The Hippie Trail -
by Torben Huss
June 8 to October 28, 2018
“The flying carpet
leaves at eight
Bob Dylan has called
saying don’t be late”
Eik Skaløe, 1967
Torben Huss was a young man when he went off towards the east in 1962. He took along the camera that he had received as a confirmation present, his dreams, and not much else. The trip went along tortuous roads and there were no timetables or special projects that had to be carried out. The important thing was to take off and let opportunities and impressions arise on the way. In the exhibition, the guest will be met with a personal and beautiful experience of the journey to the east as it took place in the ’60s and ’70s.
The exhibition begins with photographs of his life as a young man in Copenhagen in 1968. From here the trip goes to Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and India. The focus is on Huss’s eye for the poetic and alien, but occasionally, the camera also pointed at his fellow travelers. It is a journey in time and place with quite a bit of nostalgia and even more a desire for adventure.
A little catalogue in Danish/English with a selection of photographs and an interview with the photographer can be bought in the museum shop for DKK 50. A poster can be purchased for DKK 40.
The exhibition is curated by Peter Wandel.
Admission is free to the museum and all its exhibitions.