22 Jan-28 August 2005. The Statens Museum is currently housing an exhibition that combines sculpture, video and performance in a single, large-scale installation. Circus Pentium has all the trappings of the traditional circus, such as a big striped tent, a flying trapeze, and an imposing ring, but youll soon find that this is no regular circus.
From time to time, the space comes to life with performers and animals partly through the video installations and partly when the exhibition acts as the setting for the Circus Pentium opera whose weird and wonderful characters personify the worlds of psychoanalysis, politics, philosophy and economic power. Circus Pentium presents the visitor with a cacophonic universe whose only unifying force appears to be the Pentium, the brain of the digital world.
Henrik Plenge Jakobsen is a young Danish artist whose installations have been cause for controversy over the years. Since the mid-1990s he has gained international recognition and numerous exhibitions of his work have been held abroad. Tue-Sun 10.00 am-17.00 (until 20.00 Wed).
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Henrik Plenge Jakobsen: Circus Pentium
The Statens Museum for Kunst is right in the city centre. Slvgade 48-50, Tel. +45 33748494, fax +45 3374 8404. By bus: 10, 14, 40, 42, 43, 184, 185, 150S, 72E, 79E and 173E. By train: take S-trains and regional trains to sterport and Nrreport station