10 Years. More than 100 exhibitions, featuring more than 300 artists from around the world.
Thousands of visitors. Happenings, concerts, screenings, publications and artist talks. Free
space. Dancing openings.
Headlines, debate and critique. Art prizes and death sentences, hand in hand.
Eclectic, viral and at times relevant?
Popular and hated. 10 years alone, embraced by the world.
A platform for international art founded in Copenhagen.
Established and “Street”?. Defying definition.10 years in the periphery.
One platform, for the many, and for the few. Privileged and necessary?
V1 does not talk. The artists speak. V1 communicates.
V1 feel fortunate to be. 10 years.
Jesper Elg, Mikkel Grønnebæk & Peter Funch.
V1 Gallery opened in a defunct bakery on the 22. November 2002 in Abselonsgade 21,
Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded by Jesper Elg (Director and founding partner) and Peter
Funch (Artist and founding partner, based in NY). The opening exhibition was Faile (NYC
based artist collective) in dialogue with AKAY (Swedish) and one of the first guests was
Mikkel Grønnebæk (Co – director and partner). V1 moved to a larger space in a former
butchery in 2007 on Flæsketorvet 69 -71, Copenhagen, Denmark. The gallery represents a
select group of emerging and established artists and is committed to introducing art, in all
media, to an international audience. Seeing art as a profound and competent media for social
and political discourse, the gallery aspires to serve as a platform for art that interacts with the
surrounding (global) society. V1 gallery take part in art fairs around the world, collaborate with
museums and other art institutions and curate exhibitions for private and public institutions.
The title “ Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – 10 Years Of V1 Gallery “ pays tribute to the song
Tannhauser / Derivè by the band Refused. The exhibition gathers some of the artists who
have earlier exhibited in V1 Gallery, artists who are currently represented by the Gallery and
a selection of artists new to V1. The exhibition will mainly consist of new works in a variety of