Femvejen 2 — DK-2920 Charlottenlund — Denmark (NEW ADDRESS !!)
Design of the painted wall text 'Deutschland' by artist Jens Haaning. In 2004 Jens Haaning wrote ‘Deutschland’ on the wall of a barn in the small town of Tewel-Moor in Germany.
The country name was spelt in its native spelling. The work triggered different reactions based on the countries’ relationship to its history – Germany’s name automatically conjures up the past.
A typeface was designed for this specific purpose, taking into account the barn it was placed on. The primary objective in the typeface design was to create anonymity – a typeface free from any cultural connections or connotations and so in that sense impressionable only by the observer perception.
Acclaimed Danish artist, who invokes social borders, emphasizing issues of co-existence and the exclusion of marginalized groups. Through open-ended representations of foreign cultures fused with symbols of the majority culture, Haaning makes the artwork’s effect on the viewer its primary focus.
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