• Figures in Landscapes by Ragnar Kjartansson. Photo: Signe Aagard Häggqvist

  • Figures in Landscapes by Ragnar Kjartansson.

  • Pars Pro Toto by Alicja Kwade greets the visitors already before they enter the building. Photo: Asger Ladefoged

  • The Maersk Tower, 2017. Photo: Adam Mørk

  • The Maersk Tower, 2017. Photo: Adam Mørk

The recently built Maersk Tower is an extension of the Panum Institute located on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. Together, the two buildings house the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The new building is 75 meters tall and has so become a new landmark for Copenhagen and not least the University of Copenhagen. Jakob Fenger, member of the art group SUPERFLEX, has developed an art strategy for The Maersk Tower and IN SITU is due to their position at The Danish Building and Property Agency as art professionals designated to advise in the implementation phase. The art strategy uses the notion of transformation as its stepping stone - the transformation or development that happens in science but also that of the people who move in and out of the building daily. The thought is that future works individually or as a part of the whole will support the narrative of transformation. A transformation or change that can be narrated in a physical timeline or as a change over time. In continuation of the art strategy, two sketch competitions both with participating international artists are initiated. The sketch competitions will be settled during the summer of 2017.

NEWS:
June 2019: Podcast on Ragnar Kjartansson's art work in The Maersk Tower. The podcast is created as a part of Bikubenfonden's series of talks and podcasts called Visonsalon.