BJORN NORGAARD


BJORN NORGAARD 1947 , SCULPTOR PROFESSOR.

WORKED WITH : SCULPTURE, AKTIONS, INSTALLATIONS, FILM, PRINTING TECHNICS, ARCHITECTURE, WRITING, POLITIC IN ALL KIND OF MATERIALS, ALL OVER THE WORLD SINCE 1964.

COMPANY NAME ” SCULPTOR BJORN NORGAARD”

MANAGER : BJORN NORGAARD

ASSISTENT : HENRIK KEIL

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THE EXHIBITION IN CEAC HAS FOUR ELEMENTS :
1. 4 VIDEO SCREENS SHOWING FILMS FROM 1967 UP TO NOW.
2. 4 INDEPENDENT CERAMIC SCULPTURES DONE IN COOPERATION WITH ”WOW-WORKSHOP”, XIAMEN.
”THE LITTLE DANCER”
”ART IS WHAT”
”THE GLOBAL SEAT”
”FOOTREST”
3. ”MICKEYS OPERA” 12 CERAMIC SCULPTURES DONE IN COOPERATION WITH ”WOW-WORKSHOP”,TERRA VITA XIAMEN. HERE WE HAVE ALL MICKEYS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.HIS MOTHER, HIS FATHER, HIS SISTER, HIS BROTHER, HIS GRANDMOTHER,HIS GRANDFATHER, HIS COUSIN, HIS AUNT, HIS UNCLE, HIS SWEETHEART, HIS NEIGHBOUR, HIS LOST FRIEND. THEY ARE ALL SINGING ”WHERE IS MICKEY” OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THEY ARE ALL LOOKING FOR MICKEY, THEY ALL MISS MICKEY. MAYBE IT IS MICKEY MOUSE, THE LITTLE SMART GUY WHO BEAT ALL THE BIG BAD GUYS, MAYBE ITS THE GOOD AMERICAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD FROM FASCISM DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND GENEROUSLY HELPED THE WORLD AFTER, SO WE NOW FOR GOOD AND BAD ARE A PART OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE, BUT IN THIS GLOBALIZED WORLD WHERE ALL THE BIG GUYS AND ALL THE BIG MONEY MAKES US ALL BECOME THE SAME, THE SAME CARS, SAME FOOD, SAME MOVIES, SAME COCA-COLA, SAME SHOES, SAME IDEALS, WE NEED MICKEY TO FIGHT BACK SO WE AT SAME TIME CAN WORK TOGETHER AND BE DIFFERENT, UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY.
BUT MAYBE WE ALL ARE LOOKING FOR MICKEY, MAYBE WE ALL ARE LOOKING FOR THE MEANING OF LIFE, LOVE AND DEATH, WE TRY TO BUY THE MEANING THROUGH BIGGER AND BIGGER CARS, BUT WHAT WE NEED IS TO FIND MICKEY INSIDE OURSELF.
SO ”WHERE IS MICKEY”.
4. THE INSTALLATION ”ATYPIA”. IN THE 15TH CENTURY THOMAS MOORE WROTE HIS FAMOUS BOOK ”UTOPIA”, AND SINCE THEN THE WORLD HAS SUFFERED FROM MORE BIG IDEAS, ABOUT HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT ”UTOPIA”, THE PROBLEM WAS, THAT IF THE MAN DID NOT FIT TO THE THEORY, IT WAS NOT THE THEORY WHO SHOULD BE CHANGED, BUT THE MAN. IN ”ATYPIA” IT IS THE OTHER WAY AROUND, HERE COMES THE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL PERSON FIRST, AND ANY VARIATION THAT IS CARRIED OUT, WITH LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLES VARIATIONS, CAN BLOSSOM IN ”ATYPIA”

MANY THANKS TO WOW-WORKSHOP,RODNEY,STEVENS AND THEIR STAFF,WITHOUT THEIR GENEROUS HELP THIS HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE.

BJOERN NOERGAARD XIAMEN 2006

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