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The 3rd instalment of Blank Editions’ info-rich, occasional journal is focussed on the work of fluxes member Henning Christiansen, surrounding the ‘Freedom is Around the Corner’ exhibition and performance series. Features essays and artwork relating to Christiansen, written and realised by artists including Lucy Railton, Graham Lambkin, Áine O’Dwyer, Stíne Janvin Motland and many more...
'Henning Christansen: Freedom is Around the Corner' is released in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition and performance series of the same name, devoted to the work of pioneering Daish composer and artist Henning Christiansen (1932-2008). Perhaps best known for his collaborations and artistic affinities with notable artists such as Joseph Beuys and Fluxus members like Nam June Paik and Dick Higgins, Christiansen, who worked primarily on the remote Danish island of Møn, moved beyond his Fluxus-oriented roots to create a vast, often ineffable body of work that spanned music, performance, film, and visual art over the course of a fifty-year career.
Yet Christiansen’s work has remained under the radar, even in the ten years following his death: only a few of his recordings were available until recently, and his prolific compositional and visual outputs have rarely been performed or exhibited in the United States. Freedom is Around the Corner— the exhibition, the performance series, and the journal— seek to present Christiansen’s life and work in a holistic, varied manner that befits his dynamic practice.