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  • 15.00

    Doors Open

  • 15.00

    Booklaunch: Camilla Nørgård ”The Sundholm Collection” (The garden at the back entrance)

  • 15.00

    Raison - Complexity Laboratory: Public interview w/ participating platform (project area)

  • 16.00

    Opening Speeches: Sanne Kofod Olsen, Rector at The Royal Danish Academy and Carl Martin Faurby, Curator of Alt_Cph

  • 17.00

    Official opening reception of the commercial exhibition (exhibition area)

  • 17.00-19.00

    Guattari Reading Circle (project area)

  • 18.00

    Raison - Complexity Laboratory: Public interview w/ participating platform (project area)

  • 18.00

    X AND BEYOND: Performative reading of J.G. Ballard by Jacob Lillemose outside Fabrikken. We’ll meet at the bar and move on from there.  

  • 20.00--02.00

    Opening Party hosted by Valerie Galner (The fair will be closing down during the party, so see it before the party starts)

  • 20.00-20.30

    Performance by Jomi Massage

  • 20.30-02.00

    Disco-healing-light-ship installation: Nina Wengel

    20.30-21.00: Ditte Ejlerskov og Johan Furåker

    21.00-21.30: Nina Wengel og Thomas Andersen

    21.30-22.00: Kaspar Colling Nielsen og Jakob Cedergren

    22.00-22.30: Mathias Kryger

    22.30-23.00: Jon Stahn

    23.00-23.30: Rose Eken

    23.30-24.00: Sidse Carstens

    24.00-00.30: Carl Martin

    00.30-01.15: Caspar Eric og Viktoria Wendel Skousen

    01.15-02.00: Esben Weile Kjær

  • 02.00

    Goodnight. See you tomorrow.


  • 12.00

    Doors open

  • 12.00

    +1: Talk with Bob Smith represented by Ann Lislegaard and Susan Hinnum (talk  room)

  • 12.00-12.45

    Guattari Reading Circle (project area)

  • 13.00

    Talk with Signe Meisner from Master of Curating, Aarhus University (talk room)

  • 13.00

    Raison - Complexity Laboratory: Public interview w/ participating platform (project area)

  • 13.00

    +1 Book launch (publication area)

  • 14.00

    Platform: Curatron presentation (project area)

  • 15.00

    Workshop on Art criticism in cooperation with The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University (talk room)

  • 15.00

    X AND BEYOND: Performative reading of J.G. Ballard by Jacob Lillemose outside Fabrikken. We’ll meet at the bar and move on from there.  

  • 16.00

    Auto Italia: “On Coping: A reading for Copenhagen” (project area)

  • 18.00

    Raison - Complexity Laboratory: Public interview w/ participating platform (project area)

  • 19.00-19.45

    Salongen: “From What You Can’t Protect Yourself” a performance by Lars Cuzner (bar area)

  • 20.00

    Thank you for today and see you tomorrow


  • 12.00

    Doors open

  • 12.00

    Raison: Complexity Laboratory: Public interview w/ participating platform (project area)

  • 12.00-14.00

    Guattari Reading Circle (project area)

  • 13.00

    Slagteriet Holstebro: Performance by Julie Sparsøe Damkjær and Julie Schmidt Andreasen  (entrance area)

  • 14.00

    Talk: Ann-Christina Lange from Copenhagen Business School about Aesthetics and Emerging Financial Technologies (talk room)

  • 14.00-14.30

    X AND BEYOND: Performative reading of J.G. Ballard by Jacob Lillemose outside Fabrikken. We’ll meet at the bar and move on from there.  

  • 15.00

    Talk: Sune Bjørn Larsen from Complexity Laboratory presents his findings at Alt_Cph (talk room)

  • 15.45

    Slagteriet Holstebro: Performance by Julie Sparsøe Damkjær and Julie Schmidt Andreasen  (entrance area)

  • 16.30

    HCØhus: Concert: Solegern w/Lea Løppenthin and  Nicolai Elsberg

  • 17.00

    Goodbye and thanks for now. See you next year. 

The non-institutional art scene is wildly active. Artist-run spaces are constantly redefining the framework for practicing art including media of expression as well as the political and financial contexts. This is the focal point of Alt_Cph 15, the tenth edition of Copenhagen’s alternative art fair. This non-profit fair will present some of the most exciting international platforms for contemporary art, in an experimental setting, where performances, lectures, workshops, concerts, parties, moviemaking a.o. replace the typical fair format.

Blurry frameworks

Here the platforms accommodate specific forms of art production instead of the other way around. The content, not client, customer, audience or consumer, is the goal of the initiative. Therefore the boundaries between art and it’s framework often become blurry and that’s how they constantly rethink art production and esthetic experience. They basically create a situation where art is free to draw on all aspects of contemporaneity, without being confided to dated institutional frameworks.

Complex organization

Often these spaces are made up of collectives. They work together in ways that are not being imagined in other fields. The organizational structures are born out of artistic motivation instead of functional and rational motives. This is going on while standardization, in the name of efficiency, is becoming more prevalent. Therefore these forms of organisation are a scarce and valuable resource today.


While researching this project it became clear that not only the make-up of the platforms but also the types of communities surrounding them are important. The initiatives gather people around art creating spaces for reflection and discussion. In this context the art works are central parts of a social structure where people as well as artworks make up a reflective socio-esthetic experience.

