The schools in Denmark are closing for the winter holiday today and many families are ready take off to winter wonderland and hit the slopes. But for those who spend their holiday in CPH and for those who plan on visiting CPH – not to worry. The city has so many cool things to offer in the next 10 days.
I’m going to spend most of the time here in CPH and later I’m off to Jutland to see my very beloved and fabulous friend who’s throwing her 40 years birthdays for 40 of her best friends. Luckily I’m one of them! But before I go I have to there are at least 3 events I have to attend:
1. The visual artwork of John Lennon is shown exclusively at the fabulous and sustainable hotel Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers. The exhibition is only open from 10th to 12th February – so this weekend, take your beloved under the arm and enjoy an afternoon in the company of one the greatest personalities of our time.
2. The winter edition of Copenhagen Cooking invites you to taste the very best of the season. From 8th until 28th Feb, you can enjoy gourmet food, a liquorice extravaganza, the Chinese New Year, and masses of other unique gastronomic adventures.
3. The British artist Shane Bradford is presented and displayed at V1 Gallery in the Meat packing district (Kødbyen). I have not seen his art before but after I saw a short commentary on TV and having done a litll research on the web – I can’t wait to go see the art of Shane Bradford!! The following is an extract I found on the web – but doesn’t that sound fab?
“Shane Bradford follows in a long tradition of 20th century painters enamoured with post-Pollock paint drips. But Bradford enacts his painterly fetish with one vital spelling difference: drip becomes dip.
He has been methodically and insistently dipping objects in sequences of technicolour emulsion. Lollypop stick, baby’s dummy, Paul Smith toothbrush, toy car and spoon. Each is subjected to a precision process which eventually renders the original object an ossified version of itself, seemingly appended by a thick drip of still, concentric paint.
The geometric, graphic compositions that the paint assumes upon the objects is literally only the surface of one’s desire towards them. As you may have noticed, the pre- and post- dip objects have connotations of oral usage. Add to this the shiny, gelatinous disposition of the juicy colours, and Bradford’s painted objects seem literally good enough to eat. ‘I like you so much…mmm…I want to eat you!’
Bradford’s luscious, sweet objects employ paint to remind us that desire is an index of mortality. Eat this, sate your desire, and be prepared to pay the price for your pleasure principle.”
Extract from ‘Eat My Desire’ by Shumon Basar, published in SexyMachinery (issue 09, 2003)
Go have fun in Copenhagen – so much to see and enjoy, have a fabulous weekeend!