Curating

Another Public curates art projects and exhibitions, that engages people in social and visual discoveries of their surroundings.

Projects

Open project: Living as Clay

Living as Clay

Process based exhibition

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Living as Clay

Another Public curated the exhibition Living as Clay as part of Indonesia Contemporary Ceramic Biennale 2019 taking place in the district Jatiwangi in Indonesia.

Living as Clay explored how the local material clay mentally connects people and places in Jatiwangi. For the exhibition three artists produced new process based art works for three different sites: A school, a health centre and a market. The participating artists responded to the social role of these sites through the lens of clay, resulting in different art works that mutually celebrated clay as a way of living in Jatiwangi:

View the exhibition catalogue here.

Living as Clay was curated by Another Public in collaboration with jatiwangi Art Factory. The project is based on long term dialogue involving two research visits in Jatiwangi in 2017 and 2018, both supported by The Danish Arts Foundation.

Open project: #VærkDinVerden 2021

#VærkDinVerden 2021

Art exhibition

#VærkDinVerden 2021

Værk Din Verden is happening for the second time throughout May 2021. This time in the context of three public art works that move through landscapes and urban environments. Connecting people and places through movement, the everyday experience of the selected public art works will be investigated and reactivated together with three invited artists and those who experience the art works.

In 2021 Værk Din Verden will unfold as a potpourri of social and visual situations, performances, actions and artistic conversations taking place live throughout a month within and around the three already existing art works.

More info on the way! In the meantime, check you the project website to explore the last campaign in November 2018.

www.vaerkdinverden.dk

And follow Værk Din Verden on Instagram.

Open project: Værk Din Verden Prisen

Værk Din Verden Prisen

Public art event

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Værk Din Verden Prisen

Another Public produced the public art event Værk Din Verden Prisen that was a site specific celebration of the public art work HjerteMix placed inside a long tunnel in a housing area in Greve.

The event was an extension of Værk Din Verden 2018 (råderum), that encouraged the public to nominate their favorite public art works. Based on the nominations a jury selected HjerteMix as the winner. The residents won an award by artist Tanja Nellemann Kruse and 5000 kr. to celebrate.

The celebration consisted of the large scale participatory art performance Growing Grid by the artists behind HjerteMix, Karoline H Larsen, Benny Henningsen, ÅF Lighting, Helle Hove og Astrid Randrup. Over 150 residents and locals joined the event painting their tunnel with colorful grid patterns.

Open project: Connecting Clay by Emil Krog Rasmussen

Connecting Clay by Emil Krog Rasmussen

Art work

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Connecting Clay by Emil Krog Rasmussen

For the exhibition Living as Clay Emil Krog Rasmussen invited kids from Al Mizan Islamic Boarding School to make a huge multi-colored chain out of clay with him. Through a series of workshops each student made their own individual clay chain.  Each student’s chain was then linked together with the classmates’ chains. Finally all the classes’ chains were tied together into a long chain, that they collectively installed in the school yard; Planting the chain in the earth and letting it grow organically up and around the trees.

The final sculpture symbolises the kids’ mental connection to clay, to the school and to each other. Also transforming clay into a metaphor for the educational system pointing towards the importance of emotional connections and collective caring as well as the fragile structure of a community.

Open project: Fruit Tile Trading Station by Jesper Aabille

Fruit Tile Trading Station by Jesper Aabille

Art work

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Fruit Tile Trading Station by Jesper Aabille

Fruit Tile Trading Station by Jesper Aabille was one of three new art works made for the exhibition Living as Clay in Indonesia.

For Fruit Tile Trading Station, artist Jesper Aabille, had a booth at Ciborelang Market in Jatiwangi. From there he invited shoppers and sellers to trade real fruit in exchange for fruit tiles; sliced fruit combinations hand painted on roof tiles. If one costumer gave one watermelon and a banana, Jesper would paint one watermelon and a banana on a roof tile and give it to the costumer in exchange.

The project mimics the social and economic system at the market were people hang out and meet each other while buying food to bring back home.

The roof tiles original function as money based trade object is turned into a conversation about the value of the market as a social space often used for unformal hang out, gossiping and sharing stories. Inviting the costumers to freely define the value of the roof tiles in fruit, Jesper asked how is value created? And points towards Jatiwangi as a place where social life and chit chats might rank higher than money and profit.

The project ended with an open ceremony in Jesper’s market booth where all the traders came and picked up their fruit tile order and ate fruit salad together.

