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Roskilde Festival

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Roskilde Festival – Northern Europe’s Largest Festival

As you drive along the highway, through the ancient Viking Capital City of Roskilde,  the speed signs tell you to slow down to a stately 80 km. Why? Because once a year, the town plays host to Northern Europe’s largest festival. 180 performing bands, around 130,000 festival goers, 21,000 volunteers, 5,000 media people and 3,000 … Continue reading Roskilde Festival – Northern Europe’s Largest Festival

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Roskilde Festival and HuskMitNavn at “Orange Scene”

Danish Artist HuskMitNavn worked hard at Roskilde Festival when we visited Tuesday the 2nd of July 2014. He is decorating the back wall of “Orange Scene” (The Orange Canopy Stage) with a beautiful montage of his classic figures. This is a picture of the process, visit the Festival for the full and finished work. Check out a selection of HuskMitNavn’s work here… … Continue reading Roskilde Festival and HuskMitNavn at “Orange Scene”

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Nordic Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Nordic Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Crazy

Wildlife Photography grows ever more popular, both as an artform and an interior design statement – as our very own Carsten Egevang and collection from the Danish Ornithological Society document. But this example takes the biscuit. The photographer Audun Rikardsen has just been announced as this years Nordic Wildlife Photographer, and I’m assuming he’s a … Continue reading Nordic Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Crazy

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Astrid Kruse Jensen at the Johannes Larsen Museum

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Astrid Kruse Jensen at the Johannes Larsen Museum

A fantastic and evocative photographer exhibits at one of our favourit museums. Astrid Kruse Jensen invited in 2013 to create works for Jægerhuset at Henne Kirkeby Kro – a lovely location on the wild west coast of Jutland. Following in the footsteps of artist and hunter John Larsen’s 100th anniversary of his first visit to the … Continue reading Astrid Kruse Jensen at the Johannes Larsen Museum

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Courting Arctic Style – A wedding in Greenland

As we rapidly head in to the high season for weddings, wedding traditions, wedding gifts and wedding preparations, we thought we would once again remind ourselves of how different cultures go about the exciting and tricky task of find your lifelong partner. In Greenland the Inuit tradition was to kidnap your bride to be, and … Continue reading Courting Arctic Style – A wedding in Greenland

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BUSTER Film Festival Art Competition!

The BUSTER Film Festival is a showcase for new, exciting, innovative, challenging, and entertaining films for children and youth from all over the world, and offers a wide variety of opportunities with over 130 movies such as animations, comedies and topics from the real world. To celebrate this explosion of creativity, we wanted to give young and the young at heart, the opportunity to make … Continue reading BUSTER Film Festival Art Competition!

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3300-year-old Danish beer described as summer hit

Thirsty? The National Museum of Denmark has been experimenting with a 3300-year-old Danish recipe for beer and the result is a fruity summer hit. The National Museum of Denmark and Skands Brewery have in partnership made a beer based on a 3300-year-old recipe. The Egtved Girl’s Brew is named after a young woman who was … Continue reading 3300-year-old Danish beer described as summer hit

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Danish ceramics overtake The Ceramic House in Brighton

Sixteen internationally renowned Danish artists will exhibit ceramics at a private home in Brighton. The place, known as The Ceramic House, will be open for the public during the exhibition. The show ‘The Fantastic Tales: Danish Contemporary Ceramics’ will be the first themed exhibition at The Ceramic House and will feature a cross-spectrum of art … Continue reading Danish ceramics overtake The Ceramic House in Brighton

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About: The Blank Pages – feminist history in the making at Malmö Konsthall

“Can you name a female artist who has been published in the Taschen Basic Art-series? Is your answer Frida Kahlo? You are right; she is one out of five women who have been published in the series consisting of about 100 books.” This is how Malmö Konsthall presents their new exhibition About: The Blank Pages, … Continue reading About: The Blank Pages – feminist history in the making at Malmö Konsthall

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Theodor Christensen – The father of Danish documentary

Theodor Christensen was a central figure in the rise of the Danish documentary. He was inspired by English film making and believed in proactive editing. This April he would have been 100 years old and the Danish Cinematheque celebrates this by film screenings of selected Theodor Christensen films and an exhibition about his oeuvre. Christensen … Continue reading Theodor Christensen – The father of Danish documentary

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Artist of the Year selected by the Danish art museum Horsens kunstmuseum

