Queen Margrethe inaugurates her urban artistic gift received from the authorities for her golden jubilee

Queen Margrethe of Denmark opened and admired the new street art in front of the Nordatlantens Brygge cultural center in Copenhagen. This work of art, created by three artists from the three nations of the kingdom, is the gift that Queen Margrethe received from the Danish government and parliament on the occasion of her golden jubilee.

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The artist gift given to Queen Margrethe for her 50 years of reign

In 2022, Queen Margrethe celebrated 50 years of reign. The organization of its golden jubilee festivities was disrupted by the health measures in force that year. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her reign, Queen Margrethe received many gifts, including from the country’s authorities. The government and the Folketing (Danish parliament) came together to offer a work of art to the artist queen.

Queen Margrethe is welcomed by the director of the Nordatlantens Brygge cultural center (left), by the three artists and the president of parliament (center), and by the Minister of Culture (right) (Photo: Emil Nicolai Helms/ Scanpix 2024/ABACAPRESS.COM)

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Queen Magrethe chose to abdicate on January 14, 2024, the day of her 52nd reign. His son, Frederik X, succeeded him. Since her abdication, the former sovereign has drastically reduced her schedule of obligations, which allows her to devote her retirement to her artistic passions.

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Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish artists create joint work for Queen Margrethe’s golden jubilee

This May 2, 2024, Queen Margrethe was able to inaugurate this urban work which will be visible on the sidewalk of a Copenhagen pier. The work is on the ground in front of the entrance to Nordatlantens Brygge. It is a cultural center that organizes many cultural and artistic events, mainly contemporary art exhibitions.

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Queen Margrethe was able to interact with the artists who presented their work entitled “Imaq, Havið, Havet”. The artists come from the three nations that make up the Kingdom of Denmark. Hansina Iversen is from the Faroe Islands, Jessie Kleemann is from Greenland and Gudrun Hasle lives in Denmark. Hansina Iversen drew 18 colored stars, recalling the 18 islands forming the Faroe Islands. Jessie Kleemann depicted three large fish swimming in the icy waters of Greenland, guarding their eggs. Gudrun Hasle depicted large dandelions. The drawings are made on a sidewalk evoking a river.

The work seen from above, on the sidewalk in front of the cultural center (Photo: Emil Nicolai Helms/Scanpix 2024/ABACAPRESS.COM)
The three artists in front of their work. We see a dandelion, a star and a fish with its eggs (Photo: Emil Nicolai Helms/Scanpix 2024/ABACAPRESS.COM)

An inauguration ceremony was organized in the cultural center, led by Karin Elsbudóttir, director of the center. Søren Gade, speaker of parliament, and Jakob Engel-Schmidt, Minister of Culture who represented the government, gave a speech. .

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Nicolas Fontaine


Nicolas Fontaine has been a designer-editor and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media. A specialist in royal family news, Nicolas founded the site Histoires royales of which he is the editor-in-chief. [email protected]



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