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Donation Jorn, Silkeborg/billedkunst.dk Asger Jorn, Long Live the Passionate Revolution of Creative Intelligence, 1968. SMK

© Donation Jorn, Silkeborg/billedkunst.dk
Asger Jorn, Long Live the Passionate Revolution of Creative Intelligence, 1968. SMK

© Donation Jorn, Silkeborg/billedkunst.dk
Asger Jorn, Support the Students Who Should Study and Learn Freely, 1968. SMK

1963-1968: Everyday revolutions

Throughout his life Jorn advocated a revolutionary view of art. Art should bring the revolution out into everyday life. This meant that artistic activity in the public space was of key importance.

Revolutionising society remained a goal for Jorn throughout his life. Together with the other members of the Situationistisk Internationale Jorn wished to introduce the revolution into everyday life. One of their approaches consisted in handing out flyers and pamphlets in the public space, prompting people to change their behaviour.

Supporting the student revolt

Jorn created four posters in support of the student revolt in Paris in 1968, thereby continuing the traditions and ambitions of the Situationist International. By introducing strategic spelling mistakes and twists on the students’ slogans Jorn expressed his sympathy with the students’ struggle.

During this period Jorn would also venture out into the streets of Paris to tear advertising posters from the city walls. According to Jorn, the objective of lifting the posters out of their original context was this:

"I want these pictures to be poetic, dramatic; I want them to become independent of the idiotic messages they pretend to present."

Jorn wanted to transform the commercial messages of advertising into an artistic language instead.

Donation Jorn, Silkeborg/billedkunst.dk. Asger Jorn, Untitled, 1963. Anne & Lars Olesen's Collection.

© Donation Jorn, Silkeborg/billedkunst.dk. Asger Jorn, Untitled, 1963. Anne & Lars Olesen's Collection.

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