7,000 km along the
West Coast of Europe
In autumn 2003 Jens Fink-Jensen travelled all the way
from the northernmost point of Denmark's Jutland peninsular along the
10,000 kilometres long west coast of continental Europe to Gibraltar; a trip of more than 7,000
The book based on the journey,
presenting the cultural differences and similarities of this mutual
westcoast of Europe are available in English and Danish editions.
After the first display at the
Maritime Museum in Esbjerg
(Denmark) from 31 October 2008 to 17 April 2009, the
West Coast of Europe exhibition has been on display in the historic setting
of the Fort des Dunes, just north of Dunkerque (France), at the
Maritime Museum Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and at the
Musée portuaire in Dunkerque (France).
Prior to the West Coast of Europe
exhibition, Jens Fink-Jensen has made other photo exhibitions, shown in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Among them are:
Images of Beijing, with portraits of people and places in the
Chinese capital, distributed by Amnesty International.
Ships of the South, showing mostly small fishing-boats and related
people and sorroundings by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Coast of
Europe and Morrocco.
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Poems and paintings
Polish painter Kasia Banas has in 2012 produced paintings inspired by Jens Fink-Jensen´s poetry.
Kasia has even translated the poems into
Polish. From 4 May to 2 June 2012, an exhibition including some of the paintings opened in Porto, Portugal,
was on display at Olga Santos Gallery.
On 10 May the major exhibition related to the new project opened at
Galeria Miejska in Kasia´s hometown, Wrocław with Kasia´s paintings
and the poems in Polish translation. On 22 October, the exhibition opened in the Polish capital, Warsaw.
Jens Fink-Jensen attended both occasions, reading a selection of his
poems in Danish.
The project is
realized in cooperation with the Danish Cultural Institute in Warsaw and
under the auspicies of the Royal Danish Consulate in Wrocław.
2007, Kasia launched a similar project with paintings inspired by poems
of Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt.
Kasia Banas was born in Poland i 1973, studied painting, graphic art and
sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław from where she
graduated in 1997. She works with painting and graphic design and has
had one-person exhibitions all over Europe. See more at
Kasia Banas´ website.
anthology in Danish
In august 2012, a collection of 28
poems by Jens Fink-Jensen, in Danish and in Polish translation, was
published in Poland.
The anthology is edited by Jósef Jarosz,
who is a professor in Germanic languages at the University of Wrocław.
Besides by Jósef Jarosz himself, the
poems are translated by Kasia Banas and students at the university.
Poems in translation
by Sheema Kalbasi
Kalbasi is a poet and human rights activist, born in Iran and now
living in the US. Sheema is
translating poems by Jens Fink-Jensen for publication in the States.
Read one of the translations on
The Other Voices International Project.
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is a Danish poet, author, photographer,
composer and architect.
Born and living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jens Fink-Jensen has published collections
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Jens Fink-Jensen has published the three
children´s books Jonas og konkylien (Jonas and the Conch Shell), Jonas og himmelteltet (Jonas and the Sky Tent)
and Jonas og engletrćet (Jonas and the Angel Tree).
All three of them are illustrated by the world
famous Danish artist Mads Stage (1922-2004).
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excerpts in English.