ONLINE CONTRIBUTION / EAT THE RICH
A guided tour of Saxo Bank’s Copenhagen headquarters reveals the wealth, both symbolic and literal, of artworks and other exhibits acquired by the firm to furnish their offices while inspiring and motivating its employees. It is a prime example of a corporate art collection, a powerful tool to embody and project the values of a company, both internally and to the outside world: art is deployed to contaminate the world of finance with its ambitious ideas, and vice-versa.’
Hannibal Andersen (DK) is a Copenhagen based visual artist who works in the dynamic and speculative terrain where economics, politics, and ideology intersect. Andersen’s work deals with themes such as money, debt, finance, (de)commodification, branding, intellectual property and the implications of relentless privatization. As such, his practice seeks to provide a glimpse into the clandestine political economic mechanisms at play in and between institutions of power. Andersen has exhibited, performed, and researched widely in Denmark and abroad and has a forthcoming residency at ISCP in New York in 2023, and a public mural in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg titled The Abstract Expression of Privatization debuting this summer in Copenhagen.
Hannibal Andersen (Artist)