8:00 AM08:00


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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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



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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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