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Culture Night

Date: 12. oct. 2012 - 12. oct. 2012
Time: 18:00 - 23:59
Price: Free, with a Culture Night ticket
Lokation: The Stage - The Sculpture Street - Danish and International Art after 1900

During Culture Night (Kulturnatten) we invite everyone to experience an evening and night devoted to the arts. Explore the Gallery’s current special exhibitions and its permanent collections – on your own or by joining one of the evening’s special guided tours. Visit the Gallery’s Stage and see dancers Susanne Grinder and Alban Lendorf from The Royal Danish Ballet perform a solo from Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) – and the evening’s musical highlight courtesy of the legendary Martin Hall. The evening will also feature workshop activities aimed at all age groups.


Guided tours of Illuminated – Tracing Bosch & Bruegel
See art through the eyes of science. The Gallery’s conservators subject the 16th century painting Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple to X-rays, infrared light, and UV light in order to reveal the many stories hidden in the painting.

The Gallery’s corps of young volunteers – the Art Pilots from the u.l.k. Art Lab scheme – will guide you  through the exhibition and introduce you to the conservators, who can be experienced at work.
At 7, 8, and 9pm in the Lobby
Read more about the exhibition Illuminated - Tracing Bosch & Bruegel

Guided tour of Matisse – Doubles and Variations conduced by senior research curator Dorthe Aagesen
Take this chance to gain in-depth insights into the special exhibition Matisse – Doubles and Variations by taking a guided tour conducted by senior research curator Dorthe Aagesen, who curated the exhibition. The tour focuses on Matisse’s working methods, which – to quote the artist himself – aimed to “penetrate deeper and further into true painting.” Doubles and variations were fundamental traits of Matisse’s way of working, and this exhibition provides a unique opportunity for experiencing an extensive selection of pairs and series that are only rarely on display together. The exhibition is on until 28 October.
At 6.15 pm in the Lobby
Read more about the exhibition Matisse - Doubles and Variations

Gain insight into Matisse’s art and his way of working
The Gallery’s competent guides focus on the special exhibition Matisse – Doubles and Variations and the artist’s working methods.
Read more about the exhibition Matisse - Doubles and Variations


Art Talks – Guided tours of Danish and International Art after 1900
WOMEN’S STRUGGLE!
In the new presentation of the Gallery’s collection of modern and contemporary art, female artists have a stronger position than ever. Explore hitherto overlooked art from the strong women of an exciting century.
At 6.30 and 9.30pm in the Lobby

TRASH/ART?
It is an art collection or a rubbish dump?  The use of new materials in art from 1900 onwards can make many wonder. We poke through the garbage heaps from 1900 to the present day.
At 7 and 10.30pm in the Lobby

WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING
Modern art creates a shift in the relationship between artist and observer. The artists demand our response – we try to offer one.

At 7.30 and 11pm in the Lobby
Read more about the exhibition Danish and International Art after 1900


The Children’s Workshop create Candy Art
During the Culture Night we will create imaginative still lifes out of candy – and once we have drawn or created a paper cut-out of the scene WE WILL EAT THE CANDY – it’s going to be a sweet night!

Join us – and remember to brush your teeth when you get back home.
Malaco candy is sponsored by Leaf.
From 6 to 10pm in the Sculpture Street


Workshop for adults
Under the heading "Fragments we will cast fingers, noses, elbows, knuckles, heels, toes, knees, and foreheads” to create a large communal work of art out of plaster. Find inspiration in the recently opened exhibition [details] and in Danh Vo’s impressive work “We the People” (Detail), which consists of parts of a full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty.
From 6 to 10pm in the Sculpture Street


Solo dancers Susanne Grinder and Alban Lendorf from the Royal Danish Ballet
See the solo dancers Susanne Grinder and Alban Lendorf from the Royal Danish Ballet in a special performance of Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) by Balanchine/Stravinsky. In 1925 Matisse created set designs and costumes for this ballet, which formed the backdrop of Balanchine and Stravinsky’s first collaboration.

The dance performance is introduced by pictures of costumes and set designs from the 1925 production, and in between dancing Susanne Grinder and Alban Lendorf will talk about what it is like to dance to the music of Stravinsky.

In 2006 Susanne Grinder received the Reumert Talent Award and the Bournonville Grant.

In 2011 Alban Lendorf was proclaimed “The Most Outstanding Dancer of the Year” at an international ballet festival, and in 2012 he received a Reumert Award as dancer of the year.
At 8pm on the Stage


The legendary Martin Hall in concert
Experience the legendary singer and artist Martin Hall in an instrumental concert/performance linked to the current special exhibition Matisse – Doubles and Variations. Together with the multi-instrumentalist Johnny Stage and double bass player Ida Bach Jensen he will stage a 45-minute performance that takes its point of departure in the exhibition’s focus on variations on a given theme.

Martin Hall began studying music at the tender age of 10. He released his first album at the age of 17, and in 1995 he received a three-year grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for his work as a composer. In 1996 Hall released the album Random Hold, which is featured in the Politikens Rockleksikon list of the 50 most influential records in Danish rock.

During the concert Martin Hall will also present music from his most recent album, "If Power Asks Why", released on 1 October 2012.
At 10pm on the Stage


Visual bar
Relax and refresh yourself at the Gallery’s visual bar by the Stage.

In between the various events on the Stage the Gallery will screen short films linked to the exhibitions currently on show. The films include an animation feature based on the work Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple from the exhibition Illuminated – Tracing Bosch & Bruegel; the film is brought to life by music by Metallica. You can also gain extra insight into the thoughts behind the Gallery’s exhibitions through interviews with the artists and see a short film about how children perceive life and death – the latter made in connection with the exhibition Life and Death.
At 8.15 - 11.30 by the Stage

The Royal Cast Collection
Guided tours
Take a good story home with you to sleep on. Join the Besttellers on a tour into a realm of sculptures and casts and have your imagination awakened.

With your imagination as a tool and in the company of one of Denmark’s best storytellers as a guide you will see the collections in a whole new, vibrant way. Welcome to a marvellous dream-world where Venus, warriors, and heroes form the main cast.
At 7, 8, 9, and 10pm at The Royal Cast Collection, Vestindisk Pakhus, Toldbodgade 40, 1253 København K

The Children’s Workshop: Unleash your imagination
Winged creatures, fierce warriors and enchanting princesses. Come and create your own fantasy figure out of plaster.
From 8-10 at The Royal Cast Collection, Vestindisk Pakhus, Toldbodgade 40, 1253 København K

Read more about The Royal Cast Collection

Experince at SMK is sponsored by The Danish Research Foundation

Kulturnatten
Martin Hall
Alban Lendorf
Susanne Grinder
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