The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is offering a challenging evening Friday for anyone curious about modern art.
At 6 p.m., Danish artist Mie Olise will discuss her Shipsearching sculpture that occupies a corner of UMOCA’s main gallery. It’s part of a larger exhibit, Bikuben, that explores 19th Century Scandinavian memory and migration to Utah. Bikuben was a Utah Danish-immigrant newspaper published between 1876 and 1935. The word means "beehive" (Maybe one of the artists can come up with another metaphor for Utah?).
The opening reception for Bikuben will be at 7 p.m. A second exhibit also will open at the reception, Christopher Kelly: God Complex. Kelly’s work, which uses science-fiction tropes to explore human's self-consumed view of the universe, may or may not be taken as a commentary on the church up the street.