This year’s receiver of the title Artist of the Year is a man who is concerned with natural processes. He uses materials such as animal skeletons and wax shaped by bees and his name is Emil Westman Hertz. Every year the Danish art museum Horsens kunstmuseum rewards one young and promising artist with the title Artist … Continue reading Artist of the Year selected by the Danish art museum Horsens kunstmuseum

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The Five Obstructions

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What to Watch – Danish Documentaries

The documentary genre is growing worldwide and is probably the most interesting area within filmmaking at the moment. This is no different in the Nordic countries, where Denmark is becoming a documentary-Mecca. The Danish love of documentaries is not new, but was put in the shade for several years by the so-called dogma films in … Continue reading What to Watch – Danish Documentaries

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Exhibition View - The Spring Exhibition

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Moonlit deliverance at the Spring Exhibition in Copenhagen

One could detect a longing for traditional media at this years annual Spring Exhibition in Copenhagen. This did, however, not hinder our favourite artwork from being an unconventional installation lit by moonlight, made by a young artist pair from Sweden.  Spring in Copenhagen is not quite spring without the annual Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. … Continue reading Moonlit deliverance at the Spring Exhibition in Copenhagen

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Wegner himself

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Opening of the Wegner chair exhibition in Copenhagen

“If only you could design just one good chair in your life . . . But you simply cannot.” Hans J. Wegner, 1952. The Danish designer Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) was one of history’s most prolific designers and today he would have been 100 years old. To celebrate a long and successful career as “The … Continue reading Opening of the Wegner chair exhibition in Copenhagen

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The Princess and the Pea

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Illustrating Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale universe

Today is  Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday.  A lot of people fondly remember the images we created in our mind when we read his stories about The Little Mermaid or The Emperor’s New Clothes, but many also remember the  illustrations that came with the stories. One of the most famous illustrators of Andersen’s stories was the … Continue reading Illustrating Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale universe

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Steam of Life

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A scandophiliac’s guide to the Copenhagen Architecture Festival x Film

A lot of new festivals have been popping up in Copenhagen lately and we love it. A welcomed newcomer is the Copenhagen Architecture Festival x Film which opens for the first time tomorrow. The program is filled with hidden gems putting the spotlight on some of the best architecture in Scandinavia and the rest of … Continue reading A scandophiliac’s guide to the Copenhagen Architecture Festival x Film

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Five Apartments

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Five Apartments

Performance art might feel like strange territory for most of us, but in Denmark the performance art scene is rapidly growing bigger. The latest trend is to visit stranger’s private homes to get an intimate and unusual experience. This month five different flats in Copenhagen is being put to use in this manner under the … Continue reading Five Apartments

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That time Karen Blixen made a pact with the devil

INTERVIEW. The Danish author Karen Blixen was a woman with many personas. Her storytelling was not limited to pure fiction, but also contained more autobiographical elements about herself and her personal life. Sometimes fiction and truth would be hard to tell apart. Like the story of how she made a pact with the devil. I, … Continue reading That time Karen Blixen made a pact with the devil

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Bukkehave represents Denmark in big jewellery competition

Christine Bukkehave, the Danish jeweller, has been selected to exhibit at the big Schmuck-fair in Munich in this month. We are proud to tell you that the jewellery artist Christine Bukkehave, who is the creative mind behind the brand Bukkehave, has been singled out as the only Danish competitor in the prestigious Talente ‘14 competition … Continue reading Bukkehave represents Denmark in big jewellery competition

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Rebellious satire at The Storm P. Museum

When the printing press was implemented in Europe in the 15th century information began to spread quickly. It was not only text spreading, but also images, the same way things spread on the Internet today – and some of them were naughty, or even subversive. One historically popular genre of images that keeps causing commotion … Continue reading Rebellious satire at The Storm P. Museum

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What a little bird told us about Karen Blixen

The air was where the author Karen Blixen felt truly at home. Her imagination was free and it would soar with the birds as if it had wings. The bird’s eye view that Karen Blixen acquired at drawing school as a young woman has influenced her story telling and birds frequently appear in her narratives. The … Continue reading What a little bird told us about Karen Blixen

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Monsters that stick at the Storm P. Museum

Have you ever tried drawing doodles on post-its when you are on the phone? Danish artist John Kenn Mortensen most definitely has, and is now exhibiting as a part of a new exhibition at the Storm P. Museum called Smæk! (eng: Smack!). Inspired by artists such as the British illustrator Edward Gorey, Kenn Mortensen has … Continue reading Monsters that stick at the Storm P. Museum

