Photo: Lars Vikström Art © Independent Writer and Journalist, Stockholm, Sweden.


In my  work, I examine  the “embodiment of place” and what constitutes a sense of belonging from an analytical and cultural perspective. I place  an emphasis on the aesthetic form, its characteristics, and its role in society. The formation of ideas through materiality and material investigation is a central component of my practice.

Photo: Lars Vikström© Independent Writer and Journalist, Stockholm, Sweden.


Video portrait  made in connection with the exhibition Maxi Reload, in Rundetaarn 6 Nov 2021 – 9 January 2022.

Video produced by Rundetaarn
Johan May Nitschke
Ditte Marie Lund


Sekcja promocji Nomini jest jedną z najlepszych rzeczy w tym kasynie online, ale jest to również jeden z najbardziej kontrowersyjnych aspektów strony, który wymaga trochę wyjaśnień.

Gracze skarżyli się, że warunki bonusu nie były jasne i czują się oszukani co do sposobu jego rozegrania. Niektórzy gracze dokonywali wpłat, które nie spełniały minimalnej wymaganej kwoty, ale robili to, wierząc, że jest inaczej, i byli rozczarowani, gdy dowiedzieli się prawdy. Niektórzy nowi gracze całkowicie pominęli bonusy, nie wiedząc, jak one działają.


Text: Max Utech, architect and urban researcher.

Kristine Hymøller – “Make-Up”

“Camp sees everything in quotation marks. It’s not a lamp, but a “lamp”; not a woman, but a “woman”. To perceive Camp in objects and persons is to un- derstand Being-as-Playing-a-Role. It is the farthest extension, in sensibility, of the metaphor of life as a theater.”

Susan Sontag, Notes on “Camp”, 1964

If you look at Kristine Hymøller‘s work from the perspective of an architect, you can‘t help but notice the satirical quotation marks everywhere. With her very versatile works, she subversively challenges concepts such as the „faça- de“, „architecture“, the „cityscape“ and „urbanity“.

One can contextualise Kristine Hymøller‘s work on two levels of scale in archi- tectural discourse, the object and the urban landscape:
At the object level, fragments and materials from the building process keep appearing – bodies, skin, materials, authenticity and randomness are negotia- ted. The subsequent placement of these objects in space generates abstract urban landscapes that critically address issues such as the transformation and perception of our cities.

Object / Body

“Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style – but a particular kind of style. It is the love of the exaggerated, the “off,” of things-being-what-they-are-not.” Susan Sontag, Notes on “Camp”, 1964

In Kristine Hymøller‘s recent work she orders plenty of large make-up-pallets, applies them in a performative act on her body, stages herself in front of newly built facades and creates rasterized abstraction of these facades by reusing these make-up-pallets as a mold for little concrete towers and facades.

It‘s a performative act that you can call „Camp“, a term that Susan Sontag describes in her essay from 1964 with the same name: a love of the unnatural – of artifice and exaggeration.

Kristine Hymøller‘s performance shows a frivolous „campiness“ that the mo- cked facades of the newly built housing blocks don‘t have. By exaggerating the genericness and blantness of these facades, she is challenging the current

narratives of these new city quarters.
She calls out these buildings that are mainly characterized by their commodi- fication for a capitalized housing market. Its inherent dynamics include on the one hand a wish for a low-risk investment, which lead to monofunctional hou- sing blocks, that are in high demand. On the other hand, developers ask for a distinct branding of the product through its façade – you may call it make-up. In short: a fancy packaging for a standardised content.

These dynamics of profit-oriented housing production can be observed above all in the urban expansion areas of growing cities and lead to a problematic desertification of these neighbourhoods – a series of pure residential buildings „in drag“ do not make a „city“. This requires spaces of possibility in which he- terogeneous uses and people can „nestle“ in order to let an exciting mélange grow.

This is precisely what Kristine Hymøller criticises when she walks through new housing developments in Odense and Copenhagen and denounces the disap- pearance of, for example, laundromats. She points out the importance of such collective spaces and the social problems that result from the lack of low-key meeting, educational and recreational spaces.

This critique, manifested in the form of „make-up“ towers, is complemented in Kristine Hymøller‘s work by other construction site artefacts: formwork tubes, drill cores, rebar and construction rubble are processed, coloured, sometimes gold-plated and arranged in such a way that abstract urban model landsca- pes emerge. These inevitably reveal similarities with the collages of Super- studio, which already in the 1970s, together with progressive fellows such as Archizoom, challenged in their concepts the functionalist and capitalised city planning and the consumer society that went with it.

