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Maersk Opera

architecture; art; music;
Design of the musical score publication of 'Mærsk – the Opera', for the artist group Superflex.

Mærsk – the Opera tells the story of the power relation between a single privileged individual, his company and the surrounding society, through the much debated building of the Copenhagen Opera House. Built on a historical majestic axis across the water from the Amalienborg royal palaces and the Frederik's Church (The Marble Church), the Copenhagen Opera House was donated to the city of Copenhagen as a "people’s gift", financed solely by Denmark’s richest man, the late Mærsk McKinney-Møller and his foundation for charitable purposes.

The opera is licensed for free non-commercial use and the score was furthermore donated to the Royal Danish Opera and the Copenhagen Opera House for free as a people’s gift. The entire musical score was presented at the Nikolaj – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center as a part of Copenhagen Art Festival 2012.

Format: 297 x 420 mm, softcover,
132 pages, offset, English

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cover 297 x 420 mm



Copenhagen, DK

Maersk Opera


A Danish art group working in the field of art, engineering and science. Rather than working with art in a conventional sense, Superflex make tools for engaging users in social collaboration. The underlying philosophy of Superflex’s work is that art itself is a tool, not just for contemplation or aesthetic experiments, but for social empowerment. Superflex often collaborates with different experts and uses the art world as a showcase for their works.


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