Copenhagen Ultracontemporary Biennale (CUB)

CUB is an artistic response to the necessity to express about dysfunctions in society in time, before it is too late.

 
One part of the biennial is showing ultracontemporary artworks produced and exhibited the very same day, which means the exhibition is in a daily transformation and renewal.

The other part is showing once-ultracontemporary artworks from the last 25 years that now form part of The Delay Museum collection and have been shown in museums and institutions such as: MOMA/PS1 in New York, European Culture, Congress in Wroclaw, Vietnam University of Fine Art, Galerie Taiss in Paris and MOAD- Museum of African, Design in Johannesburg, PAN - Palazzo delle Arti in Napoli and Ileana Tounta Gallery in Athen.


Artworks

The aesthetics of emergency

The relevance and the importance of art are the key criterion when artists’ pertinent works have to see the light of day. Pertinence as a criterion lifts the artworks above the aesthetic relationship between its form and message because the works primate will be evaluated in relation to the surrounding reality that goes beyond the sphere of art.


Artists

Artists and their role

CUB is planning to show artworks by around 50 international artists who have a burning need to express about what is happening in the world at the moment or what will happen if we don’t act now. It could be topics such as actual wars, critical climatic conditions, political changes and other factors and events that require public attention. 


The Rendezvous

The exhibition as a point of encounter

The program consists of exhibitions and agora-like meeting points for art and debate. CUB focuses thus on the now as a moment of an encounter between the artists and with the audience. 


Questioning the structure

What is contemporary 

The biennale also stimulates the flexibility and self-critique of what we today consider contemporary. The critical lens towards the contemporary art landscape including the biennale format itself is part of a bigger project called Questioning the Structure. 


CUB - Streaming

Ongoing activity since 2015

The emergencies cannot only be expressed upon, every second year. CUB finds it thus necessary to have a streaming platform operating globally. Apart from the main program in the period from September 18 to October 1, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the biennale has since 2015 been organizing ongoing ultracontemporary actions based on different art formats. A line of streaming activities have been supported by Danish Arts Council and realized in collaboration with international museum- and gallery partners such as MOAD- Museum African Design in Johannesburg, Africa Art Magazine and Art Fair in Cape Town, Emma Thomas Gallery in Sao Paolo and Worker’s Museum in Copenhagen. 


The CUSB vision is created by Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL, founder/ art format owner together with Tijana Miskovic, curator/director and is being developed in collaboration with supporters from different professional fields.

For further information please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Tijana Mišković / tijana.miskovic@copenhagenbiennale.org

Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL / thierry.geoffroy@copenhagenbiennale.org