The object-situation

This sensibility is the greatest gift these initiatives grant society as a whole, despite the completely ridicules economical conditions they exist under. But this can also give us a better sense of the artwork. Viewing art, not as much as an object in and of it self, but as an element in a situation, that includes the viewer, the community, the space, and the entire political and sociological context, will help us to appreciate and understand current forms of art. This of course entails a conflict with the commercially privileged art object, but not with the importance of art. At Alt_Cph we will engage with these questions of contemporary art production, community and commerciality as a community.

Hopefully this focus on community can also help us with our often non-intentional but extensive intellectual snobbery. Of course this is partially a consequence of the focus on specific content instead of e.g. public relations. But still, perhaps the best way of being introduced to art is not through art writing about the work, but instead having a drink with the person who made it.

So welcome, welcome, welcome!

Carl Martin Faurby, Curator


The Alt_Cph team

The Alt_Cph team is made up of Carl Martin Faurby (curator), Søren Bjørn (project manager), Anna Weile Kjær (curatorial assistant) and Line Ebert (curatorial assistant).



Howling At The Moon (2014). Image courtesy of After Howl

After Howl (BE)

After Howl is an artist collective based in Brussels, established in 2013. It focuses mainly on the combined experience of building and defining a common space and corpus of work, both influencing each other. After Howl has thus a practice of both in-situ installations engaging the different contexts they appear in as well as a practice of its collective studio life as constant artistic experience and ever-transforming exhibition. A continuous archival work enables a process of recycling past works, drafts and moments to project them in different fantastic faux-retrospective exhibitions. After Howl has been making scenographic spaces, sculptures, paintings, performative installations, conferences, pop music, fine food and heavy duty construction work.

The project, that After Howl will contribute with for Alt_Cph, will consist of three sculptural forms that will deploy one after another, the first one on the first day, the second on the second day and so on, following the appetizer, main course and desert format. The intention is that the three of them will reflect different parts of After Howl's collective practice and living.

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On Coping (2015). Image Courtesy of Auto Italia and the artists

Auto Italia (UK)

Auto Italia is a London based artist-run project and studio led by Kate Cooper, Marianne Forrest and Marleen Boschen.  

Founded in 2007, Auto Italia's work has taken on various formats ranging from collaborative public programming in temporary spaces, commissions and presentations in institutions and galleries, and the production of collaborative projects through working online.  

Throughout the history of the project there has been a questioning of how artists can work together to develop new formats for artistic production. At the heart of this has been a negotiation of the city as a space for working and living, exploring its accessible cultural space and asking what the terms for accessing this might be.  Recent projects include  On Coping  (2015),  a collaboration initiated as a space for thinking through strategies available to artists within increasingly difficult economic working  conditions and  Meet Z  (2014), an online piece examining contemporary cultural production and space.

Auto Italia’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at Tate Modern, ICA, London; ABC, Berlin; Artissima, Turin; CSS Bard, US and Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo amongst others. Most recently they have presented iterations of  On Coping  at  Ithuba Arts, Johannesburg; Primary, Nottingham, MaMBO, Bologna;  and The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

Recent  projects include  Polymyth x Miss Information, a multi-authored exhibition  space exploring new scripted realities,  Golden Age Problems, a series of live performances and exhibitions questioning the tropes of cultural institutions and  Opti-Me*,  a project interrogating the role of the artist as model for radical change and as self-promotional strategist (all 2014).  


On Coping: A Reading for Copenhagen

No matter how much you want to panic, remember that your creative power is magic. Brands, like everything else, are perishable and now is the time to smuggle images. Place  more trust in prophecies and take time to find your inner city, your own private estate.

Beware of exterior energies and their agendas – take their resources and technology rather than their logos. Believe in your abilities. You only have a brief time in the sun. Use this  to your advantage.

A new creative order. A redefined cultural economy. A city in the grip of emerging markets.

For  alt_cph  Auto Italia will present a new iteration of its ongoing project  On Coping, which  takes its starting point from the emotional alliances and collective strategies that enable our artistic work to take place in the face of increasingly unforgiving social and economic pressures. It’s time to work together, what can we learn through empathy, prophecies, tarot and speculation? What systems are available to us to hijack and  redirect value? As the elite closes in, let’s create our own spaces for autonomy and creative production.

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Self Storage, 2015. Courtesy of Beton and Shurgard Self-storage



BETON is an art space based in Copenhagen, Denmark run by artist Julie Bitsch and curator Erik Duckert.

BETON is a meta-space of sorts; an art space which through exhibitions highlight the various thematic approaches and conditions characterizing the alternative/artist run strata of the contemporary art scene. The space was initially placed in an 84 m2 large room in an abandoned lacquer factory in Copenhagen. The decaying industrial buildings had been transformed into a collective of creative craftsmen, artists and bohems called PB43. Unfortunately, after a five year period, the grounds were sold to the multinational storage company Pelican Self-storage and the mottled ensemble of creative entrepreneurs was forced to give way for a soon to be built self-storage unit.

Self Storage

In the period following the closing of PB43 BETON stored its goods in the other(!) massive storage unit less than a hundred feet away, Shurgard Self-storage. The exhibition presented at alt_cph Self-storage is a ’hack’ exploiting Shurgard Self-storage’s promotion offer: ”1 month for 1 kr. – no strings attached”. In thread with the meta structure from previous exhibitions BETON invites the three ’homeless’ art spaces Skulpturi, Koh-I-Noor and Another Space to curate their own 12m2 storage space for a month.

