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"Tak I Lige Måde". Contemporary Art from Denmark. Hafnarhús, Reykjavik

"Tak I Lige Måde". Contemporary Art from Denmark. Hafnarhús, Reykjavik
Hafnarhús, Höfuðborgarsvæðið
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Hafnarhús, Höfuðborgarsvæðið. Udstilling under Listasafn Reykjavíkur.

Contemporary Art from Denmark Reykjavík Art Museum commemorates the centennial of Iceland´s independence and sovereignty by inviting Danish artists to exhibit their work in the museum. A former ruler of Iceland, Denmark has a long history as a colonial power, Greenland and the Faroe Island still belong to the kingdom. Today, Denmark is a multicultural society where people of different backgrounds live together. Many Danish artists reflect these parts of the country´s history and present them in their work. Among other things, their topics are connected to ideas of late colonialism, migration, the nation´s identity and borders. Now when Icelanders celebrate becoming free from Danish rule, a unique opportunity arises to contemplate these pressing subjects. The artists reference their own experiences and family history, or do research, travel and investigate. What is freedom, sovereignty, independence and identity? How does a person or a society gain these things? What are the biggest challenges regarding these issues today? In what way can art deal with these issues? Among the artists are Jesper Just, Tinne Zenner and Jeannette Ehlers.