Sculptural greeting cards and a 'miraculous' art exhibition
1. Fundamentalism – a ’miraculous’ exhibition
2. Sculptural greeting cards
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One of 6 greeting cards - see all here.
Christmas and New Year is upon us, and whether one celebrates it or not, most people find joy in a couple of days off from work. At Gallery Galschiøt we are preparing for a needed vacation, wrapping up work and lowering statues into our acid basins to ad layers of copper through an electrolysis-process.
Galschiøts sculptures often have a ‘social’ (and a bit sinister) side to them. Therefore we’ve decided to cheer things up a little by giving away free Christmas cards with photos of sculptures. If you want one but live abroad, you can get it here and print it yourself.
The Art Project The Children of Abraham starts a religious dialogue. Galschiøts Fundamentalism/Children of Abraham- exhibition has just been evaluated after three months in public space. We believe that we’ve found a truly incredible way to nurture the societal religious debate though art.
The sculpture presents the brightest and darkest quotations from the Quran, the Bible and the Torah. During the exhibition period a number of public debates were made by the municipality, which also reached out to a large number of schools that debated the subject on basis of the exhibition.
In Denmark the public debate concerning religion is most often one sided and rather hateful, leaving nearly no room for reflection and real dialogue. Often right winged provocateurs and Christians lead the debate, with the aim of pointing out how terrible Islam is.
The evaluation shows, that not only did the exhibition start a real dialogue in which the town's youth was interested and participated actively. The Muslims actually turned out to be proud to have their religion represented alongside the Christian, on the same terms. For the first time they experienced a dialogue that was not out to bash Islam, but discussed how to treat religion as a whole. All of the three religions have more or less the same bright and dark sides, and are difficult to distinct from one another and this is a central point in the art piece.
Art can be so much more than aesthetics. This exhibition shows some of the potentials of social art. It exhibits how a simple art piece can start a real debate which many have found impossible to make in Denmark. Social Art might not save the world. But the art elites focus on non-social art hinders a relevant social debates based on artistic interpretations.
We are happy to see that this sculpture installation has opened up for a serious debate about a difficult subject. We can't wait to see the reactions in the EU parliament when we exhibit parts of the project centrally in the building in July 2017.
We at Gallery Galschiøt hope You have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year
All the best
Lasse Markus, Chief communications officer at Gallery Galschiøt
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