Art and Media

visAvis exhibits at Danske Grafikeres Hus

We are holding an exhibition at Danske Grafikeres Hus (the Danish Graphic Artists’ House), at Sølvgade 14 in Copenhagen! Come to the opening on the 4th of August from 6pm-8pm, or stop by the exhibition…

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BORDER – a collective poem

Written by the participants at a series of creative writing workshops which took place in the Trampoline House during Spring 2016. Collected by Liv Nimand Duvå I live on the border between the I and…

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visAvis #12: Recommendations

John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath Novel, 1939 I would like to share what is in my opinion one of the most significant books on the migration theme: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. This is…

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Keeping warm in cold country

When you exit the metro at Christianshavn in Copenhagen you see a number of statues known as the Greenland Monument. They were made from red granite by the Danish sculptor Svend Rathsack after he had…

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A burning taste of exile

Recommendation: Warsan Shire: Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth. Poems. flipped eye publishing 2011 By Lise Olivarius The first words of Warsan Shire’s collection of poems read: “I have my mother’s mouth and my…

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Waiting for Asylum

visAvis brings two poems by Reem Zakzouk, a stateless woman of Palestine, born in Saudi Arabia and currently living in Sweden. In her writing she explores questions of exile and belonging, registration versus recognition and…

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