Christian Schmidt Rasmussen

Works for Live Art Danmark
2014 Facepainting for Adults, Overgaden, Copenhagen
2016 Workshop “Afskedsfest for rumskibet, der skal flyve til universets ende”, Live Art for Børn, Nordkraft, Aalborg

Workshop “Afskedsfest for rumskibet, der skal flyve til universets ende”
The premise for this workshop was the idea that a giant space ship has been built in Aalborg. It’s take off for the end of the universe is imminent. The objective of the workshop was to prepare the celebration of its departure. In collaboration with the artist, the participating children wrote about the party, preparations for the upcoming space journey, the interior of the spaceship, and what Aalborg will look like in a hundred years.


Face Painting for Adults
For this project, we invited three well known visual artists to paint the faces of grown ups for one afternoon. Christian Schmidt Rasmussen was one of the artists, Kathrine Ærtebjerg and Anna Fro Vodder accompanied him. The facial paintings were, of course, temporary and could not be sold, much less at prices anywhere near of what these artist’s works normally fetch. The action was a humoristic comment on the commercial art market and the question of “value”. How is the value of a performance assessed?

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About the Artist
Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In the early 1990s, he participated in the artists-run “Baghusets” exhibitions. Since then, he had a number of solo exhibitions at Nicolai Wallner, one of the Denmark’s most prominent galleries. He has shown his paintings in several museums in Denmark and abroad and is represented at The National Gallery of Art.

Many examples of Christian’s work can be found on his homepage.

Om liveart_dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.