This fall, on the 10th anniversary of his Performa 05 commission, contemporary Danish artist Jesper Just presents a new work for Performa 15 – a combination of video, performance, and installation created in collaboration with Danish artist FOS.

In this conversation, Just discusses the new commission, his artwork, and his artistic inspirations with curator Marianne Torp of SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen.

About Jesper Just

Jesper Just (b. 1974) uses film technology and installation strategies as vehicles to create work that addresses complex contemporary issues through open-ended visual narratives rich in detail and metaphorical import. He has works in over 25 museum collections internationally. Recently Just’s work has been

presented at Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Denmark); Portland Art Museum; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul); and the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark). He represented Denmark at the 2013 Venice Biennale and in 2005, launched the first Performa Biennial in New York with a Performa Commission entitled True Love is Yet to Come.

About Marianne Torp

Marianne Torp is chief curator of contemporary art at SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. She is responsible for the SMK contemporary art program x-rummet and has curated numerous new commissions, most recently with Lutz Bacher, Into the Dimensional Corridor, 2014-15;

Henrik Olesen, Abandon the Parents, 2014; and Haim Steinbach, The Window, 2014. In 2014 she curated a survey exhibition of the work of Elmgreen & Dragset entitled Biography. She also co-curated Danh Vo’s solo exhibition, mothertongue, at the Danish Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015.



SAT – 11-14-2015 – 3:00 PM
free, reservations required