Charlottenborg Art Talks: ZERO MAGIC

Charlottenborg Art Talks
Goldin + Senneby
April 19, 2017: 5 PM
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Entrance free

With ZERO MAGIC, Goldin + Senneby have reverse engineered a confidential trading strategy of an American short-only hedge fund.
Together with stage magician Malin Nilsson and sociologist of finance Théo Bourgeron, they have developed a magic trick for the financial markets, which has the capacity to dramatically alter the public perception of a company’s valuation and profit from this.

At this week’s Charlottenborg Art Talks, Goldin + Senneby will introduce their magic trick and invite the audience to become part of the speculation.

”Goldin+Senneby define themselves as a ’collaborative framework exploring juridical, financial and spatial constructs.’ The elusiveness of this description is somewhat apt. Since 2004, when Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby started working as a duo, they have speculated around the layerings of contemporary economics, analyzing and employing different dimensions of financial markets. Their collaborative strategies have shaped a withdrawn approach wherein the artists are akin to puppeteers: their production mostly comprises choreographing the labour of others.” – João Laia, Frieze

Katie Kitamura is the author of A Separation (2017), Gone to the Forest (2013) and The Longshot (2009).
She is a two-time finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, Granta, and Wired, and is a regular contributor to Frieze.