-stage and affect time through spacial re-imaginations.

After the Letter will take place over two periods. In May, the first occupancy of the studio will be closed to the public.  The second period, in September, will be public, and elements of the working process will be on display with a series of gatherings that will relate to the project in various ways. Info and dates will be announced later.

Pia Rönicke holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has studied at California Institute of the Arts. She is currently working on a Phd at Malmö Art Academy.

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.

Events

Calendar

ANA Local

Pia Rönicke After the Letter. Astrid, Lotte, Florence

16.05.20 - 31.05.20

The studio space of Astrid Noack is a time traveling vessel slowly being undermined by a changing cityscape of rapid development. The atelier of Astrid Noack was part of a community of workshops, now torn down to make way for speculative real estate. The construction of an underground car park and a 7 story housing estate are encroaching on what used to be a public area in front of the studio. It is now isolated, and cut of from its former existence, as part of a neighborhood.

The artists Astrid Noack and Florence Henri both lived and worked in Montparnasse at the end of the 1920s and beginning of the 30’s. They both worked with the rendition of bodies and portraitures. Henri worked as a photographer and shot a series of images of her studio window, reflecting the buildings of her street through a mirror. Henri also made portrait compositions, of a community of artists, reflected in mirrors, recording space, still life on mirrors, images of reclining bodies, flat geometric planes of plant samples, hair, fabric, shells, views through metal mesh, shutters and shop windows reflecting flaming skies.

Florence Henri and Lotte Beese met at the Bauhaus, as students, in the second part of 1920s. Here they both worked with photography, experimenting with mirrors and spacial transformations. Lotte Beese was the first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at the Bauhaus, in Hannes Meyer’s program, whom she later worked with in Berlin and Moscow. Beese also worked in Brno, here she became a member of the Czechoslovakian communist party KSČ, while raising her newborn child on her own. No longer feeling safe in Brno because of her political position, she left for the Ukrainian city of Kharkov, where she made ground-plans for the sotsgorod (socialist town) built in conjunction with the Kharkiv Tractor Factory. Later, she worked in the May Brigades studio designing new cities in the Soviet Union, amongst others, plans for the town of Orsk. She eventually ended up in Rotterdam, where she took part in the reconstruction of the bombed city after World War II, working as the head architect of several new districts. Lotte’s ideas of urban planning involved ‘a core’ circumscribing categories of housing, group, neighborhood, district and city. Each group, with a set of buildings, responded to different needs and functions, creating an architecture for a diverse community within public greens. These were not designed as isolated garden cities but as an area for an urban population.

While staying in the Astrid Noack atelier, Pia Rönicke will engage with the space itself, within its insularity, looking through the openings into surrounding areas. The studio will be an observation point, to be expanded and transformed out of its current position, as a projection for other plans and objecthoods, in using some of the optics of Florence and Lotte. The mirror will be a tool for transforming the spacial barriers, looking beyond walls, re-rendering the environment. The mirror not only reflects, but also creates patterns, as it is visible in Lotte Beese’s urban plans, patterns for a community. The studio will inhabit and re-project parts of Beese’s radical patterns, in a reiteration and re-imagination of space, while connecting with the local history of both common land, manufacturing and workers’ housing. 

After the Letter is part of an ongoing project, including the works, Dream and Action, find equal supporting it (2012) and Notes on MB (2014). These works looks through the radical practices of artists, designers and architects, thinking with historical events, in an attempt to re-stage and affect time through spacial re-imaginations.

After the Letter will take place over two periods. In May, the first occupancy of the studio will be closed to the public.  The second period, in September, will be public, and elements of the working process will be on display with a series of gatherings that will relate to the project in various ways. Info and dates will be announced later.

Pia Rönicke holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has studied at California Institute of the Arts. She is currently working on a Phd at Malmö Art Academy.

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.

 

Past events

ANA Air

Johan Tirén While the city grows – POSTPONED!

01.05.20 - 15.05.20

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

ANA Local

Molly Haslund Molly Haslund in Astrid Noack’s Studio

01.04.20 - 30.04.20

In 2010 the social housing area Mjølnerparken on Nørrebro in Copenhagen became a fixture on the Danish government’s so-called ghetto list. The area’s tough reputation has haunted it for decades: gang conflicts, social problems, cultural challenges and juvenile delinquency have made Mjølnerparken known as an exposed residential area in negative development. Since 2010 the ghetto criteria have been tightened twice. Restrains that withholds Mjølnerparken on the ghetto list.

According to the new legislation Mjølnerparken is, and will always be, a ghetto – at least until it is sold. Family homes will be reduced to 40 percent. The implication of this is that 156 of the 260 apartments must be disposed of if Mjølnerparken is to comply with the new ghetto law. The initiative has caused great indignation, especially among the housing’s residents, who are obliged to leave their homes. Even though the housing company Bo-Vita has offered voluntary re-housing for the residents, who must be vacated as a result of the sale, most of them will become homeless. They cannot afford to pay for the new apartments, which they have been offered.

In the wake of this problematic issue about the sale of Mjølnerparken artist Molly Haslund will work with the themes ’relocation and affiliation’ as well as related questions such as: what does it mean to belong – and to move? And which emotional responses are attached to these states of mind? The first part of the exhibition consists of a month-long research period in April followed by a publicly available part in June. During spring and summer 2020 the artist’s work will be further developed and can therefore be experienced in several stages.

Based in ANA and on the basis of her research Haslund will produce and construct a performance text on the topic ‘to move’ during April. The starting point for Haslund’s research is ‘the spoken language,’ which forms around the topic. The performance text will therefore be created from sound recordings and transcriptions of conversations (which will take place via Skype, e-mail and telephone due to Covid-19) as well as autobiographical notes. In parallel, Haslund will work with models for sculptures, which later, in connection with the artist’s exhibition in ANA in June, will be a part of a larger installation and a final performance, which will merge the performance text, Astrid Noacks Studio and the audience.

