M/F Ærøskøbing

Sitespecific Public Art Work

During the summer and fall of 2011, we participated in the public art project “Vores Kunst” (Our Art), and won the competition to decorate the ferry M/F Ærøskøbing. The artwork was realized during 2012. “Vores Kunst” is a collaboration between The Danish Art Council and The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR. The goals of “Vores Kunst” are to engage the Danish people in the art surrounding them and to create three new site-specific artworks developed in close dialogue between the citizens and the artists.

Using 1440 liters
of ship’s paint, we transformed the ferry that connects the little island of Ærø with the larger island of Funen in Denmark. The ferry was painted in three new basic colours: black, white and yellow. Painted portholes, anchor and a ladder were added on one side. The other side features a 35 meter Cutaway- motif. More...

Materials: Paint
Measurements: The 35 meter long ferry.
Site: M/F Ærøskøbing sails the waters between Ærøskøbing and Svendborg, Denmark

Supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation, Ærø Muncipality and a number of businesses and private residents of Ærø.

Preliminary works for art for the ferry M/F Ærøskøping belongs to the collection ofKØS - museum of art in public places.

Photo: Jacob Petersen, Jacob Kjøller and Randi & Katrine

The work is still on show.