Pink acrylic paint replaced the nature's green colours in Mindeparken in Aarhus in the summer of 2018.
the Work, which was called 'The Garden – the End of the Hour, Beginning of Hour', was told from several sides, as many believed that it was harmful to the nature.
despite That, it has now been honoured by The Royal Danish garden society, which has awarded Kulturhavefondens award the obviously provocative piece of art that ARoS stood for.
- It is a great personal recognition to receive this award, which we are incredibly happy, and it gives us the opportunity to thank the strong collective effort, which enabled 'The Garden', says ARoS' director Erlend G. Høyersten in a press release.
There were quite a few citizens, who believed that the work of art damaged nature. Photo: Private
- I can see what they think, they think they do, but even to paint the grass and the trees, which must now be felled, and I'm not sure, is the most fix solution, I've heard of. It is clear that the people are being stirred up, said the queen Margrethe at the time to TV 2 Østjylland.
the Comment was, however, withdrawn in the country some time later.
- Yes, it was I may not have said. But you got some difficulty with removing the paint again, says Margrethe then to Aarhus Stiftstidende.
the Work of art should stimulate debate about the changes nature will go through in the future. Photo: Ida Munch
But the trouble seems apparently to have been worth it. With the price also followed 25.000, which, however, must not fund more acrylic paint.
ARoS has big ambitions to drive a sustainable museum and at the same time contribute to a greener society. Therefore, the premium will on the 25,000 crowns be passed on to the Danish society for nature conservation to support their important work for a richer nature and a clean environment, says Erlend G. Høyersten.
the Reasons for the fine honour states that 'Aros with The Garden, has managed to combine a quite immediate and aesthetically this experience of 'gardens' with the intellectual depth'.