City / Society

A Tribute to the time between, exhibition space C4 projects, Copenhagen, 2018
The installation includes reinforcing iron, concrete, video, soil, foundation, rouge, lipstick, eye shadow, self-tanning, concrete bowls with and performance with Noelia Mora Solvez. Mål: L 3 X 2,80 X B 3X H 1 m.

„In the beginning we designed objects for production, designs to be turned into wood and steel, glass and brick or plastic – then we produced neutral and usable designs, then finally negative utopias, forewarning images of the horrors which architecture was laying in store for us with its scientific methods for the perpetuation of existing models.“
Superstudio, 1973, exhibition text “Fragments From A Personal Museum”, Neue Galerie Graz

In their images, Superstudio visualise people who have overcome the cons- traints of a functionalist consumer society and walk through infinite landsca- pes where only single remaining artefacts remind us of the latter.
In Kristine Hymøller‘s exhibition „A tribute to the time between“, the pictorial similarities to these narratives are particularly strong: a landscape of construc- tion rubble, reinforcing iron and glass, made up with make-up in a ritual.

Symbolically, Hymöller in this way tells the story of a city and its society that transforms and „beautifies“ itself. As in the case of Superstudio, the answer remains open as to whether it is a utopia or a dystopia.

In Kristine Hymøller‘s work, one can thus discover themes such as authentici- ty, drag, shell, body, genericness, commodification, transformation and spec- tacle on both levels – object and space.
These terms inevitably bring us back to Guy Debord and the Situationists that he founded in 1956. In his major work, The Society of the Spectacle, Debord attacks the dynamics of modern consumer society: a society that functio- nalises and standardises everything and limits the role of the individual to passively consuming the spectacle provided as a substitute. The Paris-based Situationists read the city as a series of situations: Atmospheres created by vertical and horizontal surfaces, materials, people, smells and light. A dense urban experience in which people can drift freely and participate actively and creatively in the production of the city.

It is precisely this approach to reading the city – the Situationists called it psychogeography – that Kristine Hymøller‘s work reminds us of. It shows an urban society in the process of transformation and suggests the artist‘s own urgent desire: for a sensitively tangible and multi-layered city space of possi- bilities – which is also possible using generic materials like concrete, steel and glass.


https://www.maxutech.com

Max Utech is an architect and researcher currently based and in Vienna and Paris with projects between urbanism, architecture and art. He is a PhD-can- didate at TU Wien, where he teaches at the departments of Housing and Urban Design.

In the framework of his current project „OFF city“, he is conducting research in Paris, Berlin and Vienna to explore the potential of wild, vague, irrational and uncoded urban spaces as a counterweight to the hegemonic, heteronorma- tive, capitalist and digitalized structures of the proclaimed city of the future – the „Smart city“.



ARTICLES/ REVIEWS



Education/ CV

2000-2003 Sandberg Institute, MA Fine Arts, Amsterdam, NL
2011 European Ceramic Workcentre, Den Bosch, NL
1997-2000 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, BA Fine Arts Amsterdam, NL
1095-1996 Holbœk Kunst-Højskole, Holbœk, DK

Curating

Curatering 2016 (-) Eks-rummet, Prags Boulevard 61. BKF KBH Medlem af BKF

Exhibitions upcoming

2022 Spire festival, Holbæk, DK
2022 Forstad, Gammelgård, Herlev, DK – Group
2023 You Only Live Twice,With Dead Darlings, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder, NL – Group

Solo exhibitions

2022 The Concept of the Megastructure, SPARK Galleri, Malmø, SE
2018 A Tribute TO The Time Between, C4 Projects, Copenhagen, DK
2018 CITY COLOR HD, Spanien 19C, Århus, DK
2017 MAKE-OVER, Eks-rummet, Copenhagen, DK
2016 Byens Kunst, Jelling, DK
2012 OUTPOST, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Kunstraject, Kunstetalages Zeeheldenbuurt, Amsterdam, NL
2010 And Where Is My Make-up, Apice for artists, Amsterdam, NL
2009 There is an ultimate shape to everything. Eerste Jan Steenstraat, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Belonging’s in a girl’s-room, Plan B Project, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Perfect Makeover, Raid Project, LA, USA

