Foto: Torben Petersen
Foto: Torben Petersen
Nils Erik Gjerdeviks skitser af værket
Nils Erik Gjerdeviks skitser af værket
Foto: Torben Petersen
Foto: Torben Petersen
Foto: Torben Petersen
Kunst udført til dette sted

In the Middle of Denmark’s Triangle Region

Nils Erik Gjerdevik
2011 / Syddanmark
Midten af trekantsområdet Midten af trekantsområdet Ladegårdsvej 2 7000 Fredericia Danmark

One of the winners of the "Our Art" project is a work of art in the middle of Denmark’s Triangle Region

Here is the original justification statement that nominator Inge Marie Lund wrote: The Triangle Region is an area in development – but something is missing. The three large cities [Kolding, Vejle, and Fredericia] are working to develop themselves. Many joint measures have been conceived but never whole-heartedly implemented. That is why I propose an artwork promoting the idea of a will to community, collaboration, and innovation. The artwork is to inspire citizens, associations, businesses, and politicians to think about what can be done if people work together – and do not simply remain atomised units. It would only be an advantage if the artwork is located in the middle of a fallow field – which underlines the point about possibilities. Furthermore, the artwork must not only serve as an inspiration for the three cities and their citizens but for all modern human beings. Many feel that the individualism of our time needs challenging by the community and all the human possibilities that entails.

About our art

The Danish Arts Foundation and the Danish Arts Council in collaboration with Danmarks Radio (DR) [the Danish Broadcasting Corporation] are launching a major art and media project that will lead to the creation of three new artworks of a high quality three different places in Denmark.

The project is titled ‘Our Art’ and is based on the idea that anyone who is passionate about art can be a part of the process. Ordinary citizens will play a decisive role in the choice of sites, artists, and works. In a close dialogue with three professional art experts designated by the Danish Arts Foundation, ordinary folks will figure out where three new major works of art are to be located in Denmark. Then, the selection of artists and works will take place through a process in which citizens, art experts, the Danish Arts Foundation, and the Danish Arts Council will play a role.

DR will mediate the entire process, while the Danish Arts Foundation and the Danish Arts Council will ensure artistic quality. The Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Art in Public Spaces will also contribute the necessary funds to create the three works. ‘Our Art’ is inspired by ’Big Art’, a British project devised by the television station Channel 4. A huge debate was successfully generated in Great Britain that was both popular and artistically anchored.

 

Title: In the Middle of Denmark’s Triangle Region
Department: Kunst udført til dette sted
Object Number: SKFA-KKF110.2009-0021_1
Type: Skulptur
Date: 2011

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Foto: Torben Petersen
Foto: Torben Petersen
Nils Erik Gjerdeviks skitser af værket
Nils Erik Gjerdeviks skitser af værket
Foto: Torben Petersen

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