Tear This Temple Down 

Art in the shared space, 2010–2012

The sculpture sits between the city space and the church space, so that one moves from the secular space and through the port of the Old Testament into a space between the old and the New Testament. From here, one continues further into the space of the New Testament, the inner room of the sculpture. Here, one sees the sky through the Star of David, and then finally continues back out into the secular space.

The sculpture is thus a place where we can reflect upon the relationship between tradition and modernity, the religious space and the rational space.


Patinated and gilt bronze, stainless steel, polished granite plinth, glass top


580 x 832 x 965 cm


Ikast Church, Ikast, Denmark