This Friday, the Culture Festival begins in the Southern Region of Denmark. The festival takes place in the municipalities of Vejen, Billund, Fredericia, Kolding and Vejle in Jutland and Middelfart on Funen. It is going to be nine days filled with music, literature, art, performance, theatre and much more. And DANISH™ will also be joining – more on this later.
Among the more than 300 events, Design School Kolding will present the premiere of the revival of the international exhibition The Tube, which was showcased for the first time during the Salone Del Mobile in Milan this spring. The Tube presents six designers’ interpretations of the table. The exhibition, which is situated in front of the railway station in Kolding, is open on Friday 21 August from 3pm to 10pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm.
At the other end of the scale, you can experience the unveiling of one of six gigantic art pieces, which have been made from the contributions of more than 700 citizens from the Southern Region of Denmark. The citizens have knitted triangles and made an art piece together with artist Isabel Berglund and the art museum Trapholt in Kolding, Jutland. The triangles have been knitted together to constitute six art pieces, and one of them is being unveiled at the Nicolai Complex in Kolding on Friday 21 August at 3pm.
In Fredericia, local graffiti artists will blow you away with their stunning art works in Teatergyde Street. They will begin their creative process on Saturday 22 August and will continue to paint during the rest of the festival.
If you are interested in learning more about graffiti, visit the Street Art Lounge in Ungdommens Hus (Youth House) in Fredericia on August 29 from 4pm-10pm. Ungdommens Hus has invited different street artists, who will show off their recent work. In addition, a DJ will be playing, there will be live music and people are invited to play around with street art.
‘Echoes from peripheral Denmark’ is the name of artist Mike Tylak’s exhibition at Vejen Library. The linocuts and photographs in this exhibition are inspired by Tylak’s travels to worn-out and abandoned industrial warehouses and houses that have been forgotten by people and embraced by nature. ‘Echoes from peripheral Denmark’ starts on August 26 and is open during the library’s opening hours, Monday to Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-12.30pm.
DANISH™ is also part of The Culture Festival. This weekend you can experience our Re-Framing Danish Design exhibition at Nicolai Scene in Kolding on Friday from 2.30pm-9pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm.
Come to see an exhibition of Danish design as you have never seen it before, re-framed and re-interpreted by Dutch designer Niek Pulles and German designer Sebastian Herkner. You will see pieces from Carl Hansen & Søn, Fritz Hansen, Fredericia, Montana, dk3, HOWE, Zilmers, Lightyears, MUUTO and Brdr. Krüger.