|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Sunday, December 3, 2023
|Danish artist loaned $84,000 by museum keeps cash, says it's art|
Jens Haaning, Take the Money and Run, 2021. Photo: Niels Fabæk, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg.
COPENHAGEN.- A Danish museum loaned an artist 534,000 kroner ($84,000) in cash to recreate old artworks of his using the banknotes, but he ended up pocketing the money and sending blank canvasses with a new title: "Take the Money and Run".
Jens Haaning, a Danish artist, was commissioned by the Kunsten Museum in the western city of Aalborg to reproduce two works using the cash -- Danish kroner and euros -- to represent the annual salary in Denmark and Austria.
But the museum's director Lasse Andersson told AFP that "two days before the opening of the exhibition we got an email from Jens telling us he won't be showing the works we agreed on".
The artist was true to his word, sending two blank canvasses.
Andersson said he laughed out loud and decided to show the works anyway in the museum's modern art exhibition that opened on September 24.
He said they have a "humoristic approach" and were "a reflection on how we value work".
Haaning, 56, defended keeping the money, saying "the artwork is essentially about the working conditions of artists".
"It is a statement saying that we also have the responsibility of questioning the structures that we are part of. And if these structures are completely unreasonable, we must break with them," he said in a press release.
While the museum's director has seen the funny side so far, he indicated that would only last until the end of the exhibition.
"If the money is not returned on January 16 as agreed, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that Jens Haaning complies with his contract," Andersson said.
For his original commission, Haaning received 10,000 kroner ($1,500), plus an exhibition bonus.
© Agence France-Presse
September 30, 2021
Turner Prize 2021 exhibition opens at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Danish artist loaned $84,000 by museum keeps cash, says it's art
The world's deadliest bird was raised by people 18,000 years ago
The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition celebrates the joy of creating art
National Academy of Design elects eight artists and architects as National Academicians in 2021
Christie's Asian Art Week totals $43.7 million
Italian women artists celebrated in groundbreaking exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum
Tarzan, Frankenstein and H.P. Lovecraft star in auction of horror, science fiction and fantasy literature firsts
Fairfield University Art Museum fall exhibitions focus on racial and social justice
Jem Finer illuminates London's only lighthouse for first time in 150 years
Christo Nature/Environments on view at Galerie Gmurzynska
Ayyam Gallery opens a solo exhibition of works by Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik
Laguna Art Museum announces Victoria Gerard as Deputy Director
Dr. Constance Rice elected Board Chair of Seattle Art Museum
Early Printed Books at Swann Galleries October 14
Weatherspoon Art Museum welcomes Destiny Hemphill as Coordinating Curator of Community Engagement
Vintage film poster auction stars Bond... James Bond
The Green-Wood Cemetery presents a participatory art installation by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves
Japan manga artist Takao Saito, 'Golgo 13' creator, dies aged 84
China clamps down on pop culture in bid to 'control' youth
A pristine portfolio containing Andy Warhol's Endangered Species to be offered at auction
Bob Moore, an architect of the Nashville Sound, dies at 88
Sue Thompson, who sang of 'Norman' and 'Sad Movies,' dies at 96
Exhibition presents U.S. debut of The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia by Ho Tzu Nyen
International group exhibits collaborative works by 28 artists across multiple disciplines
Online Divorce in Iowa │ How to File?
Tips to Customising a Used Office Desk - get Yourself an Exclusive Desk on a Dime
Eliminate Contaminants with RO+UV/UF Purification System
How RO Water System Make Your Life Easy In Less Funding
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.