Silo art in Haderslev is one of Denmark’s most elevated artworks

The artwork will be dedicated on Friday, September 27, 15:00-17:00

Artist Victor Ash has transformed a 29-metre high concrete silo at Haderslev Harbour into an “aquarium” with sharks, fish and whales.

The Municipality of Haderslev and the Danish Arts Council’s Committee for Art in Public Spaces, which financed the artwork, will provide refreshments in connection with the opening.

The French-Portuguese artist Victor Ash has decorated the 1,537 m² surface of the former grain silo with marine animals.

“The silo is an exciting project because of its size and round shape. Now it has been trans-formed into a window for sea creatures to look out over the city, so you become a bit dis-turbed and think: What is this?  Who is observing whom?” says Victor Ash.

Victor Ash, who has a background as a graffiti artist, has also done wall paintings with large animal motifs in Austria, Germany, Spain and Korea.

Contact information for the artist
Victor Ash: +45 3026 4535 / va@victorash.net

For additional information about the project from the Municipality of Haderslev
Jørn Mejer: +45 2141 9030 / jmha@haderslev.dk

The Danish Agency for Culture
Søren Staun: +45 3374 5035 / sst@kulturstyrelsen.dk

Read more about the art project at
http://www.kunst.dk/index.php?id=11121

Facts

The art project has been financed in a collaboration between the Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Haderslev. The financial framework was DKK 1 million of which Haderslev contributed DKK 250,000.

According to a new study by Billedkunstnernes Forbund [Danish Visual Artists], the Municipality of Haderslev is one of the municipalities in Denmark that allocates the most money for art.

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Now it has been trans-formed into a window for sea creatures to look out over the city, so you become a bit dis-turbed and think: What is this? Who is observing whom?
Victor Ash