Tobias Nicolai

2022 Venice Biennale for 5

This year’s Venice Biennale is asking humanity what future it wants.

It’s the world’s biggest showcase for how art is responding to the world we live in. And in these times of environmental crisis, artists at the 59th Venice Biennale can’t help but turn their gaze to our changing climate and our relationship with nature. This year’s event also includes contributions from indigenous groups that have never been represented here before. The artworks raise a million questions about humanity’s future, but also remind us that in the end, the answers are up to us. 5 explored this year’s show until our shoes wore through, and here we’ve gathered our 10 favourite pavilions.

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Words: 5

Produced with: Marta Julia Johansen & Daiana Contini


Pernille Harder for Euroman

“I think that we should be careful in comparing women’s and men’s soccer too much. You have to see women’s soccer for what it is. Women’s soccer has a lot to offer. We are inclusive and diverse, both among fans and in the sport. You can be who you are, and that, I think, is something you should try to have more focus on when talking about women’s soccer. And maybe a point that men’s soccer can learn a little from.”

Client: Euroman

Words: Teis Jeppe Gørtz

Editor: Nina B. Olsen


Mekdes for Euroman

“What is the best decision you have made?

“All the times I’ve said no. Because I’m so happy with where I’ve ended up today. Even though I said no to some great opportunities, I trusted that I would one day end up where I dreamed of. and now I’m there in a relatively short time, and it means an incredible deal to me to be able to make a living from music and at the same time have the freedom to do what I want ”.

Born in 1998. Adopted from Ethiopia and grew up in Starup near Haderslev. Lives in Kolding with her girlfriend Lærke and friend Mikkel. Has taught herself to produce music, play guitar, bass and piano. Released in 2018 the debut single ‘Right Direction’ and has since released the EP ‘Fly’ in 2020 and the album ‘Greedy’ in 2021. Won in 2021 P3 Gold ‘Talent Award’. Going over the summer on her first festival tour, where she performs at both Northside and Roskilde Festival.

Client: Euroman

Words: Simon Kirkegaard

Editor: Nina B. Olsen


Currant Magazine

Small portfolio and interview in Currant Magazines Fantastic issue: “I want it to be both vulgar, beautiful, weird, funny and bizarre. And often, I want it to pose more questions than answers.”


Inger Støjbergs thank you party for Weekendavisen

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The non-partisan Inger Støjberg’s following is larger and more loyal than ever, and she meets them with the confidence of a martyr. The story of the liberation of the red-knotted Denmark has only just begun.

Photos from Inger Støjbergs thank you party at Visborggaard Castle last week after loosing her electronic tag complete with Støjberg cakes, custom beerlabels and 2000 attendees lined up to congratulate the events main character.

Client: Weekendavisen

Words: Jeppe Bentzen

Photo editor: Mie Brinkmann

Layout: Mai-Britt Bernt Jensen




Port expansion in Aarhus for Information

Denmarks largest port wants to be bigger. But the 1000 extra container vessels and hundreds of thousands of trucks are not found in the calculation of the climate consequences. In recent months, hundreds of citizens have protested against a planned expansion of the Port of Aarhus. The port is Denmark’s largest and accounts for about two thirds of container ship and freight traffic in Denmark, but over the coming years, the port according to the company behind will be expanded from the current 2,800,000 square meters to 3,800,000, while the amount of containers and goods is expected to increase by 50 percent.

Client: Information 

Words: Otto Lerche Kristiansen 

Photo editor: Sigrid Nygaard 

Layout: Johanne Pontoppidan & Freja Sofie


Bo Henriksen for Euroman

“I dream of becoming the best in the world. The day I find out it’s not possible, I’ll stop. I do not want to be mediocre. That was what I became as a player, and I will not bother again. ”

Bo Henriksen throws himself on his knees before the rest of his body lands on the synthetic grass surface that adorns Silkeborg IF’s stadium. Long as he is, he now lies and floats around the field in front of FC Midtjylland’s bench. He lies completely still for a few seconds. For a moment, it looks like he’s dead. But he is not. He has simply witnessed Brazilian striker Vágner Love burning a huge chance.

It is Sunday the 20th of March, and 78 minutes have been played in the showdown between FC Midtjylland and local rivals Silkeborg IF. The score is 0-0, and Bo Henriksen and his team need three points if the Central Jutlanders are to keep up with rivals from FC Copenhagen, who are in a solid points harvest. Shortly after, Bo Henriksen is back on his feet. He shouts and conducts with his players and moves quickly back and forth in the technical field as if he were a lion with burrows.

“He almost runs more than Sisto,” says a young spectator to his father, pointing at Bo Henriksen.

Client: Euroman

Words: Simon Kirkegaard

Editor: Nina Buth Olsen


Ida Jessen for Weekendavisen

“I do not remember Easter so well, what I remember is that it was spring and there was light. And then I think of the dining room that faced our courtyard, where there was a stone bridge, and then a round lawn with a mighty linden tree on it, and there were shelterbelts around the courtyard. Behind was the garden. There was white tablecloth on the table and Easter decorations, and I think about my mother being obsessed with flowers. We were supposed to have seven or nine kinds of cabbage for Easter, it was in the 70s, you could not go out and buy everything, but my mother bought enough spinach and kale, and then she went out and found sprouts of gooseberries, currants and ground elder, until there were the seven or nine varieties of green. We got it, and my mother went into it with her life and soul.”

Danish author Ida Jessen
Client: Weekendavisen
Words: Synne Rifbjerg
Photo editing: Mie Brinkmann & Peter Helles Eriksen
Layout: Mathias Hoeg

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