Denmark Sends The Little Mermaid to Shanghai
of The Little Mermaid, known from
symbol of the Danish capital.
She has been beheaded twice and has had her arm cut off, but The Little
Mermaid has never left her native country. On
began her journey around the world to be part of the world exhibition EXPO
Her departure was marked by a Danish/Chinese ceremony at Langelinie,
where the Minister for Economic and Business Affairs,
the Lord Mayor of
Mermaid brings Danish lifestyle
The Little Mermaid will be situated in the Harbour Pool in the centre of
the Danish Pavilion at EXPO 2010. Here visitors get the opportunity to try
some of the best aspects of Danish city life themselves. They can ride around
the Danish Pavilion on a city bike like a true Copenhagener or have a picnic
on the roof top.
The loan of The Little Mermaid is part of a cultural exchange between
has created a video installation to be installed at her spot – so tourists
visiting the waterfront of
– We participate in EXPO 2010 to brand
Chinese and all visitors from around the world who visit the Danish Pavilion.
Our loan of the Little Mermaid to
other cultures and want to share our art and cultural treasures with them.
– We are proud to lend the Little Mermaid to
she will be an excellent ambassador of
Chinese already are very fond of
At the same time I am delighted that Ai Weiwei’s video installation will make
it possible for the Danes to follow her throughout her journey.
Photos to be downloaded shortly after The Little Mermaids departure: http://www.copenhagenmediacenter.com/CMC.aspx#/tag/mermaid/ Facts and history of The Little Mermaid: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/mermaid For video footage:
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