Works at Live Art Danmark
2010: Live Review of Nielsen’s “Funus Imaginarium” by Trine Ross at Samtalekøkken
2012: Panelist on Live Reviewing at Samtalekøkken

Funus Imaginarium
At Samtalekøkken in November 2010, critic Trine Ross from the Danish daily newspaper Politiken gave a live review of “Funus Imaginarium”. In this happening by “Das Beckwerk”, one of Nielsen’s former artistic incarnations, the human being, state citizen and artist Claus Beck-Nielsen was declared dead and buried. “Das Beckwerk“ ceased to exist a few months later after 100 days of mourning. Exactly one year later, on the 17th of January 2012, the artist was resurrected and christened “Nielsen” in the former church, Nikolaj Kunsthal.

Live Reviewing
Nielsen participated in a panel on live criticism as an art-form as an artist-reviewer at Samtalekøkken in December 2012.

Photo: gert van der Pumperlei

Photo: Gert van der Pumperlei

About the Artist
Nielsen has gone through several incarnations and deaths since 1963. Presently, he is mostly known as an author of novels, currently living in Berlin as a DAAD resident. But there are also Madame Nielsen and Agent Nielsen …

Some information can be found on Nielsen’s current website. The extensive documentation of Das Beckwerk is here.

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