The Archive of Den Frie consists of archival material related to Denmark’s oldest artist association, Den Frie Udstilling (The Free Exhibition) and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, which was founded by the artist association. Often, the archival material only offers fragments of information, scattered testimonies in the form of letters, accounts, catalogues and photographs. Coincidences come into play, and the history that materializes in the forgotten and saved papers, pictures, letters etc., is both fragmented and diverse.
This exhibition runs parallel with Den Frie 21 (Exhibitions). Here archive material is also part of the installation and creates fractures between historical material and new artworks by the members of the artist association. These two exhibitions mark the initial work with and display of the Archive of Den Frie.
Gallery name: Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Address: Oslo Plads 1, Copenhagen
Opening hours: Tue, Fri 12:00 - 18:00, Thu 12:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Open: 05.03.2021 - 25.04.2021