Exhibitions

"L.A. Ring. On the Edge of the World"

02.09 2006 - 07.01 2007

L.A. Ring. On the edge of the World was an exhibition about the Danish Realist and Symbolist painter Laurits Andersen Ring (1854-1933) who is a prominent figure in Danish art. The multifaceted and comprehensive selection of works in the exhibition prepared the ground for a re-evaluation of his art.

L.A. Ring was born into a smallholder family in the village of Ring in Southern Zealand. As an artist he never distanced himself from his humble background, but made simple living a central theme in his painting.

Ring is the Danish artist who has given the best description the great changes in the world of art and society taking place in the decade around the year 1900. The upheaval can be seen everywhere, often as a restless search for something different and perhaps more meaningful. Split between the old world and the new world, Ring tells about the joys and sorrows of his life.

In Ring’s landscapes and figure pictures the introvert, Symbolist view is turned outwards to meet the modern world. But the world is not all that it appears to be. With oblique angles, strange cropping and an ability to convey moods Ring’s pictures tell about much more than the visible reality. Read more

Fredrik Raddum in x-rummet: "HOME SWEET HOME"

28.10 2006 - 28.01 2007

Motionless flowers on strips of artificial grass. A red house, oozing cosiness, shines in the dark. A fallen tree has struck the house and abruptly interrupts the humorous and caricatured idyll.

The young Norwegian artist Fredrik Raddum (b. 1973) did put disaster in display and knocks down romantic clichés about nature in the exhibition in x-rummet. With the installation "HOME SWEET HOME", which mimiced the world of the comic with bright colours, simple shapes and a conscious artificiality of expression, Raddum confronted the idea about the close connection between man and nature. Especially the relationship between man and nature is a pivotal point in Fredrik Raddum’s art. Read more

André Derain, Kvinde i chemise, 1906

André Derain, Kvinde i chemise, 1906, © André Derain/ billedkunst.dk

"André Derain. An Outsider in French Art"

10. February - 13. May 2007

André Derain (1880-1954) was one of the most important artists in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. With his close colleagues Matisse, Picasso and Braque, he was responsible for the most radical new directions of the time, and in the 1920s he was more successful and admired than any.

Despite this, Derain was an outsider who completely went his own way throughout his life. His controversial life work is comprehensively unfolded in the exhibition, which follows his life from the Fauvist works of his breakthrough years to the late experiments.

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Still fra: Ann Lislegaard, Crystal World (after J.G. Ballard), © Ann Lislegaard

Still fra: Ann Lislegaard, Crystal World (after J.G. Ballard), © Ann Lislegaard

Ann Lislegaard in x-rummet: "Crystal World"

24 February - 5 August 2007

In Crystal World (after J.G. Ballard) Ann Lislegaard investigated the possibility of creating an alternative reality. A new structure challenges our usual preconceptions of time and place.

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Landskab med tre træer, 1643

Rembrandt van Rijn, Landskab med tre træer, 1643

"Home for the Holidays. Danish Golden Age Art from Foreign Collections"

23 June - 2 September 2007

The summer offered two exhibitions in one. Both exhibitions show fine art works from the best Danish artists of the Golden Age and subsequent generations from foreign collections.

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