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New project to strengthen Danish art

3.7.2017  19:43

The new project Art in Embassy is a collaboration between the Danish Art Foundation, a steering committee from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Ministry of Culture, and the Embassy in Washington, DC.

Photo credit: Matailong Du

Photo credit: Matailong Du

“We are very proud to be the first ambassadorial residence to showcase, in collaboration with Danish Arts Foundation, some of the best art that Denmark has to offer. Danish culture is essential to how Denmark is perceived abroad. As such, Art in Embassy is important to Denmark,” says Denmark’s ambassador to the United States, Lars Lose.

“Every year we have thousands of visitors. This is a unique opportunity for us to present Danish art and use it to talk about Denmark,” he says.

“Danish art can create a platform, showing what we are capable of doing in the field of creativity, innovation and new solutions. It can help strengthen Danish business community and our relationships to American partners,” says Lars Lose. “Design and architecture, for example, can help highlight Danish expertise in other areas such as support the profiling of Denmark in areas such as sustainability, thereby strengthening argument for Danish solutions.”

Photo credit: Matailong Du

Art in Embassy uses the Ambassador’s residence to display the unique example of Danish functionalist architecture and interior design. The ambassador’s residence displays 37 works in an exhibition that seeks to cross borders of convention and aesthetics where artists joyfully and untraditionally play with media, imagery and our conceptions of art.
Through Art in Embassy initiative, Danish contemporary art works will not simply serve as decoration, but boldly raise questions that can foster conversation between people and cultures.



Get an overview of the Art in Embassy project at our website here.

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