19 FEBRUARY 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIANCA MENNA
Congratulations to the artist and poet Bianca Menna who is celebrating her 90th birthday today.
Working under the pseudonym Tomaso Binga since 1977, Bianca Pucciarelli Menna (b. 1931 in Salerno, Italy) first adopted the masculine moniker to subvert the artworld’s sexist bias against women artists.
We are honoured to announce that in Autumn 2021, Brigade will present the first solo exhibition in Scandinavia by Tomaso Binga. The exhibition will be an extensive survey of Binga's prolific career, displaying historic pieces alongside a new body of work created especially for the show.
We very much look forward to the collaboration. Buon compleanno Bianca!
22 JANUARY 2021
ANNE NOWAK - "THE COSMIC WALL"
Speaking to the compulsive and repetitive habits we find ourselves gravitating towards in times of restriction and solitude, the garish and somewhat sinister appearance of Nowak’s performative persona resembles both an impotent puppet-master and a puppet without a guiding influence. Nowak’s work reminds us not only of a Sisyphean punishment but also of Penelope's shroud-weaving in its repetitive rhythm and the meditative, self-absorbed nature of its gestures. At the same time, the performance's placement in the hyper-visible space of the gallery’s first-floor windows raises important questions about internal and external division and the inter-relation between estrangement, well-being, exclusion and assimilation.
07 JANUARY 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR - SEE YOU SOON (WELL, MAYBE)
In line with the government’s most recent COVID advice for businesses in Copenhagen, the gallery will remain closed to the public until the 28th of February.
But fear not! We will be posting artworks from the gallery archive and working hard across all our digital platforms to keep your art appetites ticking over in the meantime
To hear more about specific work or to request a PDF from one of our recent shows, we are always available, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our webstore is also open 24/7 and regularly updated with new products! We will continue to ship out all orders during this difficult period to help bring a slice of the art world to you at home.
Stay safe and Happy New Year from everyone at Brigade, we look forward to seeing you soon.
27 NOVEMBER 2020
NOW OPEN – PREPARATION – CURATED BY IMPORTANT MAGAZINE
In many ways, PREPARATION is an immersive extension of the editorial strategy that Lizet Hee Olesen and Anne Strandfelt have been developing in their magazine over the past three years. Intuition and serendipity are guiding principles. Artworks that achieve a potency of affect and produce vivid sensory experience are prioritised.
With the exhibition's curators relying more on a faith in subjectivity rather than an attempting to promote a particular thesis, the body, its senses and the capacity for art to enact a material effect on human lives all lie at the heart of this exhibition.
Installation photos of the exhibition can be found here.
20 NOVEMBER 2020
NOW OPEN – PREPARATION – CURATED BY IMPORTANT MAGAZINE
Brigade is pleased to announce the opening on 27 November of PREPARATION, a multi-disciplinary group show curated by the founders of IMPORTANT Magazine, Lizet Hee Olesen and Anne Strandfelt.
Extending the gallery's interest in showcasing differing approaches to future aesthetics, PREPARATION identifies the role that spirituality might play (alongside advances in digital technologies) in shaping our collective consciousness in the future.
The press release is accessible here.
10 NOVEMBER 2020
CRIT - RY DAVID BRADLEY & PETRA CORTRIGHT
In the latest Brigade Crit, Petra Cortright and Ry David Bradley talk about the specificities of their practices, discuss the state of post-Internet art, review the challenges of this pandemic year and reflect on their recent solo exhibitions at our gallery.
The Ry David Bradley x Petra Cortright Crit is accessible right here.
10 OCTOBER 2020
NEXT EXHIBITION – PETRA CORTRIGHT
We are delighted to announce that we will open Petra Cortright’s exhibition Rouge Vif d’Étampes on 24 October. Cortright is a notable member of what became known at the ‘Post Internet’ art movement of the mid-to-late 2000s. Her multifaceted artistic practice stems from creating and manipulating digital files, but although digitally conceived her artworks physically exist in many forms - printed onto archival surfaces, projected onto existing architecture, or mechanically carved from stone.
Petra Cortright’s exhibition Rouge Vif d’Étampes will be open for public viewing from 24 October to 21 November 2020.
01 OCTOBER 2020
NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
We are thrilled to announce our new Artistic Director Michael Bank Christoffersen.
Michael will further develop and extend our artistic programme and brings with him an extensive experience from his institutional and commercial background.
We look forward to be working with this great addition to our team.
28 AUGUST 2020
EXHIBITION NOW OPEN: RY DAVID BRADLEY - STILL LIFE 2
The history of visual art has always had an anxious relationship with the truth that experience is fleeting. Still life painting and its attempts to freeze the precarious conditions of the time we live in, points towards a basic human impulse: we are motivated to record that we existed, and to communicate what that experience was like. In Still Life 2 we return to a state of stillness and reflection but one that is unavoidably filtered through the visual phrasing of our chaotic present.
Ry David Bradley's debut solo exhibition with the gallery remains open until 17 October 2020.