to Jan 27

RESISTANCE - Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels

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On November 10th, Christian Falsnaes will be presenting a new performance in the context of the exhibition RESISTANCE at Centrale for Contemporary Art in Brussels.

Using a thematic approach, the exhibition studies how contestation and resistance fall within a body of artworks. Instigating a dialogue between historical works from 1968 and contemporary pieces by Belgian and international artists, the show reflects on the huge gateway that opened during that era and that remains connected to contemporary art.

From 1968 to 2018, some artists chose to resist the diktats of the art world and to point the flaws that jeopardize the very foundations of our media-hungry societies. Paradoxically, art drew all its strength from the many resistances and protests imprinted in these art works…

The exhibition sheds light on works stemming from a practice of relations broadened to the world, which use unconventional materials and media and that are all animated by a burning desire for action at the heart of the community. A practice founded on firm beliefs that converge with major collective issues such as personal freedom, feminism, globalisation, the environment.

At the core of the show, the role of artists unfurls as the key player of a revolutionary thought, somewhere between resistance and protest.

Curator: Maïté Vissault

Presented artists include L'Atelier populaire (mai 68), Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Luc Deleu & T.O.P. Office, Roland Denaeyer, Valie Export, Christian Falsnaes, Ant Farm, Robert Filliou, Jochen Gerz, Helga Goetze, Douglas Gordon, Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, Asger Jorn, Marie-Fleur Lefebvre, Emilio López-Menchero, Cécile Massart, Gustav Metzger, Navid Nuur, Dan Perjovschi, Dieter Roth, Hito Steyerl, Nathalie Talec, David Tartakover, The Yes Men, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cléo Totti, Fréderic Vaësen, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Lawrence Weiner, among others.

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Research conference: Art and social communities

How can we discuss and understand the value of art in society in a new way? What knowledge is missing? Danish Arts Foundation, Art Council Norway and The Nordic Culture Fund hold a conference that will provide new insights and qualify future initiatives in art and social communities.

The conference will discuss and qualify research into in art and social communities as part of an initiative that will lead to a report to be published in the autumn. It will address the themes: the way art works and audiencesthe art scene and communities, and art and the public. A series of lectures, debates and discussions will address various aspects of the relationship between art and social communities, including:

  • The cultural-political significance of art's social communities

  • Audiences in a globalised world

  • Artistic communities and new media

  • Art's audience and non-audience

  • Quantifying the value of the social communities that emerge around art

  • Art criticism and social communities

The conference is for people involved in research and art education and others with a relevant background in art and culture in the Nordic Region.


  • The keynote speaker is Shannon Jackson (University of California, Berkeley)

  • Trine Bille (Copenhagen Business School)

  • Arild Danielsen (University of South-Eastern Norway)

  • Sissel Furuseth (University of Oslo)

  • Maria Hirvi-Ijäs (Cupore)

  • Stefan Jonsson (Linköping University)

  • Owe Ronström (Uppsala University)

  • Frederik Tygstrup (University of Copenhagen)

  • Bjarki Valtysson (University of Copenhagen)

  • Christian Falsnaes (Artist)


Date and time: Tuesday 23 October 2018, kl. 10.00-18.00
Venue: Nordens Hus, Ved Stranden 18, 1061 Copenhagen K, Denmark


Danish Arts Foundation
Art Council Norway
Nordic Culture Fund

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to Oct 10

The Title is Your Name - ДINAMIKA


The Title is Your Name
18. September - 10. October
3 Malyy Kisel'nyy pereulok

We are pleased to announce Christian Falsnaes’ inaugural solo exhibition at the cultural space ДINAMIKA presenting, for the first time in Russia, the artist’s performative work THE TITLE IS YOUR NAME, 2015 accompanied by the presentation of the artist’s latest performative work ICON which, in March 2018, premiered at Kunstmuseen Krefeld in Germany. (…) The juxtaposition of both video works of a different character in adjacent spaces of ДINAMIKA echoes the contrasts of individual solo experiences and the dynamics of social communication and group interactions.
Curated by Yulia Belousova.

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to Sep 9

ACTION PAINT at Kunsthaal Aarhus












Action Paint MMXVIII is an innovative art project by Kunsthal Aarhus and Aarhus Festuge. 10 artists create artworks which the participants shoot at with paintballs. The works are completed during the paintball fights. The artworks will be exhibited in Aarhus during Aarhus Festuge, 31 August – 9 September and videos from the action-packed games will be shown at Aarhus Kunsthal. 

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to Oct 6

ICON - Andersen's Contemporary


29 August - 6 October 2018
Amaliegade 40, Copenhagen

Andersen’s is pleased to announce Christian Falsnaes’ inaugural solo exhibition at the gallery presenting, for the first time in Denmark, the artist’s latest performative work ICON which, in March 2018, premiered at Kunstmuseen Krefeld in Germany.
In his immersive performances, Christian Falsnaes creates liminal situations that bring together formal art mediums with the intangible and unexpected dynamics of collective identities. Video works, paintings, installations and spaces become a moment to channel and reflect upon the concepts of expectation and reaction, favouring, with unanticipated outcomes, communicative processes between groups' and individuals’ behaviours.
The participatory nature of his practice targets the problematics inherent in social structures through highlighting their power dynamics. By directing participants to relinquish their control, the artist creates unique testimonies of moments where the highly codified rituals of society are targeted. Falsnaes employs directives to underscore the significance of individual will, turning the reactions of his audiences into material for there own self- reflection.
In ICON, the artist further probes collective frictions by breaking the habitual patterns of interaction with the social norms of the art-world. Inspired by the collection of Kunstmuseen Krefeld, replica works of Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Imi Knoebel, Bruce Nauman, Blinky Palermo, Reiner Ruthenbeck and Franz Erhard Walther (the icons of the male-dominated post-war modernism) are disruptively destroyed, rearranged and reinvented by a throng of visitors that are directed by the artist. ICON results in a selection of works that mirroring the sacral image of an exhibition, abruptly claims the status of exhibition itself. 
The transience of this performative act ultimately questions the autonomy of art itself by conveying collective emotions, desires and instincts in an equally aesthetic outcome. As the final work gains social and aesthetic momentum, ICON triggers further considerations on the role of the current viewer, who, confronted with the tumultuous and layered journey of creation, finds himself in a state of reflection. The juxtaposition of the video work and of the installation, which are displayed in adjacent spaces in the gallery, echoes the feeling of these displaced dynamics.

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5:00 PM17:00

Christian Falsnaes - Talk at Kunstalle Manheim

Der dänische Künstler Christian Falsnaes spricht am 04. Juli 2018 beim Artist Talk in der „Bar der Gegenwart“ der Kunsthalle Mannheim

Grenzüberschreitende Installationen, aggressive Performance, spontane Tanzeinlagen und konzeptuelle Handlungsanweisungen sind Kennzeichen der Kunst von Christian Falsnaes. Der dänische Künstler spricht am Mittwoch, 04. Juli 2018 (um 19:30 Uhr) mit Dr. Sebastian Baden und Dörte Ilsabe Dennemann in der „Bar der Gegenwart“ der Kunsthalle Mannheim. Thematisiert wird in dem Künstlergespräch sowohl seine Arbeit „Video Artist“, die bis 08. Juli 2018 in der „BOX“ im Erdgeschoss des Neubaus präsentiert wird, als auch die Macht der Kunst der Gegenwart und ihre Einflussnahme auf die Egos und das Ethos des Publikums. 

Christian Falsnaes gelingt es mit seiner Arbeit, in zwischenmenschlichen Interaktionen Fremde zusammenzubringen und dabei Hemmschwellen sichtbar zu machen und zu überschreiten. Mit Hilfe von Video- und Audioinstallationen nimmt er selbst die Rolle des Choreographen und Animateurs ein oder überträgt diese Funktion auf Anwesende, die so zu Akteuren seiner Kunst werden. Die mit Skript geplanten, für die Teilnehmenden aber oft überraschend stattfindenden Performances werden gefilmt und in Videoinstallationen überführt. Dieses zusammen mit dem Publikum geschaffene Werk ist wesentlicher Bestandteil der Ausstellung. 

