September 2021

Wed, 20 October, 18:00

Join Index and artist Pauline Curnier Jardin on Wed, 20 October for an evening of films and conversation. The audience will have the opportunity to see a selection of Curnier Jardin’s films in parallel with a selection of films by Swedish artists.

The event is part of the program for Pauline Curnier Jardin’s exhibition at Index, WAITING FOR AGATHA, SEBASTIAN AND THE REST OF THE HOLY CHILDREN—UNFOLDING A FILMIC RESEARCH.

Pauline Curnier Jardin works with film and installation offering unexpected ways to understand narrative. She includes historical references, symbolic content, operatic gestures, musical scores, performativity and several approaches to desire and repulsion which in turn raise questions about feelings, ideas and information. Her layered practice moves from physicality to sensitivity, from image culture to secret languages, from surrealistic chaos to narrative structure. Opera or Classical theatre could be possible symbolic frames for Curnier Jardin’s work as it emotionally and subjectively moves the spectator.

Pauline Curnier Jardin (b. 1980, Marseille, France) is a Berlin and Rome-based artist working across installation, performance, film and drawing. She is the winner of the 2019 German Preis der Nationalgalerie, the 2021 Villa Romana Prize in Firenze and recipient of the 2019-2020 Villa Medici fellowship in Rome. Her work was included or commissioned over the last years in Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz; Manifesta 13, Marseille; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Bergen Assembly, Bergen Biennial; International Film Festival, Rotterdam; the 57th Venice Biennale; Tate Modern, London; Performa 15, New York. Curnier Jardin’s solo exhibition, “Fat to Ashes” was recently on display at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin and she has an upcoming solo exhibition at Art Basel in 2021. She will also participate in the group exhibitions at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Galeria Municipal do Porto, Portugal; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

More information about the evening’s film program will be updated on Index’s website.

Chris Kraus, FILMS BEFORE AND AFTER at Tabakalera, Spain
In 2019, Index presented Chris Kraus, FILMS BEFORE AND AFTER, showing the complete filmic production of Chris Kraus’ films made between 1982 and 1995. Currently, this exhibition is activated again from 10 September 2021 to 9 January 2022 through a collaboration between Index and Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture.

If you missed Kraus’ exhibition at Index, information is available about it through Index’s archive.

Double Release: Karin Häll and Sophi Vejrich
Tue, 21 September, 17:00-20:00

Welcome to the release of two books from Bokförlaget Lejd: Karin Häll, “Bor och verkar” and Sophi Vejrich, “The Ritual of Air”. Sophi Vejrich’s book presents her artistic production since her debut and Karin Häll’s book contains life-size drawings. During the evening, there will be an artist talk together with the editor Camilla Hammarström.

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Listen: Aural Exhibitions
During the autumn 2021, Index will begin production for a new podcast series, “Aural Exhibitions.” Guest curators and artists will be invited to narrate, describe and give voice to real experiences—or imagined narratives— relating to the idea of exhibitions never seen. Whether they are factual or fictional, this series will offer a totally different experience of what form an exhibition can take.

Apply now: ITAB 2022!
Index Teen Advisory Board offers paid positions for young people who actively support decision-making, evaluation and programming at Index Foundation. The aim is to bring together a group with varying experiences and reflect together on the role and potential of art and culture today.

We are now accepting applications for next year’s board. Do you know someone aged 16–21 who would be interested? Direct them to our website, or have them write Isabella Tjäder, Curator of Learning at Index, for more information.