We are used to powerful or famous people being carved in stone and lined up in the square on a pedestal. But at Køge Torv, Karin Sander has instead put the citizens in focus in the performance work People on Stone Plinths. Like a bunch of living statues, they stand scattered around the square, looking in different directions. Each on a stone on which they try to balance.
Hummings is the pilot edition of a new international exhibition series of art in the public domain in Denmark. Juxtaposing fiction and poetry with the urban and rural geography of Køge, Hummings present 25 art projects and events by national and international artists, writers, and thinkers. The exhibition includes reading sessions, talks, walks, performances, architectural and sculptural interventions, workshops, as well as video and sound works and installations by leading artists of art in the public domain. The list of participating artists will be unveiled gradually until August. Hummings is co-curated by KØS curator Fulya Erdemci and KØS director Ulrikke Neergaard.
The exhibition is realized in collaboration with and supported by the municipality of Køge, The Obel Family Foundation, The Beckett Foundation, 15. Juni Fonden and The Danish Arts Foundation.