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Informations (installation view), Félicia Atkinson and Bartolomé Sanson (Shelter Press) at Oslo 10 - Basel (Switzerland). Image courtesy of the artists, 2014.

Shelter Press (FR)

Shelter Press is a publishing / curatorial platform based in France founded in 2011  by publisher Bartolomé Sanson and artist Félicia Atkinson. Shelter Press works as a nomadic artist-run organization building up dialogues between  contemporary art, poetry and experimental music through publications, pedagogical experiences, and exhibitions. Shelter Press is a self-sufficient circle and a non-profit organization

At ALT_Cph 15 Shelter Press is participating with the project Argument

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Guided tour with students. Image courtesy of CBS Art, 2014


CBS Art is a non-profit student organisation at Copenhagen Business School that aims to spread the interest for art among the students and employees at CBS. They do so by arranging excursions around Copenhagen – their so-called “art crawls” – and by showing art and hosting events on campus e.g. art talks. They try to bring business and art closer together and they welcome all students to take part and join their events. The organisation is open for everyone at CBS who is interested in art, and they emphasise that it is your interest - and not your knowledge - that matters.



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Exterior view of IMO, Copenhagen, 2011. Photo: Alexander Tillegren. Courtesy IMO

(the Ghost of) IMO

IMO was established in 2009 and closed in 2014.

It was a commercial artist-run space located in a spacious garage in Copenhagen. The space was founded by a group of artists early 2009. The aim was to create a capable bastard that was part gallery, part kunsthalle, part cultural center. IMO was run together with a directing curator and financed by sales, funds, donations and sponsors. The artists presented what appealed to them. The diversity of IMO’s artists was reflected in the versatility of the programme. IMO’s activities are not defined by one set of criteria. IMO is by nature multitude and can contradict itself accordingly. Whether what is on show is new or old, art or culture is of little importance. What matters to us is that it is thought-provoking. That it is relevant now. And, above all, that IMO’s hosts and guests get a chance to present their visions earnestly.

IMO was run by Maiken Bent, Torben Ribe, Jan S. Hansen, A Kassen and Michael Hertz Siim




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Everything Is Connected (installation view) at NETER, Mexico City, 2014. Image courtesy of Green is Gold


GREEN IS GOLD is a Copenhagen based, non-profit, exhibition space and arts organisation run by Danish artists Amalie Bønnelycke Lunøe and Ditte Knus Tønnesen. The pair met whilst studying at the The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 2006. Upon returning to Denmark in 2010, they set up a studio in an old apartment space on Hyskenstræde in the city center of Copenhagen. This in turn led to them opening the exhibition space, GREEN IS GOLD, as both a natural extension of their own art practices and a basis upon which to create opportunities for exhibiting pioneering contemporary visual art. Nearly four years and more than 35 projects later, GREEN IS GOLD is now a nomadic organisation that focuses on curating and developing projects and exhibitions in a selection of varying venues both local and internationally.

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Deus Ex Machina (2015), GIF still. Image courtesy of the artists.

Guattari Reading Circle

Guattari Reading Circle is a reading group, which focuses on the reading of texts by and about the French institutional psychotherapist, philosopher, and radical activist Félix Guattari. The reading group is completely open for public participation. The reading group is organised around reading aloud and on the spot (without preparation) and it travels through various places and institutional contexts in an investigation of the relationship between the specific spaces, the act of group reading itself and Félix Guattari’s writing.

Institutions that have previously hosted Guattari Reading Circle include:
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, The Mental Health Center Sct. Hans, The Zoological Collection at Copenhagen University, Bispebjerg Hospital, Medical Museion, AsylFestival in Trampolinhouse.

Guattari Reading Circle is conceptualised and organised by visual artist Arendse Krabbe and visual artist, curator and critic Mathias Kryger and was founded in the autumn of 2014.


We haven’t seen anything yet – Understanding accelerationism, slowly

The Civilized Capitalist Machine is chapter 9 of part 3 of Anti-Oedipus – Capitalism and Schizophrenia written by Félix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze’s ends like this:

'But which is the revolutionary path? Is there one?—To withdraw from the world market, as Samir Amin advises Third World countries to do, in a curious revival of the fascist “economic solution”? Or might it be to go in the opposite direction? To go still further, that is, in the movement of the market, of decoding and deterritorialization? For perhaps the flows are not yet de territorialized enough, not decoded enough, from the viewpoint of a theory and a practice of a highly schizophrenic character. Not to withdraw from the process, but to go further, to “accelerate the process,” as Nietzsche put it: in this matter, the truth is that we haven’t seen anything yet.'

This quote has lead a number of thinkers to suggest an accelerationist position in the writing of Guattari and Deleuze who again share the attributed foundation of the –ism with Jean-François Lyotard, Benjamin Noys, Nick Land and others. 

Does accelerationism propose the tools of capital’s dissolution within the present situation of hyper-semio-capitalism?

At alt_cph, Guattari Reading Cirle hosts three reading sessions regarding issues of capital and acceleration, trying to understand accelerationism, slowly.



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Tilfældighederne har sine love (2014), Kasper Lynge Jensen. Installation view, image courtesy of the artist


HCØhus was a house that happened – the route was never formulated nor planned or conceptualised. One step at a time. Taken by different people. They agreed about the direction, yet they were unlike. So things never became dull.


