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EXHIBITION · Group Exhibition · Our Neighbors

23 May - 22 August

FREE

Group Exhibition · Our Neighbors

We need to be seen by others. Not our shiny surface. Our essence.

 In the exhibition Our Neighbors local residents from the public housing association 3B Folehaven are stylistically portrayed, framed by patterned carpets and floral backgrounds, placed unnaturally, some with an object of their own choice. Just outside the frame, 3B Folehaven’s iconic yellow bricks peek out, and what initially appeared to be a professional photo studio turns out to be a regular tripod balancing on a lawn in one of the housing association’s many courtyards. In this way, the exhibition plays with the contrast between the staged and the natural; the meeting between the curated I and the I we are at home.

The portraits are complimented by colorful photos of details from the neighborhood which encourage the viewer to zoom in and look for the beauty in their everyday life as well as in themself.

With the exhibition, the six young photographers insist that we all have something that makes us unique. It is unfamiliar, it may even be uncomfortable, but above all it is immensely refreshing.

 

The project

In autumn 2023, six girls between the ages of 13 and 15 from the neighborhood  Folehavekvarteret completed a basic course in photography and collaborated with professional photographers to create the exhibition. Through the work with the exhibition Our Neighbors, the girls have explored their artistic expression and pushed their own limits in the professional meeting with their neighbors. Subsequently, the girls have been employed in a pocket money job as Junior Photographers in which they will cover events in the neighborhood as well as the rest of Copenhagen.

The project is a collaboration between the NGO Turning Tables Danmark and the public housing social project Mit Kvarter. The primary focus is to strengthen young people’s skills, communities and self-esteem through photography and the work is based on the conviction that the Danish cultural scene is expanded and enhanced when we dare to make room for young people who normally do not find their way into the established scene.

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Nogle gange har vi brug for, at andre ser os. Ikke vores glansbillede. Men essensen af os.

I udstillingen Vores Naboer er en række lokale beboere fra Folehavekvarteret stilistisk portrætteret, indrammet af mønstrede tæpper og blomstrede baggrunde, placeret unaturligt, enkelte med en genstand efter eget valg. Lige uden for rammen titter 3B Folehavens ikoniske, gule mursten frem, og det der før måtte formodes at være et professionelt fotostudie, viser sig at bestå af et helt normalt stativ balancerende på en græsplæne i et af afdelingens mange gårdrum. På den måde leger udstillingen med kontrasten mellem det selvfremstillende og det ægte; det iscenesatte jeg over for det jeg, vi er derhjemme. 

Portrætterne er komplimenteret af farverige detaljefotos fra kvartet, der opfordrer beskueren til at zoome ind og søge det særlige i hverdagen såvel som i sig selv. 

Med udstillingen insisterer de seks unge fotografer på, at vi alle har noget, der gør os unikke. Det er uvant, det er måske ligefrem ubehageligt, men først og fremmest er det umådeligt forfriskende. 

 

Om projektet 

I efteråret 2023 gennemførte seks piger mellem 13 og 15 år fra Folehavekvarteret et grundkursus i fotografi sammen med professionelle fotografer. Sammen har de skabt udstillingen. I arbejdet med udstillingen Vores Naboer har pigerne udforsket deres kunstneriske udtryk og skubbet til egne grænser i det professionelle møde med deres naboer. Efterfølgende er pigerne blevet ansat i et lommepengejob som juniorfotografer. Her skal de dække begivenheder i kvarteret såvel som resten af København.

Projektet er et samarbejdet mellem NGO’en Turning Tables Denmark og den boligsociale helhedsplan Mit Kvarter. Det fokuserer primært på at styrke unges kompetencer, fællesskaber og selvværd gennem fotografi og tager afsæt i overbevisningen om, at kulturlivet i Danmark udvides og styrkes, når vi tør give plads til unge, der normalt ikke finder vej ind i kulturen.

 

Artists

Turning Tables Danmark, Firdaws Amajjan · Negina Hashimi · Victoria Buch Bilevits · Sumaya Abdirahman Muhamed · Sahra Abdirahman Muhamed · Saliha Akdag Roesen

 

Opening hours

Exhibition opening event: May 23 16.00 – 18.00

Exhibition running from 16/5 – 16/8. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12.00-14.00

Details

Start:
23 May
End:
22 August
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
mitkvarterkbh.dk

Organiser

Mit Kvarter
Phone
22737848
Email
meln@kab-bolig.dk
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Venue

Turning Tables Kulturlab Kapellet
Kapelvej 4
København, 2200
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