| 16.dec.2009

Exhibitions 2010 / National Gallery of Denmark

Bjørn Nørgaard, Bob Dylan and Picasso on paper. Read about next year's exhibitions at the National Gallery of Denmark.

Bjørn Nørgaard. Re-modelling the World
16 April – 24 October 2010

Bjørn Nørgaard has been one of the most productive and controversial figures in Danish art since the 1960s. Part of the experimental art scene, he radically and provocatively challenged conceptions about art and its relationship to institutions and reality. Art was called down off the pedestal and out of isolation. Ever since, he has relentlessly insisted on art’s social relevance, not least through numerous works in which he challenges and reshapes public space. With 115 works, the exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark will for the first time present a collective profile of Bjørn Nørgaard’s multifaceted art works from the 1960’s to 2010. Through a retrospective presentation of sculptures, installations, events, film and graphics, the exhibition portrays an uncompromising artist who reaches through history, myths and everyday life with a nearly encyclopaedic wingspan.
Exhibition catalogue.

Bob Dylan. Drawings and Paintings
4 September 2010 – 20 February 2011

Bob Dylan has been utterly industrious as a graphic artist since the 1960s, and his graphic art is marked by the same constant drive for renewal that characterises his music. Never content to remain static in a single form of expression that he has already cultivated, he is constantly experimenting and testing new artistic techniques and expressions. This exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark encompasses some 100 works, including completely new works to be seen in public for the first time at the opening in Copenhagen. Bob Dylan has recently delved into painting in acrylic, and the exhibition is the first to document this new direction in the artist’s work, displaying larger format paintings side by side with select drawings.  Dylan’s works are often created during his exhaustive touring, and his motifs bear corresponding imprints of the environments and people that he crosses in his life. As a graphic artist he functions as a phenomenal observer who falls into the background to depict the immediately banal and everyday facets of life in such a way that they appear fresh and new for the viewer.
Exhibition catalogue. 

The Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings
27 March – 29 August 2010

Over the last 30 years, the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings has continuously acquired photographs, primarily from graphic artists using photographs as an integrated part of their working practice on par with other art on paper. With some 240 works, this exhibition focuses on the major advances in photography’s methods and impacts, which assume many forms throughout the 20th century. From the experimental and abstract to the conceptual and narrative and intimately personal, where the artist depicts himself as the image’s lead actor. The exhibition includes works by Man Ray, Albert Mertz, Lene Adler Petersen, Poul Gernes, Elke Krystufek, Sigmar Polke, Mike Kelley, Sarah Lucas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Dash Snow and others.
Exhibition catalogue.

The Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings
16 October 2010 – 27 February 2011

Pablo Picasso embraces the inexorable stream of breakdowns and breakthroughs that mark 20th century western art. The exhibition in the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings focuses attention on rarely seen recurrent motifs in Picasso’s graphic production associated with a very particular selection of original drawings. Some 80 works arc through Picasso’s multifaceted universe, from his early production with social and symbolic undertones around 1900, through the Cubist period around 1910, to his loose association with the Surrealist movement in the 1920s and the dawning political involvement of the 1930s. The exhibition includes, among other things, a selection from the graphic Vollard-suite from 1930-37 along with Picasso’s etchings from 1931 for works by Balzac and Ovid.
Exhibition catalogue. 
Artist: Lindsay Seers
22 May – 26 September 2010

British artist Lindsay Seers (born 1966) fictionalises deeply personal narratives about her upbringing, her intentions as an artist and her own identity. In her new work for x-rummet she takes the Danish and British plantations in 19th-century Ghana as her point of departure. In a complex process, this story unfolds into an image of co-dependency, jealousy and exile that the artist experienced herself. The autobiographical fuses together with art history material in a hybrid form linking video and architecture. The project is produced in cooperation with Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, where it will be shown in the autumn of 2010.
Publication for the exhibition.  

Artist: Danh Vo
20 November 2010 – 20 March 2011

The Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo (born 1975) has spent a number of years working with complicated installations and situations that probe the intersection between fiction and documentation. Danh Vos’ works are often rooted in his own biography and take shape through found objects and archival materials that the artist uses to reconstruct recollection lost between two cultures that is both personal and universal.  The exhibition was created especially for x-rummet.
Publication for the exhibition.

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