This site gathers a select collection of artworks and projects by the Danish artist Anja Franke


InstantHERLEV institute is an exhibition-making organization for artistic research and site-specific projects founded and directed by Anja Franke


Notes from Herlev - Updates and Thoughts

Dag og Nat (Day and Night) permanently installed in Skovlunde Bypark was created by the  in 2015. Dag og Nat is the result of a collaboration between the Danish Arts Foundation and Ballerup Kommune (Municipality) about an artwork that looks to create a new meeting point and as well improve accessibility to this city park. This video was produced by Ballerup Kommune as an effort to introduce the artwork in general.

By Invitation Only was an exhibition guest-curated by Lucía Sanromán at InstantHerlev Institute exploring the concept of hospitality through its negative modes of exclusion, control, discrimination and social stereotyping. Through this exploration, the exhibit correlated this Danish home with the nation. The exhibition looked at the concepts of radical hospitality as the underlying basis for challenging the philosophical ideas that conform foreign international relations — including asylum policies, national security, and humanitarian intervention.

This video captures to some extent the environment established by the exhibition during the summer of 2014; as seen through the eyes of a local TV station in Herlev, Denmark.  Danish, no English subtitles.

InstantHerlev institute/PRIVAT PUBLIK install the sculpture TEA WITHVIEW by Anja Franke Nakkehovedfyr, Gilleleje Museum and Kunsthus uden mure, on view until 23 OCT 2011.