For Alt_Cph everyone involved in the project has been asked to contribute with an object each. There has not been a theme and the only dogma has been, that the object must be able to stand on the floor on it's own. They are now installed close together in a collected installation that mime a community, but in reality is a volunteer forced marriage between objects – if the result appears as a homogeneous mass, a mess or a collection of isolated beacons that lights their own way, must be the goal of the study.


“bygninger” is a marking of the socio economic dynamics’ impact on cultural life and movement in urban space. the project is a critical reflection initiated by curators Lotte Løvholm and Maria Bordorff and started as a series of dialogues with author Lea Løppenthin and visual artist Marie Thams.

“bygninger” dwells on the demolishing of HCØ Hus, a collaboratory artist run space in the process of being transformed into a supermarket, housing and a parking lot.

“bygninger” materializes into a two­sided gesture that centers around a literary piece "bygninger" created by author Lea Løppenthin. the first sentences from Løppenthins work has been written on the facade of the building and will remain a "noisy" gesture in the streetscape until the house is torn down. visual artist Marie Thams has created a conceptual piece consisting of 300 letters addressed to the house with Løppenthin's "bygninger" inside. the audience in the exhibition space is invited to take a letter home with them and send it to the address after the house is gone.


about the artists

Marie Thams' work departs from an interest in human intention, will and potential together with an interest in discussing the conditions of the arts and investigate the valuation of artistic activities in today's society. in her work author Lea Løppenthin portrays structures and systems we are surrounded by presenting the reader with a diagnosis of the society. from her conversations with the curators, Løppenthin created the poem “bygninger” for her poetry novel “Solegern” that later became a band under the same name.

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”VISIBLE IS VISIBLE” (page view) by Rebecca Wilcox (2014). Image courtesy of the artist and Hour Editions.

Hour Editions

Hour Editions is an independent publishing house for artist books based in Copenhagen. Founded by Kristina Bengtsson and Kevin Malcolm in 2013

Not not work is a project initiated in 2014 by Hour Editions with the intention to approach - through a series of publications - the complexities of labour, work and productivity within the contemporary art practice. Six artists were invited to produce a publication based on a self-reflective engagement with these issues in relation to their own practice, life and identity as an artist, cultural producer, creative labourer or however they might choose to define themselves or, indeed be defined by others. Through this project Hour Editions hopes to focus discussion on the nature of the art practice in the 21st Century, explore how it relates to broader trends towards flexibility, migration and precarity; and consider the potential for autonomous and collective self-determination in the exercising of productivity and/or unproductivity. 

For ALT_Cph Hour Editions will compile a reader featuring texts and artworks dealing with the complexities of labour, work and production in the contemporary art practice.

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Image courtesy of KLD Repro, 2015

KLD Repro

On a daily basis operating as a copy-shop, a print-on-demand bootlegging venture, hack-space, archive and publishing house, KLD Repro is concerned with the modalities of post-digital print and is run by danish artists Kristian Blomstrøm Johansson and Wilfred Wagner.

Aside from presenting old and new publications and print-works, KLD Repro will produce +1's catalogue at this years Alt_Cph. 

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From LOL Beslutning's performance at Hovedbiblioteket November 2014. Image courtesy of the artists.

LOL Beslutning

Early in the development stage we started to take on the features of the characters in a more group psychological case sense. Thus the roleplay automatically pulled narratives up from the pool and froze them in rather poetically based and stylized situations. Opera group in performance and situa. A cafe latte colour of sound. 

Solo exhibition at TOVES Oct 2015, opera and contemporary art acted. 


Lol Beslutning will curate an audio atmosphere for Alt_Cph and will sometimes be manifested physically.

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Image courtesy of Sune Bjørn Larsen, 2015

Raison's Complexity Laboratory


Feel free to listen and participate in the events in The Complexity Laboratory. This is an open laboratory where I – Sune Bjørn Larsen (Master in Organizational Psychology) from the organizational development agency Raison ­ describe and develop ways to handle complexity in the development of people, communities and individuals. 

It is part of my ongoing work with complexity. The Complexity Laboratory is part of Alt_Cph to interview and observe how the artists handle complexity. The laboratory creates development in the field between science and art, where art is seen as an area where complexity is preserved, while applied science often reduces complexity. In my project I open up for further complexity by welcoming interested to contribute to the understanding of complexity. The project is part of the book project and the work on Alt_Cph will be included in the book. I will also sum up some of my findings in my talk that takes place here at Alt_Cph on Sunday. In the world of scientific methods there are research methods, where the researcher is an active participant in the practice that is investigated. Through active participation the insight is greater. The Action Research approach involves a dual role where I act both as a part of the artfair and as a researcher.

The Complexity Laboratory is an active participation in the meeting between art and research in understanding complexity, where I open up for the complexity of influence from Alt_Cph and for Alt_Cph to be influenced by me. Action Research and complexity theory is characterized by a belief that processes occur and emerge when people interact and that it is unpredictable what happens. In the laboratory you can see how I work.

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Curatron #5 (installation view), group exhibition with Juliette Bonneviot, Marco Bruzzone, Cécile B. Evans, Jenny Kalliokulju, curated by Karen Archey. Image courtesy of the gallery, 2015.

