So this is what becomes of the broken-hearted – The Post

So this is what becomes of the broken-hearted

Autumn blues in the Round Tower (photo: iStock)
November 19th, 2016 7:00 am| by David Gomes
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Nov 19-Jan 22, open 10:00-18:00; Rundetaarn, Cph K; over-15s: 25kr, under-15s: 5kr
Drop by the Round Tower and discover what it looks like when broken hearts donate their belongings of sentimental value and stories to an exhibition.

The artists have created a space where everyone is offered an opportunity to overcome an emotional collapse through art and creation by contributing to the collection items such as love letters, photos and even old underwear.



Conceptualised in Croatia by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić in 2006, the museum has since toured internationally in cities as far-flung as Mexico City, San Francisco and London, amassing an amazing collection.

Although often coloured by personal experience, local culture and history, the artists explain, the exhibits form universal patterns offering us to discover them and feel the comfort they can bring – particularly to the contributors who have said their donation has enabled them to finally move on.

Hopefully they can also inspire our personal search for deeper insight and strengthen our belief in something more meaningful than hopeless suffering.
The exhibits on display at the Round Tower were donated at libraries in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus, Sønderborg or Rønne in September and October. So you have been warned, just in case!