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Cultural Calendar

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  • JANUARY
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    29 27 28 29 30 31 01
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    09 10 11 12 13 14 15
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    30 31 01 02 03 04 05
  • FEBRUARY
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    30 31 01 02 03 04 05
    06 07 08 09 10 11 12
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    27 28 29 01 02 03 04
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  • APRIL
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    09 10 11 12 13 14 15
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    30 01 02 03 04 05 06
  • MAY
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    30 01 02 03 04 05 06
    07 08 09 10 11 12 13
    14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    28 29 30 31 01 02 03
    04 05 06 07 08 09 10
  • JUNE

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Cultural Events

25 April

Fabulous Iceland – from Sagas to novels

31.01.2012 - 29.04.2012

In a series of conversations, the journalist Pétur Blöndal asked contemporary Icelandic authors about their relationship with the literary tradition and the influence exerted on them by the past. The result is an Icelandic literary history of sorts, distilled into brief, individual stories

  • Location: Belgium

Hammershøi and Europe

04.02.2012 - 20.05.2012

The major spring exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark presents the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916). The exhibition takes a new approach to Hammershøi by having his art enter into a dialogue with fellow European artists of his day.

  • Location: Denmark

Asger Jorn and Triolektisk football

01.03.2012 - 31.05.2012

Fundación Athletic Bilbao and the Danish Embassy in Madrid present a documentary on Danish painter Asger Jorn and triolektic football during the conference series "Thinking Football".

  • Location: Spain

”More Than Meets The Eye” – an exhibition of Danish jewellery design

30.03.2012 - 30.04.2012

The exhibition displays the works of 14 Danish designers showing a great diversity in approaches to design and use of materials.

  • Location: Netherlands

INDEX: Award Exhibition

01.04.2012 - 31.05.2012

INDEX: Award Exhibition in Bilbao focuses on design and design processes that provide sustainable solutions to environmental problems. The Danish non-profit organization INDEX: creates its design under the slogan 'Design to Improve Life'.

  • Location: Spain

The international day for children's literature on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday

02.04.2012 - 02.04.2013

Celebration of the International Day for children's literature on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday April 2nd. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen's travel to Spain and display of the Danish Arts Council's exhibition "An illustrated children's book."

  • Location: Spain

Danish Films Spring in Austria

08.04.2012 - 29.04.2012

In collaboration with the Danish Embassy in Vienna a number of Austrian cinemas organise film days and small festivals, which film-fans should not miss.

  • Location: Austria

Viggo Rivad: ”Rivad – A retrospective” Exhibition of the almost 90 year old Viggo Rivad’s photopraphs. The images belong to Lars Schwander, who is also curating the exhibition.

11.04.2012 - 30.04.2012

Viggo Rivad, the legendary figure in Danish photography, celebrates summer 2012 his 90th birthday. On this occasion Lars Schwander curates a retrospective selection from his private collection. Amongst there are picture from Barcelona in the 1950’s.

  • Location: Spain

H.M. Queen Margrethe II’s "The Wild Swans" exhibited in Rome

14.04.2012 - 09.09.2012

  • Location: Italy

Mobility of Avoidance - a site-specific Danish performance in collaboration with the Czech National Theatre

16.04.2012 - 29.04.2012

Danish performance group CoreAct examines the notion of how humans avoid turning values into action and thereby avoid decisions on fundamental issues such as lifestyle, climate issues and existential human relations.

  • Location: Czech Republic

Climate exhibition “Breaking Ice” from Ilulissat

17.04.2012 - 31.05.2012

The exhibition “Breaking Ice” from the Knud Rasmussen Museum i Ilulissat has the human consequences of climate change in focus.

  • Location: Hungary

Danish Film Classics

20.04.2012 - 25.04.2012

Danish cinema has for the last 20 years experienced unparalled success. The film days will focus on this achievement with famous feature films, the most popular children’s films, the inevitable classics and innovative documentaries.

