• Short Summary

    THE ANCIENT CHARLOTTENBORG CASTLE IN COPENHAGEN HAS BEEN AN EXHIBITION CENTRE FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS.?

  • Description

    THE ANCIENT CHARLOTTENBORG CASTLE IN COPENHAGEN HAS BEEN AN EXHIBITION CENTRE FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS. THIS YEAR, TO CELEBRATE ITS BI-CENTENARY, THE EXHIBITION COMMITTEE DECIDED TO AVOID A MUSTY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION. THEY TURNED THE PREMISES OVER TO A GROUP OF YOUNG ARTISTS, TO DO WITH IT WHAT THEY WOULD IN THE NAME OF ART.

    TWENTY-FIVE DANISH ARTISTS AND AN EQUAL NUMBER FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE PROJECT.

    THERE ARE SOME CONVENTIONAL PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS IN THE EXHIBITION, BUT ITS KEYNOTE IS INNOVATION. THE EXHIBITS CHANGE ALMOST EVERY DAY. ONE CONTRIBUTOR, JOHN DAVIDSEN, HAS A WORK MADE OF LIVE ROSES. EACH MORNING HE REPLACES THEM WITH A FRESH BUNCH.

    HUGE COLOURED GLOBES HANG OR STAND IN THE CENTRE OF THE ROOMS. SOME HAVE LIGHTING EFFECTS INSIDE THEM. ON THE WALLS HANG GRAPHIC WORK OF ALL KINDS --COLLAGES MADE FROM CIGARETTE POSTERS, A PICTURE OF ADOLF HITLER WITH STARING EYES WHICH MOVE EARLY. MUCH OF THE WORK IS A PROTEST AGAINST WAR.

    IN ANOTHER ROOM, VISITORS WALK THROUGH TREE BRANCHES SUSPENDED FROM THE WALLS AND CEILING.

    ONE OF THE MAIN MOTIVES OF THE EXHIBITION IS TO BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS BETWEEN ARTISTS AND THE PUBLIC. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE PART OF THE EXHIBITION. THE MORE CREATIVE CAN SET TO WORK WITH MARKING PENS, TYPEWRITERS, OR SCISSORS AND NEWSPAPERS, AND MAKE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE 'WORKING NEWSPAPER', AN UNDERGROUND PUBLICATION WHICH IS RUN OFF ON A DUPLICATING MACHINE WHILE THEY WAIT.

    FOR THE ENERGETIC, THERE IS TABLE-TENNIS, AND FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO COOL DOWN AFTER IT ALL, A FREE SHOWERBATH. IN THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF THE EXHIBITION, HOWEVER, ONLY TWO BRAVE SOULS HAD TAKEN THE PLUNGE FOR ART'S SAKE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1TC9DX4LU7P5J23LHTEFPY9MV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TC9DX4LU7P5J23LHTEFPY9MV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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