Opening of CAMP and the exhibition Camp Life

Opening Friday, April 17, 5–8/11 pm

On Friday, April 17, the Danish curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion (Frederikke Hansen & Tone Olaf Nielsen) will open a new exhibition venue in the Trampoline House in Copenhagen named CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics). A warm welcome to the launch party and opening of the center’s first exhibition

Camp Life:
Artistic reflections on the politics of refugee
and migrant detention

The opening party features a fashion show with Dady de Maximo’s collection If the Sea Could Talk (2014), which pays “tribute to refugees missing and dead in the oceans, seas, desert, containers, and rivers.” 

Opening Program:
5–5:30: Speeches and artist talks
5:30–7: Exhibition opening and food
7-8 pm Fashion show with Dady de Maximo’s collection If the Sea Could Talk
8-11 pm: Bar & Dancing in Trampoline House

Click here for DR1 radio reportage on the fashion show

Click here for a TV2 NEWS feature on the fashion show

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CAMP will be a nonprofit exhibition venue for art discussing questions of displacement, migration, immigration, and asylum. The center is established inside the Trampoline House, an independent community center in Copenhagen’s Northwest district that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support, community, and purpose.

Camp Life zooms in on the refugee camp, the asylum center, and the detention center as the nation-state’s perhaps most extreme responses to human migration and presents projects by 9 international contemporary artists and collectives, who examine the politics of detaining refugees and migrants.