BUTIKKEN - ART & BOOKS

 

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Photo Nicoline Olsen - Text Hanne Vind/Nicoline Olsen

 
 

An unseen art scene to visit in Copenhagen


You will find everything from little art books published in small numbers to paintings and prints by the well-established artist. The shop is also one of the few representatives of the zines genre.

 
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The shop is a family affaire and run by father and artist Thomas Holmbäck educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1988-94 and MA in Art Theory and Communication 1997-99 and his daughter animation director from The National Filmschool of Denmark Karla Nor Holmbäck. They are on a mission concerning art and had a desire that art should be for all and not merely represented in fancy galleries, where it might be so sterile that one does not want to enter.

The gallery represents 72 well-established artists. Thomas and Karla present the art-work in a present and personal way in the shop from the little zines and multiple to more prestigious pictures. For that reason, every print, collage and painting is in a frame.

 
 
 
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Art works by Pernille Priergaard Worsøe, Jesper Fabricius, Signe Jais, Kamilla Jørgensen, Lise Nørholm, Ulrik Crone, Elmer, CYF, Dorte Dahlin, Jørgen Carlo Larsen, Ina Marie Winther, Cast Ello, Anne Marie Ploug, Sine Jensen, Sara Koppel.

Everything is on display to watch and touch. The shelves are created from recycled materials and made by Thomas.

 
 
We want art to be for everyone and not only reserved for the elite and galleries with wealthy buyers. The shop is both an art project room and an exhibition space. Everyone is welcome, and even young people on a student budget can afford to buy some kind of artwork or publication.
— Thomas & Karla
 
 
 
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In the centre of the room, there are various book publications such as Ina Marie Winther, Daniel Milan, Amalie Götz, Robin Tomens, Anders Fjøldvar, Whoisladywindermere.

Året. Udgiver: Blankt papir. (The year. Publisher: Blankt papir). 

 

 

 
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Elmer, Christian Yde Frostholm

 
 

As Karla and Thomas are practising artists themselves, they started out using their art educations from separate areas of competence. Karla was engaging in alternative young zine artists from the so-called counterculture environment, while he was curating the more classical works of art. But after some years of working together, the two worlds are brought together, and both find art-works in a mix of genre, artists and generations.

On their website, all the artists are represented, ranging from the more than eighty years old, down to nineteen. The works are everything from drawings, collage work, prints, paintings, photos, objects, multiple, comics and books.

 
 
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Zine publications are printed in a smaller presentation by artists. The word zine comes from the 70's punk scene. Young artists would release their own magazines and create art, books and minor DIY works consisting of drawings, pictures and cuttings. The idea with this was to dissociate themselves with the established order and the frames that art would appear in at the time. Today it is more common for zine-artists to use riso-print, screen printing, photocopy etc.

 
 

Plaster sculpture by Ejnar Utzon Frank

In the centre of the room, there are various book publications such as Ina Marie Winther, Daniel Milan, Amalie Götz, Robin Tomens, Anders Fjøldvar, Whoisladywindermere.

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Art Works by Pernille Priergaard Worsøe, Thomas Holmbäck, Jesper Fabricius, Lise Nørholm, Ulrik Crone, Jørgen Carlo Larsen, Ina Marie Winther, Cast Ello, Laurent Géhin, Året, Anna Sofie Mørch-Bendixen, Tefra90.

 
 
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Behind Butikken (The Shop)

Thomas Holmbäck educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1988-94 and MA in Art Theory and Communication 1997-99.

Karla Nor Holmbäck is educated animation director from The National Filmschool of Denmark in 2018. She also studied comics at Serieskolan in Malmö.

 
 

VISIT

www.butikken.shop

BUTIKKEN - Art and Books

Flensborggade 27, 1669 Copenhagen V

Opening hours

Thursday - Friday 13–18

Saturday 12–16

Other inquiries call 21780844