George Jorck & Emma Jorck Foundation and the Gallery
In 2009 the George Jorck and Emma Jorck Foundation ensured that the SMK could stage the exhibition Wilhelm Freddie. Stick the Fork in Your Eye! and in 2010 the Foundation joined other patrons and sponsors in co-funding the extensive exhibition Bjørn Nørgaard. Re-modelling the World. In 2012 the Foundation supported the exhibition Hammershøi and Europe, and in 2013 it is amongst those contributing to the exhibition Flowers and World Views.
Flowers and World Views
In 2013 the SMK presents the exhibition Flowers and World Views. Taking its point of departure in the Gottorfer Codex, an album of flower paintings, the exhibition shows how 17th and 18th century artists translated flowers into pictures.
The museum’s conservators have prepared the works for public display over the course of recent years, and in this regard the museum owes warm thanks to the George Jorck and Emma Jorck Foundation for enabling us to welcome visitors to an exhibition of floral splendour.
Hammershøi and Europe
In the Spring of 2012 the foundation supported the grand Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) exhibition. Vilhelm Hammershøi was one of the most important Danish artists of his time. The exhibition involved an examination of the interaction between the art of Hammershøi and the contemporary painting in Europe. Furthermore the exhibition also explored Hammershøi from a new angle by bringing his art into dialogue with contemporary European colleagues.
Vilhelm Hammershøi has often been regarded as a singular, isolated figure within the Danish and European art scene. The exhibition Hammershøi and Europe marked a break with this tradition. It took the artist down new roads by juxtaposing his works with those of other artists from his era such as Whistler, Carriére, Fantin-Latour, Gauguin, and Khnopff.
Bjørn Nørgaard. Re-modelling the World
Bjørn Nørgaard is an uncompromising artist who has been leaving his remarkable signature and stamp on Danish art since the 1960s. As part of the experimental art scene, he radically and provocatively challenged conceptions about art and its relationship with institutions and reality.
The National Gallery of Denmark gave, for the first time, in 2010 the public the chance to experience a collective profile of Bjørn Nørgaard’s multifaceted art works from the 1960s through to today. And it is largely thanks to the George Jorck & Emma Jorck Foundation and others that the Gallery presented this unique retrospective view of sculpture, installations, actions, film and graphics.