Platform Stockholm (SE)

Platform Stockholm is an arts organization focused on the production of digital infrastructure for the arts. Through building experimental software we explore the potential of online administrative systems to manage our 64 studios, the Platform gallery and various other external programs. As a fundament, management software is used to automate monotonous tasks and free up administrative labour. Platform is currently creating software for use in Flaggfabrikken (NO), Hordaland Kunstsenter (NO), and Fabrikken (DK)

Platform was founded by artists Cameron MacLeod and Jens Evaldsson in 2010, and is currently Directed by Cameron MacLeod, and Carl-Oskar Linné, Lead Administrator.

Platform will be presenting itself as a technology company within Alt_Cph by mimicking the a humorous, clumsy and kitschy aesthetics of a startup booth in a technology conference. We will play the risk and benefits of software producers becoming accepted players within a contemporary art ecosystem on par with collectives, galleries, museums, artists and curators.  

Our two software platforms Curatron and Art Engine (Art Engine is a tentative name) will be demonstrated during the conference. Curatron is an online software tool that involves artists directly in the curatorial processes of the exhibitions in which they participate. Making it possible for art institutions to crowd source their curating from the artists wishing to show in their gallery. Art Engine is a new administration management system designed specifically for art institutions.





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Image from "Exhibition as a Different State of Mind" in Poznan, Poland. Image courtesy of Silverado and the artists

Silverado (PL)

Silverado is an independent artist-run space focused on experimental activity within broad artistic and curatorial practices.

We want to critically analyse established art circuit, aiming towards alternative ways of presenting art beyond predictable institutional strategies.

The projects we realise are experimental – what is essential is the process rather than the final product. Our activity is based on a collaboration of the Silverado collective, the guest artists and people, who do not work within a defined field of art.

We place our activity on the border of curatorial and art practice.

Our work depends on place and time, when working with a specific space we consider its character – both in the historical and contemporary context.

Currently our space is located in the University of Arts in Poznan, but the idea of Silverado may materialise anytime and anywhere.

Silverado was established by Marta Weglinska, Marta Hryniuk and Maciej Nowacki in 2013.


During the Alt_Cph Silverado would like to realize a film in collaboration with the local community. The aim is to gather stories related to the Fabrikken and create a film on that basis. 

We refer both to the tradition of antique Greek chorus, which in the Greek tragedy led the narration of the story and to contemporary practices such as Lars’ von Trier “Kingdom”. In the series, two people suffering from the Down Syndrome that work in the laundry of a giant hospital, take over the role of the chorus. 
We would like to focus on and trigger the “backstage” in its widest meaning.

Deriving from the history of the Fabrikken, which used to be a shelter for poor and needy and an addiction treatment centre, becoming the socio-cultural centre of the area, we would like to show what’s role is it playing in the local community.

We refer also to the notion of nomadism, which seems to describe well the condition of independent art spaces. In this sense we are nomads, visiting places that constantly enrich our view.

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Negating Depressings (installation view), Rasmus Røhling 2015. Image courtesy of SixtyEight


SixtyEight is an artistic and curatorial platform established in 2010. SixtyEight focuses on exhibiting non-Danish artists in conjunction with Danish artists; in order to create network and initiate dialogue between the art scene in Copenhagen and other locations in Europe and internationally. Drawing on a model of showing and supporting 33% Danish artists, 33% European artists 33% international artists Sixty Eight aim to the challenge, different notions of our global and informational contemporaneity, through exhibition-making, research, debates and performances that brings new forms of representations into question.


SixtyEight at Alt_Cph:

SixtyEight have collaborated with artists, Moa Alskog, Rasmus Røhling and Hugo Hopping to form an exhibition-like constellation of works reflecting on different exchanges between money, art, presentation, circulation, labor, value and networks. Art produced today seems less concerned with activating aesthetic pleasure for its consumers, but more functions as independent knowledge systems and disruptions in flows of information and semantic. The works on display attempts to contest the implicit layers of arts own organizational forms and it relation to social, economic and political meaning. It suggests a shrewd investigation of our notion of ”Contemporary Art” and its shifting connections with capital, mass culture, politics and new audiences. The constellation of works is curated by Iben Bach Elmstrøm. 







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Image courtesy of Slagteriet Holsterbro, 2014

Slagteriet Holstebro

The Danish Crown Slaughterhouse in Holstebro, closed down during 2010-2014.

Holstebro council aquires the whole area, and parts of the slaughterhouse buildings on 1.9.2015.

”The Slaughterhouse”, as it is now called, will develope into a diverse and cultural new part of Holstebro. Especially the oldest parts of the preserved building from the 60's, holds great architechtural value, and is planned to be the focal point for the development of the new city area.

The artist-duo Jens & Morten are together with the plan-department of Holstebro council, collaborating on the development of the creative and cultural climate at the Slaughterhouse.
To name a few, they plan to establish open facilities for culture production, maker-spaces, workspaces/studios, exhibition spaces and stages for concerts and theatre.

The ambitions for the Slaughterhouse is, that it over time will turn into an open production climate, where specialists, craftsmen and the local citizens, can meet and share ideas, and further make use of the Slaughterhouse facilities to realise them.

Besides the above, the place is meant to become a cultural melting pot, where for example artists can go on working-residencies and utilize the spaces at the Slaughterhouse for exhibiting works.

