Exhibitions

Group exhibition Bedrock 4
(May 24-31, 2024) →

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



Olivia Rode Hvass In Captivity but No Longer Dead



Practical information

Opening/vernissage:
September 30, 17:00 – 22:00, 2022

Additional opening hours:
October 01 – October 02, 12:00 – 18:00

By appointment:
October 03 – October 07

End event/vinissage:
October 08, 12:00 – 18:00 

Address:
Halmtorvet 11D, DK-1700 Copenhagen


In Captivity but No Longer Dead
Solo exhibition

In Ladder Space - a 19th century horse stable in the meatpacking district, which is now housing exhibitions of contemporary art - you’ll find the exhibition In Captivity But No Longer Dead - by Olivia Rode Hvass.

In the exhibition you will experience a site specific installation taking us back to the time where the horses took residence in the buildings. A universe of broken hearts, scarecrows and tapestries depicting horses in captivity and their memories of violence and grief.

The installation features works from her series of digitally woven tapestries My Heart Breaks Every Day… …Until I Run Away. They are inspired by the mysterious medieval fantasies of the Hunt of the Unicorn (La Chasse à la licorne), dating back to 1495-1505, originally depicting French noble hunters capturing an exotic unicorn. The original story celebrates the conquest of the "exotic"/the virgin by the hunter/the man. In Olivia Rode Hvass' series, the horse is the main character, and here the escape from the violent systems and relationships end up with the horses running free.

In Ladder Space we find ourselves lingering in a scenery of sorrow. A longing for change.

Olivia Rode Hvass visual artist graduated with a BA from the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in 2021 and a masterclass with a large scholarship in TC2 weaving with Professor Corrie van Eijk-Doktor, Drachten NL. Rode Hvass works in a sculptural crossfield between textile and drawing. In recent years, she has expanded her metier to tapestries, where she combines her interest in cartoon and sketch drawing with craftsmanship in digital weaving. Her work unfolds out of an interest in identity-building in relation to the idols, emotions and expressions we are brought up with and brought up by, and the industry and history behind the textiles that surround us, intertwined in this. Rode Hvass' work has a subtle underlying humor which invites the viewer inside.

The production of the work is supported by Statens Kunstfond and Dansk Tennisfond.


Artist

Olivia Rode Hvass

Curators

Anne Sofie Skjold Møller
Anders Aarvik


Documentation

Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead, 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Mikkel Kaldal


Olivia Rode Hvass, Big Daddy, 2022. Scarecrow, butterfly bushes, thistles, broken heart chain. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal


Olivia Rode Hvass, Big Daddy (detail), 2022. Scarecrow, butterfly bushes, thistles, broken heart chain. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (installation), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik

Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik

Olivia Rode Hvass, Hand Holding Memories (De dårlige minder holder i hånd), 2022. TC2-woven tapestries, upholstery, french lilies, thistles, hay. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, Hand Holding Memories (De dårlige minder holder i hånd) (detail), 2022. TC2-woven tapestries, upholstery, french lilies, thistles, hay. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, Hand Holding Memories (De dårlige minder holder i hånd) (detail), 2022. TC2-woven tapestries, upholstery, french lilies, thistles, hay. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (installation), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, I cry and I cry and I cry and I cry, 2022. Pencil on paper. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (installation), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (installation), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Mikkel Kaldal



Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (installation), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (installation), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik

Olivia Rode Hvass, Patriarchal Harmonies, 2022. Pen and marker on relief. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, Patriarchal Harmonies (detail), 2022. Pen and marker on relief. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik

Olivia Rode Hvass, Can’t seem to get out of my bed... out of my head.., 2022. TC2-woven tapestry, carved, stained and burned wood - mount made in collaboration with carpenter, Claus Hvass. Photo: Anders Aarvik

Olivia Rode Hvass, Can’t seem to get out of my bed... out of my head.. (detail), 2022. TC2-woven tapestry, carved, stained and burned wood - mount made in collaboration with carpenter, Claus Hvass. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, Can’t seem to get out of my bed... out of my head.., 2022. TC2-woven tapestry, carved, stained and burned wood - mount made in collaboration with carpenter, Claus Hvass. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, Can’t seem to get out of my bed... out of my head.. (detail), 2022. TC2-woven tapestry, carved, stained and burned wood - mount made in collaboration with carpenter, Claus Hvass. Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


Olivia Rode Hvass, In Captivity but No Longer Dead (detail), 2022. Total installation consisting of hay, rug-beaters, coins, burned butterflies, collected flora, pumpkins, broken hearts (jute, fabric scraps, yarn - made in collaboration with seemstress, Fredericke Kellberg). Photo: Anders Aarvik


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

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Opening hours

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

Organisers and curators

Anne Sofie Skjold Møller
Anders Aarvik
Laura Hjort

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