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Asger Jorn

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Asger Oluf Jorn (3 March 1914 – 1 May 1973) was a Danish painter, sculptor, ceramic artist, and author. [1]

70 relations: Aarhus, Albissola Marina, Art movement, Artist's book, Avant-garde, Birmingham Small Arms Company, Calvados, Christian Dotremont, COBRA (avant-garde movement), Communist Party of Denmark, Complementarity (physics), Constant Nieuwenhuys, Copenhagen, Damville, Danes, Danish art, Denmark, Dialectical materialism, Erling Mandelmann, Eure, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Fernand Léger, Francesco Poli, Franz Kafka, Fundamentalism, Grötlingbo Church, Guggenheim Fellowship, Gutorm Gjessing, Guy Debord, Harry Frank Guggenheim, Henri Poincaré, Hypergraphy, International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, Jørgen Nash, Jens Staubrand, Johannes Holt-Iversen, Jutland, Lawrence Alloway, Løkken-Vrå, Le Corbusier, Letterist International, List of Danish painters, List of studio potters, London Psychogeographical Association, Lund, Mémoires, Members of the Situationist International, Methuen Publishing, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, N. F. S. Grundtvig, ..., Niels Bohr, Niels Viggo Bentzon, Peter Glob, Resistance movement, Ribe, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Scandinavia, Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism, Silkeborg, Situationist International, Situationist Times, Stalingrad (painting), Syndicalism, Tachisme, The New York Times, Three sided football, Three-valued logic, Trondheim, Tuberculosis, Wassily Kandinsky. Expand index (20 more) »


Aarhus (officially spelled Århus from 1948 until 31 December 2010) is the second-largest city in Denmark and the seat of Aarhus municipality.

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Albissola Marina

Albissola Marina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about west of Genoa and about northeast of Savona.

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Art movement

An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time, (usually a few months, years or decades) or, at least, with the heyday of the movement defined within a number of years.

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Artist's book

Artists' books (or book arts) are works of art that utilize the form of the book.

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The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.

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Birmingham Small Arms Company

The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited (BSA) was a major British industrial combine, a group of businesses manufacturing military and sporting firearms; bicycles; motorcycles; cars; buses and bodies; steel; iron castings; hand, power, and machine tools; coal cleaning and handling plants; sintered metals; and hard chrome process.

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Calvados is an apple brandy from the Normandy region in France.

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Christian Dotremont

Christian Dotremont, (12 December 1922 – 20 August 1979), was a Belgian painter and poet who was born in Tervuren, Belgium.

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COBRA (avant-garde movement)

COBRA (or CoBrA) was a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951.

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Communist Party of Denmark

The Communist Party of Denmark (Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti, DKP) is a communist political party in Denmark.

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Complementarity (physics)

In physics, complementarity is both a theoretical and an experimental result of quantum mechanics, also referred to as principle of complementarity.

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Constant Nieuwenhuys

Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys (21 July 1920 – 1 August 2005), better known as Constant, was a Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist, author and musician.

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Copenhagen (København; Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark.

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Damville is a former commune in the Eure Department in the Normandy region in northern France.

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Danes (danskere) are a nation and a Germanic ethnic group native to Denmark, who speak Danish and share the common Danish culture.

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Danish art

Danish art is the visual arts produced in Denmark or by Danish artists.

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Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Dialectical materialism

Dialectical materialism (sometimes abbreviated diamat) is a philosophy of science and nature developed in Europe and based on the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

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Erling Mandelmann

Erling Mandelmann (18 November 1935 – 14 January 2018) was a Danish photographer.

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Eure is a department in the north of France named after the river Eure.

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Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne

The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life) was held from 25 May to 25 November 1937 in Paris, France.

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Fernand Léger

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker.

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Francesco Poli

Francesco Poli (born 1949, Turin, Italy) is an Italian art critic and curator.

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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.

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Fundamentalism usually has a religious connotation that indicates unwavering attachment to a set of irreducible beliefs.

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Grötlingbo Church

Grötlingbo Church (Grötlingbo kyrka) is a medieval Lutheran church in Grötlingbo on the island of Gotland, in the Diocese of Visby (Sweden).

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Guggenheim Fellowship

Guggenheim Fellowships are grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts".

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Gutorm Gjessing

Gutorm Gjessing (4 April 1906 – 27 April 1979) was a Norwegian archaeologist and ethnographer.

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Guy Debord

Guy Louis Debord (28 December 1931 – 30 November 1994) was a French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, member of the Letterist International, founder of a Letterist faction, and founding member of the Situationist International (SI).

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Harry Frank Guggenheim

Harry Frank Guggenheim (August 23, 1890 – January 22, 1971) was an American businessman, diplomat, publisher, philanthropist, aviator, and horseman.

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Henri Poincaré

Jules Henri Poincaré (29 April 1854 – 17 July 1912) was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of science.