Furthermore the Slaughterhouse is to become the central place in Holstebro for happenings, concerts, theme-festivals and workshops, where natural science as well as schools and smaller businesses can meet a wide field of cultural production to create unseen constellations for prototyping, productdevelopment, buttom-up urban planning and sustainable design.


Slagteriet Holstebro, will come to Alt_Cph, working as collective of people with different qualifications, towards a mainframe concept for the future Slagteriet Holstebro.  

Through workshops, within the group, at Alt_Cph, Slagteriet Holstebro will examine possible themes and collaborative strategies towards a mainframe concept and future happenings/workshops.  

As a concept for our participation in Alt_Cph, Slagteriet Holstebro will develop as a working installation.  

We will bring furniture and objects related to the place and besides, there will be video projections from the actual location in Holstebro, live drawing/painting, dance installations and spiritual programming of the self.  

The goal is that the above, and the possibility of networking with the other participants at Alt_Cph, will clarify possible strategies for future projects at Slagteriet in Holstebro, as well as generate material for creating a strong foundation for the longevity of the place.

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Freya Dalsjø / Ready Made, Cinemafilm for the fashion show


Spektrum is a multidisciplinary artistic label working in the cross section of art, design and communication. It has evolved from the artistic relationship between the two brothers, Malthe and Gustav Risager and functions as a nest for expressive minds and a generator of new ideas, methods and crafts.

Spektrum has a manifold nature and works in changing constellations and contexts by unfolding ideas and concepts across different medias and formats, from development to production and exhibition.

Through a naive, emotional and socially aware approach they seek to explore complexity in the banal contra coherence in complex structures by isolating and deconstructing common perceptions.

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Rebecca Stephany: Working Title, Working Clothes, 2015. Design: Rebecca Stephany, Photo: Nora Turato


STUDIO 47 is an artist-run space initiated by Amsterdam-based artist Céline Manz. The space functions as both her own working place and as a temporary venue, offering a physical and virtual platform for artists investigating, like her, the subject of property and ownership in the digital age. Since December 2014, the studio at the Kloveniersburgwal 47 is the base camp for temporary occupations such as short- term residencies, pop-up exhibitions, work in progress presentations, lectures and performances. The studio's activities are mirrored and complemented on the virtual platform  Since 2015 the project extented with the artist-run publishing house STUDIO 47 PRESS. The publisher’s program solely consists of works that are the result of an artistic appropriative practise by their authors. The publications, printed in limited editions and as free PDFs on the editor’s website, are the result of a close collaboration with the artists.

STUDIO 47 will at Alt_Cph be present with two projects:
A project by Bianca Pedrina /Noor Nuyten and an installation by Rebecca Stephany, who has been STUDIO 47’s artist-in-virtual-residence since March 2015 (

Bianca Pedrina/Noor Nuyten: The room filling installation at STUDIO 47 by Pedrina will be 'echoed' virtually at Alt_Cph with a projection. 
Among the STUDIO 47 installation you can find a QR code that is linked to Nuyten's 'Timezone App', a game. 

Rebecca Stephany: WORKING CLOTHES (2015)

While chewing the rather dry pieces of critical theory about the “artistic subjectivity of precarization in neoliberalism blahdibla”, a parallel plane inflated itself around me: various at first blurred fascinations and seemingly unrelated material associations emerged out of the digital nowhere, sticking to my spiritual shoe sole like a chewing gum on hot asphalt. These were jpegged moods, figures and textures that had another syntax to “thinking straight or thinking theory”, yet seemed to be interlacing my fragmented picture of identity production, radical responsiveness, economizing exhaustion, corporeality.

deep googling. looking deep into the eyes of the stretched eight-letter word mark of Hardcore, a logo associated with the Dutch hardcore techno scene. Self-exhaustion as an art form. I started to hear the strange sound of self-inflicted, extreme bodily performance, echoing between a ’90s amphetamenic dance floor and the work floor of the 21st century cultural producer.
Deflation, collision, self-ingestion, digestion and surrogate shame. Unrhythmic dancing, stuttering, scatting, repetitive motion, OCDs and misspelled inspirational tattoos.
Performative fabrics, impermeable second skins, enhanced enhancement. Clothes on bones are never not corporeal. We are styling our precarity, molting tenderly, tentatively.
This is  s t u f f  talking back to me.

For the iteration of WORKING CLOTHES at ALT_CPH, a selection of three shirts from the collection are shown as inflated bodies, collapsed onto the ground. Latexed-skinned puddles are pouring out of the shirts. They carry temporary tattoos, echoing the digital spam that fed WORKING CLOTHES and the body as the ultimate carrier of self-production.



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Simon Damkjær, 2013
Modern Dowry, Sol Calero & Christopher Kline, TOVES


Comprising one curator and seven artists from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, TOVES straddles the line between individual art practice and collectivity. Operating its own space in Copenhagen, as well as exhibiting throughout Europe, TOVES recently launched a documentary film at The Astrup-Fearnley Museum (Oslo) about one of its members. In April 2015 TOVES showcased A Thing in the World, a large scale PDF essay dealing with documentation as a medium at the Danish exhibition space Four Boxes. TOVES has recently finished a radio broadcast from the Venice Biennial 2015 and a presentation of Lene Adler Petersen and Gina Folly in collaboration with Space Is The Place in Basel.

