V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS
Tonight We Won't Be Bored - 10 Years of V1 Gallery
A celebratory exhibition with works from:
André, Andrew Schoultz, Anika Lori, Ari Marcopoulos, Asger Carlsen, Ashley Macomber, Barbara Kruger, Carl Krull, Clayton Brothers, Dash Snow, DearRainDrop, Eine, Erik Parker, Evan Hecox, Faile, Futura, Geoff McFetridge, Hesselholdt og Mejlvang, Henrik Vibskov, HuskMitNavn, Jakob Boeskov, Jacob Holdt, Jamison Brosseau, Jenny Holzer, Jes Brinch, Jesper Dalgaard, John Copeland, Julie Nord, Kasper Sonne, Katherine Bernhardt, Kenny Scharf, Kim Gordon, L. Fong, Mads Lynnerup, Matthew Stone, Misaki Kawai, Misha Hollenbach, NeckFace, Peter Beste, Peter Funch, Pica Pica, Richard Colman, Rory McBeth, Ryan Schneider, Shane Bradford, Shepard Fairey, Steve Powers, Søren Behncke, Søren Solkær Starbird, Thomas Campbell, Thomas Øvlisen, Todd James, Troels Carlsen, Ulrik Crone, Vincent Szarek & Wes Lang.
10 Years. More than 100 exhibitions, featuring more than 300 artists from around the world. Thousands of visitors. Happenings, concerts, screenings, publications and artist talks. Free space. Dancing openings.
Headlines, debate and critique. Art prizes and death sentences, hand in hand.
Eclectic, viral and at times relevant?
Popular and hated. 10 years alone, embraced by the world.
A platform for international art founded in Copenhagen.
Established and “Street”?. Defying definition.10 years in the periphery.
One platform, for the many, and for the few. Privileged and necessary?
V1 does not talk. The artists speak. V1 communicates.
V1 feel fortunate to be. 10 years.
Jesper Elg, Mikkel Grønnebæk & Peter Funch.
V1 Gallery opened in a defunct bakery on the 22. November 2002 in Abselonsgade 21, Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded by Jesper Elg (Director and founding partner) and Peter Funch (Artist and founding partner, based in NY). The opening exhibition was Faile (NYC based artist collective) in dialogue with AKAY (Swedish) and one of the first guests was Mikkel Grønnebæk (CO–director and partner). V1 moved to a larger space in a former butchery in 2007 on Flæsketorvet 69 -71, Copenhagen, Denmark. The gallery represents a select group of emerging and established artists and is committed to introducing art, in all media, to an international audience. Seeing art as a profound and competent media for social and political discourse, the gallery aspires to serve as a platform for art that interacts with the surrounding (global) society. V1 gallery take part in art fairs around the world, collaborate with museums and other art institutions and curate exhibitions for private and public institutions. The title “ Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – 10 Years Of V1 Gallery “ pays tribute to the song Tannhauser / Derivè by the band Refused. The exhibition gathers some of the artists who have earlier exhibited in V1 Gallery, artists who are currently represented by the Gallery and a selection of artists new to V1. The exhibition will mainly consist of new works in a variety of media.