|Bjørn Nørgaard has built a wall, 2017, in the field behind the kunsthal of earth.
"I'm building a wall of land. 'From earth you have come, to earth, you will stay'".
Bjørn Nørgaard's first wall was Menneskemuren / The Human Wall in 1982. It was originally built for a Nordic exhibition at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. It was an optimistic global wall with representations from different cultures around the world and a caricatured capitalist money on the top. Seven years later, when the Berlin Wall fell, the world opened. However, Nørgaard couldn't engage with the hubris. The world wasted the 90's on foolish abuse of opportunities and with 9/11 and the Iraq War, everything smoked to the floor. Now walls are being built in Israel, Europe, and perhaps Trump's wall against Mexico. http://www.bjoernnoergaard.dk/en