In der „Bar der Gegenwart“ wird bei einem Drink mit lokalen, nationalen wie internationalen KünstlerInnen, MacherInnen und DenkerInnen besprochen, wie wir die Gegenwart verstehen können und wie Kunst uns inspiriert, anders auf unsere täglichen Fragen zu blicken, z.B. wie wir mit Zeit umgehen, wie wir unseren Arbeitsplatz organisieren, was uns für unseren Beruf motiviert und wie wir zusammenleben wollen. Die Bar der Gegenwart findet an jedem ersten Mittwoch im Monat um 19.30 Uhr an wechselnden Orten in der Kunsthalle Mannheim statt.

Bar der Gegenwart:

Mittwoch, 04.07.2018, 19.30 Uhr

Artist Talk mit Christian Falsnaes

Moderation: Dr. Sebastian Baden und Dörte Ilsabe Dennemann

Ort: Terrasse der Freunde, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Friedrichsplatz 4

Kosten: 5 Euro. Tickets an der Abendkasse oder im Online-Shop unter

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Opening: 22 March 2018, 7 p.m..

The performances and multi-media installations by Danish artist Christian Falsnaes (*1980 Copenhagen) currently captivate an international audience. In FORCE, Christian Falsnaes will exhibit a total of eight works, staging an impressive production.

The title of the exhibition, FORCE, sets the tone for Christian Falsnaes’ interactive works that examine notions of force, power, energy, and violence. Falsnaes explores the existing power dynamics between artist and public. He interrogates and precipitates group dynamics, entangles participants in ritual acts, but also confronts the individual with his or her own emotions, reflexes, and instincts. In his interactive practice the artist creates an aesthetic presence through installation-like stagings, filmic narratives, photographs, and collages.

Each of the eight works in the show represents a different model of interaction between the artist and his audience. Collages, comprised of clothing, refer to a former performance in which Falsnaes prompted the audience to cut off not only his clothes but also the clothes of his gallery owner and a two collectors. The work Available enables visitors of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum to speak directly with the artist. Over a telephone, Falsnaes instructs the visitors on how to move through the museum galleries, telling them what to do. During the exhibition FORCE, the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum will become a site, focusing mainly on processes of communication. 

On the occasion of this first, large-scale solo exhibition, the artist has produced two new artworks. The work Force, which lends the exhibition its title, is a pictorial staging in which visitors have to wear costumes and follow instructions, completely giving up their identity. The second new work, Icon, is inspired by the collection of Kunstmuseen Krefeld. Icons of the male-dominated post-war era – works by Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Palermo, or Franz Erhard Walther – are the starting point for two successive performances in which Christian Falsnaes interacts with museum visitors. In the end, these performances will become part of a new photographic and filmic work. 

Performance March 22, 2018, 7 p.m. during the opening reception Performance April 4, 2018 during KunstImPuls

Screening of the film Icon accompanied by an artist talk May 3, 2018 during KunstImPuls 

Please be aware that the interactive performance Icon will be recorded on video and photographed. The artist will use this video and photographic documentation in his work. The Kunstmuseen Krefeld will also use this documentation in print, press, on digital media platforms, and in the exhibition catalog.

March 22, 2018, 8 – 10 p.m. during the opening reception

Every Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

April 4, 2018, 5.30 – 8.30 p.m. during KunstImPuls May 3, 2018, 5.30 – 8.30 p.m. during KunstImPuls June 7, 2018, 5.30 – 8.30 p.m. during KunstImPuls


Kaiser Wilhelm Museum
Joseph Beuys-Platz 1
(formerly Karlsplatz 35)
47798 Krefeld
Mon 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tue – Thu 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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to Feb 3

Political Futures

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna, Austria

Over the last years fundamental conditions of social life have changed: class and work relations, the relations between politics and economics, aesthetics of mass media as well as political rhetorics are characterised by critical upheaval. What is at stake is no less than the question: how to proceed?

