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It's Just a Phase
K.U.K. Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst
Trondheim (NO)

curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, Rhea Dall

group show with Agatha Wara, Anna Uddenberg, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Constantin Hartenstein, Eirik Sæther, Elizabeth Ravn, Endre Aalrust, Erika Stöckel, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Geumhyung Jeong, Gözde Ilkin, Hannah Ryggen, Hanne Lippard, Heji Shin, Isa Genzken, Julien Ceccaldi, Mahmoud Khaled, Manuel Kirsch, Matt Mullican, Nikhil Vettukattil, Nina Beier, Olga Balema, Samrridhi Kukreja / Tuda Muda, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Simon Fujiwara, Yngve Holen, Young-Jun Tak, Özgür Kar
We are very excited to present It's Just a Phase, the very first exhibition at K-U-K.

Thematically, the exhibition looks at life phases and the way they have changed in light of recent societal, ethical and technological developments. With a particular focus on the body and identity, artworks from 29 artists with very different backgrounds and from all over the world will bring K-U-K's exhibition space to life as the institution takes its first steps.

The exhibition questions the essentialism of the stages of life - from birth to adolescence and beyond. At the birth of K-U-K, the exhibition looks at the institutional phases of life and their inverted, new definitions. It's Just a Phase thus gently refines routine perceptions of life phases and their dissolution into more fluid, fluctuating, changeable, curious and performative propositions, looking at how life blends into new ways of becoming, as a kind of ongoing birth of identity (nodding, of course, in this case, to a new exhibition space, a new institution, taking its first steps into a changing reality).

Read more about the group show on the website of K-U-K.

Images by Susann Jamtøy
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