NIS RØMER
Artist, educator & curator

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A Queer History of Haninge
Møn Land Reform
Revenge of the Crystals
Model Society
Communities of Desire
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Hans Blix' Glasses - a memorial to the Iraq War (2008)
Installation with carpet, table, chessboard and publication, on line component. Encounters.
Shown at: The National Gallery, Denmark  (Statens museum for kunst)   
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In this project I wanted to consider how a monument to the Iraq war could look like. The Installation was consisting of a reinterpreted Persian rug that covers key events in Denmark's participation in the Iraq war
(mouse over below). During the exhibition, I played chess with resident Iraqis and discussed ways in which the war had affected society. Talks focused on contemporary art, media and women's rights. With artist Hussein Tai the conversation was about the situation for contemporary art and the possibilities of making art at all. With Zakia Al-muomen, a woman rights advocate, I discussed the situation of women and with Al kufani, another artist,  the subject was the media's role in relation to freedom of expression.

Hans Blix was the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission from January 2000 to June 2003.
In 2002, the commission began searching Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, ultimately finding none.