‘Big Dada’ (2019) is now on show at Museum Jorn in Denmark as part of the Art Strikes Back exhibition running from 15th September – 8th December 2019.
‘Art Strikes Back: From Jorn to Banksy’
Art as a watchdog for freedom of speech and democracy.
The pivotal point of this exhibition is the artistic strategy of “détournement”. Asger Jorn called his detour events “modifications”, seeing them as a way to modernize paintings by other artists. In this way, the old gained new relevance. In detourning, iconic symbols are used together with satire, parody and humor to criticize contemporary institutions (e.g., the art market) and to address current political and ethical issues.
“This is a unique and very relevant exhibition, which we believe in every way will appeal to the audience – and certainly also provoke. But that is precisely what art must also be capable of; to move people’s perception of the world”, explains museum director at Museum Jorn, Jacob Thage.
Asgar Jorn, Banksy, Ai Weiwei, Paul McCarthy, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Marcel Duchamp, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Barbara Kruger, Peter Kennard, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Per Kirkeby, Gee Vaucher, John Heartfield, Kennard Phillips, Jamie Reid, Sue Webster & Tim Noble, Tom Gallant, Enrico Baj, Daniel Spoerri, Superflex, Elmgreen & Dragset, Jonathan Meese, Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger, Bill Posters & Daniel Howe, Christof Kohlhofer, Caspard Delano and Spanish Art activist group Democracia.
Special thanks to Christian Madsen, curator of Museum Jorn and the wider team for the support and encouragement to realize ‘Big Dada’ as part of this important exhibition.
Details to visit Museum Jorn to view the exhibition can be found here