Another Map To Nevada Copenhagen
awarded “Art event of the year 2021”

Another Map to Nevada Copenhagen, 2021. Still from video by inter.agcy.

It is our honor and joy to announce that Another Map to Nevada Copenhagen has been awarded the price for “Art event of the Year 2021” by the Danish section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) with the following motivation: “Art in public space is always a tour de force with a lot of unforeseen events, and even more so last summer, which turned out to be just a break before the next corona closure. Another Map to Nevada gets the award for setting all sails and setting the stage for a bold and innovative exhibition format that showed us our capital city as we’d never seen it before - and left us with stills from a magical pictorial theater that still linger in our retinas.”

We want to thank all the contributing artists for telling their stories along the riverbeds: Kristoffer Akselbo, Juliette Blightman Astrit Ismaili, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Bill Kouligas, Esben Weile Kjær & Maja Malou Lyse, Lafawndah, Dalila Belaza, Miriam Kongstad, Lene Adler Petersen, Adrian Piper, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Sergei Tcherepnin and Mira Winding.

Along with them, we thank the incredible performers and teams who have made the production possible, as well as presenters Den Frie and Husets Theater, program partner Chart Art Fair, the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Bikubenfoundation, Ny Carlsberg Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation, Dansk Tennis Fond, Spar Nord Foundation, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond for their precious support.

Miriam Kongstad, ‘Poison Paradise’ during Another Map to Nevada Copenhagen, 2021. Photo by Luis Artemio de los Santos. 

        — “Another Map to Nevada” felt like a heroic curatorial comeback: a means by which things could proceed in a more liberated way. Free from the discourse, and yet contributing to a conversation. Free from standards, and yet reactivating parameters of artistic practice.

Alma Manssur, Breaking the Waves – Another Map to Nevada, Provence Spring-Summer 2021

        — Contemporary art is often obscured by the opacity of the white cube and institutional officialities. In this case, the urban background to the performances and the boat ride added an urgent social layer to the event, away from the “perfect” pre-pandemic setting for most art.

Mohammad Salemy, Another Map to Nevada, Art Papers, 2021

        — By being on this boat, we are also thinking differently and looking at objects differently. From the shore a civilian, an uninformed pedestrian of the street, might look at the boat and miss its context, as the boat passes as a boat and does not necessarily signify an aesthetic or artistic experience. We are disguised as tourists, yet truly, we are audience members. The city becomes a projection screen, a canvas to paint on, a backdrop of the mise en scene, the 360° panorama.

Lulu Obermayer, Another Map to Nevada in 24 Hours, KUBAPARIS, October 2021

        — Site-specificity is central to these performances. Combining the familiar and the unexpected, the real and the fantastical, the city is transformed into a benevolent hallucination: the uncanny valley, but softened at the edges. Gliding past tall Danish windows, viewers glimpse peaceful moments in the lives of anonymous city residents, grounding the tour in some version of actuality.

Eliza Levinson, NAUTICAL NIRVANA, Spike, October 2021

Another Map to Nevada Copenhagen, 2021. Photo by Betty Krag.

Another Map to Nevada was first realized in Berlin in 2018 under the title ‘Between Points’ and again in July 2020.
We further thank Ed Atkins, Juliette Blightman, Stephanie Comilang, Jessie Holmes, Tarren Johnson, Sebastian Lütgert a.k.a Robert Luxemburg, Xavier Mazzarol, Reto Pulfer, Günter Schickert, Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano, Mathis Altmann, Juliette Blightman, Thea Djordjadze, Enantios Dromos & Pedro Ferreira, R.O. Fitzpatrick, FRZNTE, Astrit Ismaili, Bill Kouligas, Adrian Piper, Jimmy Robert, Colin Self, Slim Soledad & Nkisi, Sergei Tcherepnin, Caique Tizzi, Amadeus Vogelsang & Robin Brass, HULFE, Stefania Palumbo and Gigiotto del Vecchio and all our precious collaborators for building this beautiful narrative together.

We hope to see you on our next iteration in Biel/Bienne in July 2023.

Stay tuned.