The discursive series Political Futures departs from the contemporary antagonisms and asks how the future can be activated and occupied as a space of possibilities and imagination. What other images, narratives, visions and aesthetics of the political are needed in order to turn the idea of the future forward? What contributions can art offer? What role can art institutions take on in the present – conscious of their responsibilities as well as their limits?
Following on from the exhibitions Political Populism (2015/2016) and How to Live Together (2017), the series Political Futures questions the role of the future between the poles of art and politics.

After the launch the series will take place over the course of 2018.


Friday February 2, 2018
5 – 5.15 pm: Welcome Nicolaus Schafhausen
5.30 – 6.30 pm: Talk with Philipp Ruch / Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, Cristina Ricupero & Nicolaus Schafhausen
6.45 – 7.45 pm: Lecture Ayşe Güleç
8 – 9 pm: Talk with Monika Szewczyk & Irena Haiduk / Yugoexport

Saturday February 3, 2018
12 – 12.15 pm: Welcome
12.30 – 1.30 pm: Talk with Miki Kratsman & Vanessa Joan Müller  
1.45 – 2.45 pm: Lecture Clémentine Deliss
2.45 - 3.30 pm: Break
3.30 – 4.30 pm: Talk with Marcel Odenbach & Christian Falsnaes
4.45 – 5.30 pm: Talk with Hito Steyerl & Nicolaus Schafhausen

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6:30 PM18:30

Salon: ISCP, New York

Salon: Søren Thilo Funder and Christian Falsnaes

Søren Thilo Funder will present recent works, highlighting notions of authoritative and collective history writing. Working with narrative constructions that negotiate between fiction and reality, references to history and recollection appear throughout Funder’s work.

Christian Falsnaes will speak about the role of audience participation in his work. Falsnaes employs a multitude of visual forms, including painting, video, music and dance, to develop situations with the active participation of the audience. Recurrent themes are the relations between the individual and the group, and those between the artist and his audience.

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to Apr 2



A Kassen / Alexander Tovborg / Amalie Smith / Christian Falsnaes / Danh Vō / Ebbe Stub Wittrup / Elmgreen & Dragset / FOS / Hesselholdt & Mejlvang / Jakob Kolding / Jeannette Ehlers / Jens Haaning / Jeppe Hein / Jesper Just / Jette Hye Jin Mortensen / John Korner / Kirstine Roepstorff / Lea Guldditte Hestelund / Lea Porsager / Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen / Maiken Bent /Marie Søndergaard Lolk / Mette Winckelmann / Mikkel Carl / Mille Kalsmose / Morten Søndergaard / Nanna Abell / Nanna Debois Buhl / Nicolai Howalt / Nina Beier / Olafur Eliasson / Pernille Kapper Williams / Peter Land / Rikke Benborg / Ruth Campau / Sergej Jensen / Simon Dybbroe Moller / Sophie Dupont / Sophia Kalkau / SUPERFLEX / Søren Thilo Funder / Tal R / Torben Ribe / Tove Storch / Trine Søndergaard / Troels Sandegård / Tue Greenfort

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

2 Aros Allé

Aarhus C, 8000, Denmark,-calm-and-collected/


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2:00 PM14:00


Performance by Christian Falsnaes & Martin Forsberg


FALL is a new work created by choreographer Martin Forsberg and artist Christian Falsnaes, conceived to be performed by an audience together with dance company Corpus as part of CHART’s collaboration with the Royal Danish Theatre.


The Royal Theatre

August Bournonvilles Passage 2-8

1017 Copenhagen

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2:30 PM14:30

Talk at Chart Art Fair: The Viewer is Present


Christian Falsnaes, Artist; Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Katharine Stout, Deputy Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Stefan Schneider, Musician


Moderated by Louise Darblay, Assistant Editor, ArtReview


Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Kongens Nytorv 

11050 Copenhagen, Denmark

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