January 2014 / March 2014 / May 2014 / June 2014
During the residency program, Maj Hasager conducts further research for her project ‘We will meet in the blind spot’, focusing on the invisible stories from migrant perspectives and on the urban and social fabric in the EUR district and Laurentino 38 area (Rome), mapping the complexity and diversity of this area through interviews. The history of the areas is explored in particular by looking at the utopian vision of the city planning from a rationalist architectural point of view, and its failure.
Continuing her previous research on memory and identity connected to socio-political issues, the artist explores how migrant communities are related to the city, comparing the image of the migrant to the current reality.
Maj Hasager has exhibited her work internationally both in galleries and in the public realm including Future Movements Liverpool Biennial (2010) / Between Here and Somewhere Else, Al Hoash, Jerusalem – Al-Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem – Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah (2010) / The Other Shadow of the City, Al Hoash, Jerusalem (2009) / Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2009) / A farewell to postcolonialism, The Third Guangzhou Triennial, China (2008) / A Public Affair, Gallery 21, Malmö (2008) / LOOP Film festival, Barcelona (2008) / EMERGED Space, Glasgow (2007) / KargArt festival in Istanbul (2007).
The residency program has been possible with the support of the DAA and the Embassy of Denmark’s patronage.
Image: Maj Hasager, ‘We will meet in the blind spot’, photo on EUR area (Rome), 2014.