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The Kiss

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© Courtesy of the artist & Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art
The Kiss

Overgaden Neden Vandet 17
1414 K Copenhagen
Denmark
August 24th, 2012 - October 21st, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.overgaden.org/
COUNTRY:  
Denmark
EMAIL:  
info@overgaden.org
PHONE:  
+45 32577273
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Sunday 1-5pm, Thursday 1-8pm
TAGS:  
video-art, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

On the ocassion of Copenhagen Art Festival Overgaden presents a solo exhibition by the german artist Hito Steyerl. Using video, sculpture and archival material, the work gives form to a dramatic event that took place in 1993 during the war in Bosnia, when a paramilitary unit abducted 20 people from a train.  Hito Steyerl has made her mark on the international art scene as one of the sharpest observers and innovators in the documentary genre. In her critical perspective on documentary, the only objective truth appears to be the lack of information. On this basis, Steyerl examines the role played by the image production process – of which she is herself a part – and technological tools as witnesses to the truth when we write our common history.