Duo exhibition

2021 Maxi Reload – Unknown depth in between states, with Clara Starck , Rundetårn, Copenhagen, DK
2019 Axes of the Field, with Anna Taina, Staldgade 74, Copenhagen, DK

Group exhibition

2021 Open Haus,  ZK/U- Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin, DE
2020 Trope, Copenhagen, Photofestival, Eks-rummet. DK
2019 Plastik, Eks-rummet, DK
2019  No Scrubs, Hotdock project Space Bratislava, SK
2018 COVER Eks-rummet København
2016 No Future, Performance Biennale, Athens, GR
2015 Dead Darlings, Occupational Hazard”, Amsterdam, NL
2015 24 hemmeligheder, Zebu og børnekulturhuset, in collaboration with med Sif Jessen Hymøller, Amager, DK
2014 I am not doing anything until I feel the need: De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam, NL
2014 I am not doing anything until I feel the need: OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam), NL
2014 Die symmetrie des wassers,  Kunsthalle Exnergasse Wien, AT
2014 UDSNIT, Papirøen, Holmen, Copenhagen, DK
2013 Momart Presents All, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Kunstnernes Efterårs udstilling, Copenhagen, DK
2012 Inexactly This, Kunstvlaai, presented by Kunstraject, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Little Things Are Happening, NDSM werf, De Bunker, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Billboard Art Project, Salem, Oregon, US
2012 Pyrate Realations, M3 Kunsthalle, Berlin, DE
2011 Dumbo arts festival, 365 prints days of print, Brooklyn New york, US
2011 The NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, 365 days of prints, Jersey City, New Jersey, US
2011 European Ceramic Workcentre. January-March. Den Bosch, NL
2010 ‘Not So Absolute’, Apice for artist, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Mountain/HOPE, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, GR
2009 OUTPOST #1: “13”. Amsterdam, NL
2009 XVI SculptureTriennial Poznan, PL
2009 DRANG, Frans Verlinden Artprize, Winston Hotel, Amsterdam, NL
2009 ‘A days darkness in a light bulb’, Arti Et Amicitiae,  Amsterdam, NL
2009 Mayday Mayday, Plan B, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Charlottenborgs Spring exhibition, Copenhagen, DK
2009 Knijp Kat Club, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Artistes Anonymes en Aibime, Diepte, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL
2008 Evil By Nature. Drawing exhibition, Kunstvlai, Amsterdam, NL
2007 Billytown curated by Billytown, Den Haag, NL.
2007 In Architectures Armpit, De Cantine, Amsterdam, NL
2006 Denkt Allen, 85 Gallery, Antverpen, BE
2005 Oticum A/S, Copenhagen, DK
2005 Niewe Werkelijkheid, theater Pumarun, NL.
2005 The Mystery of new art, sandberg institute, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Spring Saloon, Berlin, DE
2005 Short Circuit, Motive gallery, NL
2005 Weissfaktor gallery, Osnabrück, DE
2005 Rotterdam Art Fair, Motive gallery, NL
2004 Arti Et Amicitiae, Buning Brongers prizen, Amsterdam, NL
2004 End show, De Parel, Pakt, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Halo, Playstation, gallery Fons Welters, NL
2004 Kunstvlaai, Westergas Fabriek, Amsterdam, NL.
2004 Moving, ArkWalk, Amsterdam, NL.
2004 I Use My Bones To Tame You, PAKT, Amsterdam, NL.
2004 TekenKeten, tekenprojekt buitenateliers, Korte Schrijf Park, Tilburg, NL.
2003 Start A New Art World, Artis, Den Bosch, NL
2003 The Chapel, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL
2002 The Incredible Melting, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, Friesland, NL
2002 Eén Minuten Biënnale, Danish pavilion, Utrecht Centraal Museum, NL
2002 Disegno, Mariakapel, Sandberg 2, Hoorn, NL
2001 Outpost, OT301, Amsterdam, NL
2001 Youthquake II, W139, Amsterdam, NL
2000 End exhibition Gerrit Rietveld academie, Amsterdam, NL
2000 Park Of The future, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL

Screenings
2020 Wild Wild East, ŒTHER HAGA, The Hague. NL
2016 Back To Athens Festival, Athens, GR 2013 Taak, projeektruimte, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, GR
2010 Half-Eaten Thought With Or Without The Popular Unnecessary Girlish Love, H.O.P.E EPOH / Kristine Hymøller
Magmart Video Festival, Naples, I
2009 10 years of The One Minutes, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, NL
2008 Viking 2002, World One Minutes exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CH

Performance

2011 Performance Quadro Segmentation, Eye Tune The Party, Stichting KOP, Breda, NL
2011 Openings Manifestatie, Kunstnach s-Hertogenbosch, in collaboration with Yasser Ballemans, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
2010 Fitness Increasing In Spring, online Performance, Art Didactic Festival, Roma, Milan, I
2009 Street Performance, Eaten Thought With Or Without The Popular Unnecessary Girlish Love, in collaborationwith H.o.p.e Epoh, Athens Greece,

Stipends/Price/Nominees’

2021 Billedhuggeren professor Gottfred Eickhoff Fond
2021 Konsul George Jorck Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond
2021 Rådet for visuel kunst
2021 Statens Kunstfond residency ophold Z/KU
2021 Statens Kunstfond produktionsstøtte
 
2019 Grosserer L.F Foghs Fond. DK
2019 Ragnvald & Ida Blix Fond. DK
2019 Billedhuggeren Professor Gottfred Eickhoffs og maleren Gerda Eickhoffs Fond.
2018 Københavns kommunes billedkunstudvalg, DK
2018 Kulturudviklingspuljen, århus, DK
2016 Statens kunstfond, huskunstner Ordningen Kulturstyrelsen, in collaboration with BGK, DK
2016 Statens kunstfond, huskunstner Tagensbo Skole, Kulturstyrelsen, DK
2015 Metroselskabet I/S, Byens Hegn, CPH, DK
2014 Statens kunstfond, residency, Kulturstyrelsen, DK
2011 CBK ’s- Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Kunstnach s-Hertogenbosch, Hertogenbosch, NL
2007 Fonds BKBV(Scholarship for established artist) Fonds BKVB, Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design&Architecture, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Fonds BKVB, Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts,  (Scholarship for starting artist) Design&Architecture, Amsterdam, NL
2004 Buning Brongers prizen, Arti Et Amicitiae, (Dutch postgraduate price), NL
2004 Fonds BKVB, (Scholarship for starting artist) Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design & Architecture, Amsterdam, NL
2001 Poul Erik Bugge fond (Artist scholarship), DK

Publications

2022 SYDSVENSKAN, Dygnet Runt, 5 namn att hålla koll på i Skånes kulturliv, Jonas Gillberg
2022 SYDSVENSKAN kultur this weekend, Carolina Söderholm
2021 Article, Kunstavisen, Poul Brasch, MAXI RELOAD… in Unknown Depth…riv først ned, ansøg om tilgivelse derefter
2014 Batiken mit Blasensaft,”Die Symmetrie des Wassers”, Helmut Ploebst, DER STANDARD, Vienna, AT
2015 Selected artist, De Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Selected artist, Year book Highlike, Sponser File Festival, Sao Paulo, BR
2014 Im not doing anything until I feel the need, scheurkalender, Joannekke Meester, Amsterdam, NL
2014 Selected artist, De Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender, Amsterdam, NL
2014 Kunstnernes Efterårs udstilling. Exhibition catalog, Copenhagen, DK
2013 Highlike, Sponser File Festival, Kristine Hymøller, Sao Paulo, BR
2011 365 days of prints, catalog, US
2011 Zine Unfold, poster August, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Zine, Mountain/HOPE, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, GR
2010 EIGHT:48 Magazine, Now issue, NL
2010 Edition, smiley, magazine Itch, ZA
2010 Neon Mgazine, November Isue, DE
2010 GLAMCULT magazine, June issue, NL
2010 Hard/Hoofd. Magazine for art and journalism, NL
2010 Athens Video Art Festival, Exhibition catalog, Athens, GR
2009 XVI SculptureTriennial, Exhibition catalog, Poznan, PL
2009 Charlottenborgs Spring exhibition, Exhibition catalog ,Copenhagen, DK
2008 Publication ‘Nieuwe Vide’, Year book, Haarlem, NL
2008 ‘World One Minutes’, Today’s Art Museum, Beijing, Exhibition catalog, CH
2005 Uitgelicht 05, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, catalogue over artists granted in 2003-04, NL
2004 Publication ‘Tekenketen’ (three weeks outside drawing project), Tilburg, NL
2004 Publication ‘Buning Brongers prizen’ (Dutch postgraduate prize, 2004), NL
2003 Kunstliefhebber gered met Sint Nicolaaskapel. Artikel in newspaper Het Parool, NL
2002 Wij bouwen nieuwe zinnen, publication W139, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Grap werkt goed in 1 minuut. Article in newspaper NRC, NL
2002 Graduation show, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Exhibition catalog, NL

