Henning Christiansen was a Danish composer and key figure in the Danish branch of the 1960s Fluxus movement, which sought to break conventions in the art world at the time by incorporating music and performance into artistic practices. The artist was born in Copenhagen in 1932. In his 20s Henning Christiansen took on a course on composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. There he would meet the Korean artist Nam June… Read more
About the artwork
Die Freiheit ist um die Ecke is one of Henning Christiansen's most famous slogans. The artist's mantra speaks to the very essence of his goal to continuously push the boundaries of his fluctuating artistic practice. There is a satisfaction in the eternally progression towards "freedom" without eve rounding the corner to meet it. Would one actually "arrive", it would be at best uninteresting. The value in freedom, creation or exploration is in the striving to achieve it, in the gesture that leads to the creation.