Queen Sonja Visits Denmark For Exhibition Opening

  November 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Days after cancelling two engagements in Trondheim due to back pain, Queen Sonja of Norway’s health had improved enough for her to be able to make a short trip to Aarhus, in Denmark on Friday, where she helped launch an exhibition of her own artwork.

Texture is a collaboration between the Queen and artist Magne Furuholmen (a member of the Norwegian band A-ha), a ‘thematic combination of text and nature’. Graphic prints taken by the Queen during her nature walks have been overlaid with photographs of Mr Furuholmen’s sculpture works. The exhibition has already been shown across Norway and in London; proceeds from the exhibition are going towards the Queen Sonja Print Award.

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I går ettermiddag ble utstillingen "Texture" åpnet i Galerie MøllerWitt i Danmarks nest største by Århus. Utstillingen viser grafiske verk av Dronningen og Magne Furuholmen. Utstillingen i Århus vil vare til 25. november. Inntektene fra utstillingene går til Queen Sonja Print Award (QSPA). De tre siste årene har Dronning Sonja og Magne Furuholmen samarbeidet om et kunstnerisk prosjekt til støtte for QSPA – The Queen Sonja Print Award. Dronningen er en ivrig fotograf og hovedvekten av hennes kunstneriske produksjon har natur og fotografi som utgangspunkt. I Magne Furuholmens grafikk er tekst og språk sentrale elementer. Samarbeidet mellom dem viser de mange muligheter som trykkekunsten gir, med fotogravyr som fellesnevner for begge kunstnere. Begge kunstnere har et distinkt fokus på overflate og teksturer – detaljer i natur, detaljer i skulptur, forvandlet til nye teksturer gjennom trykkekunsten. Foto: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Det kongelige hoff #kongehuset #dronningen #dronningsonja #qspa #queensonjaprintaward #gallerimøllerwitt #århus #kunstnerstipend #texture

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Later that evening, the Norwegian Queen joined the Danish Queen for a concert at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen.

Queen Sonja and Queen Margrethe warmly greeted each other before walking the red carpet into the Concert Hall, where they watched a performance by Danish-French soprano Elsa Dreisig, who was the runner-up in the 2015 Queen Sonja International Music Competition. 

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One Response to Queen Sonja Visits Denmark For Exhibition Opening

  1. Natalya says:

    Queen Sonia and Queen Margrethe have been so elegant… I admire Their Majesties…

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