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Hypergraphy, also called hypergraphics and metagraphics, is a method, central to the Lettrist movement of the 1950s, which encompasses a synthesis of writing and other modalities.

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International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus

The International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus was a small European avant-garde artistic tendency that arose out of the breakup of COBRA, and was initiated by contact between former COBRA member Asger Jorn and Enrico Baj and Sergio Dangelo of the Nuclear Art Movement.

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Jørgen Nash

Jørgen Nash (March 16, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was a Danish artist, writer and central proponent of Situationism.

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Jens Staubrand

Jens Staubrand (born 28 August 1957) is a Danish freelance journalist, author and philosopher.

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Johannes Holt-Iversen

Johannes Holt Iversen (born 8 September 1989) is a Danish painter and sculptor currently located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Jutland (Jylland; Jütland), also known as the Cimbric or Cimbrian Peninsula (Cimbricus Chersonesus; Den Kimbriske Halvø; Kimbrische Halbinsel), is a peninsula of Northern Europe that forms the continental portion of Denmark and part of northern Germany.

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Lawrence Alloway

Lawrence Reginald Alloway (London, 17 September 1926 – New York City, 2 January 1990) was an English art critic and curator who worked in the United States from 1961.

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Until January 1, 2007 Løkken-Vrå was a municipality (Danish, kommune) in North Jutland County on the northwest coast of the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark.

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Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.

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Letterist International

The Letterist International (LI) was a Paris-based collective of radical artists and theorists between 1952 and 1957.

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List of Danish painters

This is a list of Danish painters who were born in or whose creative production is associated with Denmark.

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List of studio potters

A studio potter is one who is a modern artist or artisan, who either works alone or in a small group, producing unique items of pottery in small quantities, typically with all stages of manufacture carried out by themselves.

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London Psychogeographical Association

The London Psychogeographical Association (LPA) is an organisation devoted to psychogeography.

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Lund is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden.

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Mémoires (Memories) is an artist's book made by the Danish artist Asger Jorn in collaboration with the French artist and theorist Guy Debord.

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Members of the Situationist International

List of people that, at different times, have been members of the Situationist International.

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Methuen Publishing

Methuen Publishing Ltd is an English publishing house.

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Museum Jorn, Silkeborg

Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, (formerly Silkeborg Kunstmuseum) is a Danish art museum located in beautiful surroundings by Gudenåen in Silkeborg, Denmark.

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N. F. S. Grundtvig

Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (8 September 1783 – 2 September 1872), most often referred to as N. F. S. Grundtvig, was a Danish pastor, author, poet, philosopher, historian, teacher and politician.

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Niels Bohr

Niels Henrik David Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.

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Niels Viggo Bentzon

Niels Viggo Bentzon (Copenhagen, 24 August 1919 – Copenhagen, 25 April 2000) was a Danish composer and pianist.

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Peter Glob

Peter Vilhelm Glob (20 February 1911 – 20 July 1985), also known as P.V. Glob, was a Danish archaeologist who worked as the Director General of Museums and Antiquities for the state of Denmark and was also the Director of the National Museum in Copenhagen.

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Resistance movement

A resistance movement is an organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to withstand the legally established government or an occupying power and to disrupt civil order and stability.

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Ribe (Ripen) is a Danish town in south-west Jutland, with a population of 8,168 (1 January 2014).

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Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) has provided education in the arts for more than 250 years, playing its part in the development of the art of Denmark.

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Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.

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Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism

The Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism (Skandinavisk institut for sammenlignende vandalisme) is a non-profit cultural institute based in Denmark.

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Silkeborg is a Danish town with a population of 43,158 (1 January 2014).

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Situationist International

The Situationist International (SI) was an international organization of social revolutionaries made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, prominent in Europe from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972.

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Situationist Times

The Situationist Times ran to six issues edited and published by Jacqueline de Jong between May 1962 and December 1964 in Hengelo (Netherlands), Copenhagen and Paris, in editions of between 1,000-2,000.

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Stalingrad (painting)

Stalingrad is an oil painting by the Danish artist Asger Jorn depicting the futility of war.

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Syndicalism is a proposed type of economic system, considered a replacement for capitalism.

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Tachisme (alternative spelling: Tachism, derived from the French word tache, stain) is a French style of abstract painting popular in the 1940s and 1950s.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Three sided football

Three-sided football (often referred to as 3SF) is a variation of association football played with three teams instead of the usual two.

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Three-valued logic

In logic, a three-valued logic (also trinary logic, trivalent, ternary, or trilean, sometimes abbreviated 3VL) is any of several many-valued logic systems in which there are three truth values indicating true, false and some indeterminate third value.

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Trondheim (historically Kaupangen, Nidaros and Trondhjem) is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway.

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

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Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (Vasily Vasilyevich Kandinsky) (– 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist.

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