Femvejen 2 — DK-2920 Charlottenlund — Denmark (NEW ADDRESS !!)
Design of the painted wall text 'Danmark' by artist Jens Haaning – Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 2004, Jens Haaning wrote ‘Deutschland’ on the wall of a barn in the small town of Tewel-Moor in Germany. Although the strategy here is the same, the work triggers different reactions based on the respective countries’ relationship to its history. Germany’s name automatically conjures up the past; in the case of Denmark the associations are more connected to the here and now. This work and the works that would follow it were only shown in their respective countries.
A typeface was designed for this purpose. 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 observers perception. After the typeface's first use in Germany in 2004, it would require slight modifications for the Galleri Nicolai Wallner work.
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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