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Witch Hunt

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen


While some museums are closed again due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that remain open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.

At the centre of this exhibition are seven new commissions from an international group of artists, each exploring the witch hunts and trials that took place in Nordic countries in the 16th to 18th centuries. These are presented alongside archival material relating to the trials and other artworks, by figures including Louise Bourgeois and Carol Rama, that explore themes of misogyny, persecution, and the question of how violent events are remembered and represented in historical narratives. Spanning a range of media, from sculpture and installation to video and photography, the exhibition was produced in collaboration with the HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt in Ribe, where a satellite display is on view from 14 November (until winter 2021). Find out more from the Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s website.

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The neighbor, the friend, the lover (2020), Carmen Winant.

The neighbor, the friend, the lover (2020), Carmen Winant. Courtesy the artist and Stene Projects, Stockholm

Untitled (1979), Carol Rama.

Untitled (1979), Carol Rama. Photo: Henry Trumble; courtesy Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Ghosting (2019), Sandra Mujinga.

Ghosting (2019), Sandra Mujinga. Photo: Jan Khür; courtesy the artist and Croy Nielsen, Vienna

De fire hekse (1597), Albrecht Dürer.

The Four Witches (1597), Albrecht Dürer. Michael Fornitz collection