[artinfo] Line Ellegaard on Kunsthal Charlottenborg

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Thu Jan 31 10:46:49 CET 2013

On Kunsthal Charlottenborg,
the Value of Art and Populist Tendencies in Denmark

The recent controversy around the Kunsthal 
Charlottenborg can be seen as an example of how 
measures of value based upon audience figures, 
weighed up against populist tendencies in 
cultural politics, not only hurt individual art 
institutions but also make visible a widening gap 
between the general public and an increasingly 
professionalised art world. 

In a new article for 
Online, Line Ellegaard puts the spotlight on 
Kunsthal Charlottenborg's tumultuous journey from 
artists' house to international kunsthalle. 
Looking back at Mark Sladen's programme and 
asking where it might go next under 
newly-appointed Jacob Fabricius, Ellegaard 
suggests a need to rethink the criteria used by 
public funding bodies to determine the value of 


	'Artist as Curator' Symposium - videos online

I remember a famous Soviet children's bookŠ. 
there is a character who happens to be a 
crocodile, and this crocodile has a job: he is 
employed as a crocodile in a zoo. - Ekaterina 

Last November, Afterall organised the symposium 
'Artist as Curator' at Central Saint Martins 
College of Art and Design, London, with invited 
speakers Elena Crippa, Ekaterina Degot, Elena 
Filipovic, Alison Green, Ruth Noack, Willem de 
Rooij, Valerie Smith and David Teh. We have now 
made video documentation of all the presentations 
and discussions available online.

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