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PechaKucha Night Aalborg #12 Gorm Spaabæk

Added by Gorm Spaabæk on October 11, 2014 at 11:56 — No Comments

PechaKucha Night Aalborg #15 Gorm Spaabæk

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Interview from group project Art Meeting in Vendsyssel

Added by Gorm Spaabæk on October 11, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Interview on Radio24seven

I was interviewed by the Danish radio24seven on Thursday 6 December. The interview was part of a program led by Danish art critic Michael Jeppesen. The interview was about social and employment conditions of artists where we often see event makers, exhibition places and public authorities using artists to exhibit their art without any form of compensation or fees. I have a couple of years ago formulated a set of Corporate Social Responsibility guidelines for artistic activities. Here is a…

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Added by Gorm Spaabæk on December 7, 2013 at 18:47 — No Comments

A Portrait of my Father

In the estate of my late father there are 600-800 paintings. If you include ceramics, drawings and graphic art there is much more material. In many ways this collection can be seen as a portrait of my father. The material is far off the mark from an aesthetical viewpoint. Here you find the crude, unadapted materiality of life in peasant societies of old and the dark fear of life and compressed energy of the Inner Mission in Denmark. This collection expresses a reality and some viewpoints…

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Added by Gorm Spaabæk on November 30, 2013 at 20:57 — No Comments

Africa, or Lumumba as a zebra

In 2008 I sold a large woodcut to the Vendsyssel Museum of Art, where it now forms part of the permanent collection of the museum. Two other copies of the same print, in other colours, form part of two exhibitions this summer. One in Glocal Art Gallery:

http://www.gormspaabaek.dk/glocal.htm and the other in the group exhibiton "The nature of things" in Laesoe Art Hall: …

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Added by Gorm Spaabæk on July 23, 2013 at 7:46 — No Comments

Yoko Ono

This is written after having seen Yoko Ono in a live art performance in Denmark at Gran – Teater for Dans, Aarhus, Denmark, May 20 2004

On the 20th of May you could meet Yoko Ono for questions and answers in Gran – Teater for Dans in Aarhus. A small woman dressed in dark clothes enters the room. However it takes less than a second for her to fill up the whole room. She is breathtakingly professional, straightforward, concise and uncomplicated.

“I want to examine what I can do with…

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Added by Gorm Spaabæk on May 26, 2013 at 9:08 — No Comments

SREBENICA

Srebenica, 1996. Mixed materials. Installation at Kulkælderen/Kulturland, Aalborg, autumn 1996.

Working with national romanticism. Seeking out, drawing and discussing local images. Folk culture and nationality in relation to unconscious internationalization, expressed in drawings, a 5.5 m. tall sculpture and ten large clay vessels among other materials.

When Yugoslavia broke into violent ethnic clashes in the first half of the 1990’s, nationalism came to be viewed…

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Added by Gorm Spaabæk on April 27, 2013 at 7:25 — No Comments

Wall, spaces and vessels

In the early 1980’s I went on a search through the Danish landscape. Here I found new art, old art and art that was still part of the original context it had been intended for. I saw buildings, museums, monuments and many churches.

The murals of the churches were different from what I was used to: They were fun, coarse and often overwhelmingly beautiful. This was total art where context, time and timelessness played together. This art was created over hundreds of years. On these trips I…

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Added by Gorm Spaabæk on April 24, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

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