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Pop-up udstilling af Mona Aghababaee på Pakhus64

Skrevet 11. nov 2019

Ferniseringonsdag d. 30. oktober, 2019, kl. 16-18

A Study in Surface
Pop-up udstilling af Mona Aghababaee

Udstilling åbningstider: torsdag d. 31. oktober kl. 14-17, fredag d. 1. november kl. 14-17, og lørdag d. 2. november kl. 11-13
Sted: Pakhus64 (Frederiks Allé 64, 8000 Aarhus C)

Den iranske billedkunstner Mona Aghababaee præsenterer en pop-up udstilling på Pakhus64 som en del af sit residency på Aarhus Billedkunstcenter (AaBKC).

Udstillingen A Study in Surface viser en række tegninger fra Monas residencyophold i Libanon i starten af 2019. Da Mona vandrede rundt i Beiruts gader, lavede hun aftryk af bygninger og hegn ved at trykke papir mod overfladerne og overføre dem med kul og pastel, ligesom snavs og støv blev overført til bagsiden af papiret. Gennem 200 tegninger indfangede Mona det, hun kalder “the skin of the city”.

Indsamlingen af byens aftryk er en undersøgelse af, hvordan vores oplevelse af at bevæge os i byrummet påvirkes af byens materialer og overflader. Hvilke betydninger og hvilken magt har overfladerne for vores umiddelbare oplevelse af byen?
Mona fortsætter sine undersøgelser i Aarhus med en nye serie af aftryk, som hun vil tilføje til udstillingen undervejs.

AaBKC Residency
Mona er kunstner-i-residence hos AaBKC. Under hendes ophold vil hun blandt andet besøge lokale kunstnerdrevne udstillingssteder og undersøge, hvordan man kan balancere arbejdet mellem at drive et udstillingsrum og samtidig opretholde en aktiv kunstnerisk praksis.

Mona er i residency hos AaBKC frem til den 20. november 2019. Venligst kontakt projektleder Pam Grombacher (international@aabkc.dk) for yderligere info.


Mona Aghababee
Mona Aghababee (f. 1982) er billedkunstner fra Isfahan, Iran. Hun arbejder primært med skulptur og installation, hvor hun undersøger hverdagens genstande og deres forhold til kroppen.
Mona er også co-direktør for Va Space for Contemporary Art i Isfahan, der præsenterer kunstnere fra ind- og udland, arbejder med residencies og projekter, der engagerer det lokale samfund.
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(English text below)

Mona

Mona

A Study in Surface
Pop-up exhibition by Mona Aghababaee

Opening reception: Wednesday, October 30, 4-6pm
Exhibition hours: Thursday, October 31, 2-5pm; Friday, November 1, 2-5pm; Saturday, November 2, 11am-1pm
Location: Pakhus64 (Frederiks Allé 64, 8000 Aarhus C)

The Iranian artist Mona Aghababaee will present a pop-up exhibition at Pakhus64 as part of her residency at Aarhus Billedkunstcenter.

Titled A Study in Surface , the exhibition features a series of drawings Mona made while on residency in Lebanon in early 2019. As Mona wandered the streets of Beirut, she made rubbings of its buildings and fences by pressing paper up against these surfaces and tracing over them with pastel. This process often caused dirt and dust to transfer to the back of the paper, allowing Mona to capture what she calls “the skin of the city” through a series of over 200 rubbings.

For Mona, the act of collecting these imprints raise questions such as: How is the experience of navigating urban space shaped by the materiality of the city? What is the significance of surface as a first encounter? How can surface be understood as powerful?

Mona continues this research with a new series of rubbings made here in Aarhus. She will add new drawings throughout the exhibition period to form a work in process.

AaBKC Residency
Mona is artist-in-residence at Aarhus Billedkunstcenter through our program, AaBKC Residency. In addition to her artistic research, Mona will conduct research on the local artist-run community, as she hopes to discover how this community operates in Denmark, share best practices, and open up a discussion about how to balance the administrative work of running independent project spaces with maintaining an active artistic practice.

Mona will be in Aarhus until November 20, 2019. Please email Project Manager Pam Grombacher at international@aabkc.dk to schedule a meeting with Mona.

Mona Aghababee
Mona Aghababee (b.1982) is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Isfahan, Iran. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, Mona’s practice forms a continual dialogue with everyday objects and their relation to the body. Her current research focuses on the social and political potential of sculpture.

Mona is co-founder and co-director of Va Space for Contemporary Art in Isfahan. Va hosts national and international artists, critics and writers to engage with the local community in a creative and artistic atmosphere.
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AaBKC Residency er støttet af Det Obelske Familiefond.
AaBKC Residency is supported by Det Obelske Familiefond.

Det Obelske Familiefond