Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Copenhagen, 17 March – 20 May 2018

Inspired by the impact that social and political experimental projects have had on society, particularly in the 1960s-70s, #whatif presents a number of contemporary artists who attempt to rethink  current political and social structures through their practice. The exhibition’s hashtag title is employed to open a discussion about today’s social and political development. Social media is used in the creation of social movements and hashtags have become a useful tool for signalling political opinion on digital platforms and gathering crowds, disseminating political beliefs and instigating change.

Each exhibition gallery hosted an artistic project, dedicated to envisaging new ways to live on an increasingly fragile planet. Curator Irene Campolmi, exhibited Forensic Architecture’s Ground Truth. An investigation that presents challenge governmental authorities by providing new evidence of crimes against humanity.

#WHATIF was presented in collaboration with CPH:DOX, Denmark’s international documentary film festival.

Images: Ground Truth Installation at #WHATIF Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Cophenhagen, 2018. Photo: © Anders Sune Berg.


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