Words from Kunsten:
Works by more than 100 graffiti artists take visitors on a journey through 30 years of Danish graffiti.
The exhibition will present canvases, walls, books, photos and even toy trains, but will also venture out into the city itself, where several of the artists will conduct workshops and create permanent artworks together with children and young people. The exhibition spotlights an artistic genre, which for many children and young people represents an introduction to art in general, and is a legitimate platform for creative expression.
The exhibition will also focus on how this totally unique art form has become more and more refined and multi-facetted over the last 30 years. Like rap music and other areas of “street” culture, graffiti has become a part of our everyday lives. It breaks down barriers and makes room for a culture, which is not reserved for an elite, but reaches out to every level of society.
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“When I started painting trains, DSB were already replacing their 2. and 3. generation S- trains with the model in traffic today, which is best know for it’s annoying shape and size. As the years went by, the eternal quest to paint the old model was intensified. 2007 was the year when the last old trains ended up as scrap and in the months leading up to that Elsam, Ruck and I weren’t doing anything but checking out, painting and taking pictures. This action took place two days before the final day in traffic and was sort of our last contribution to the 25 year long history of graffiti on these beauties