The Artists’ Easter Exhibition (KP) is one of five nationally acclaimed open-juried exhibitions in Denmark. The purpose of The Artists’ Easter Exhibition is to provide the opportunity for established artists as well as new talents to introduce their work for a greater audience. By means of selection by the jury, some of the current art trends are expressed and introduced. The censored exhibition produces tradition and renewal at the same time. New ideas appear on the art scene every year which in turn indicates the direction of which art is moving. This is based on content, expression and the media used by the contributing artists.
The jury of 2018 consists of five Danish visual artists, authors and curators: Claus Ejner, Uffe Isolotto, Elsebeth Jørgensen, Sofie Bird Møller and Christian Vind
For SPRING18, the KP Board has invited three artists: Mette Riise Kristensen, Noelia Mora Solvez and Ragnar Stéfansson to develop and display large-scale individual projects in cooperation with each other and with supervisor, visual artist Peter Land.
SPRING18 is displayed as an overall installation, shown in conjunction with The Artists' Easter Exhibition in the lower galleries of Kunsthal Aarhus.
Opening: 17 March, 14–17pm
Opening speech with Minister for Culture Mette Bock
’How to Build an Artist Brand – Tutorial by Mette Riise’ (14:30pm)
Motivation for and presentation of the KP-price 2018 by artist Jesper Rasmussen (15:30pm)
Censor talk: 18 March, 14–15pm
With artist Uffe Isolotto – one of the five censors from KP18. Moderator: Trine Rytter Andersen
Finisage: 11 April, 19–21pm
’How to Build an Artist Brand – Tutorial by Mette Riise’ (19:00pm)
Presentation of the Audience Award (19:30pm)
Artist-talk with the SPRING-exhibitors Mette Riise, Noelia Mora Solvez and Ragnar Stefánsson (19:45pm)
Read more about the exhibitions at kp-spring.dk
Image: Detail of the installation Birds, video-projection on eggs. Noelia Mora Solvez. (Photo: Noelia Mora Solvez)
”Både Stefánssons monumentale maleri, der eksperimenterer med teknikker og materialer, og Solvez’ underfundige mørkekammer, har en umiddelbar og stærk fascinationskraft. Og saturen er vanen tro bidende og relevant i Riises ”messestand”.”
Aarhus Stiftstidende, Christian Salling, 20.03.2018