The Greek curator KATERINA GREGOS has announced the names of the artists chosen to exhibit in the DANISH PAVILION at the Venice Biennale 2011. Gregos has selected a group of 18 internationally acclaimed and upcoming artists, of different generations (the oldest born in 1934, the youngest in 1981), working in different media: From the renowned experimental Czech film-maker Jan Svankmajer and the legendary American illustrator and cartoonist Robert Crumb to the Dutch pioneer of net art Han Hoogerbrugge and the multi-disciplinary Chinese artist Zhang Dali. The Danish artists in the exhibition are Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and FOS (Thomas Poulsen). The large majority of the artists will be presenting NEW WORKS especially conceived for the exhibition.
Katerina Gregos has chosen FREEDOM OF SPEECH as the theme for the Danish Pavilion, and visitors can look forward to an unusual, critical international exhibition on this subject. The exhibition, entitled SPEECH MATTERS aims to complicate the question of freedom of speech and to examine its different aspects and problematics, both from a national and a global perspective. Please find more information attached.