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Rewriting Histories

Rewriting Histories


Rewriting Histories

Fotografisk Center, November 6 - December 20, 2015.

When is it appropriate to revisit historic events, and what does the interpretation of the past mean for our perception of the present? The exhibition 'Rewriting Histories'examines how history can be retold from a contemporary perspective and thus focuses on a theme in the visual arts, which has been given a new twist and renewed relevance with recent political events.

27 internationally recognised Danish as well as foreign artists focus on archiving and storytelling through photography, slide installations, film and video works. The key questions in many of the works on display are: how is history told, and can history be told in different or new ways? What role does an archive play the understanding of the present? And why does history continue to be worth revisiting?

'Rewriting Histories' is curated by Kran Film Collective in a collaboration with the artists Lasse Lau (DK) and Benj Gerdes (USA) and they invite us with their words to consider how culture produces meaning and knowledge. They challenge us to not just be passive recipients of history, but active in the creation of future historical narratives. In the installation of Rewriting Histories at Fotografisk Center, the exhibition space is conceived as a part of the overall staging.

Participating artists:

Akram Zaatari, Andrea Geyer, Benj Gerdes & Jennifer Hayashida, Benjamin Tiven, Inuk Silis Høegh, Katya Sander, Kajsa Dahlberg, Lasse Lau, Lin + Lam, Matthew Buckingham, Michelle Dizon, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nanna Debois Buhl, Pia Arke & Anders Jørgensen, Raed Yassin, Rania Rafei & Raed Rafei, Regina José Galindo, Robert Ochshorn, Sergio De La Torre, Stéphane Gérard, Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vermeire, William E Jones.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 to 17:00 hrs, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 16:00 hrs. Admission: 25 kr.

Fotografisk Center, Staldgade 16 (Kødbyen), 1799 Kbh. V.


Lasse Lau & Benj Gerdes
Artist talk

Søn 8.11. kl. 14.00 / Sun 8.11. 7pm

Collective Practices "– "16Beaver, CUDI, Camel Collective, Kran Film Collective

Akram Zaatari
Tirs. 24.11 kl. 17.00/ Tues. 24.11 5pm
Video in Five Moments Pilot, 2013, 34 min., Arabic, English subtitles.

Robert Ochshorn
Artist talk

Tirs 10.11. kl. 17.00 / Tues 10.11. 5pm

Screens – Control and Illusion for The Video Interface

Naeem Mohaiemen


Ons 11.11. kl. 17.00 / Wed 11.11. 5pm

Tirs 24.11. kl. 17.00 / Tues 24.11. 5pm

Video in Five Movements, 2008, 8 min No dialogue.

Letter to a Refusing Pilot, 2013, 34 min, Arabic, English Subtitles

Lin + Lam

Tors 26.11. kl. 17.00 / Thurs 26.11. 5pm

After Engelman, 2015, 12 min, HD Video English, No Subtitles

Unidentified Vietnam No.18, 2007, 30 min, 16mm, English, No Subtitles

Rankin Street, 1953, 2013, 8 min, SD Video Der Weisse Engel, 2011, 8 min, HD Video Afsan’s Long Day, 2014, 39 min, HD Video

Inuk Silis Høegh

Tors 12.11. kl. 17.00 / Thurs 12.11. 5pm

Sumé !– !Lyden af en revolution / Sume - Mumisitsinerup Nipaa, 2014, 73 min, HD Video, G reenlandic/Danish,

English subtitles

Q&A with producer Emile Peronard

Rania Rafei & Raed Rafei

Tors 19.11. kl. 17.00 / Thurs 19.11. 5pm

74 !– !The reconstitution of a struggle,

2012, 95 min, HD Video, Arabic, English Subtitles

Q&A with director Rania Rafei

Sarah Vanagt

Tirs 1.12. Kl. 17.00 / Tues 1.12. 5pm

Dust Breeding, 2013, 47 min, HD Video, Serbian/English, English Subtitles

Q&A with director Sarah Vanagt

Stéphane Gérard

Ons 9.12. kl. 17.00 / Wed 9.12. 5pm

History Doesn't Have to Repeat Itself,

2014, 84 min, HD Video, English, French Subtitles

Q&A with director Stéphane Gérard

Original Title: Rewriting Histories
Year: 2015
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