FACE THE PAST
More than 70 artists were facing their past and each other at the first TRAVERS camp in Copenhagen
The first stop on the two-year journey with TRAVERS took place in the final week of November where the cross-art project camped at the Glyptotek in Copenhagen. More than 70 artists and scholars from all over the world came to Copenhagen to share ideas, challenge each other’s practice and discover news ways of working together. Surrounded by the grand historical collection of fate and destiny at the museum, the campers questioned the narrative of their past and retold history.
The campers came from different artistic backgrounds and traditions and each shared the desire to leave their comfort zone, to cross the borders that normally define artistic genres, and to seek out new disciplines. Everyone brought ingredients from untold stories and, during the week, this raw material interacted with the historical material at Glyptoteket, and pushed the understanding of how to define and portray the path, paving the way for the future.
As part of the week, TRAVERS also curated a public program, consisting of artists talks, performances, film screenings, presentations of works and panel discussions. The intense week was rounded off by a public event on 1 December, where the campers invited friends, colleagues and visitors of the museum into their artistic research phase by presenting a live exhibition named NOW we are History showing fragments of their work in progress.