TOVES featuring Uffe Isolotto:


Based on statistical key performance indicators from our organization, user surveys and interviews with leading experts from the Danish art scene TOVES evaluates its own performance in the year 2014. Pointing towards the publication of a TOVES 2014 annual report the pie chart furniture at Alt_CPH serves as a discourse sculpture gathering facts, opinions and conversations every time it is exhibited. It was recently shown at Import Projects in Berlin, for which it hosted a panel debate concerning artist run exhibition spaces as well as a series of performances. For this edition TOVES is digging deeper into the stats and figures associated with its 2014 programme, in hope of uncovering shady perspectives and focus upon blurred strategies.

Danish artist Uffe Isolotto has been commisioned to layout the report as his own piece of work, reflected in the sculpture by scattered graphics on the furniture. Taking a point of departure in his earlier graphic novel Dana Plato's Cave bringing together child actress to be pornstar Dana Plato and the classic Greek philosopher's Allegory of the Cave by association of name, Isolotto detects an overlap of calculation and desire in the annual report project, and thus brings together Ada Lovelace and Linda Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer and famed pornstar from the 70's classic Deep Throat, respectively, in a new bastard narrative.

Uffe Isolotto studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. His recent solo exhibitions include Dana Plato’s Cave I, Weekends @ Bar du Bois (Vienna), Dana Plato’s Cave II, Weekends @ Exo Exo (Paris) and Dana Plato’s Cave III, Weekends @ TOVES (Copenhagen). Group shows in 2014 include Average Freedom in an Average Space, Kreuzberg Pavillon (Berlin), Fluid Flesh, Nordic Contemporary (Paris), We Hate in Order to Survive, IAC (Malmo), Cucumber Bones, TOVES (Copenhagen), MASKINE!, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, and Fool Disclosure, Henningsen Gallery (Copenhagen). 





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Portrait of the artists behind, Katrine Grünfeld and Sidse Carstens. Image courtesy of Valerie Galner, 2013

Salon Valerie Galner

Salon Valerie Galner happens twice a year in an appartement in Copenhagen, Vesterbro. The Salon exist only that specific evening. Here the audience can experience the artists and the arts, that Valerie Galner find most interesting at the moment on the art scene: music, literature, visual arts, film, performance and dance. Valerie Galner (alias Author Katrine Grünfeld and artist / filmmaker Sidse Carstens) have curated these art salons for five years.



Friday the 11. of September, from 8pm- to 2am the sinking ship will be taking of. Valerie Galner (Alias Katrine Grünfeld and Sidse Carstens) are hosts for disasterparty and the opening of this year artfair Alt_Cph, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design. Come drink a last glass and dance while the ice is melting and the rainforest is being cut down!

Everybody is welcome to go down with us!


8pm: Music performance by Jomi Massage

Dj line up:

Rose Eken

Caspar Eric og Viktoria Wendel Skousen

Ditte Ejlerskov og Johan Furåker

Esben Weile Kjær

Mathias Kryger

Sidse Carstens

Carl Martin Faurby

Jon Stahn





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Der Ursprung der Zukunft (installation view), Bjørn Nørgaard, 2014. Image courtesy of Stine Heger.


YEARS is an exhibition space situated in Outer Nørrebro,Copenhagen, which since 2012 has hosted a series of exhibitions where both established and less established artists across generations and nationality have had the opportunity to experiment with the exhibition format with full artistic integrity. The place is run by five artists - Steffen Jørgensen, Anna Margrethe Pedersen, Merete Vyff Slyngborg, Ditte Soria and Søren Aagaard.

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Paper Works (installation view), A Kassen, 2014. Image courtesy of officin and the artists.


Officin is a combined publishing house, exhibition space and workshop. It is founded and run by Louise Hold Sidenius and located at the old Carlsberg area in Copenhagen. The focal point is the printed media; to explore and experiment with materials, methods of printing and bookbinding. The purpose of Officin is not to reach as quickly as possible from thought to print, but to see the time between the two as a field of possibilities for a study of how the material, work, text, thoughts, best be translated and studied in printed form.

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Handwritten notes of Euclid Tsakalotos, July 7th (2015). Courtesy of +1 and Getty Images


+1 is artist talks at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. An artist is invited, along with a guest of their own choosing, to elaborate on their praxis through conversation. Hence the name +1. Thus the ambition with +1 is to create a space to explore art and praxis through the premisses of conversation, as well as a wish to extend beyond the auditoriums of the university and create connections between Copenhagen’s active culture and art scene and the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Connections consisting of contact, inspiration and an opportunity to meet across fields of studies, work and disciplines internal as well as external of Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. 

+ 1's appearance at Alt_Cph lies alongside the desire to open the university as an institution. For Alt_Cph +1 adapts to this new setting by inviting a platform that are relevant to the fair’s debate on communities and the alternative. +1 becomes a platform that invites a platform. The invited platform is now set free to invite an optional conversational partner. For the talk +1 is also inviting a writer to document the conversation in a translating manner. In addition to the talk +1 is launching a publication of the collected postscripts from the talks of the spring semester 2015. The +1 postscripts are published in collaboration with KLD Repro, who is also represented at this years ALT_Cph.

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Agatha (2015). Photo credit: Luis Artemio De Los Santos. Image courtesy of Agatha Valkyrie Ice

Agatha Valkyrie Ice (INTL.)

