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"VIL DU HAVE FLERE GAVLMALERIER I KØBENHAVN?"

Til sommer åbner Øksnehallen dørene for den internationalt anerkendte danske fotograf Søren Solkærs store portrætudstilling SURFACE, der vises i perioden 13. Juni til 29. Juli. SURFACE byder på portrætter af 135 af de mest betydningsfulde kunstnere på den internationale street art scene - en af de største bevægelser indenfor kunsten i nyere tid.

Samtidig med udstillingen i Øksnehallen skaber vi en udendørsdel, OUTDOOR SURFACE, hvor vi inviterer 8 internationale og højt estimerede kunstnere hertil for at skabe værker i byrummet til glæde for dig. Omdrejningspunktet bliver, at de skal udsmykke københavnske facader med store gavlmalerier og værker på Byens Hegn til glæde for byens borgere. De inviterede kunstnere er Conor Harrington (England), ROA (Belgien), Borondo (Spanien), DALeast (Kina), Vhils (Portugal), Maya Hayuk (USA), Icy & Sot (Iran) og HuskMitNavn (Danmark).

DABSMYLA, Limited Edition Print
DABSMYLA, Limited Edition Print

OUTDOOR SURFACE skal være en folkelig attraktion med internationalt tilsnit, der ikke kan lokaliseres til en bestemt adresse, men findes rundt omkring i byrummet. Begivenheden vil tiltrække besøgende fra ind- og udland, men også være lokalt engagerende for for dig, der bor i de områder, hvor værkerne opføres. Her kan du overvære processen, interagere med kunstnerne og til sidst opleve og nyde de færdige værker og deres samspil med din by.

OUTDOOR SURFACE bringer kunsten ud på gadeplan, både i overført betydning og bogstavelig talt. Street art er en umiddelbar kunstform i konstant udvikling for alle og enhver, som du kan nyde uden særlige forudsætninger. Den står i stærk kontrast til det mere elitære og ikke mindst det store udbud af kommercielle reklamer i byrummet, der jo har en helt anden agenda.

OUTDOOR SURFACE er  en gave og en helt unik mulighed til dig som borger for at få udsmykket mange af de gavle, der ellers står tomme i gadebilledet. Vi ønsker at således at give befolkningen en række fantastiske kunstværker, der ligeledes kan bidrage til at placere København solidt på den internationale scene for kunst i det offentlige rum.

VICTOR ASH, Limited Edition Print
VICTOR ASH, Limited Edition Print

Men at få skabt disse gavlmalerier er en meget dyr affære og for at realisere projektet i sit fulde omfang, så har vi lanceret denne crowfunding-kampagne. Vi håber at både privatpersoner og virksomheder kan se en fordel i at bidrage til projektet. Til højre kan I se hvilke pakker vi tilbyder som modydelse i forhold til de forskellige bidragsbeløb.

OUTDOOR SURFACE har indgået i et lokalt samarbejde med byens borgere og erhvervsdrivende igennem et ”open call” i landsdækkende og lokale medier, hvor vi efterlyser at få stillet gavle til rådighed for projektet, der efterfølgende kvit og frit vil blive udsmykket med et unikt kunstværk i stort format af en internationalt anerkendt kunstner. Efterlysningen er blandt andet blevet bragt i Politiken, AOK og Magasinet KBH: 

http://www.aok.dk/udstilling/verdenskendt-fotograf-soeger-husgavle-til-street-art

http://politiken.dk/ibyen/byliv/ECE2586884/stjernefotograf-soeren-solkaer-eftersoeger-koebenhavnske-gavle/

http://www.magasinetkbh.dk/indhold/solk%C3%A6r-outdoor-surface

OUTDOOR SURFACE er altså en enestående mulighed for dig og for København at få mere kunst af allerhøjeste kvalitet i gadebilledet. Men vi har altså brug for din hjælp for at det lykkes! Så tag et kig i højre side, og find den bidragsmodel, der passer dig bedst.

På forhånd tak.

OUTDOOR SURFACE-teamet.

Street-posters with motives from SURFACE-book
Street-posters with motives from SURFACE-book



ENGLISH VERSION:

This summer Øksnehallen on Vesterbro, Copenhagen is hosting the international recognized Danish photographer Søren Solkær’s photo exhibition SURFACE from June 13 to July 29. SURFACE shows portraits of the 135 most significant artists on the present international street art stage – one of the greatest movements in art in recent times.

Together with the exhibition in Øksnehallen we are creating an outdoor part – OUTDOOR SURFACE, where 8 international and highly estimated artists are invited to create art works in the urban space. The focal point being that they must put their unique, temporary mark on the Copenhagen facades with large murals and other art works on ‘Byens Hegn’ (a large art project on construction sites in the city) to the delight and benefit of the residents. The artists who have been invited are: Conor Harrington (England), ROA (Belgium), Borondo (Spain), DALeast (China), Vhils (Portugal), Maya Hayuk (USA), Icy & Sot (Iran) and HuskMitNavn (Denmark).