  • Location: Latvia

The Danish art collective WOOLOO in Tensta

23.04.2012 - 30.04.2012

The art collective Wooloo will this spring create a permanent sculpture project in Tensta, one of Stockholms Northern suburbs characterized by a high unemployment rate, a multi-cultural everyday life, as well as frequent media reports of crime and burned down buildings.

  • Location: Sweden
26 April

Žemyna – Earth Goddess – an international archaeological project with the participation of the world cities of Odense and Kaunus

01.01.2012 - 30.06.2012

The archaeology club Harja from Odense Museum in Denmark is launching a 3 year project for seniors, professional archaeologists and volunteers to promote archaeological activities in both Denmark and Lithuania.

  • Location: Lithuania

Ida Ferdinand and Ane Vester exhibit at Aloft Hotel in Brussels

11.01.2012 - 27.04.2012

Ida Ferdinand exhibits at Aloft Hotel in Brussels from January 11th to April 27th and Ane Vester exhibits at the same hotel May 9th to August 31st.

  • Location: Belgium

SPATIUM - Contemporary Danish Art

19.01.2012 - 13.05.2012

The exhibition SPATIUM at the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn takes its point of departure in the young, emerging Danish contemporary art scene and includes new site specific as well as some older works.

  • Location: Estonia

Fabulous Iceland – from Sagas to novels

31.01.2012 - 29.04.2012

In a series of conversations, the journalist Pétur Blöndal asked contemporary Icelandic authors about their relationship with the literary tradition and the influence exerted on them by the past. The result is an Icelandic literary history of sorts, distilled into brief, individual stories

  • Location: Belgium

Hammershøi and Europe

04.02.2012 - 20.05.2012

The major spring exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark presents the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916). The exhibition takes a new approach to Hammershøi by having his art enter into a dialogue with fellow European artists of his day.

  • Location: Denmark

Per Kirkeby and the ’forbidden paintings’ by Kurt Schwitters at BOZAR

10.02.2012 - 20.05.2012

BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, shows a major exhibition by the internationally acclaimed Danish artist, Per Kirkeby. Works by Per Kirkeby are displayed in conjunction with the German landscape painter Kurt Schwitters.

  • Location: Belgium

Life’s adventures versus life’s tales

15.02.2012 - 30.05.2012

Families and individuals from all generations enter a competition in Lithuanian storytelling on the topic of "Life’s adventures versus life’s tales: from H.C. Andersen up till today".

  • Location: Lithuania

Asger Jorn and Triolektisk football

01.03.2012 - 31.05.2012

Fundación Athletic Bilbao and the Danish Embassy in Madrid present a documentary on Danish painter Asger Jorn and triolektic football during the conference series "Thinking Football".

  • Location: Spain

”More Than Meets The Eye” – an exhibition of Danish jewellery design

30.03.2012 - 30.04.2012

The exhibition displays the works of 14 Danish designers showing a great diversity in approaches to design and use of materials.

  • Location: Netherlands

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

INDEX: Award Exhibition

01.04.2012 - 31.05.2012

INDEX: Award Exhibition in Bilbao focuses on design and design processes that provide sustainable solutions to environmental problems. The Danish non-profit organization INDEX: creates its design under the slogan 'Design to Improve Life'.

  • Location: Spain

The international day for children's literature on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday

02.04.2012 - 02.04.2013

Celebration of the International Day for children's literature on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday April 2nd. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen's travel to Spain and display of the Danish Arts Council's exhibition "An illustrated children's book."

  • Location: Spain

Danish Films Spring in Austria

08.04.2012 - 29.04.2012

In collaboration with the Danish Embassy in Vienna a number of Austrian cinemas organise film days and small festivals, which film-fans should not miss.

  • Location: Austria

Viggo Rivad: ”Rivad – A retrospective” Exhibition of the almost 90 year old Viggo Rivad’s photopraphs. The images belong to Lars Schwander, who is also curating the exhibition.

11.04.2012 - 30.04.2012

Viggo Rivad, the legendary figure in Danish photography, celebrates summer 2012 his 90th birthday. On this occasion Lars Schwander curates a retrospective selection from his private collection. Amongst there are picture from Barcelona in the 1950’s.

