Denmark

Somewhere around the rainbow

June 25, 2011
Chen Wen Ling’s red boy stands shivering on the beach at Aarhus

All second cities see the capital as a den of iniquity. Listening to a cab driver in Aarhus hold forth on the horrors of Copenhagen, I thought for a minute he was describing Mexico City. Crime, pollution, overcrowding, traffic – apparently Copenhagen has it all. This was news for me, who had always been impressed … More


Aarhus in red

June 24, 2011
Eliasson Your Rainbow Panorama

Aarhus in red: seen through Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’ More


Sculpture by the Sea, Denmark 2011

June 24, 2011
Phil Price, Nucleus. Photo Anders Hede

Spend a day walking around Copenhagen and it becomes apparent that the Danes are crazy about sculpture. The immaculate buildings of the ‘Golden Age’ (roughly 1800-50) are encrusted with heads, figures and other forms of sculptural decoration. There are statues galore, and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – one of the most elegant museums in Europe … More


Sculpture By the Sea in Denmark

August 1, 2009

There was considerable trepidation leading up to the international launch of Sculpture by Sea in the Danish city of Aarhus. This prodigiously popular show, which has occupied the Sydney heads, from Bondi to Tamarama every year since 1997, had never previously been seen outside of Australia. Although the exhibitions at Bondi, and more recently at … More