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The Kulturbro Foundation, Copenhagen

Kulturbro 2002 presents a range of scenic art, exhibitions, concerts, and workshops that use many different approaches. More than 100 different cultural events taking place at more than 25 museums, theatres, and concert venues.

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Oceans of culture in the Øresund region

More than 100 different cultural events taking place at more than 25 museums, theatres, and concert venues. That is Kulturbro 2002 - and it is just around the corner.

For many years, the Sound divided the neighbouring countries Denmark and Sweden. But that all ended in 2000 with the completion of the Øresund bridge. Even before the bridge planted its concrete feet solidly in the Sound, however, many worked tirelessly to build a cultural bridge between the two countries. The result was the Kulturbro biennial, whose proud arch first graced the gap in 2000.

Now, another Kulturbro biennial is ready to be launched. From Roskilde and Copenhagen in the west to Malmö and Ystad in the east, visitors can enjoy exhibitions, concerts, and performances of the highest international standard.
Even though this is just the second Kulturbro biennial, the remarkable US stage director Robert Wilson is already something of a veteran on the Kulturbro scene: In 2000, he was the man behind the hugely successful production of Woyzeck which has subsequently toured most of Europe. This autumn, Woyzeck will be performed in both London and Sarajevo, and the play opens in Los Angeles on 3 December.
For Kulturbro 2002, Robert Wilson will create an entirely new play - The White Town - which constitutes a tribute to the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. In addition to this, Robert Wilson is the central figure of the project Come In - Go Out, where art students from the entire Øresund region join forces to create nine pictures that will be exhibited at cultural institutions throughout the region.

Arne Jacobsen turns up again as the star of the major exhibition Arne Jacobsen - Absolutely Modern at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art north of Copenhagen. The museum presents all aspects of Jacobsen's work, and has also asked a number of international architects to create their own space on the basis of particularly Jacobsenesque qualities.

The dramatic arts see yet another major international figure presenting a new performance. The outstanding Asian stage director Ong Keng Sen has created Search:Hamlet, a radical new take on Shakespeare's Hamlet. The production involves musicians and actors from several continents, and the costumes are created by the Japanese designer Koji Hamai - famed in world of fashion for his work with Issey Miyake.

Kulturbro 2002 is the greatest single cultural event in the Øresund region. In addition to Arne Jacobsen, Robert Wilson, and Ong Keng Sen, the Kulturbro 2002 biennial features:
Susan Hiller, Magnus Wallin, Christian Marclay, Kutlug Ataman, Jenny Holzer, Jim O'Rourke, Arvo Pärt, Per Nørgård, Sven-David Sandström, Stanley B. Burns, Anna Ancher, Orhan Pamuk, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Slavoj Zizek, Ole Palsby, Marie Louise von Plessen, Asger Jorn, Tim Rushton, Phillippe Blanchard, Kim Gordon Group, Ikue Mori, Thurston Moore, Alan Licht, Kevin Drumm, Mats Gustafsson, Aaly Trio, Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann, Axel Dörner, Thomas Lehn, Keith Rowe, Bob Hund, Yoshimi, and many more.

For further information, please contact Hanna Madsbjerg, Kulturbro 2002 International Press Tel: +45 3388 2002, email:

The Kulturbro Foundation Gammel Kongevej 1 DK 1610 København V Tel.(+45) 33 88 20 00 Fax (+45) 33 88 20 10

Come Closer!
dal 27/8/2002 al 31/12/2002

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