Hip Hip Today (2007)
photo, 165x134cm

Hip Hip Today is a digital paraphrase of Danish painter P.S. Kroeyer's Hip Hip Hurra (1888) - depicting a group of people from the artistic colony in Skagen. In the remake, the original set-up is recreated in Kroeyer's actual garden, albeit with significant modifications.

All seven men in the original painting are replaced by well known contemporary women artists and muscians in Denmark. The three women are played by men - also related to the art scene.

With its focus on gender and ethnicity, Hip Hip Today is a social and political art piece demographically and ethnically challenging the distribution of values in a contemporary Scandinavian setting.

The photo was first shown at Skagen Museum in Denmark and since featured at ARKEN in Copenhagen as part of the museum's Skagen exhibition.