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Invitation to the exhibition “Bottom out?”

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on juli 31, 2009

Just Another Gallery

inviterer Dem med ledsager til


“Bottom Out?”

“Inverted Girl” from Artworks by Carl Frederik Waage Beck

Phrasal Verb: [bottom out]: To descend to the lowest point possible, after which only a rise may occur…

See: U.S. subprime mortgage crisis.

bot·tomn.: The trousers or short pants of pajamas. Often used in the plural.

Informal:The buttocks.

Fredag d. 2. Oktober 2009

kl. 18.00-20.00

Der vil blive serveret vådt og knastørt.

Nye malerier af:


Med venlig hilsen

Carl Frederik Waage Beck

Udstillingen er herefter åben: 3. Oktober – 8. Oktober kl. 16:00-19:00

Just Another Gallery har denne gang til huse i:

Oehlenschlægersgade 53A – 1663 København V

Tlf. 30244442

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Iraqis sheltering in Brorsons church: Morality vs. democracy

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on maj 18, 2009

Last night as I had finished writing up my invitation for the reception in Brorsons church on may 28th, I flicked on the news and discovered that approximately 50 Iraqis have sought shelter in the church.
The Iraqis have been denied asylum in Denmark, and are now fearing repatriation to Iraq.

A similar case occurred in 1992 when a number of palestinian refugees sheltered in Blågaards church which resides in the same church district as Brorson. This dragged on for several months, and resulted in politicians creating a special law granting them the right to stay in Denmark.

Traditionally Danish churches have chosen not to evict sheltering people.
The decision will be made tonight by the church board of which I became a member and vice chair only 6 months ago.

I see several conflicting issues in this case:

  • First of all I feel deeply with the sheltering families which are now fearing a return to a failed state that shows no promise of safety and comfort in the foreseeable future.
  • The decisions made by the Danish Parliament must be respected, or democracy disintegrates into lawlessness and anarchy.
  • Being responsible for Brorsons church I feel hijacked into a conflict that I do not wish to be a part of, even though I sympathize with the sheltering Iraqis and believe that the Danish state has failed in its handling of foreigh refugees.
  • In keeping with what I believe to be the duty of the church I will vote against evicting the Iraqis tonight.

I hope this situation can be resolved quickly to the benefit of everyone involved, and wish that the Iraqi refugees can have their case reevaluated on a more thorough investigation.

more on the news here:

Best regards, Carl

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Brorsons church: join for a celebrational reception!

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on maj 17, 2009

Dear all,
to celebrate my first “real” solo exhibition you are hereby invited to join for a reception in
Brorsons Church on Thursday May 28th between 17:00 and 20:00.

Please spread the word and forward the danish versioned pdf of the invitation below.
Danish invitation

At the exhibition you will be able to cast your vote in the “2009 Saviour” election as well as enjoy some wine and good company. If you can’t make it then please dont hesitate to vote in the poll to the right of this screen.

Heres a map showing the location

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Best regards, Carl

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