AAAA SAILING CEREMONY
The Schooner Maja, f.eks., Stigsborg Brygge, Nørresundby, Denmark
Sunday 6th October 2019 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm
The project AAAA was an event-based public artwork initiated by artists Lukas Heistinger and Bernhard Garnicnig as part of their exhibition with the platform f.eks.
AAAA (which stood for AAlborg Anti-Artwashing) seeked to encourage interactions between the artistic, public, corporate, and government interests surrounding Aalborg’s transformation from an industrial to a cultural city. Through a combination of private conversations and public events the artists’ aim to rethink the parts art can play in the future contexts of the city.
AAAA invited local artists, developers, government officials, and publics into the project. After a collective sailboat voyage across the Limfjord, a final ‘Policy Transformation Proposal’ was handed over to the local government in a ceremony at the Aalborg harbor front.
The project AAAA forms the basis for Aalborg Artist’s Association, all rights to the name and logo was handed over to local artists in Northern Jutland in order to create a responsible long-term vision for art and culture in the city of Aalborg.