Krista & Viggo Petersen Foundation and the Gallery
The Krista and Viggo Petersen Foundation was among the contributors to the extensive exhibition Bjørn Nørgaard. Re-modelling the World in 2010, and is also among the co-funders of the spring exhibition Flowers and World Views in 2013.
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 Gottorfer Codex is a unique collection comprising a total of four volumes, all hailing from the library at Gottorf Castle. The work consists entirely of paintings of flowers, shrubs, and fruit and is one of the museum’s highlights. The museum is grateful to the Krista and Viggo Petersen Foundation for being amongst the partners enabling us to welcome visitors to an exhibition of floral splendour.
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, for the first time, gave 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 Krista & Viggo Petersen Foundation and others that the Gallery presented this unique retrospective view of sculpture, installations, actions, film and graphics.