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11 January 2019

How to Begin

I have a book out, a Danish essay on pornography.

"Kaninens sele" ("The Rabbit's Harness") is a philosophical essay on the cultural history of pornography and on the relationship between pornography and modernity. The author argues that the modern subject is caught between the public's demand for transparency and emotional accountability and a desire to secretly remain 'sealed' beyond the discourse of power. The essay deals with the formation of the concept of pornography, the legalization of pornography in Denmark and in the USA, and more. It is 75 pages long, heavily annotated, and written in Danish. You can buy it here.

18 November 2018

How to Begin

I have a book out, a collection of essays on art. It's 182 pages, 21 essays in total covering everything from composers Olivier Messiaen and Gunnar Berg to Wagner's “Ring”, Italian horror director Dario Argento, German artist Joseph Beuys, books, art babble, being an artist in the 21st century, skill and technique, how to understand abstract art, Outsider Art, art on Facebook, doubt, taste, female beauty in art, how to begin making an artwork, and more. You can buy it here.

3 November 2018

Three pages with photos from Randers added: 1, 2 and 3.

2 November 2018

Page with various portraits of me added.

1 November 2018

Institute for Alien Reserch

IFAR | Musique Concrète | Onomatopoeic | compilation has one of my tracks on it, Cave Drawing (2018). You can buy the album here.

Beyond Trio

New album from the Beyond Trio has my painting Sepultura (2016) on the cover. You can go buy the album here.

Piece of music written for me by American composer and guitarist Max Ridgway.

Video produced for the Murder at Mississippi exhibition, 2017.


Bo Gorzelak Pedersen, b. 1971. Danish writer and art critic. Degree in History of Ideas and Film and Television from the University of Aarhus. Currently lives in Randers.

I am a visual artist and I have exhibited both across Europe and in the US. I primarily do paintings but I also make video art and installation art. I have had works included in juried shows.

Apart from this I also do sound art, and some of my pieces have been played on Danish national radio (DR) and included on compilations.

I have co-produced several videos, including a TV documentary. One video won second prize in a national competition.

Over the years I have self published more than 35 small collections of poetry and essays, and I have had poems included in various magazines and books.

I have collaborated internationally with other artists, composers, etc.

I have experience with doing international competitions for artists as well as charity fundraising.

I have experience with being a juror in connection with exhibitions.

I am regularly invited to come give talks at exhibition openings.

I write art reviews for a Danish monthly art magazine, Kunstavisen.

My paintings are for sale through the gallery Kunstformidlingen.

Also on this site

Page with various portraits of me.

Photos from Randers page 1, 2 and 3.

All content copyright 2018 Bo Gorzelak Pedersen