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DJK x AaBKC Social - Marie Kølbæk Iversen

Skrevet 02. nov 2023

Mandag 13. november 2023, kl. 10-11
Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Bugten, Mejlgade 32-34, 8000 Aarhus C

Sammen med vores kommende nabo Det Jyske Kunstakademi inviterer vi jer alle til den næste samtale i rækken af DJK x AaBKC Socials - denne gang med en præsentation af Marie Kølbæk Iversens kunstneriske praksis.

Arrangementet afholdes i lokalet 'Bugten' ud mod Mejlgade, og alle er velkommen.

marie kølbæk iversen

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - bio:
Marie Kølbæk Iversen (b. in Herning, 1981), lives and works in Copenhagen.
She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. In May 2023, she defended her artistic PhD between the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Aarhus University. As of June 2023, she is post-doctoral artistic researcher at SMK Thy with her research project "Fælledfuturisme | Futurities of the Commons."
Her work is represented in several public art collections, and she has exhibited extensively both in Denmark and abroad.
My understanding of active mythic thinking builds on anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss' notion of 'mythologics,' which has re-inscribed history on the mythological continuum. To Lévi-Strauss, mythic thinking is characterised by functioning as a “shock absorber for the disturbances caused by real life events,” (Lévi-Strauss, 1971). Yet, even if the aim of mythic thinking, according to Lévi-Strauss, is thus the obliteration of history, myths are in no way to be considered ahistorical. On the contrary “we can look to the very myths themselves to tell us what historical events and processes they might be seeking to obliterate,” anthropologist Peter Gow explains of the Lévi-Straussian approach (Gow, 2001).