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Venue 3
Spanien 19c
Udstillingsstedet Spanien19c, Kalkværksvej 5A, DK-8000 Aarhus C
Introduction with Kim Th. Grønborg, artist

A bit about Spanien 19c (from their website)
The Exhibition SpaceSpanien19c is a nonprofit artist administrated space in Aarhus showing a high quality contemporary art.The space was established 1998, and has 6 – 8 shows a year, presenting both Danish and international artists. Because of its location and interior The Exhibition Space Spanien19C gives an atmosphere, which calls for experimental productions. The place is as such a catalyst for experimenting and space specific art, as well as performance and avant-garde sound and music productions, which has given the possibility to show new and challenging productions before they appear in the established art world. The exhibition space is a challenge, demanding the artist to identify him/herself with the space, to be new and contemporary) which also gives the possibility for experiments that would not happen in other places. With this in mind it is important for the Exhibition Space Spanien19C to work as an intermediary for experimental, space specific art, which cannot necessarily be reproduced and to give this form of art a place to unfold itself. Spanien19C is not only an exhibition space, it is a platform to cultivate new thoughts, a place where subculture and the established art world can meet. It is our goal to give artists possibilities for meeting, to discuss and to exchange thoughts and ideas across the borders of ones particular profession or position and thereby contribute to a vivid and committed art milieu. The place has been working together with similar places and arrangers, and hopes to do even more so in the future.

A bit about Spanien 19c (from my notes)
Brick wall space. They like artists to respond to this. You can send submissions in, they are very open to you contacting them. Area is going to be developed so they will soon have to move out. Feels a bit like Manchester with lots of flat being built and everyone asking who’s going to live in them. The artists keep getting moved around. How can they work with the builder and developers instead of choosing to disappear?