The public program for Face the Past at Glyptoteket is now official and we are thrilled to present some of the most leading Danish and international artists and scholars  – all of who are intrigued by the past.

Every event – except the screening of Lola Arias’s film Theatre of War – will take place at Glyptoteket in the surroundings of the amazing stories of fate and destiny that the collection features.

Discover the program here!

WHAT IS     



Where do we turn if we want to work across artistic movements and disciplines? How do we find the yet-undiscovered communities that inhabit the cross-art interface? How do we liberate our artistic practice?

TRAVERS is a multidisciplinary project that aims to pose questions and search for answers. TRAVERS will provide the space to challenge habits, mind-sets and attitudes. It will seek out new processes and artistic languages, and cultivate the art of encounter. TRAVERS aims to create a strong society of artists, who will develop and expand the interdisciplinary field during exceptional opportunities for working across formats and territories.

TRAVERS facilitates a two-year journey into an unexplored cross-artistic landscape. During this journey, TRAVERS will host three collaborative camps in November 2018, May 2019 and June 2020. These residencies will offer an opportunity to found new, egalitarian workspaces, where artists can work and wonder together in a shared artistic laboratory. Beside the three big camps, TRAVERS will moderate smaller encounters, initiated by visiting artists or ensembles, who wish to contribute to the interdisciplinary programme.

The TRAVERS journey is open to all artists and scholars. The journey is free and offers various ways of joining.




Mary Beard
Photo by Robin Cormack



Mary Beard (1955) is one of Britain’s best-known Classicists – Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College. She has written numerous books on the Ancient World including the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, has presented highly-acclaimed TV series, Meet the Romans and Rome – Empire without Limit, and is a regular broadcaster and media commentator. Mary is one of the presenters for the BBC’s recent landmark Civilisations series. Mary is also Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and writes a thought-provoking blog, A Don’s Life. Made an OBE in 2013 for services to Classical scholarship, her latest books include the critically-acclaimed SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome and thought-provoking Women & Power. Most recently Mary has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018.




Courtesy the artist, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Jan Mot, Brussels, and T293, Rome
Courtesy the artist, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Jan Mot, Brussels, and T293, Rome



Tris Vonna-Michell (1982) is a British sound artist and poet based in Stockholm. Vonna-Michell has performed and exhibited worldwide and was one of the four nominees for the Tuner Prize in 2014 for his solo piece Postscript (Berlin). The work of Vonna-Michell is characterized by exploring how stories are being constructed and perceived through the structuring of multilayered narratives using sound compositions, spoken word, slide shows, photography and film elements. His work often contains a branched network of stories from his personal background, myths, rumors and historical facts, which in its nonlinear and fragmented appearance questions the fact that the human brain can never achieve exact knowledge.



There are many ways to join TRAVERS!

Take part in one of the three camps. The first camp is at Glyptoteket in week 48, where we FACE THE PAST. The open call for this camp is now closed. The next open call for the camp at Dokk1 in Aarhus in May will be announced later in 2018.

Events: Discover our public program and turn up to whatever event you’d like.

Want to share an idea? Propose a contribution for the program? Or ask a question? We’ll be happy to hear from you!