OUTDOOR SURFACE should be a popular attraction with an international dimension which cannot be localized to a specific address, but found around the urban space. The event will attract visitors from both home and abroad but also be locally engaging for the residents in the areas in which the art works are being created. Here they can witness the process, interact with the artist and enjoy the finished art works and their interactions with the urban space.

OUTDOOR SURFACE is taking art down to street level both figuratively and literally. Street art is a close and democratic art form in constant development which is for everybody and is to be enjoyed without special qualifications. It is in great contrast to the more elitist and also the much commercial advertising in the urban space which has a completely different agenda.

OUTDOOR SURFACE is a unique opportunity for the citizens to have their gables decorated which would otherwise stand empty. We wish to donate fantastic art works to the residents – art works which will also contribute to placing Copenhagen on the international stage for art in the urban space.

BUT creating these murals is expense and to realize this project in its full extend we launched this crowdfunding campaign. We hope that both private individuals and businesses will see the benefit in contributing to the project. To the right you can see the different packages we offer in return of the different contribution amounts.

OUTDOOR SURFACE has also cooperated with Copenhagen residents and businesses through an open call in newspapers and other media for vacant walls to the project. These walls will be transformed to unique enormous pieces of art free of charge by one of the international recognized artists

NIELS SHOE MEULMAN, Limited Edition Print
NIELS SHOE MEULMAN, Limited Edition Print
SURFACE-photobook signed by Søren Solkær (240 pages hard cover coffee table book with portraits of 135 artists)
SURFACE-photobook signed by Søren Solkær (240 pages hard cover coffee table book with portraits of 135 artists)

Risks and challenges

In a project of this scale risks and challenges are always present.
The largest challenge in this project is obviously the funding as the art project holds so many expenses: Materials like special painting and painting tools, lifts, accomodation, plane tickets, safety equipment and so on...
Which is why we really could use your help! Help us give Copenhagen a fantastic present to benefit from in years to come.

Another challenge is aquiring all the relevant permissions from both the owners of the wall, the neighboors, and the municipal officials. This part can be extremely challenging in Copenhagen as the rules on the area very non-transparent and strict. Fortunately we have very experiences project workers with good connections so it is only a matter of time before all the paperwork is finished and the artists can do their magic!

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    Tak for din støtte! Din støtte har hjulpet til at opføre fantastiske gavlmalerier i København til glæde for byens borgere. Som tak vil du modtage 10 postkort med motiver fra SURFACE-bogen.

    /Thank you for your support which helped create fantastic murals in Copenhagen to the benefit of its residents. As a reward you will receive 10 postcards with motives from the SURFACE book.

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    Signeret street poster med et af Søren Solkærs kunstnerportrætter fra SURFACE-bogen.

    /Signed street poster with one of Søren Solkær's artist portraits from the SURFACE book.

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    Personlig invitation til fernisering af SURFACE-udstillingen i Øksnehallen fredag d. 12. juni, hvor fotografen Søren Solkær og flere af kunstnerne vil være til stede. (Ferniseringen er kun for inviterede).

    /A personal invite to the private opening ceremony in Øksnehallen June, Friday 12. where Søren Solkær and several artists will be present (the ceremony is by invite only).

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    Et signeret eksemplar af Søren Solkærs nye fotobog SURFACE (240 siders hard cover coffee table book med portrætter af 135 kunstnere), samt 10 postkort med udvalgte portrætter fra bogen.

    /A signed copy of Søren Solkær new photo book SURFACE (240 pages hard cover coffee table book with portraits of 135 artist), and 10 postcard with motives from the book.

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    Stor pakke indeholdende:
    - 4 forskellige signerede street posters, hver især med et af Søren Solkærs kunstnerportrætter fra SURFACE-bogen.
    - Personlig invitation til fernisering af SURFACE-udstillingen i Øksnehallen fredag d. 12. juni
    - Et signeret eksemplar af Søren Solkærs nye fotobog SURFACE (240 siders hard cover coffee table bog med portrætter af 135 kunstnere)
    - 10 postkort med udvalgte portrætter fra bogen.

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    - 4 different signed street posters with an artist portrait from the SURFACE book.
    - Personal invitation to the private opening ceremony of SURFACE June, Friday 12. where Søren Solkær and several artist will be present.
    - Signed copy of Søren Solkærs new photobook SURFACE (240 pages hard cover coffee table book with portraits of 135 artist)
    - 10 postcards with different motives from the book.

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    Limited Edition print, vælg mellem 3 forskellige af Søren Solkærs kunstnerportrætter fra SURFACE-bogen.

    Teknik: Archival Pigment Print trykt på Archival Matte Paper 192 g.

    Format: Papirmål 30 x 42 cm (printmål 24 x 36 cm)

    Antal: 125 eksemplarer, nummereret og
    signeret af Søren Solkær

    /Limited Edition Print, choose between 3 different portraits from the SURFACE book.

    Technical information: Archival Pigment Print trykt på Archival Matte Paper 192 g.

    Format: Paper 30 x 42 cm (print: 24 x 36 cm).

    Total number: 125 copies numbered and signed by Søren Solkær.

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