December 10, 5-7PM: Talk and book launch in connection with our release of the artist publication UNSITE
Where: Artspace Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 København K, Denmark.
Entrance: Free (In addition there will be free entrance and free guided tours of the exhibitions currently on view at Artspace Charlottenborg)
In connection with the release of the artist publication UNSITE, the independent publishing company Konnotation is pleased to invite you to book launch and talk at Artspace Charlottenborg. UNSITE is created by the Danish artist Asbjørn Skou and is the result of a year-long collaboration between Konnotation and the two graphic designers Peter Folkmar og Kristina Kristensen. The publication has been designed as an (anti)archive facilitating connections between a number of studies of the urban psycho-spheres. Asbjørn Skou juxtaposes inner and outer landscapes, architecture, power, perception and memory, and the publication moves through an image-landscape of fragments from fictional places, synthetic topographies and unstable terrain. Through collage, photography, text and documentation of interventions, Asbjorn Skou leads us on a journey that examines the modern city’s blind spots and ruinous places, in search of a place in constant dissolution - a borderland between the utopian and dystopian.
The talk is presented as a conversation between artist Asbjørn Skou, the graphic designers Peter Folkmar and Kristina Kristensen as well as artist Søren Thilo Funder, who contributes with text to the publication. The talk will be based on the different aspects of the artist publication as artistic medium, from the formal graphics to the philosophical and theoretical. From Pantone colors and the book as a "site", to image resolution and the practical application of science fiction in visual arts.
After the talk, the artist will be present for book signings and you will have the opportunity to buy or flick through a special edition of the publication. This signed and numbered edition of 50 includes a risographic print, which is also signed and numbered by the artist, and comes in a beautiful clamshell box.
During the book signing, Konnotation will be serving wine and cake.
Reg. Edition of 500, 368 pages, B/W: Price $75.
Sp. Edition of 50, includes clamshell box, signed and numbered copy of the book, as well as a signed and numbered risographic print: Price $160.
We hope to see you!
Talk and book launch is organized in collaboration with:
The publication is generously supported by: