Four Boxes, Krabbesholm Højskoles galleri byder velkommen til udstillingen “The Poor Connection” og udgivelsen af bogen “Poor and Needy”, begge dele lavet af Yvette Brackman og Lise Haller Baggesen.
Udstilling: 20. oktober til 4. november
Fernisering og bogudgivelse: 20. oktober kl. 17
Åbningstid: 11-15 i hverdage. (Kontakt Ida Nemming på 22663971)
Deltagende kunstnere: Edra Soto, Sofia Leiby, Anni Holm, Matt Morris, Kurt Finsten, Ulla Hvejsel, Anja Franke, Jim Duignan, Josh Mittelman, Jenny Kendler, Christa Donner, Andrew Yang, Michelle Eistrup, Kirsten Leenaars, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Rashalya Marie Brown, Hannah Heilmann, Nanna Lysholt Hansen, Skovsnogen, Mobil Kultur Buro
Bogen “Poor and Needy” er udgivet af The Poor Farm og Krabbesholm.
Lise Haller Baggesen og Yvette Brackman introducerer udstillingen:
Poor & Needy started as an invitation from the artists, educators and curators Brad Killam and Michelle Grabner, about two years ago, to “do something ” for the 2016 Great Poor Farm Experiment VIII, an art center and event in Manawa in rural Wisconsin. The exhibition and symposium that was Poor and Needy at The Poor Farm now arrives in Denmark as The Poor Connection at Krabbesholm Højskole, an important institution for aspiring artists, writers, and thinkers, situated in the heart of Jutland. The Poor Connection brings together artists from Scandinavia and the American Midwest, to strengthen and explore the connections between these two demographics and better understand their shared history and how they relate to the subjects of cooperation, migration, labor and debt.
The artist’s colony, because that is what both The Poor Farm and Krabbesholm are, is located somewhere between Utopia and a gated community; questions of exclusivity and inclusivity repeatedly come into play here. But at least, these are open-ended conversations, not the law. In addition to the exhibition we have produced an exhibition catalogue with texts and works from artists and writers that reflect upon the open-mindedness of our local and global communities.
Come one come all, it doesn’t say RSVP on the statue of Liberty; it does not say so on the gates of the art world either!