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Group show: Never odd or even - a text spaced exhibition (over)

14 January 2012 until 8 April 2012
  Never odd or even - a text spaced exhibition
  Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art

Museet for Samtidskunst
StŠndertorvet 3D
4000 Roskilde
Denmark (city map)

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Opening: January 13th, 2012, 5-7.30pm
Performance by Tris Vonna-Michell, 6.30pm. Note: Limited number of seats. Tickets can be reserved and should be collected at the ticket office prior to the performance. Free.

Never odd or even - a text spaced exhibition presents word-sculptures, word-images, wall texts, "write-along" animation films, mindmaps, etc. The art works focus on the written word's ability to activate an inner imaginative world, and engage in an architectural interaction with the museum spaces. The title suggests doubts, but is also a pun - a palindrome, which can be read both backwards and forwards. Puns as well as the audience's ability to complete the content of works are at stake.

Never odd or even is based on the Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball's art project with the same title, and the project is included in the exhibition. Deball's Never odd or even is both a performance and a book consisting of 30 fictional book covers for unwritten books created by various authors and illustrators. The first edition of the book was made in 2005, but for the exhibitions in Berlin and Roskilde a brand new version has been published. Three Danish authors write their own text for a book cover, and present it on March 10th as Never odd or even performance. Read more under "events".

Read about the exhibition in Never odd or even e-book. Among others you can find interviews with Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball and curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen as well as the artists Pablo Pijnappel and Janos Fodor.

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