We are only one day in, and August is already shaping up to kick Copenhagen into orbit. Forget about the comatose state of July, and what little summer we had, this month is bringing it. I want to find the time for all of it: the electronic music festivals Strøm and Stella Polaris, Copenhagen Fashion Week, the international street theatre festival Metropolis, Copenhagen Cooking, MAD Foodcamp... but best of all the five day bonanza that is Shepard Fairey generously gracing Copenhagen with no less than five giant pieces.
Fairey is in town for the opening of his latest show Your Ad Here in V1 Gallery, and he has hit the ground running. Yesterday the crew was working on the lot of the old Youth House. Ever since they tore it down (here and here), it has been like an open wound refusing to heal. The lot is something between sacred and haunted, and up until yesterday no one had even dared touch it. And then came Fairey. This is the best if not only solution, and it is almost like the ground have started healing overnight. Street art is mighty.
Instructions from Ground Control: pinch it if you have to.
Obey. How can you not?
Jagtvej 69 today, finally at peace.
Five more days to go... you haven't heard the last of it yet, I promise.