(Excerpt from 'No Community without Passion: Copenhagen Art Festival' posted on art agenda. Found on http://www.art-agenda.com/shows/no-community-without-passion)
Copenhagen Art Festival presents a multifaceted exhibition programme with art works by Danish and international artists.
Copenhagen Art Festival brings together the works of more than 50 contemporary artists from around the world in an exploration of the notion of communities in contemporary art and in society. Present conditions and developments such as globalization, new communication technologies and production practices, political upheaval, and environmental and economic challenges all affect our sense of belonging and contribute to the formation of new communities.
The festival launches on August 24 with a ten-day opening programme of events, including performances, artists’ talks, film screenings, and much more. As part of a major outdoor commission, Jeppe Hein will, in collaboration with a number of other artists, explore the common, public space through a transformation of one of Copenhagen’s main squares into a dynamic space of social interaction, drawing inspiration from traditional markets and fairs. Elsewhere in the city, Jeanne van Heeswijk will offer a series of workshops on behaviour in times of financial crisis, while Yuan Gong’s fog installation will change the perception of space when passing through the city.
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(Image on top: Jeppe Hein, Ring of Fire, 2009; Courtesy Johan König, Berlin and 303 Gallery New York / Photo by Esben Zøllner Olesen)