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How to make life livable? udstilling

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Room for Improved Futures - How to make life livable? " 2/3
Tatiana Fiodorova (Moldova)
Maj Hasager (Denmark)

Only I know how we survived
Exhibition including video, drawings and artist books,

Tatiana Fiodorova focus on artist’s books, which are one of her most prevalent means of expression. The exhibition will include Soviet Passport (2014) and Factory Steaua Rosie (2014). and the book Only I know how we survived (2018) made for the exhibition in rum46

In search of her identity and facts determining her future Tatiana Fiodorova has turned to the older generation of Moldovan women, many of whom are already retired. The focus of attention is the artist's mother who has worked as a saleswoman at a flea market for the last ten years. The book 'Only I know how we survived' presents drawings made on toilet paper, an interview with the artist's mother, and small stories from the sellers at the flea market, which is located near the Chisinau railway station. For two years, 2016-2017 the artist has documented and observed the life of this place. In the summer of 2017 the flea market was closed by the authorities of the city of Chisinau. Portraits and stories of women tell of the difficult everyday life of the aging Moldovan women and help to rethink the Soviet past and present Moldovan today. What is a woman's future for the country of Moldova?

Tatiana Fiodorova – a Moldavian artist, curator and educator working with current political and social themes, often evaluated in contextual relation to the history of the Soviet Union. This results in works of installation, live performance, public art, video and artists’ books.


Maj Hasager
Erindringens dissonans / The dissonance of memory (chapter II)

The installation takes its point of departure in the multi-layered narratives surrounding the area of Gellerup and Toveshøj. Tracing the waves of change, progress and re-design of the area from the never realized plans till today’s Helhedsplan (the grand master plan for the area) through a re-contextualisation of material from the local archive, conversations and keywords relating to recently digitized private images. The installation will consist of film material, textile banners, text and photographic material. rum46 is a test site for the work in progress through discursive meetings and other input – which will inform the film and large-scale sound work that will be presented in Gellerup in June 2018.

Erindringens dissonans / The dissonance of memory is developed during several artist residencies at Sigrids Stue, Gellerup since 2015.

Maj Hasager – a visual artist based in Copenhagen. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and interdisciplinary, and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography. Hasager is Programme Director of Critical & Pedagogical Studies (MFA) at Malmö Art Academy.

About the projet:
Room for Improved Futures is the title of a two year exhibition program based on an international network. The project is initiated by rum46 - curated and organized by curator Agnieszka Wolodzko and visual artist Grete Aagaard in collaboration with the art projects and platforms Trade Test Site, Sigrids Stue, Imaginary Republik and CCS Centre for Contemporary Art Kiev*. In Room for Improved Futures we invite a diverse group of practitioners, artists, writers and theorists who will address issues on democracy, urbanity, participation, community and hidden economies. The project is organized in 4 public programs each divided in 3 sessions which will include artists’ talks and presentations, exhibitions, lectures, texts and workshops.

Supported by Aarhus kommune, Nordisk Kulturfond og Statens Kunstfond