Adhan Corner II

Audio installation, Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen 2002

As part of the exhibition “Fundamentalism’s of the New Order” at Charlottenborg 31. October–8. December 2002.

Adhan Corner provided an opportunity to hear a Muslim prayer call (Adhan) for the first time in a public space in Copenhagen. There existed no mosque in Denmark so far. The Prayer call was heard at Kongens Nytorv (a major square in front of Charlottenborg Exhibition space) during the whole exhibition period.

Kongens Nytorv is recognisable by its monumental character: the statue of King Christian V, Danish flags on the portal of the buildings, large news agency buildings and mighty banks. Five times a day the Muslim prayer call was played: calling to prayer exactly following the prayer calendar for Copenhagen in the specific period of time. 


More about Adhan Corner

Andrea Lange interviewed by Jean-Charles Massera for the exhibition catalogue, "Fundamentalisms of the New Order" at Kunsthall Charlottenborg.