Artmoney North

Currently working on my own part for ArtMoney North a Nordic art project I’m curating. The project is launched in 10 days at Dokk1 at the annual Aarhus Festival.

Artmoney is about “value” on many levels. The concept regards art as a “currency”. An Artmoney measures 12 x 18 cm and represents a value of 200 Dkr. regardless of what material it is made of and whether it is created by a known or unknown artist. The concept contains a very democratic element – and basically a lot of empowerment: Create your own money!

Artmoney can be sold, used, exchanged for mutual acceptance and delight . The idea arose 20 years ago so it has shown some sustainability you could say.
The author Lars Kræmmer is Danish, the epicenter is here, but as you can see from Artmoney’s own list of artists, the idea has spread rather widely. However, at one point I noticed that there were strange enough not many participants from the Nordic countries, even we are so very much involved in both art, culture and social contexts. That’s why I wanted to motivate a number of colleagues and founded the group Artmoney North. It is in this context we’ll fold the project into the city’s major cultural center through exhibition, workshops, lecture / debate (in danish!) Artmoney Stock Exchange and finissage.

All the events are free – except the lecture. But of course we accept the entrance paid in Artmoney. 😉

See you at Dokk1!

 

 

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Summer

 

A beautiful summer – blessed with both sun and (a bit too abundant) rain, and time for activity as well as charging. No big travels this time – just a few small excursions into the countryside and a short visit to London.

Now work and everyday life is calling. I have many projects boiling this fall. You’ll soon hear more. 😉

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Summer Art Classes

 

 

Fullfilled, happy, satisfied, totally cooked and back home again after teaching art classes at 2 high-intensive summer weeks at Testrup Højskole: Musikkursus = music for all ages, in all genres, from morning to evening! – and DANCE! a course focusing on dancing and body and art.

For two weeks I’ve been engulfed in playing with cyanotype print, building pinhole cameras, drawing, early morning chai chi lessons (still have quite sore thighs!), singing and dancing with great colleagues and enthusiastic students!

A great lot of fun and great inspiration for both students and teachers I’d say!

And now: Summer holydays here I come!!!

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Organic & Calabash-shapes

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Ready for Det Røde Pakhus, Hobro. The exhibition opens 1. July.

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SUMMER ACTIVITY

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The atelier has moved outdoor under the apple tree. I am in the process of modeling jars for “UP-DOWN” in Det Røde Pakhus in Hobro. The exhibition opens 1. July.

More info later on where and when. 🙂

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Samples

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Working in the studio on a collection of ceramic samples / plates I hope will turn out well. It might then be a part of my upcoming project Artmoney Nord.

We’ll see…

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Summer art courses

Just launched 2 creative weekends:

June 10 – June 11: Mixed course course
A wild and inspiring weekend where we’ll throw all imaginable materials on the table – add and subtract, play with composition, opposition, and simplification – and glue, sew, bind, immerse and transform it all – into lovely picture boards and / or artists’ books. 😉

24-25. June: Universal and Spiritual Symbols
Here we’ll work with patterns like the MANDALA and FLOWER OF LIFE. As it’s summertime and the garden in full bloom, we also take a special detour looking at relationships between nature and geometry – based on Keith Critchlow’s “The Hidden Geometry of Flowers”.

Both courses are hands-on/ creativity-in-practice and take place at my studio G13 in Aarhus. Limited number of seats. Registration and further information – here – or on mobile (+45) 21471871

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