Agatha Valkyrie Ice is an ongoing, participatory, multi-platform, multi-user self-performance that aims at developing a postgender character within an existing confined framework of online platforms and afk spaces. Agatha was initiated in 2014 by Dorota Gaweda, Egle Kulbokaite and Catherine Prieto Osterberg to present Ai*self as a consideration directed towards the idea of postgender allowing a multiplicity of voices to take part in collective performance as part of Future Camp: a Post Gender World Conference at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge, UK. Ai organs are under control of those persons who have access through a password and by using those media communicate anonymously/collectively a personality that is in constant flux and manifests Aiself through Ai extended organs: mind (googledocs), imagination (tumblr, instagram), sound (soundcloud), language (facebook, twitter), correspondence (gmail). Ai as an agent become a live-feed on becoming real, and becoming virtual, assuming and entailing an evolution of forms, relations of matter and form and the intervals between. Ai exists in social media, in multi-authored writing, as an open-ended film script, in sculptural forms, as microencapsulated odours, as the director of OSLO1O (with help of the curatorial team consisting of Ana Andra, Zayne Armstrong, Dorota Gaweda, Elin Gonzalez, Egle Kulbokaite and Aaron Ritschard).                                                         

* The term “Ai” functions as a means to embody post-authorship on the linguistic level. We should introduce and explain this new term. To have the term “Ai” allows us to speak through Agatha collectively. Ai can be used as ‘I’/ ’you’/ ’he’/ ’she’/ ‘it’/ ’her’/ ’his’/ ’they’/ ‘them’/ etc. ‘Ai’ (in hiragana あい, in katakana アイ, in kanji 愛, 藍, 亜衣) is a Japanese feminine given name. ‘Ai’ could mean love, affection (愛), or indigo (藍). The kanji 亜衣 is only associated as a proper noun, ‘Ai’ could mean Asian clothes. ‘Ai’ is the main character of Ursula K. le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.





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Image Courtesy Goldex Poldex (2012)

Goldex Poldex (PL)

Goldex Poldex is an experimental project space in Kraków, Poland, that is run by four friends: Janek Sowa, Janek Simon, Kuba de Barbaro and Agnieszka Klepacka. In its programming, the space combines art, theory and design. It is independent and 100% self funded (no external public or private sponsoring).



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Gisa Pantel & Inga Krüger – nolens volens (exhibition photo, May 2015). Courtesy of the artists and One Night Only

One Night Only / Salongen (NO)

One Night Only Gallery (NO) was a artist run gallery space run by Tito Frey, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Andreas Oxenvad and Mohammed Ali Fadlabi.

ONO was established in September 2008 and closed down in July 2015.

Every Monday for six years we opened a new exhibition. This is our format, our exhibitions last for one night only, and next week a new show opens. The continuous and repetitive format created a social platform for young emerging artists to meet, eat, and discuss.

Since July Mohammad Ali Fadlabi has started up the new space Salongen, also in Oslo. One Night Only/Salongen presentation at Alt_Cph 15 marks the intermediary situation of stepping from one space into another.




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Debellatio (Dumbing Down), Jean Marc Routhier, 2015. Image courtesy of David Stjernholm


formic is an exhibition space presenting works by contemporary artists for a colony of European fire ants. The space is a glass cube measuring 25 x 15 x 15 cm located between the ant colony and a feeding area. It can be visited by the ants 24/7. The exhibition primarily addressed the ants and their perception, however, humans are invited to visit where each installation can be visually explored in the smallest detail. The website also functions as an archive, constantly growing by each contribution. The participation at ALT_Cph will mark the first meeting between the ants and the general public of humans. formic was established early 2015 and is run and curated by David Stjernholm.

For ALT_Cph formic will present an installation by visual artist Ditte Gantriis (DK). The installation consists of a roughly modeled plasticine nose, half merged with the glass montre. The nose is a recurring motif in Gantriis’ recent work and refers to the caricatured characters like the witch, the snob and the fool. In the current exhibition is the nose treated as a generic object and can be read for example, as pure character, a human body or landscape. Placing a non­sensing nose inside the world of the noseless ants, yet highly sensitive, raises question to the relation between human and non-human perception. Whether the nose is read as a prosthesis or vestigial organ. Until now the perceptions and the world of the ants have been the main focus for the formic exhibitions, in a study of whether it is possible for people to create art for other subjectivities. In Gantriis' exhibition at ALT_Cph the installation will form the membrane between these two entities, ants and humans. The installation is accompanied by a business card with tiny text.



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Ængstelsen (installation view), Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen, 2015. Image courtesy of X AND BEYOND


X AND BEYOND is a project space focusing on how art and popular culture engages with the significance of disasters in contemporary society. X AND BEYOND features exhibitions, teaching, concerts, screenings, poetry readings, rituals, radio programmes, tv production and research workshops. The ambition of the space is to develop an advanced disaster literacy by providing an extended number of vocabularies with which to address the topic of disasters.

X AND BEYOND’s contribution to ALT_Pph consists of a bowl of fortune cookies featuring the last sentence of J. G. Ballard’s novel The Drowned World (1962) cut up into three parts. As an add-on to the fortune cookies, director and curator at X AND BEYOND Jacob Lillemose will invite visitors outside to join him as he reads the ending of a number of other disaster novels. The novels has been chosen by artist Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen who also exhibits at X AND BEYOND project space in Nørrebro during the fair.

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