9 februar 2023 – 28 maj 2023
Group-Think by Stine Marie Jacobsen
Stine Marie Jacobsen opens the annual programme with the exhibition Group-Think, shown for the first time in Denmark. The opening takes place on Thursday 9 February from 4-7 pm. Read about the opening here.
The exhibition focuses on collective intelligence, sport and demonstration. Group-Think and Jacobsen’s artistic practice explores what social problems young people think we have, as the project creates contact between bodies and increases collective intelligence, consent and care in groups. During the months of February to May 2023, Rønnebæksholm will be transformed into a “gym” where children, young people and the elderly can exercise their collective intelligence and talk about their shared bodily future. The project on display is called Group-Think and was created by Danish artist Stine Marie Jacobsen.
With the Group-Think project, Rønnebæksholm’s physical space becomes a platform and support for young people’s political discussions and concerns about a better future. Through a school programme and workshops, children and young people learn a collective sport where the strongest and fastest does not win anymore. For this exhibition, the artist collaborates with young people from the Talentskolens Kunstlinje and JB10 Youth House in Næstved, and school programmes are offered to both children and young people. During the exhibition period public guided tours are offered, which activate the exhibition with the public and Rønnebæksholm’s art educators, see all dates under It Happens’ (in Danish).
School classes in Denmark that are part of a physical education, art or other physical activity class can register for workshops throughout the exhibition period, where students can try a range of exercises that stimulate collective intelligence, patience, preparedness, good reflexes, violence prevention, urban resilience, verbal negotiation, responsibility, resistance, coping strategies, first aid and group safety in protest meetings. For information and registration, please email Rønnebæksholm’s curator Vibeke Kelding Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stine Marie Jacobsen is a conceptual artist using strategies such as collaboration, research, teaching, fieldwork, workshops, writing, drawing, installation and film. Her artistic practice has led her to create artistic methods for anti-violence training, law writing and collective intelligence sports through her projects Direct Approach (2012-), Law Shifters (2016-) and Group-Think (2020-). Read more at www.stinemariejacobsen.com
The exhibition is supported by the 15th of June Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen Foundation, Beckett-Foundation, Brand of 1848 Foundation, Knud Højgaard Foundation, Danish Arts Foundation, Ulla and Erik Hoff-Clausens Family Foundation, William Demant Foundation. The educational programme is supported by Spar Nord Fonden, Trelleborg Fonden – in cooperation with Sydbank, Euro Gymnastic Equipment has sponsored the special mattress in the exhibition.
Photo: Stine Marie Jacobsen, Group-Think. Manifesta Biennial, 2020.