Lately artist run exhibition platforms have gained new momentum on the Scandinavian art scene.
The spaces come in different sizes, have different lifespans and at times very different ideological pursuits. Common for them all, though, is that they depend on the goodwill of artists ready to invest their time in creating alternatives to the commercial galleries and government institutions.
Artist run spaces can be difficult to spot when browsing mainstream media so in every issue of Opaque we’ll give a short presentation of a space that we think you should pay a visit to.
KONTORprojetcs was founded in 2011 by two visual artists, Jenny Nordquist and Louise Bøgelund Saugmann.
KONTORprojects: “Our aim is to show photography that pushes the medium forward and explores unconventional subject matters and presentations to examine what photography can achieve as an art form.”
KP: “We are based in a small space in a cosy backyard in Copenhagen’s vibrant neighbourhood of Vesterbro. Our program spans solo shows, curated group exhibitions and performances. We work with both established artist and the latest emerging talent.”
KP: “We want to expand the knowledge of art photography and strengthen cultural diversity globally and locally. We regularly invite artists from abroad to exhibit in collaboration with Scandinavian artists.”
For more information about exhibitions at KONTORprojects check out their website here, or pop by the space at Værndamsvej 7, 1819 Frederiksberg C, Copenhagen, Denmark.