press release

Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, proudly presents the world premiere of Colonel's film the curator lifting running competition.

Danish/French artist Colonel's video from the Venice Biennale 2003 was shown at Nikolaj's Cinema. It presented the staging of a competition in which artists raced each other while carrying a curator on their backs. The prize was an admission ticket to the most prestigious party of the Biennale.

During a major art event as the Venice Biennale, both artists and curators are subject to hidden rules and mechanisms which must be adhered to in order to obtain a good position in the hierarchy of the art world.

With his energetic and humorous video Colonel focusses on these mechanisms and unveils a lobbyistic game which is not merely about creating exhibitions but also about preserving certain privileges.


Colonel: The curator lifting running competition
Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel