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Title: Asger Jorn and the photographic essay on Scandinavian vandalism
Authors: Henriksen, Niels.
Editors: University of St Andrews. School of Art History.
Keywords: Denmark
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Inferno: Journal of Art History Vol. 8 Article 5 2003
Abstract: This article will examine the work of the Danish painter, potter and sculptor Asger Jorn (1914-1973). Although Asger Jorn is sometimes presented as the Scandinavian exponent of post war Abstract Expressionism, he was really a movement of his own, consciously working against such categorisations, and arguing against abstraction in art. From the beginning of the 1940s onwards Jorn was the initiator of periodicals and movements and always an ardent supplier of manifestos and articles. The best known of these movements are the COBRA-group and the Situationist International. In particular his work in the Scandinavian Institute for Comparative Vandalism and his project "10000 Years of Scandinavian Folk Art" will be discussed.
Version: Postprint
Description: Previously in the University eprints HAIRST pilot service at
Article 5 of 6 in issue devoted to the visual culture of the Scandinavian and Baltic region.
ISSN: 1355-5596
Type: Journal article
Publication Status: Published
Status: Peer reviewed
Publisher: School of Art History, University of St Andrews
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