SMK Fridays: Japanomania! Feat. Frost Festival

Date: 10. feb. 2017
Time: 16:00 - 22:00
Price: Free

SMK Fridays is the thinking wo/man’s Friday night out: a mixture of art, talks, music and drinks makes for a different kind of after-hours museum experience.

We collaborate with Frost Festival for this year’s first SMK Fridays event, which will feature a very special concert performance and focus on this winter’s major special exhibition, Japanomania in the North 1875-1918.

Concert featuring Andreas Führer Isle of White
In collaboration with Frost Festival we present a very unique concert this evening as ’Andreas Führer Isle of White’ play music from their upcoming album Les Halles in x-rummet. In addition to Führer himself, the event will include contributions from the musicians Cæcile Trier, Holger and Asger Hartvig, Rasmus Valldorf and Aske Zidore. Andreas Führer describes the concert in these terms: “This evening, the music will be presented in a setting that accentuates and negotiates the music’s 1:1 and 1:1000 relationship with x-rummet.”
NB: Limited seating available. First come, first served. No bookings accepted. The concerts begins at 19.00.

Japanomania and talks
Japanomania is SMK’s new major special exhibition. It shows how the arrival of Japanese art enchanted the European art scene in the second half of the nineteenth century. The enthusiasm for all things Japanese was huge. Throughout the evening you will be able to view the exhibition, get brief introductions to its themes and listen to experts Malene Wagner and Gunhild Borggreen as they speak about the fascination with Japan. You can also meet the Danish design duo Claydies, who will present the cup they produced especially for the SMK exhibition.

Okto (artist Søren Aagaard and anthropologist Henrik Hedegaard) invite you to attend an experience where art, restaurant and bar merge to become a work of art in its own right. Okto dish out Danish-Japanese comfort food, and artist Jakob Emdal presents his sake bar artwork from 2012. Tonight, you can try out a special selection of sake.

Cosplay featuring J-Popcon
SMK joins forces with J-Popcon to invite the Danish cosplay scene in at SMK Fridays. J-Popcon is a festival for Japanese popular culture, and between 17.00 and 20.00 J-Popcon will present a cosplay show featuring a range of cosplay acts in the large SMK lobby.

Ghost in the Shell and artist DJ
The museum cinema screens a new classic of Japanese manga cinema: Ghost in the Shell from 1995. The evening’s DJ is artist and musician Heine Thorhauge Mathiasen: he will conclude the evening in style in The Sculpture Street with a set combining music from East and West.

Street food, bar and art talks
As always, you can attend brief Art Talks on e.g. Japonisme and Orientalism and buy beer, drinks and street food prepared by Kødbyens Mad og Marked.

SMK Fridays is supported by Bikubenfonden

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