中英對照讀新聞》Danish artist who submitted blank canvases as ‘art’ ordered to repay museum交出空白畫布作為「藝術品」的丹麥藝術家被下令還錢給博物館
A Danish artist who was given a pile of cash by a museum in northern Denmark to create a piece for its exhibition on labor conditions two years ago submitted two empty canvases — titled “Take the Money and Run.” The exhibit caused a stir.
A Danish court ruled last week that Jens Haaning has to repay 492,549 kroner to Kunsten Museum in Aalborg for having violated his contract. His lawyer said that the contemporary artist is appealing the ruling.
The museum had commissioned Haaning in 2021 to recreate two of his earlier pieces featuring bank notes attached to canvases representing the average annual wage in Denmark and Austria.
Instead, the artist sent the museum two empty frames entitled “Take the Money and Run,” saying he had created new, “better” pieces to fit the exhibition’s theme.
cause a stir：引起轟動。例句：The mayor’s fraud case caused a stir.（市長的詐騙案引發軒然大波。）
commission：委託、任命。例句：She was commissioned to write a theme song for the event.（她受託為這場活動寫一首主題曲。）