Upcoming

Group exhibition Bedrock 4 
(April 26-28, 2024)


Exhibitions

Josefine Boel Johannessen
Tag a friend and say nothing
(February 08-11, 2024) →

Godhadi (Abhaya Rajani, Rajani Kadam, Satyawati Kadam, Sugandha Kadam), with Sam McNeil Labour of Protesting: anti-caste lineage (2023) →

Group exhibition
Bedrock 3 (2023) →

Sara Annsofidotter
Industrious youth (2023) →


Karon Nilzén
Porte Wirtaplopice (och andra utvägar) (2023) →


Anne Sofie Skjold Møller, Hollie Solvild
it rains, it pours and Emotional Landscapes (2022) →

Filip Vest, in collaboration with Paolo de Venecia Gile and Alen Nsambu
Why do you carry that thing (everywhere you go)? (2022) →


Jane Pedersen
No Club (2022) →

Group exhibition
Bedrock 2 (2022) →

Olivia Rode Hvass
In Captivity but No Longer Dead (2022) →

Dominik Morgas, Wojciech Wilk, Karolina Rolka Zaborska
Not Easy Meat (2022) →

Marina Dubia
Glitched Belongings and arriscame (2022) →

Laurits Honoré Rønne
ELUSIVE EXPRESS (2022) →

Katla Runarsdottir
Ceramics and Wine (2022) →


Group exhibition
Bedrock (2022) →

Events

Online screening, Abhaya Rajani and Sam McNeil
Rakhan
(2024) →

Vida Vojić
TIMING IS DIVINE
(2024) →

Release event, thumb2: an exhibition concerning virtual scale and drawing (2023) →

Film screening, Eternit by Richard Dmitri Hee (2023)

Release event, KULTURO #54: Ting (2023) →

Publications

Booklet, Godhadi’s Labour of Protesting:  Mending of Disintigrated Dalitness (2023)




Ladder Space is an artist-run exhibition- and project space located in a stable building at Halmtorvet



Godhadi (Abhaya Rajani, Rajani Kadam, Satyawati Kadam, Sugandha Kadam), with Sam McNeil Labour of Protesting: anti-caste lineage



Practical information

Address:
Halmtorvet 11D, DK-1700 Copenhagen

Opening:
July 28, 17:00 – 21:00, 2023

Additional opening hours:
July 29 — July 30, 12:00 – 16:00, 2023

By appointment:
July 31 – August 06, 2023


Labour of Protesting: anti-caste lineage
Group exhibition

Ladder Space presents Labour of Protesting: anti-caste lineage by Godhadi. The ignited efforts of an accumulated desire to investigate, acknowledge and reveal the collective marginality of proud Dalit feminists. The exhibition is a negotiation between suppressed memories of shame, an unfolding of Dalit care through allegorical materiality, healing through acts of making, and a determination to resist the centuries-old oppressive injustices that pervade every dalit body.

The spectator is invited to be immersed in a conversation and allegorical exchange about caste oppression. Connecting with the tenderness of ‘Godhadi’ (Maharashtrian quilt) woven by late artists Satyawati Kadam and Sugandha Kadam, the uncooked spices made by artist Rajani Kadam as a reminder of the socio-political, diplomatic lines which divide the skies and lands. The values of protest chants echo across and beyond the space of knowledge. A glimpse into a recent journey in the documentary film Rakhan made by Sam McNeil and Abhaya Rajani where the Kharat family and their goats take us through the changing social and physical landscape of their lives in a small village of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.

Abhaya Rajani’s hands, fingers and each nerve have been pugnaciously engaged in the process of striking against the Brahmanical and patriarchal violence through blue anti-caste threads. The labour of the marginalised once again finds its way to being concealed, invisible, in the veins of threads, transported from London to Copenhagen. Godhadi and Ladder Space will be seeking to construct a safe space of anti-caste solidarity.

Godhadi is a collective hosted by Abhaya Rajani, a London-based Dalit queer feminist artist along with the India-based artists, Rajani Kadam, the late Satyawati Kadam, and the late Sugandha Kadam. Through dalit lineage and their work which was considered womanly duties, they are dreaming to reimagine their labour in a contemporary art context. They are invested in constructing safe spaces through their collective transdisciplinary practices to resist centuries-old oppressive injustices of Brahminical patriarchy.

The exhibition is supported by The Council for Visual Arts, Vesterbro Lokaludvalg and Copenhagen Municipality.


For a conversation on casteism between Abhaya Rajani, Shivani Patel and Aaliah Qureshi, see Harsh Light by A Particular Reality and Bloc Projects.

For information on caste discrimination see International Dalit Solidarity Network.


Artists

Godhadi (Abhaya Rajani, Rajani Kadam, Satyawati Kadam, Sugandha Kadam)
Sam McNeil 


Curators

Godhadi
Anders Aarvik
Anne Sofie Skjold Møller 


Documentation





About

Ladder Space is an eclectic exhibition space that encapsulates what surrounds it. In a stable building at Halmtorvet – which also functions as a studio collective – exhibitions and performances manifest, in addition to activities of more processual, temporary, and communal character.

The exhibition space strives to resemble how we encounter the world today, as leaping and association-driven, where we scroll through a reality that is intertwined, paradoxical and interchangeable. Instead of curating the exhibitions based on a single idea or a set frame of references or preferences, we examine the chaotic and paradoxical concept of housing many different practices under one roof and let themes and associations flow freely and weave in and out of the different activities. The eclectic becomes a tool to generate new meanings, understandings and coherence and use this openness towards the chaotic as a method to create new forms of dialogue and add nuance and complexity to the activities and conversations that take place in Ladder Space.


Contact

Address:
Halmtorvet 11D, DK-1700 Copenhagen

E-mail:
ladder.exhibition.space@gmail.com

Instagram

Opening hours

Open on occasion and by appointment. Please refer to the specific exhibition.

Organisers and curators

Anne Sofie Skjold Møller
Anders Aarvik

Assistance of additional members of Halmtorvet 11A-F studio collective.

Support

Copenhagen Municipality
Vesterbro Lokaludvalg
Snabslanten

Support has been granted for specific activities and include
Vesterbro Lokaludvalg
Snabslanten
Rådet for Visuel Kunst
Statens Kunstfond
Nordisk Kulturfond
Dansk Tennisfond
The Polish Embassy
Refshaleøen

Press

Material