I AM OUR COMMON PRONOUN
Curated by Helga Christoffersen Opening Reception: 29 November 2017, 6–9pm
30 Nov – 3 Feb 2018

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Nanna Abell
Sigurđur Ámundason
Josefin Jussi Andersson,
Klara Ström &
Hannah Wiker Wikström
Zoe Barcza
Mira Eklund
Artor Jesus Inkerö
Yassine Khaled
Helene Nymann
Eirik Sæther
Vidha Saumya

This exhibition is the second iteration of CHART EMERGING: I Am Our Common Pronoun, conceived and curated by Helga Christoffersen for CHART ART FAIR in Copenhagen at the end of August 2017.

I Am Our Common Pronoun takes its title from I CIVIL (2012), a book by the Danish writer and artist Amalie Smith, which considers the body as a porous container of shards that connect and separate us from the world and each other. This exhibition shares Smith’s exploration of the self in contemporary life: how its constituted through language – and by extension all modes of representation – and how, therefore, it can also be expanded or broken down in an effort to express identification, empathy, love, and belonging.

This exhibition is the second public component of a three-year long research project on emerging artists in the Nordic countries, initiated by Christoffersen and CHART as a response to the invitation to curate CHART EMERGING 2017. ‘Emerging’, in this project, refers to artists, who, having completed the formal educational phase of their development, have recently put forth a distinct position within the larger artistic landscape. ‘Emerging’ therefore does not refer to an age as much as a budding moment of artistic development.

Contributors:
A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond Til Almene Formaal, Obelske Familiefond, Augustinus Fond, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Nordisk Kulturfond,Nordisk Ministerråd, Danish Embassy Finland, Finlands kulturinstitut i Danmark, OCA Norway, Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen.


SALTS is kindly supported by Swisslos Basel-Landschaft, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Stiftung Roldenfund and Migros Kulturprozent.