Kunsten opens with new exhibit: Free entrance for students in April and May

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

Wednesday was a joyous occasion for many people.

Not only were restaurants, cafés, and bars allowed to reopen as part of a new political agreement but Aalborg’s cultural scene was revived as well.

This of course included Kunsten, the city’s largest art museum, which didn’t waste any time introducing a brand new exhibit.

The new exhibit by Toyin Ojih Odutola titled “A Countervailing Theory” addresses contemporary issues such as identity, old power structures, equality, and sexuality – issues that especially command the attention of young people.

That is why Kunsten is offering free entrance to all students in Aalborg Municipality in April and May 2021.

Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Parting Gift Hers and Hers Only from the exhibit A Countervailing Theory © Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Sharing great cultural experiences

A Countervailing Theory is an exhibit by the young, world-renowned Nigerian artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, which invites people to continue the discussion at their educational institutions, in their study group, or at the next Friday Bar.

“It is an exhibit that greatly challenges traditional thinking and gives you something to think about – regardless of whether you are studying sociology or health care.

It challenges the way we look at ourselves and others,” Lasse Andersson, museum director of Kunsten, says and continues:

“And we all miss sharing great cultural experiences – not least young people – that you can reflect on as a human being. Toyin Ojih Odutola really delivers such an experience!”

As a part of the exhibit, the popular podcast duo behind “A Seat at The Table”, Naima Yasin & Ingrid Baraka, will host a talk at Kunsten on May 15. The podcast and thus the walk will touch on subjects that especially concern black women in Denmark.