No, It’s Not Just A Big Pastry

It’s rare that a national government will get directly involved with a major art exhibition, but Denmark’s leaders have apparently decided that the country’s artistic riches offer the best way to promote tourism and knowledge of Danish culture. Thus, Canada’s largest city is now playing host to “SuperDanish: Newfangled Danish Culture, a mammoth showcase that features 13 artistic disciplines, 143 individual events, over 200 artists, and 85 education programs that will reach 3,000 students.” It’s partly about exporting culture, of course, but SuperDanish is also an exercise in extroverted self-discovery for a country that is just beginning to diversify.