An art installation by Jens Galschiøt on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death
Exhibition venue: Dante's Square, Copenhagen
Period: 13 September to 31 November 2021
Opening: 13 Sep at 17: 00- Dante's place everyone is welcome
Exhibition organizer: "Residents' Association for Dante's Square and nearby areas"
Contact persons: Jette Ingerslev tel. And Jens Galschiøt 40447058 Jette
Read more about the exhibition and the vernissage here (dk)
Background for the art installation
Galschiøt has created an art installation to bring Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) and his life and thoughts into the 21st century.
Galschiøt wants to let the sculptures enter into a dialogue with the viewer about what it is like to live in a modern pulsating city like Copenhagen.
Like Dante, he wants to involve the public in this dialogue, not least around the democratic processes - or lack thereof - in particular readability around Dante's Square.
Here, Q-Park and the City of Copenhagen want to transform Dante's current green Paradise into a Dante's black Parking Hell, despite many protests from institutions, associations, residents and businesses.