Culture Round-Up: Women’s version of historical constitution painting from 1915 planned for the Folketing’s lobby

Culture Round-Up: Women's version of historical constitution painting from 1915 planned for the Folketing's lobby

Visitors to the Conversation Room in the Folketing can see Herman Vedel’s painting of the 30 ‘fathers’ from the Constitution of 1915, which gave women the right to vote.

Now a female version has been proposed, which will hang in the same room, which is often a welcome place for prominent foreign visitors.

“Better gender balance”
“We thought it was time to honor some of the talented women who have shaped Danish politics over the last 100 years,” explained the house’s speaker, Henrik Dam Kristensen.

“With the new painting, we create a better gender balance. It will stand for posterity as a testimony of women who have had a special significance for the work of the Folketing. “

Two thirds from the left block
Bo Lidegaard, the former editor-in-chief of Politiken, played a major role in the choice of women (see fact box).

The Social Democrats ended up standing for the most with 11 politicians, while the current red bloc has taken 20 seats.

The painting will be as big as Vedels: at least 3.67 x 5.88 meters.


Minimal noms for English-language theater groups

In the absence of its foreign theater category, there were fewer international nominees among them CPH CULTURE semi-annual theater nominations This time. Both Sue Hansen Styles and Vivienne McKee have been nominated for the Honorary Award for their respective work on ‘Happy Days’ (Why Not Theater production) and ‘Crazy Christmas Cabaret’ (London Toast), while the director of the former, Peter Weiss Dupont, has received a nod for instruction – shared with his work on ‘Erna at War’. The winners will be announced on February 1st.

Classic sculpture can be reproduced for free, declares Danish creator

The Danish artist Jens Galschiøt has waived his right to the copyright to his sculpture ‘The Pillar of Shame’, which was removed from his home outside Hong Kong University just before Christmas. Since 1997, the eight-meter-high, two-ton orange sculpture of bodies deformed by pain and despair has stood there in memory of the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre in June 1989. Since then, Galschiøt has received over 40 inquiries from parties interested in make copies and raise them to raise awareness of the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong. “Anyone [future] profits must be given to the democracy movement, “he explained to the media. “Normally, artists do not give away the commercial rights to their art for free, but I have done so out of a thought that it is important that the art comes out. The original statue was worth $ 1.4 million.

Surprisingly good year for cinemas despite long closures

More cinema tickets were sold in Denmark in 2021 than in 2016 and 2017, despite the fact that all establishments were closed from 1 January to 6 May and then again from 18-31. December. This is all the more remarkable as the distance requirements were in force from May to August. By December 12, according to the DFI, approximately 2.7 million had been sold, and the volume of tickets sold between August and October was the highest since 2012. Leading was the James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’, which sold 1.058 million . tickets, followed by the most watched Danish film, ‘Ternet Ninja 2’, with 930,000. It turned out to be the best-performing Danish film since ‘Op på fars hat’ in 1985. Danish films, which took five of the top seven spots, accounted for 40 percent of the market, while the United States could only handle 33 percent.

‘Escape’ is still on its way to an unprecedented Oscar treble

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Margrete dominates Robert noms, plus another unprecedented treble

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TV2 hit by several #MeToo revelations

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It is a ‘No’ from Denmark to Norway’s request for historical manuscripts

Norway and Denmark were the same country until 1814, which explains why institutions in the latter still house many of the former’s historical objects. Included are 11 Norwegian medieval writings, which Denmark has been asked to return permanently – a formal request was made by Norway’s Minister of Culture Abid Raja to his Danish colleague Joy Mogensen in February last year. Well, the answer took a while, but it’s a no. The Arnamagnæan Commission at the University of Copenhagen has even ruled out a short-term lease due to fears that exposure will harm the elderly. manuscripts.

Source: The Nordic Page

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