The first coffin etc. designs developed during our Afterlife Service performance at Art Fair Suomi (Helsinki, May 2017) are now published here. More will follow soon…..
QWERTY Afterlife service version 2.0, at Art Fair Suomi 2017, 25.-28. May,
Tallberginkatu 1 C,
Josh Spero’s Frieze Week diary (Spears) review of “QWERTY After life service” at Sluice_2015, OXO Tower, London:
Upstairs the Danish collective QWERTY took you on a journey to your afterlife. You walked into various rooms they had demarcated on the cold concrete floor and decided on different aspects of your dispatch: burial or cremation? an unusually shaped urn? how about a coffin fitted to your sleeping posture (in my case, splayed)? I even had one lady sing a Danish funeral melody to me. (I joined in – it seemed like good form.)
This might sound not much like art, but I’d disagree: think of all the vases of fading flowers in Dutch painting, the tomb in Poussin’s Et in Arcadia ego, all the funerary monuments of the world. Death is one of art’s proper subjects, and anything creative that makes us think about death – even something as simultaneously unsettling and amusing as QWERTY – is fit.
Art Fair Suomi 2017: http://artfairsuomi.fi/afs_2017/en/
We plan to take the spring 2017 issue of Sluice_Magazine hostage. Sluice_ has voluntarily (?) surrendered every copy for us to keep for 16 hours before the magazine will hit the public. We have made no guarantees to the publishers other than releasing the copies after “use”. At this time nobody knows, what will happen to the magazine, but holding a copy afterwards, it will be obvious to you, that qwerty was there…
The hijack will take place May 16th – 17th 2017. The release is May 17th at Studio 1.1 in London (UK).
QWERTY the artist group
Kunstbygningen Filosoffen, Filosofgangen 30, 5000 Odense C Udstilling d. 13.-18. dec. 2016, tir.-søn. 11-17
Performance/fernisering: Lørdag d. 17. Dec. kl. 11.00-17.00
Pressemedelse, pdf: qwerty-filosofgangen
Udstillingen er støttet af Odense Kommune, By- og Kulturforvaltningen til performance.
QWERTY is participating in Exchange Rates 29.-23. October 2016, in Bushwick New York. http://sluice.info/er2016
Come and get the full QWERTY experience.
Your well being is our concern.
Experience; RESOUND; sound therapy by guest; Tine Kortermand, ARTPILLS; art therapy by Indigo Richards, I AM NOT ACTUALLY A BARTENDER; beer therapy by Anders Qvist Nielsen and Morten Tilliz will greet you with DRAWING THERAPY in the waiting room with love and patience.
Take a seat in the waiting room, read a calming magazine by all the QWERTY artists, and await your turn. Both therapist and patient will be part of the cure.
May the 6th 2016 “ QWERTY Beauty”, RAKE, Trondheim, Norway
It is the result of an student workshop (TreStykker 2011) in which thirty students from the architecture schools of Trondheim, Oslo and Bergen joined forces to design and construct an exhibition space using mainly materials from a nearby office building that was going to be demolished. The space was nominated and short listed for the Mies vander Rohe award 2013.
RAKE visningsrom is run by Trygve Ohren (architect) and Charlotte Rostad (artist).
The space is located at Brattørkaia 17, Trondheim, Norway.
During exhibitions the opening hours are:
Wednesday – Sunday: 13.00 – 18.00
Visit: Brattørkaia 17, Trondheim
Post: Strandveien 21, 7042 Trondheim
Members from the Danish art-group; QWERTY in collaboration with the English initiative; F.B.I. are going to exhibit an installation that mimes a bar.
The QWERTY bartenders sell drinks, that you can only smell, and a beautiful QWERTY beer.
You can try the QWERTY karaoke, watch the SHIT PONY video and hear the QWERTY music.
The bar will be stage for live performance and a place to meet people and say hello.
On the walls all members of QWERTY and F.B.I. show objects/painting/drawing 20 x 20 cm.
Artists: Mikkel Larris, Camilla Gaugler, Morten Tillitz, Anders Qvist Nielsen, John Krogh, Indigo Richards, Jens Andersen, Sally Ann Roberts and Jonny Roberts.
Nationalgalleriet , Stockholm, Opening; Friday the 29th 5 PM – 12 PM