Residency

2021 ZK/U- Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin, DE
2017 Riddergade AIR, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, DK
2016 The Danish Institute i Athen, GR
2014 Bucharest AIR, Bucharest, RO
2011 European Ceramic Workcentre, Den Bosch, NL
2005 Raid Project, LA, USA

Music video

2017 Filmed and edited the Music video, I En Fremmed By, too musician and songwriter Sara Futtrup, DK

Workshop/ Teaching

2022- 2018 Teacher, Kunstskolen Rammen, Køge, Dk
2022- 2019 Teacher, Aarhus kunstakademi, collage workshop, Aarhus. DK
2020 Action Painting workshop, Algade 31, Kreativt Hus For Børn. Roskilde, DK
2019 Roskilde Lysfest, lysoptog  Isamarbejde  med Museet for samtidskunst, Roskilde, DK
2018 Roskilde Lysfest, lysoptog kordinator sammen med Sif Jessen Hymøller, Roskilde, DK
2018 Action Painting workshop, ungdommensfolke møde Valbyparken, i samarbejde med Børnehjœlpsdagen, KBH, DK
2017 Regnskovs Maleri, Ådalens skole, i samarbejde med kunstner Anna Taina Nielsen og Roskilde Kulturskole, Roskilde, DK
2017 Action Painting, workshop i samarbejde med BGK, støttet af huskunstnerordningen, Grundtvigsskolen, Odsherred, DK
2017 Tjørnegårds  skolen Action Painting worksho,p i samarbejde med BGK, støttet af huskunstnerordningen, Roskilde, DK
2017 Lysfest på kulturstrøget, workshop og detagelse i optog, i samarbejde med Karoline Larsen, TCR tiendeklasseCenter Roskilde, Roskilde, DK
2017  Action Painting workshop, børnehjemmet Tinghøj, i samarbejde med Børnehjœlpsdagen, KBH, DK
2017  Action Painting workshop, børnehjemmet SkelBakken, i samarbejde med Børnehjœlpsdagen, KBH, DK
2017 Teacher, Kunstskolen Rammen, Køge, Dk
2016 Teacher, Kunstskolen Rammen, Køge, Dk
2016 Overgangs Ritualer, workshop, I samarbejde med designer Nynne Færch, støttet af huskunstnerordningen, Tagensbo skole KBH, DK
2016 Workshop, Drawing and Identity, Værebroparken Bagsvœrd, in collboration Vœrebro Rådgivning, DK
2015 Workshop, Action Painting, in collboration with Ålholmen skole, KBH, DK
2015 Workshop, Spor og Aftryk, In collaboration with Byens Hegn and Nørrebro park Skole, KBH, DK
2015 Workshop, Action Painting, Vœrebroparken Bagsvœrd, in collboration with Vœrebro Rådgivning, DK
2014 Kunsten I bevœgelse, 3 ugers kunstprojekt i 3 forskellige landsbyer i udkanstdanmark samarbejde med Kunsten I bevægelse, kulturremissen Brande, DK

Lectures

2021 Talk with Architect and urban researcher  Max Utech, during the exhibition, Maxi Reload – Unknown depth in between states , Rundetårn, Copenhagen, DK
2017 Lecture in relation to  recidency, Riddergade Air, Viborg Kunsthal, DK
2016 Lecture in relation to udstilling I Byens Kunst, Jelling, DK
2014 Lecture in relation to , Kunsten I bevœgelse, kulturremissen Brande, DK
Lecture in relation to recidency Sunday Morning EKW, NL
Foredrag I forbindelse med Openings Manifestatie, performance, kunstnacht Den Bosch
Stichtin Kunstprojecten Den Bosch, NL
2010 Foredrag I forbindelse med min udstilling, And Where Is My Make-up, Apiceforartist, Amsterdam, NL