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North Coast Art Triennial, Gribskov, Denmark / 22 June – 22 September 2019

19 Nordic artists have descended upon the landscapes and the art and cultural institutions of the Municipality of Gribskov to participate in the North Coast Art Triennial this summer. 

What does heritage mean to people today? How does our heritage shape our places, our society and the future towards which we are moving? These questions comprise the basis for the new site-specific art that visitors will be able to discover and experience during the summer in and around Rudolph Tegner Museum & Statue Park, Gribskov Forest, Munkeruphus, Esrum Abbey & Millfarm, the ruins of Søborg Castle, Museum Nordsjælland and many of the numerous natural and cultural locations in the Municipality of Gribskov. 

Third Ear’s Tim Hinman, food artist Mette Martinussen, artist Alexander Tovborg, author Adda Djørup, the Icelandic band Amiina, artist Sophia Kalkau and designer and artist Eske Rex are among the 19 artists participating in the North Coast Art Triennial. All of the artworks have been specially created for the Triennial. Visitors can look forward to experiencing a broad spectrum of artworks: from visual art, such as sculptures, paintings and architectural constructions in urban spaces and out in nature, to sound installations and food art. 

The artworks include Mette Martinussen’s sizable food and sound installation depicting the lives of the monks at Esrum Abbey & Millfarm, artist Sophia Kalkaus’ artwork Rudolph’s Onions, which are on display in the nature conservation area surrounding Rudolph Tegner Museum & Statue Park, and a sound installation created by Tim Hinman, who is one of the creators of the successful Third Ear podcasts. 

“The Triennial is an artistic journey of discovery through time and places. You can go by bike or car or put your hiking boots on and explore the unique heritage of the area with the exhibition guide in hand,” says curator Carina Zunino, who was asked to curate the North Coast Art Triennial 2019. “The artists can create anything they want with the unique landscapes and cultural institutions as their framework and Heritage as the theme. So, whether you like Danish cultural heritage, commercial fishing culture, contemporary art, culinary experiences or walking through the woods, art will be out there, waiting to be found, adding a new perspective to each place.” 

Numerous events will be held throughout the Triennial, including creative workshops for children and teenagers (Pop-up Labs), recitals, interviews with the artists, guided bus tours, a concert and culinary experiences. 

The North Coast Art Triennial runs from 22 June to 22 September 2019 at Rudolph Tegner Museum & Statue Park, Museum Nordsjælland in Gilleleje, Esrum Abbey & Millfarm, the Nakkehoved Lighthouses and Munkeruphus, as well as in Gribskov Forest, at Gilleleje Harbour, in Græsted Town Square and by the ruins of Søborg Castle. 

The participating artists, authors and musicians are: Axel Antas (F), Adda Djørup (DK), Alexander Tovborg (DK), Amiina (IS), Andreas Glad (S), Ditte Hammerstrøm (DK), Elsebeth Jørgensen (DK), Eske Rex (DK), Gerda Thune Andersen (DK), Mette Martinussen (DK), Hans Rosenström (F), Jørgen Carlo Larsen (DK), Karin Lind (DK), Kirsten Ortwed (DK), Malene Bach (DK), Sophia Kalkau (DK), Vibe Bredahl (DK), Lena Ignestam (SE) og Third Ear (DK).