This amazing hard cover coffee table book describes The 'Hornsleth Village Project Uganda' art project from 2006, where 100 people from the small village central in Uganda was invited to change their name to 'Hornsleth' in exchange for livestock animals.
With the project’s subtitle, ‘We want to help you, but we want to own you’, the project aimed to confront and challenge the concept of ‘free trade’ as such, between the so called and 3rd world end western societies.
Danish National TV produced a 90 minutes documentary film following the project, also available for sale on this website.
Hornsleth Village Project Uganda
30 x 25 cm, 172 pages.
This huge beautiful hard cover art book gives an intensive overview of Hornsleth’s work from 1995 to 2005. The sublime graphic design is accompanied with well written texts from art historians and artists who know Hornsleth well.
The title ‘Fuck You Art Lovers Forever’ is a typical Hornsleth style ironic statement reflecting on his feeling towards art. As Hornsleth says:
”On one side I feel art is stupid, worthless and just fucking with people’s minds as they naively are seeking life content. On the other side art is the only alternative to despair, as it can offer endless joy and inspiration to all the scared little people on a little blue planet in a big dark universe".
"There are crazy amounts of bad boring art out there, so I think to myself, that I must not be manipulated by the corporate cultural industrial art system and the so called good taste. I must try and decide myself and rely on myself to discover what real art is, and what I truly like, despite what other people say. Only this way I can find out, who is a real art lover, - and fuck the rest.”
Fuck You Art Lovers Forever
552 pages, 30 x 30 cm, 5 kg.
980,00 DKKThis huge beautiful hard cover art book gives an intensive overview of Hornsleth’s work from 2005 to 2015. The sublime graphic design is accompanied with well written texts from art historians and other friends of the artist.
Deep Storage Project’ is Hornsleth's amazing four year worldwide quest completed in 2014 where he to collected 4000 human blood and DNA samples and placed them inside a sculpture later lowered 11 km down into the Marianas Trench. This amazing hard cover art is book bursting with beautiful photos and descriptive texts will give you the whole story.
The provocative Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth had an idea a few years ago, which proved to be easier said than done. Blood samples from five thousand people are dumped in a metal container eleven kilometers deep in the ground, where they remain untouched for thousands of years as a kind of DNA museum of mankind.
Maybe forever, maybe until a future civilization finds the container and recreates the people in it. However, the monumental 'Deep Storage Project' encounter all sorts of hardships along the way. The global financial crisis sends shock waves through the art world, and a British art fraudster gets the optimistic Hornsleth entangled in his idiotic pipe dreams. At the same time, his relationship to his wife and the small film crew starts to get more tense - but he also meets unexpected support from the financial elite of the city of Vejle, and the acid rockers from Flaming Lips!
The controversial Hornsleth, who is widely known for having convinced the inhabitants of an entire village in Uganda to take on his surname in return for one goat each, has never kept his ego to himself or been too afraid to share his opinion. And the same is true in the film about his latest project. A mad idea, and a mad story.
Deep Storage Project
30 x 23 cm, 172 pages