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500 metre line in marble should awaken thoughts

“The plates are almost impossible to crack. They are moulded and weigh 70-80 kilos each,” says Anna Högberg. She and Johan Tirén took a symbolic step over the marble line during the ceremony.
“The plates are almost impossible to crack. They are moulded and weigh 70-80 kilos each,” says Anna Högberg. She and Johan Tirén took a symbolic step over the marble line during the ceremony.
Foto:Victor Lindstammer

The 500 metre long marble line between Gamlegården and Näsby cuts through structures, shrubbery, and yards. About 20 people walked the distance when the official ceremony was held for the "Marble Line" on Tuesday.

Tuesday's opening ceremony began with a speech from Lena Ohlsson (M), Chair of the Culture and Leisure Board.

–This here is sustainable and will remain for a long time to come, she said.

ABK Chairman Christer Nilsson (M) said:

- You can have different ideas about art, about this line. For me, it is primarily something that ties together an area with rental properties and an area with slightly older villas.

The artists Anna Högberg and Johan Tirén find the conversations about different views important.

- The whole idea is that it should be a work that will open up thoughts, questions and reflections, says Johan Tirén.

"The marble line - connecting two places and sharing a landscape" is the artists' second project in Gamlegården. Last year, “The Negotiation” was presented. Both works of art are part of the Public Art Agency Sweden’s initiative "Art Happens", on behalf of the government.

The municipality, ABK, Kristianstad Art Hall (Kristianstad konsthall) and the Art Academy (Konstakademien) have also been involved in the artwork.