On global solidarity and artistic activism
kl. 17:00 - 18:30
Meet designer Anna Aagaard, lecturer and feminist activist Emma Holten, and foreign editor at Dagbladet Information Lene Winther in this salon on global solidarity and artistic activism.
In 2015, the Chinese feminist collective Feminist Five were detained by the authorities for taking to the streets and demanding better conditions in the metro, where women, as a result of the confined space, often experience abuses. In 2019, in solidarity with the collective, designer and artist Anna Aagaard (b. 1990) created a sculptural bench with legs spread wide on which only women can sit at a residency in China. The bench is part of a series where Aagaard uses designs to encourage women to take up more room in public space. The message behind the bench was censored when the work was exhibited at the gallery K11 in the Chinese megacity Guangzhou.
Emma Holten has for several years engaged in debates on gender equality and lectured on feminism in art and literature.
Lene Winther is foreign editor at Danish newspaper Information with profound knowledge of the current situation in China, where people are taking to the streets due to the rigorious covid restrictions.
Together they discuss global solidarity and what it means to engage in a debate with a global agenda: equality and equal rights to public space – in Denmark as well as in China.
Admission to the event costs DKK 100. / Free for members
The price includes admission to the exhibition.