Haslund’s performance will be staged several times during the period 8th of June – 14th of June.

Dates and times will be announced later.

Saturday the 25th of April Molly Haslund and architect and Ph.D. scholar at KADK Anne Pind were supposed to participate in Radical Reading Room in ANA, as a part of Copenhagen Architecture Festival. Due to Covid-19 the festival has unfortunately been postponed. At a later date Copenhagen Architecture Festival will therefore invite Molly Haslund and Anne Pind to a ‘radical reading’ with emphasis on the present gentrification and grooming of the city of Copenhagen. Here, following the overall theme of the festival, The Welfare City in Development, Haslund will present some of the texts she prepared during her research period in April.

A new date will be announced later on.

Molly Haslund holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts ((2000-2005)) and has studied at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (2003-2005).

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

ANA Forum

Molly Balsby, Emeli Bergman og Marianne Larsen Oplæsninger mellem vinter og forår nr. 3 – UDSKUDT!

29.03.20

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Søndag d. 29 marts kl. 14-16 skal vi høre tre kvindelige forfattere læse op. Molly Balsby læser op fra sin debut Ponyprivilegiet, Emeli Bergman læser nye tekster op, og Marianne Larsen, som efterhånden har et langt forfatterskab bag sig, vil pluklæse fra nogle af de seneste års udgivelser.

‘Oplæsninger mellem vinter og forår’ er arrangeret af forfatter og musiker Claus Handberg.

OPLÆSNINGEN ER UDSKUDT PGA. CORONA-VIRUS!

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ANA Forum

Claus Handberg Skriveworkshop ved Claus handberg – UDSKUDT!

28.03.20

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Lørdag d. 28. marts er der skriveworkshop med Claus Handberg i Astrid Noacks Atelier kl. 13-16. Dagen kommer til at bestå af både litterære læsninger og skriveøvelser.

Workshoppen er uformel og åben for alle, og det er gratis at deltage – men husk skriveværktøjet!

Vel mødt!

SKRIVEWORKSHOPPEN ER UDSKUDT PGA. CORONA-VIRUS!

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Kryds4Spor

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Kryds4Spor er en platform for møder og sammenstød mellem kunstarter, mennesker og hverdagsliv på Ydre Nørrebro. Kryds4Spor udfolder sig omkring 4 spor af aktiviteter, som kører parallelt for indimellem at krydse og lappe ind over hinanden. Aktiviteterne finder sted i Astrid Noacks Atelier, i baggården, i vores mobile børneatelier i Mimersparken eller i området omkring Rådmandsgade 34. Fælles for dem er, at de skriver sig ind i vores vision om at gøre kunsten relevant og nærværende for flest mulige mennesker samt på sigt transformere matriklen Rådmandsgade 34 til et åbent og inkluderende samlingssted og kunstnerisk knudepunkt i bydelen.

 

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  • ANA BØRNEATELIER er inspireret af Astrid Noacks lokale engagement, gæstfri sind og høje kunstneriske niveau. Børneatelieret inviterer Nørrebros børn indenfor i et uformelt rum, hvor deres hverdag samt bydeldens særegenheder danner rammen om eksperimenterende kunstneriske processer. Børneatelieret arrangerer workshop i samarbejde med professionelle kunstnere, der blander og bryder med kunstens genrer, og som tager afsæt i børnene selv og deres liv og hverdag på Nørrebro. Med afsæt i blandt andet bevægelse, performance, lyd og billedkunst vil børnene komme til at se og udtrykke sig på nye måder, hvor det er processen, tiden og fordybelsen, der bliver lagt vægt på.
  • ANA Forum
  • ANA FORUM er et diskussionsrum, som bearbejder de indtryk, der kommer fra de øvrige 3 spor i programmet ved at diskutere og perspektivere dem. Formålet er at indsamle og dele viden og skabe fælleserfaringer i dialog med andre aktører, som ligeledes arbejder med at forbinde kunstarterne, by og borgere. ANA FORUM opfordrer til debat om, hvordan publikumsrollen kan nytænkes for at bane vej for deltageren, der aktivt får mulighed for at revurdere borgerens ståsted i samfundet. ANA FORUM undersøger de steder, hvor æstetikken møder etikken, politikken og samfundet lige omkring os. Kunstnere og debattører inviteres til at kuratere og facilitere debatter, workshops og større seminarer.
  • ANA Local
  • ANA LOKAL er et program der forbinder lokale kunstnere med mennesker, som bor og arbejder på Ydre Nørrebro. Programmet vægter projekter, som aktivt engagerer sig i den sociale kontekst, går i dialog med stedet og den offentlige sfære i relation til det urbane miljø, dets brugere og beboere. I forlængelse af ANAs kuratoriske princip om tilknytning opfordres de inviterede ANA LOKAL kunstnere til, ud over at lave deres egne produktioner, at indgå i netværket omkring ANA AIR og i udviklingen af Børneatelieret. På denne måde skabes der rum for inspiration og for nye spontane og kollektive fællesproduktioner. På tværs af kunstarterne, i par eller enkeltvis, vil billedkunstnere, scenekunstnere, digtere og musikere skabe koncerter, oplæsninger, performances, udstillinger og hybrider af disse.

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.

Bliv medlem

Hvis Astrid Noacks Atelier skal bevares og udvikles for eftertiden, har vi brug for dig.

Årligt kontingent

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

Husk at notere navn og email ved betaling. Og tilmeld jer Astrid Noacks Ateliers nyhedsbrev.

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