  • Location: Spain

The visionary, Danish-based design group INDEX: exhibits the finalists for INDEX: AWARD 2011 in Luxembourg city spaces

13.04.2012 - 15.05.2012

INDEX: is a Danish-based nonprofit organisation that designs under the slogan "Design to Improve Life". INDEX: works in sync with Danish design tradition to promote and use design and design processes globally to improve the lives of people worldwide.

  • Location: Luxembourg

H.M. Queen Margrethe II’s "The Wild Swans" exhibited in Rome

14.04.2012 - 09.09.2012

  • Location: Italy

"A Modern Royal Household" – The Danish Royal Residence

16.04.2012 - 29.04.2012

Through photos and video, "A Modern Royal Household" tells about the restoration and artistic decoration of Frederik VIII’s wonderful Palace in Amalienborg, Copenhagen - the new residence of the Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

  • Location: Luxembourg

Mobility of Avoidance - a site-specific Danish performance in collaboration with the Czech National Theatre

16.04.2012 - 29.04.2012

Danish performance group CoreAct examines the notion of how humans avoid turning values into action and thereby avoid decisions on fundamental issues such as lifestyle, climate issues and existential human relations.

  • Location: Czech Republic

Climate exhibition “Breaking Ice” from Ilulissat

17.04.2012 - 31.05.2012

The exhibition “Breaking Ice” from the Knud Rasmussen Museum i Ilulissat has the human consequences of climate change in focus.

  • Location: Hungary

The Danish art collective WOOLOO in Tensta

23.04.2012 - 30.04.2012

The art collective Wooloo will this spring create a permanent sculpture project in Tensta, one of Stockholms Northern suburbs characterized by a high unemployment rate, a multi-cultural everyday life, as well as frequent media reports of crime and burned down buildings.

  • Location: Sweden

Exhibition: "A bit away from everyday life" – the visual universe of Lars H.U.G.

24.04.2012 - 16.05.2012

The exhibition "A bit away from everyday life" presents lithographs, paintings and objects and provides a unique insight into the visual universe of respected Danish musician Lars H.U.G.

  • Location: Luxembourg

Greenland Eyes International Film Festival

24.04.2012 - 30.04.2012

The biggest Greenland Film Festival ever outside of Greenland/Denmark, in Berlin. The festival is a part of the cultural marker of the Danish EU Presidency and its focus on Danish films.

  • Location: Germany

"Divided and unified reality" - a new exhibition at ARTHUS Gallery by the Danish artist Lars Physant

26.04.2012 - 26.05.2012

Meet the world of diversity when the Danish visual artist Lars Physant, living in Barcelona, presents his research within the concept of “pure” painting based on realism at Arthus Gallery, Brussels. An experiment with simultaneous perception of a surface of often irregularly shaped relief structures with canvas on wood.

  • Location: Belgium
27 April

Žemyna – Earth Goddess – an international archaeological project with the participation of the world cities of Odense and Kaunus

01.01.2012 - 30.06.2012

The archaeology club Harja from Odense Museum in Denmark is launching a 3 year project for seniors, professional archaeologists and volunteers to promote archaeological activities in both Denmark and Lithuania.

  • Location: Lithuania

Per Kirkeby and the ’forbidden paintings’ by Kurt Schwitters at BOZAR

10.02.2012 - 20.05.2012

BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, shows a major exhibition by the internationally acclaimed Danish artist, Per Kirkeby. Works by Per Kirkeby are displayed in conjunction with the German landscape painter Kurt Schwitters.

  • Location: Belgium

Life’s adventures versus life’s tales

15.02.2012 - 30.05.2012

Families and individuals from all generations enter a competition in Lithuanian storytelling on the topic of "Life’s adventures versus life’s tales: from H.C. Andersen up till today".

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

Fine art in the Lithuanian Castles

31.03.2012 - 31.12.2012

Lithuanian castles in 8 different cities will present an impressive 36 exhibitions of fine art, with the final exhibition being held in Vilnius city hall. The exhibitions will embrace classic pictorial art in its traditional form, but emphasize how this form of art is still modern in its expressions and content.

  • Location: Lithuania

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