February 19th, 2019

“Post Institutional Stress Disorder” at Kunsthal Aarhus

Adrian Piper

Artists: Jes Brinch, Michael Smith, Sara Deraedt, Cameron Rowland, Henrik Olesen, Adrian Piper, Andrea Fraser, Harun Farocki, Jesse Darling, Carolyn Lazard, Maryam Jafri, Fred Lonidier, Mike Kelley, Goodiepal and Pals, Ayoung Kim, Julia Scher, Jens Haaning, Eva Barto, Freja Niemann Lundrup, Henriette Heise, Dena Yago, Søren Andreasen, Lasse Krog Møller, Jessica Vaughn, Hannah Heilmann, Shahab Fotouhi, Stephan Dillemuth, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Sture Johannesson & Sten Kallin, Margaret Honda, Hospital Prison University Archive / Jakob Jakobsen, Carey Young, Sebastian Hedevang, Morten Knudsen, Andreas Rønholt Schmidt, Jens Hüls Funder

Venue: Kunsthal Aarhus

Exhibition Title: Post Institutional Stress Disorder

Date: March 16, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Note: A publication associated with this exhibition is available here

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11b Jesse Darling, Carolyn Lazard, Andrea Fraser, Maryam Jafri, Jes Brinch, Henrik Olesen, Goodiepal & Pals

14 Freja Niemann Lundrup, Dena Yago, Harun Farocki, Sara Deraedt, Henrik Olesen

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of Kunsthal Aarhus. Photos by Kaare Viemose.

Press Release:

Post Institutional Stress Disorder (PISD) is a group exhibition that builds up over a period of ten months and contains works by Danish and international artists.

The title is a reinterpretation of the diagnosis Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which occurs on the basis of one or more traumatic events and has major consequences for the affected person. Post Institutional Stress Disorder addresses and investigates how we are influenced by and interact with institutions in society. The exhibition examines how systems at times affect and provoke a feeling of powerlessness in the individual. Besides commenting and investigating institutions such as schools, hospitals, prisons, military and legislation in general, the exhibition also examines the obstacles and challenges the art institution itself creates between institution and audience.

PISD is a cumulative group exhibition that follows the principle of over-accumulation. At the opening, the exhibition consists of one single work, but when it closes ten months later, the exhibition space is filled with works including sculpture, photography, video, painting, etc. The exhibition thus develops its own unpredictable and – ultimately – chaotic logic.

Link: “Post Institutional Stress Disorder” at Kunsthal Aarhus

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