SUPERDANISH: Newfangled Danish Culture at Harbourfront Centre
On September 28, 2004, a comprehensive exploration of current Danish culture opens at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto involving 143 individual events, over 200 artists, 21 participating organizations and 85 educational programmes for over 3,000 students. Over 10 weeks, visitors will have an unparalleled opportunity to experience the visual arts, architecture, design, craft, music, literature, theatre, dance, food, film and lifestyle in a glorious celebration of everything Danish.
Working with The Danish Arts Agency, Danish Crafts, The Danish Film Institute, the Danish Architecture Centre and the Royal Danish Embassy, Harbourfront Centre has initiated an extensive series of exhibitions, presentations, performances, concerts, readings, lectures and conferences, to take place across its 10-acre site and at participating organizations across the city.
Among the offerings, 14 different visual arts exhibitions showcase a rich palette of photography, painting, video installation, drawing, craft, architecture and design. Eight galleries and artist-run centres in Toronto combine with all of the exhibition spaces at Harbourfront Centre to present this panorama.
Additionally, Toronto’s Bruce Mau has been engaged to curate a major exhibition for The Power Plant that reflects on the half-century of Danish Modernism which has guided design and architecture. Too Perfect: Seven New Denmarks pays homage to this weighty tradition but primarily focuses on future directions in the field. The exhibition will be shown simultaneously in Toronto and Copenhagen and will also represent Denmark at the same time at the prestigious 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
For more information, please visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/superdanish or call Harbourfront Centre at 416.973.4000.