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Danish Round-up: Homeless Londoners displayed in glass

In other news, houses are outpacing apartments in the housing market, and a viral poll has given DF food for thought on Facebook

Four homeless Londoners to be displayed as art at the Randers Art Musem (photo: Pixabay)
April 9th, 2019 6:31 pm| by Emile Young

This Friday, Danish conceptual artist Kristian von Hornsleth will fly four homeless Londoners to be exhibited in glass displays at Randers Art Museum. The four homeless people come from different backgrounds, but all have a dependence on either crack or heroin, and none have ever left the UK before.

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No reservations
Hornsleth said he has no reservations about exhibiting the homeless. He and the participants understand homelessness as a symbol of a failed welfare system.

The homeless participants will receive half the price of the artworks they participate in. To date, the participants have received 30,000 kroner.

The exhibition, ‘SUPER CRASH’, runs from April 12 to July 28 and showcases three of Hornsleth’s sociopolitical projects:The Hornsleth Village Project’, ‘Hornsleth Homeless Tracker’, and the ‘Hornsleth Arms Investment Corporation’.

Following the exhibition, the homeless can be monitored via a purchased GPS tracker upon their return to London.

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