of Contemporary Art 2004 has
closed and we would like to thank all the participants,
audiences, and collaborators for their interest
in and engagement with Minority
Report: Challenging Intolerance in Contemporary Denmark.
We will update the website
with installation shots from the exhibition in near
future. Thank you and welcome to the next Aarhus
Festival of Contemporary Art.
Minority Report has since the exhibition opened
on September 25 experienced robberies, property damage,
The night between September 24 and 25 2004 – one
day before the opening of the show – a 4 x 4 meter
produced by the artists Martin Krenn & Oliver Resslers
stolen from the facade of The Equestrian Hall. The robbery
was reported to the police, which is presently conducting
Up until October 15, it was still uncertain whether
a poster designed by artists Martin Krenn & Oliver
Ressler would be installed in 90 light boxes throughout
downtown Aarhus as originally planned. The poster is
identical to the stolen banner and both Aarhus Municipality
and the company AFA JCDecaux, which administrates the
light boxes, refused to mount them due to the poster's
use of the EU logo (read
more here). In conjunction with the robbery of their
banner – and waht they call the censorship of
their poster – the artists wrote a press
During the first week of the exhibition, damage to artist
Morten Goll's “Listening
Post to the Danish People" was conducted. The
piece was installed in the middle of Aarhus Town Hall
Square. The night between October 8 and 9, more damage
was conducted towards the piece. The piece is now so
damaged that it cannot be shown, but had to be removed.
The night between October 2 and 3, there was a break
in into Gallery Tomrum where a video installation by
the artists collective Mixrice was installed. Technical
equipment and an art video were stolen. The video installation
was reinstalled during week 42 and is open daily from
11 am – 4 pm.
The between October 6 and 7, a banner
produced by YNKB – Outer Noerrebro Cultural Bureau
in collaboration with students from Aarhus Municipal
Language Center was stolen from the corner of Nørre
Allé and Vesterbro Torv.
Andrea Creutz & Lise Skou's sound installation "Psychological Operations – PSYOP", which was originally installed in Satellite: Kvickly's Café in Bruun's Galleri, is now installed in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall due to complaints from the manager of Kvickly and the café's customers.