Research

Dorthe Aagesen, senior research curator

The Collection and Research department
Tel.: +4525527214
E-mail: dorthe.aagesen_@_smk.dk

Collection field/Area of research

Modern art with particular emphasis on the period 1900-1960.

The curriculum vitae of Dorthe Aagesen

Selected publications

Asger Jorn – Restless Rebel. ”It has never interested me to go, unless I could go to the extremes” (with Helle Brøns),  and “Art for the People. Jorn and the Danish Occupation Years 1940-45”. Exhibition catalogue, Statens Museum for Kunst, 2014, pp. 12-47, 72-90.

”Art Metropolis for a Day – Copenhagen during World War I”, in: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925. Rodopi, Amsterdam & New York, 2012, pp. 299-324.

Henri Matisse. In Search of True Painting. ”Introduction” (with Rebecca Rabinow), “The Academic Tradition Revised” (with Kathrine Segel) and “Painting the Light”, “Toward a State of Pure Essence”, “Painting as Film”. Exhibition catalogue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2012, pp. 3-13, 42-48, 107-116, 154-158, 158-163, 224.

Wilhelm Freddie. Stick the Fork in Your Eye! ”Stick the Fork in Your Eye! Ends and Means in Wilhelm Freddies work”. Exhibition catalogue, Statens Museum for Kunst 2009, pp. 12-97. Co-author of the biography, pp. 204-243.

The Avant-Garde in Danish and European Art, 1909-1919. “Introduction, The City, War, Sport, Dance, Circus, Still Lifes, Man, The Nature of Art”, “The Avant-Garde Takes Copenhagen”. Exhibition catalogue, Statens Museum for Kunst, 2002, pp. 8-171

All publications

Exhibitions

Asger Jorn – Restless Rebel (Statens Museum for Kunst, 28.2. – 15.6.2014). Co-curator of the exhibition in collaboration with Ph.D. fellow Helle Brøns, and editor of the accompanying catalogue

Henri Matisse – In Search of True Painting (Musée national d’art moderne, Centre national d’Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris, 7.3. – 18.6.2012, Statens Museum for Kunst, 14.7. – 28.10.2012, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 4.12.2012 – 17.3.2013). Co-curator of the exhibition, and editor of the accompanying catalogue in collaboration with Cécile Debray, Musée national d’art moderne, and Rebecca Rabinow, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wilhelm Freddie. Stick the Fork in Your Eye! (Statens Museum for Kunst, 28.2.-1.6.2009; Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, 19.6.-30.8.2009). Curator of the exhibition, and editor of the accompanying catalogue

André Derain. Outsider in French Art (Statens Museum for Kunst, 10.2.–13.5.2007). Co-curator of the exhibition in collaboration with Rikke Warming, Statens Museum for Kunst, and Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Georg Jensen 100 Years – staged by Bille August (Statens Museum for Kunst, 20.4.-16.8.2004). Member of the organizing team

Avant-Garde in Danish and European Art 1909-1919 (Statens Museum for Kunst, 7.9.2002–19.1.2003). Curator of the exhibition, and editor of the accompanying catalogue

Claus Carstensen: Crossover (Arken, 15.11.1997–18.1.1998). Curator of the exhibition, and editor of the accompanying catalogue, both in collaboration with the artist

Lyst & Tomhed. Nutidig japansk fotografi (Arken, 13.9.–2.11.1997) Co-curator of the exhibition in collaboration with Peter Weirmair and Kunsthalle Wien.

Museum Denmark (Arken, 20.6.–31.8.1997) Co-curator of the exhibition, and editor of the accompanying catalogue

Guillaume Bijl (Arken, 31.1.–30.3.1997) Co-curator of the exhibition in collaboration with the artist and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp (MUHKA), and editor of the Danish version of the catalogue

Per Kirkeby (Arken, 20.9.–10.11.1996) Co-curator of the exhibition, and organizer of a symposium held in connection with the exhibition, both in collaboration Head of Exhibitions, Anders Kold

Ingvar Cronhammar/Poul Ingemann: Chambre (Arken, 20.7.–1.9.1996) Curator of the exhibition, and editor of the accompanying catalogue, both in collaboration with the artists

Emil Nolde (Arken, 15.3.–12.5.1996) Co-curator of the exhibition in collaboration with Head of Exhibitions Holger Reenberg, and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Editor of the Danish version of the catalogue, and organizer of a symposium held in connection with the exhibition.

Border Crossings – 14 Scandinavian Artists (Barbican Art Gallery, London, 11.11.1992–7.2.1993) Curatorial assistant.

 

Contributions to conferences and seminars (in Danish)

“History Writing and Curatorial Practices”. Foredrag ved konferencen Historizing the Avant-Garde; Københavns Universitet, 22. november 2009

”Displacement of the feminine. Astrid Holm and the masculine avant-garde”. Foredrag ved konferencen Centre-Periphery. The Avant-garde and the Other, Nordic Network for Avant-Garde Studies, Universitetet i Tromsø, 24. november 2006

Other activities and spheres of interest (in Danish)

  • Member of EAM, European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies
  • Member of The Heritage Agency of Denmark’s Art History Council
  • Member of the Board of Directors of NORDIK (The Nordic Committee for Art History)
  • Member of the Board of Directors (deputy member) of Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the dance troupe The Mob
  • Co-editor of The Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries
  • External examiner, Art History, University of Copenhagen

 

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