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Culture Week in Kongelunden centre

Musical performances, poetry readings, acrobatic performance and exhibition of paintings were all a part of the culture week at Center Kongelunden June 18th

By: Nino

The interest to Center Kongelunden’s culture week was big. Every day there were different performances and the exhibition of David Jason Lou’s paintings was open during all week. New Times interviewed the Chinese asylum seeker artist.

David’s story
“My father was an artist” David Jason explains. “I liked to paint from my childhood and tried to improve my skills in painting, but I never had time for it in my home country. I graduated from the university, where I studied economics and have been busy for many years after it. In Denmark I met the famous painter Maria Dubin, who worked as a volunteer in our centre. She covered the white walls of our centre with her beautiful paintings and I was inspired again. I became good friends with Maria. I felt the art became a part of my life, I couldn’t live without it. I painted over 20 paintings in two months. My friends liked them and encouraged me to make an exhibition. We invited some musicians and poets to join the culture week.”

 

The name of this painting is The international big family of Kongelunden. David gifted it to Kongelunden centre after exhibition. He told, he want all people, living in the center of Kongelund forget the difference of religion, culture, tradition. They can dance and be happy living together.
The name of this painting is The international big family of Kongelunden. David gave it as a gift to
Kongelunden centre after the exhibition. He says he wants all people who are living in the center of Kongelunden to forget the difference of religion, culture, tradition. They can dance and be happy living together.

 

David Jason Lou and artist Maria Dubin, who painted the walls of Kongelunden Centre and encouraged David. Interview with Maria Dubin: We asked Maria Dubin to told us what she thought about the project of cultural week, about David’s exhibition and about the new project she was going to do in Kongelunden. Maria Dubin: The whole idea with the project is to inspire the people and to open doors to new friendships and new ideas. David has made his exhibition had felt inspired to start painting. I wish people to be inspired. The idea of my new project is to gather artists from all over the world and create the artwork inside in the asylum centers all around Europe. First place will be Kongelunden center and it is going to be on 1st week of August. I invited the artists who come from France, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey and Algeria. All of them will come on 31st of July. Some of them will be invited from the people who live in the Kongelund to join and I think David is very much looking forward to meet and work with them, to see, what they are doing and learn from them. So, I think, it feels very happy when things grow, artists are very good platform to meet each other. ­David was only one who made exhibition of his paintings, but all of asylum seekers like the artworks you made in Kongelund. Why are people so happy? We can just feel it,but you, as artist and professional, probably know the answer why art is so important for humans? ­We all need to be surrounded by beauty. It’s about respect and this art project show people from whole world, that we all are one, we belong to each other. Creating the high quality work in Kongelund is showing the respect to other people. That is what we do.
Artist Maria Dubin and David Jason Lou. Maria Dubin encouraged David to paint. We asked Maria Dubin what she thought about the project of cultural week. “The whole idea with the project is to inspire the people and to open doors to new friendships and new ideas. David has made his exhibition and had felt inspired to start painting. I wish people to be inspired. The idea of my new project is to gather artists from all over the world and create the artwork inside in the asylum centers all around Europe. First place will be Kongelunden center and it is going on untill the first week of August. I invited the artists who come from France, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey and Algeria. All of them will come on 31st of July”.  Why is art so important for humans?
“We all need to be surrounded by beauty. It’s about respect and this art project shows people from the whole world, that we all are one, we belong to each other.
Visitors of the exhibition
Visitors of the exhibition
Visitors of the exhibition
Visitors of the exhibition
David Jason Lou and his paintings
David Jason Lou and his paintings
Guitarist Mikkel Andersen played nice compositions together with asylum seeker Ali BAba (drums) and with Danish Red Cross member, Lars Skaarup Mainz ( drums and percussions). (Photo by David Jason Lou).
Guitarist Mikkel Andersen played nice compositions together with asylum seeker Ali Baba (drums) and with the Danish Red Cross member Lars Skaarup Mainz (drums and percussions). (Photo by David Jason Lou).

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