20/11 – 30/11/2014
Premiere: Thursday 20/11 18:00
“JANUS HØM” is a documentary video about the artist Janus Høm, one of the members of TOVES. Janus Høm opens a solo show at 1857 on the same night as the video premieres at the Astrup-Fearnley museum.
In keeping with the genre of artist portraits often accompanying museum shows the video unveils Høm’s process of conceptualising and producing the works for his exhibition. What does it mean to have a conceptual contemporary art practice today?
“JANUS HØM” explores contemporary practice as a collaborative process that de-romanticises the artist subject only to re-romanticise it right back – soaking in the magic of the studio. While reporting from the months of preparation leading up to the opening of the exhibition at 1857 the video also discloses the structure and methods of TOVES itself.
“JANUS HØM” is a video starring Janus Høm and Honza Hoeck, developed and produced by Simon Damkjær, Hannah Heilmann, Christian Jeppsson and Rasmus Høj Mygind from TOVES. is an exhibition space and production unit based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experimenting with co-production and merging curating with art practice, TOVES works with the development and organization of the production and presentation of art.