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Opening / Decolonizing Appearance

Opening  party /
Friday, September 21, 2018
6 pm–11.59 pm @ CAMP and Trampoline House

Join us for the opening party of CAMP’s new focus! exhibition Decolonizing Appearance and hear guest curator Nicholas Mirzoeff talk about his ideas behind the exhibition. There will also be artist talks by Copenhagen and Aarhus-based artists Khalid AlbaihAbdul Dube, and Jeannette Ehlers, who have contributed to the exhibition. The evening is concluded with community dinner in Trampoline House and a dance party.

Opening program /

6–6:30: Welcome / by CAMP's directors and guest curator Nicholas Mirzoeff (Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University)

6:30–7:30: Exhibition viewing and community dinner in Trampoline House (suggested donation DKK 30)

7:30–8:30: Artist talks / by Copenhagen and Aarhus-based contributing artists Khalid Albaih, Abdul Dube, and Jeannette Ehlers

8:30–12: Party / with Trampoline House DJs and bar

All are welcome!


Poster image: Still from Jeannette Ehlers' video work The Gaze (2018). Courtesy of the artist

Decolonizing Appearance is the first exhibition in CAMP’s new 2-year focus! exhibition program State of Integration: Artistic analyses of the challenges of coexistence. The exhibit is guest curated by Nicholas Mirzoeff, visual culture theorist from New York University, and examines what appearance is, how appearance is used to classify, separate, and rule human beings on a hierarchical scale, and how we can challenge this regime. Bringing together some of contemporary art’s most engaged individuals and collectives from across the globe, it asks: How do the colonized and the colonizer appear to each other? How can the colonized have the right to look, the right to be seen – in short, the right to appear? What would happen when appearance is decolonized?