The art of Uwe Max Jensen

Fifty years ago, on Apr 25, 1964, someone sawed off the head of the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. Today, performance artist Uwe Max Jensen will commemorate that event by miming the act of sawing off the head of the Little Mermaid and then putting his own head in a bucket. Naturally, he'll do this dressed only in his birthday suit.

Some of Uwe Max Jensen's previous work includes his groundbreaking, self-explanatory piece titled, "For one complete week, I will only use the Aarhus Museum of Art when having a shit."

And there's also his 2005 piece titled "Raising the water level in a sculpture by Olafur Eliasson." This involved urinating in Eliasson's 'Waterfalls' sculpture.

[Copenhagen Post]
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 25, 2014
     Category: Art | Performance Art

He always wanted to be a little mermaid and now he are one.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/25/14 at 10:27 AM
To h3!! with miming sawing of his own head, WE WANT THE REAL THING!
Posted by BMN on 04/25/14 at 10:52 AM
The only thing I can think of that would be more pathetic than these desperate ploys for attention is that someone might actually give a sh*t.
Posted by tadchem on 04/25/14 at 10:59 AM
I forget where, but I remember a profile of a girl who would strip down completely, cover herself with chocolate syrup and scream at the audience. Not quite my cup of tea.

But, pair this guy up with the Screaming Chocolate Girl and I might consider buying a ticket.
Posted by KDP on 04/25/14 at 04:28 PM
I should have added ~~~ It is supposed to be the Artist, not the audience, that suffers for his "art"!
Posted by BMN on 04/25/14 at 05:19 PM
KDP -- Are you thinking of Karen Finley?
Posted by Alex on 04/25/14 at 05:58 PM
Honer Blackmor...
Posted by BMN on 04/26/14 at 05:10 AM
Alex, that picture looks like she put the chocolate on her own self. Where's the fun in that?
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 04/26/14 at 12:36 PM
Since when did being mentally ill make someone an artist? Two, possibly all 3 endeavors (depending on where in the museum he took a shit)are crimes, 2 vandalism and one indecent exposure.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/27/14 at 08:19 AM
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