Fænø Estate and the Gallery
A unique setting that combines splendid landscapes, modern architecture, art, and design: This is Fænøgård, a contemporary reinvention of traditional Northern European mansion life. The mansion is located on the private island of Fænø in the northern part of the Little Belt strait between Jutland and Funen. Here, you can host a splendid party, a professional conference, or a discreet stay.
Bob Dylan. The Brazil Serie.
It gives us great pleasure to have the Fænøgård Mansion and Estate among the contributors that made it possible to welcome audiences to the 2010 exhibition Bob Dylan. The Brazil Series at the National Gallery of Denmark.
Bob Dylan has always worked on other projects concurrently with his music. Since the 1960s he has, among other things, worked with pictorial art. A number of album covers and small-scale exhibitions have been visible signs of Dylan’s early work as a visual artist. According to Dylan, an artist must always be moving and changing, and so an oscillation between different modes of expression strikes him as entirely natural.
A world premiere
Dylan has recorded his impressions and thoughts while travelling in Brazil, capturing people, events, and places in a plethora of sketches. Back in the US, some of these many scraps of paper served as the basis of The Brazil Series. In his paintings Dylan demonstrates his phenomenal powers of observation. He uses his images to tell us stories that range from the everyday and descriptive to the violently dramatic, incorporating strong elements of fiction. The stories from Brazil flow out to reach us from the cracks opened by the artist; each fragment adding another aspect to the overall journey, Dylan invites us to take.
With the support from Fænø the guests at The National Gallery of Denmark have a unique opportunity to explore another facet of the artist Bob Dylan. The exhibition The Brazil Series presents 40 all-new, never-before-seen paintings created by Bob Dylan specifically for this exhibition.