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VISKUM / WORKS / SELF-PORTRAITS (2003-)

One of Morten Viskum’s projects in recent years has been to produce a series of large installations which involve self-staging. Every year on his birthday he goes to a workshop in Paris where a silicon cast is made of him in a particular pose. The cast then becomes part of an even larger installation where he presents himself in various contexts. Among other characters, he has posed as Jesus, a scientist, a devout Muslim and a financier. The project started in 2004 with Immortal – a staging of ‘the artist Viskum’. While some of these selfportraits are linked to the present, others are independent of it. The project will eventually include casts recalling years prior to 2004; based partly on photographic material, these will extend back to Viskum’s birth on February 2, 1965.

BELIEVE / 2003

IMMORTAL / 2004

THE SCIENTIST / 2005


IMAGIO DEI / 2006

SON OF ABDULLAH / 2007

THE PERFECT SCULPTURE / 2008


NORWAY / 2009

SCARLET / 2010

GADDAFI / 2011

THE CLOWN / 2012

THE COLLECTOR / 2013

THE BEGGAR / 2014

I AM CHARLIE / 2015

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN / 2016