Commercial Design and Experimental Art
Gunnar Aagaard Andersen’s relaxed approach both to art and to commercialised creativity positioned him centrally in the field where the two overlap. Other important players were the brothers Aage and Mads Eg Damgaard who owned textile factories in Herning, the artistic textile firm Unika Væv in Copenhagen, and the magazine Mobilia. These enterprises were pioneers within both the commercial-industrial creative field and experimental art from the 1950s. The industrial process from idea and experiment to production, as well as the expanded field of visual art, were demonstrated in concrete painting and total decoration. These manifestations within the visual art of the 1950s and 1960s were followed up by Paul Gadegaard, Dieter Roth, Arthur Köpcke and Paul Gernes, as well as by Aagaard Andersen himself.
|A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975
|Tania Ørum, Jesper Olsson
|Udgivet - 2016