Towards a point of entry: What is an Ornament?

Thomas Bremerstent
Espen Kvålsvoll
Anna Sofie Mathiasen

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From the text “What is an Ornament”, by Asger Jorn, first published in Dansk Kunsthaandværk (årg 21, nr 8 p. 121-129) in August 1948.

AN ORNAMENT? No, a drawing of the orbital paths of a radium atom. Within the most basic elements of matter, ornamentation exists as an objective reality and facilitates mankind’s subjective appreciation of all forms of ornamentation, which is nothing less than the grammar of substance; the geometry of matter itself.

– Asger Jorn, What is an Ornament?, 1948

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November 20, 2017
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