Artist talk: Ajamu X, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Sixten Hatfield, and Young-jun Tak
Saturday 18 May, 13.00–14.30 

Complimentary fika will be provided.

Please join us for an artist talk with Ajamu X, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Sixten Hatfield, and Young-jun Tak who are part of our exhibition This is the end of the world, but it always started with you (May 17– June 16, 2024). Each artist will briefly unveil nuances of their practice, culminating in a conversation with curator Tawanda Appiah.  

This is the end of the world, but it always started with you is a lyrical manifestation of time. Time, as never-ending, as always in flux. As repetition, as having the past fully there in the present with you. The exhibition presents various mediums and is textured with skin, iridescent lighting, monocles – all alluding to queer desire, longing, yearning, untethering moments and figures.


Ajamu X (b. 1963, UK) (HON FRPS) is a darkroom/ fine art/ commercial photographic artist. His work has been shown in many prestigious museums and galleries worldwide and has been published in a wide variety of publications and critical journals. His practice through experimentation and risk-taking alludes to a visual manifesto that privileges the politics of pleasure, the erotic senses, intimacies, imagination, and fiction at the centre of the frame. 

Cassie Augusta Jørgensen (b. 1991, Copenhagen, DK) works as a dancer, visual artist, and choreographer. She has perfected her showgirl-ship through working with theatre, art, and dance makers like Ligia Lewis, Leila Hekmat and Rory Pilgrim. Jørgensen’s desire and goal is to make holes and ambiguous space in film and dance history through expanding the performative field, into pictures, installation, costume, sound and to meditate on new narratives and fiction of live performance and shapes.

Sixten Hatfield is a Canadian artist, musician, and researcher based in Malmö. Their long-time focus on abstraction and art historical drag translates into different mediums like painting, writing and installation. Hatfield initiated Whose Museum in 2008, in Vancouver, which is now established in Malmö as a collective and loose archival network that challenges what a museum is and can be.

Young-jun Tak (b. 1989, Seoul, KR) is a visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. His work examines sociocultural and psychological mechanisms that shape belief systems. Mixing media, techniques, and subject matter, Tak pursues obfuscation as a mode of critique. In his sculptures, installations, and films, he often exposes human bodies in the context of polarizing norms and conventions.