 

Open project: Super Food by Christian Elovara Dinesen

Super Food by Christian Elovara Dinesen

Art work

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Super Food by Christian Elovara Dinesen

For the exhibition Living as Clay artist Christian Elovara Dinesen transformed the kids’ nutrition consulting room at the hospital into a visual and humorous art installation called Super Food. The art work taped into the urgent issue of malnutrition among kids, an issue that the hospital deals with through counseling families in food’s nutritional values.

In Super Food Christian turned this difficult and heavy health issue into a playful and aesthetic conversation and campaign focusing on food and health as more than just a matter of nutrition, but also a matter of imagination, play and togetherness.

The installation consists of several sculptures imitating the local kids’ collective selection of food they would consider as super food. The kid’s super food selection is shown as oversized, intensely multicolored clay food piles, decorated with glitchy stickers and blinking led light.

In Super Food Christian uses clay to mirror the Jatiwangi kids’ relation to health and food and taps into Jatiwangi’s characteristic sense of humor and collectivity as a step stone to talk about healthy ways of living.

Open project: (After)care

(After)care

Site specific exhibition

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(After)care

Another Public was invited by the New York-based art organization No Longer Empty to participate in a 4 month collaborative curatorial experiment and conversation taking place in Flatbush in Brooklyn.

Based on the overall concept of community wellness the invited curators worked towards a new exhibition to take place in the context of the local hospital Kings County Hospital. The curators conducted a series of studio visits, did site specific research in Flatbush, discussed and speculated in curatorial and collaborative strategies, methods and challenges within the field of contemporary art, site-specificity and community involvement.

The project culminated in the collectively curated, site specific exhibition (After)care at Kings County Hospital, expanding hospital services into a concern about everyday life in the Flatbush community.

Consulting

Another Public helps artists and art organisations to produce and communicate public art projects, focusing on participation and social engagement.

Projects

Open project: The Grass Bike

The Grass Bike

Art campaign

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The Grass Bike

When the public library in Værebro got a new art work from The Danish Arts Foundation – The Grass Bike by N55, Another Public made a communication campaign to encourage local awareness and motivate the library users to borrow and use the art work.

The campaign consisted of three components, a hand-out recipe on how to use The Grass Bike, a small booklet with ideas and inspiration and a public event where the art work was presented and could be tested out. As part of the campaign Gladsaxe Libraries got the local press to cover the news about The Grass Bike.

Open project: Kunst i Værebro

Kunst i Værebro

Publication

Kunst i Værebro

Another Public has carried out a series of communication initiatives for Kunst i Værebro, among them two smaller publications and hand-outs that describe the art project in the housing area and make the residents take part.

Take a look at one of the publications here.

 

Open project: Kunst som Løsning

Kunst som Løsning

Presentation folder

Kunst som Løsning

Kunst som Løsning is a folder presenting the artist Pelle Brage and his art practice. The folder is targeted towards municipalities, companies and institutions interested in artistic solutions to everyday problems.

 

Open project: Kunst i hverdagen

Kunst i hverdagen

Texts

Kunst i hverdagen

Danish Art Foundation asked Another Public to write about a selections of newer public art works recently supported by the council. The writings was published as part of the publication Kunst i Hverdagen.

Open project: Pelle Brage & Co

Pelle Brage & Co

Pelle Brage & Co

Another Public advises artist Pelle Brage on communication matters and provides curatorial feedback on art works and project ideas.

Please visit Pelle’s web site: www.pellebrage.com

Communication

Another Public communicates public art through exhibitions, events, writings, programming and campaigns.

Projects

Open project: #VærkDinVerden 2021

#VærkDinVerden 2021

Art exhibition

#VærkDinVerden 2021

Værk Din Verden is happening for the second time throughout May 2021. This time in the context of three public art works that move through landscapes and urban environments. Connecting people and places through movement, the everyday experience of the selected public art works will be investigated and reactivated together with three invited artists and those who experience the art works.

In 2021 Værk Din Verden will unfold as a potpourri of social and visual situations, performances, actions and artistic conversations taking place live throughout a month within and around the three already existing art works.

More info on the way! In the meantime, check you the project website to explore the last campaign in November 2018.

www.vaerkdinverden.dk

And follow Værk Din Verden on Instagram.

Open project: Værk Din Verden Prisen

Værk Din Verden Prisen

Public art event

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Værk Din Verden Prisen

Another Public produced the public art event Værk Din Verden Prisen that was a site specific celebration of the public art work HjerteMix placed inside a long tunnel in a housing area in Greve.

The event was an extension of Værk Din Verden 2018 (råderum), that encouraged the public to nominate their favorite public art works. Based on the nominations a jury selected HjerteMix as the winner. The residents won an award by artist Tanja Nellemann Kruse and 5000 kr. to celebrate.

The celebration consisted of the large scale participatory art performance Growing Grid by the artists behind HjerteMix, Karoline H Larsen, Benny Henningsen, ÅF Lighting, Helle Hove og Astrid Randrup. Over 150 residents and locals joined the event painting their tunnel with colorful grid patterns.

Open project: Room Service

Room Service

Live interview series

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Room Service

Room Service is a series of live interviews with artists and curators working nomadically to make space for art on other people’s territory.

This ongoing project sets light on the dilemmas, possibilities and challenges when guesting other people’s places to generate social changes through art.

Each Room Service begins with a performative drink lecture by Jesper Aabille, followed by an open conversation between the invited guest, the host and the audience.

Room Service is developed and produced by Another Public in collaboration with LOKALE, Jesper Aabille and Human Hotel.

Next Room Service will join forces with artist duo Kristian Byskov & Margarita De Carmen. Date to be announced soon.

Open project: The Grass Bike

The Grass Bike

Art campaign

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The Grass Bike

When the public library in Værebro got a new art work from The Danish Arts Foundation – The Grass Bike by N55, Another Public made a communication campaign to encourage local awareness and motivate the library users to borrow and use the art work.

The campaign consisted of three components, a hand-out recipe on how to use The Grass Bike, a small booklet with ideas and inspiration and a public event where the art work was presented and could be tested out. As part of the campaign Gladsaxe Libraries got the local press to cover the news about The Grass Bike.

Open project: Kunst i Værebro

Kunst i Værebro

Publication

Kunst i Værebro

Another Public has carried out a series of communication initiatives for Kunst i Værebro, among them two smaller publications and hand-outs that describe the art project in the housing area and make the residents take part.

Take a look at one of the publications here.

 

Open project: Kunst som Løsning

Kunst som Løsning

Presentation folder

Kunst som Løsning

Kunst som Løsning is a folder presenting the artist Pelle Brage and his art practice. The folder is targeted towards municipalities, companies and institutions interested in artistic solutions to everyday problems.

 

Open project: Kitchen Dialogue

Kitchen Dialogue

Essay

Kitchen Dialogue

Amalie Frederiksen/Another Public wrote an essay on Kitchen Dialogue; a the nomadic social art project by artist duo Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen. The essay was published in a new book by the artist duo that collected all their Kitchen Dialogue projects with, among other writing, essays by some of the curators they have been working with throughout the project’s lifespan.

The essay responds to the Kitchen Dialogue project Strategies to Minimize the Error, happening in Copenhagen in 2016 as part of the exhibition Alt_Cph curated by Amalie Frederiksen & Charlotte Bagger Brandt.

Buy the book here.

Open project: Kunst i hverdagen

Kunst i hverdagen

Texts

Kunst i hverdagen

Danish Art Foundation asked Another Public to write about a selections of newer public art works recently supported by the council. The writings was published as part of the publication Kunst i Hverdagen.

About

Another Public engages people of all ages and backgrounds in visual and social art experiences. The vision is to bring art closer to those who don’t necessarily seek it and to make new situations and discoveries happen in common places.

Public art can trigger imagination and actions making us more aware and curious on our social and visual surroundings. It can make new social connections and engage people in creative re-discoveries and collective re-shaping of a site or situation.

Another Public is started and run by curator Amalie Frederiksen and collaborates with lots of great people moving forward.

See press page here.

Contact

Amalie Frederiksen

Founding curator
amalie@anotherpublic.com
+45 4072 5138

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1620 Copenhagen V
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Press

News paper. Politikken Byrum. April 2020
Hvordan tager vi byen tilbage efter krisen?
Debatindlæg af Amalie Frederiksen (In Danish)

Radio. Kulturen på P1. November 2019
Amalie Frederiksen og billedkunstner Jesper Aabille i studiet for at fortælle om udstillingen Living as Clay (In Danish)

News paper. Jakarta Post. December 2019
Living as Clay : Danish artists reimagine terracotta city in Jatiwangi
Feature article and interview (In English)

Magazine. Kunsten.nu. November 2019
Danskere udstiller social samtidskeramik på indonesisk biennale
News article on our exhibition Living as Clay

Video podcast. Misteria Majalengka. October 2019
Live interview with Amalie Frederiksen about curating, Denmark, Indonesia and the difference between high and low culture

News Paper. Netavisen Greve. August 2019
Article on Værk Din Verden Prisen