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We are forging an alliance, to strengthen dialogue and cooperation, between art professionals in Finland, Denmark, and Korea. The alliance will initiate, produce, and disseminate a diversity of art projects.

The basic idea is to put a number of selected artistic activities, in rotation in the alliance’s various networks. We want to create flow in the traffic of ideas, funds, works, etc. by establishing a robust and flexible system for joint administration and production, organized so that it is continuously adapting to the resources and opportunities, we have available on an ongoing basis.

We are now working to build this transnational circle line, that we are naming ALLIANCEN (Danish word for The Alliance). The terrain must be mapped, and stations established in the three countries. ALLIANCEN will include artists, institutions and curators, gallerists, and other cultural entrepreneurs. The team finds common ground, through some very specific work, meetings, and workshops.

The axis of ALLIANCEN’s network building, is a continuous, accumulating process work by the three artists, Denise Ziegler (FIN), Dae Hong Kim (KOR) and Peter Holmgård (DK), in collaboration with changing international partners. The results of this process – photographs, videos, drawings, texts, actions, sculptures, etc. – which flow from the collaboration, are presented frequently at the local stations, online and in connection with other exhibition projects, etc. in which we are involved – e.g., in 2022:
– Holmgård’s gALLERIA Forårsalon, in Copenhagen in March.
– BeonWho gallery Busan in April.
– Inauguration of vitrine station at Galleria Sculptor in Helsinki – June 3
– Galerija Makina in Pula in Croatia in September
– Workshop and exhibition, Da Lat, Vietnam, February 2023

Sculpture etc. exhibition in KoreaThe alliance’s first major effort will be, to give the exhibition nordiSKulptur i Danmark, a future with Korean partners. The ambition is to realize an exhibition by Nordic and Korean artists in Busan, already in the fall of 2023.

The opportunity to establish ALLIANCEN, now presents itself as the result of many years of collaboration, performed in very diverse contexts, across borders, in many medias. Sometimes within a solid institutional framework, and more often, independently, without financial support, motivated by professional curiosity, with no other aim than artistic exploration. The ambition is, to take advantage of whatever resources and goodwill we have generated during that work, to continue working, and to be able to share the opportunities with other professionals in the arts.

Denise Ziegler, Dae Hong Kim, Peter Holmgård, Steen Madsen, the Association of Finnish Sculptors (SKL), BeonWho, HOLMGÅRD’s gALLERIA, Galerija Makina,