Gina Arizpe participates in the exhibition "Fear and Fauna" in Copenhagen
May 4, 2023
Gina Arizpe participates in the exhibition "Fear and Fauna" in Copenhagen, a collaboration between Ariel - Feminisms in The Aesthetics and Dag Hammarskjölds Allé. Other Danish and international artists also participate: Hanni Kamaly, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Karim Boumjimar, Sall Lam Toro, Marina Dubia, Ida Lissner, Gro Sarauw and Anni Garza Lau with Ghost Agency. The exhibition will be open to the public from 4 May to 18 June 2023.
The exhibition Fear and Fauna hones in on the overlap between race- and gender-based violence and the violence against the more-than-human by simultaneously bringing new perspectives on liberation through mobilization on an individual and collective level. As the title indicates, it looks to a crucial juxtaposition between fear – seen as a decisive indicator of intersectional inequality – and a critique of the historical use and conceptualization of fauna, formulated by the Swedish scientist Carl von Linné, the father of modern taxonomy and ecology, and which, in the categorization of the world's animal kingdom, was also behind the division of humanity into racial types. Fear and Fauna focuses on practices of resistance that point to killing, violence and inequality; as a global phenomenon, and which in virtual and physical realities cuts across class differences, cultures and geographies.
Fear and Fauna unfolds in a stately apartment and presents works by Danish and international artists: Gina Arizpe, Hanni Kamaly, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Karim Boumjimar, Sall Lam Toro, Marina Dubia, Ida Lissner and Gro Sarauw and Anni Garza Lau with Ghost Agency. Here, it is emphasized that gendered and minoritized violence exists in all spaces; the intimate, the public, the physical as well as digital forums. In fierce images of resistance, the exhibition raises subversive notions and historical re-examinations that point to digital life as vital in a larger revolt, and how this and other communities, can lead to the mobilization of hope and liberation.
A public program of ARI. Readings, talks and performances will be announced in April.
Location: Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 42D, 4sal, 2100 København.
The exhibition FEAR and FAUNA has been created on the basis of an invitation and in collaboration with the newly started nonprofit project based at Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 42D, 4sal, 2100 København.
With support from: Augustinus Fonden, Københavns Kommune; Rådet for Visuel Kultur and Danish Arts Foundation.