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The Danish love affair with the bicycle

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The Danish love affair with the bicycle

About 52 percent of all Copenhageners commute by bike on a daily basis. Copenhagen has become world famous for its biking culture and today many cities are trying to copy the Danish biking heaven concept. In Denmark, as in other countries, there is a desire to improve public health and combat climate change. In the … Continue reading The Danish love affair with the bicycle

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The largest Viking ship ever found sets its sight for the British Museum

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The largest Viking ship ever found sets its sight for the British Museum

The largest Viking ship ever found is coming to London, as part of a major exhibition that aims to expand the popular image of the Scandinavian plunderers, whose voyages took them as far as Asia and North America. The Viking ships have been compared to the F16 of the Dark Ages – a technically advanced … Continue reading The largest Viking ship ever found sets its sight for the British Museum

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Frida Kahlo at ARKEN

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Frida Kahlo at ARKEN

Frida Kahlo is politically and culturally engaged. She makes her art during a period of cultural blossoming in Mexico. Incorporating pre-Colombian sculpture, jewellery and symbolism into her visual vocabulary, she contributes to the renewal of Mexico’s national identity. Kahlo’s interest in native Mexican art and culture is closely tied to the creative explosion that happened … Continue reading Frida Kahlo at ARKEN

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New Exhibition at Karen Blixen Museum

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New Exhibition at Karen Blixen Museum

Margaret Atwood on the show-stopping Isak Dinesen We came across this great article from leading literary light Margaret Atwood, in the equally  ubiquitous Guardian newspaper. So many years after her death and Karen Blixen is still making an impression. We can thoroughly recommend this great read about our Karen Blixen. In 1934, Seven Gothic Tales … Continue reading New Exhibition at Karen Blixen Museum

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Danish film classic voted 3rd best Silent Film ever!

Silent films had a respectable showing, as it were, on Sight & Sound magazine’s last big critics poll. The votes, cast to determine the greatest motion pictures of all time, placed three silents among the top ten overall: F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. These, of course, also … Continue reading Danish film classic voted 3rd best Silent Film ever!

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It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future!

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It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future!

In a recent interview the quote was once again used,  and as usual Storm P. as in other contexts was credited with the famous words – for instance in John Møllehave column collection “Before and after thoughts ” from 2008.which got a journalist thinking. However the Storm P museum could not confirm kwhether it was … Continue reading It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future!

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Vikings still lighting up the Night in York!

Taking place at the end of October, the festival draws more than 50,000 people to the city to experience York in a new light. Cutting-edge technology creates a colourful celebration of York’s unique heritage, from spectacular sites to hidden gems.   Photo: Triquetra, Clifford’s Tower by Kippa Mathews In 2013, Illuminating York will spread right … Continue reading Vikings still lighting up the Night in York!

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World Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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World Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Our very own Carsten Egevang wins most prestigous world wildlife photography competition. World Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winner: Wild Places “Big Fjord, Little Auks”A flock of little auks give a sense of scale to the glacial landscape of northeast Greenland, where freshly calved icebergs loom from the mist.Danish biologist Carsten Egevang captured the Arctic scene … Continue reading World Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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What's Danish Design?

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What’s Danish Design?

The following article was posted on the Wonderful Copenhagen site Monday, April 15, 2013 Connie Westergaard Functional. Elegant. Timeless simplicity. Danish Design is all those things and more. Danish design is known all over the world for its clean lines and focus on materials. Originally, Danish design was a product of its time in the 1950s: … Continue reading What’s Danish Design?

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Lights in the Dark - Scandinavian "Hygge"

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Lights in the Dark – Scandinavian “Hygge”

Everyone carries some familiar stereotypes of Scandinavia and its peoples – the beautiful blonde inhabitants, the wide open landscapes, the long dark winters, the bicycles, the fairytale capitals. The Scandinavian countries are consistently ranked as having the happiest peoples, with the best quality of life, the most liveable cities, some of the highest education standards, the hippest … Continue reading Lights in the Dark – Scandinavian “Hygge”

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Post about the National Museum of Denmark

Even in Denmarks National Museum they celebrate Halloween – with their very own Day of the Dead! The ancient Viking belief was that a warrior killed in Battle could loook forward to an eternity of battle all day and rinking all night in the halls of Valhalla. Despite this cultural heritage Death is rarely seen … Continue reading Post about the National Museum of Denmark