This web exhibition accompanies the recent exhibition Danish Depression by the group KLC
( Keep Life Complicated), consisting of Claus Rohland and Jan Egesborg,
at the Kunstindustrimuseet in Copenhagen, Denmark,
from October 6 till November 6, 2005.
The group gained international attention in September 2005 when they had
1000 anti-war posters
distributed in Baghdad by a local assistant.
The following pictures were kindly provided by Hanne Horsfeld, Librarian at the Kunstindustrimuseet, who also gave me a short introduction to the disturbing and cynical pictures :
The word Hygge, appearing on all posters, is a Danish thing - related to cosiness, Gemuetlichkeit. You can read more about it on www.visitdenmark.com - a rather awful text, The warm light of winter, which provoked Jan and Claus to make this slogan. They turn Hygge on its head: point at all the Uhygge (unheimliche) underneath the surface.
Here is part of that text