How are feelings and emotions expressed in the art universe? And how is the intimate space between people depicted?
The exhibition Closer – Intimacies in art explores how artists from the 1700s to mid-1900s sought to portray ‘the intimate' through sensitive and close observations of people, nature and home environments. In the exhibition you can explore artworks by Jean Simeon Chardin, Nicolai Abildgaard, Edvard Munch, Berthe Morisot and William and many more.
Ed Atkins. Safe Conduct
17 March – 4 September 2016
Experience a new project by British artist Ed Atkins in x-rummet. Atkins works in a range of media; from texts and drawings to video and sound. He is especially well known for his video installations.
By combining hyper-realistic depictions of familiar figures and everyday settings with the many opportunities for manipulation, distortion, and surprising effects that computer software offers, Atkins creates universes that are simultaneously realistic and unreal.
14 April – 7 August 2016
Journey back to eighteen-century London with us. A time when satire thrived. This exhibition turns back time to focus on one of the best and most famous pictorial satirists, William Hogarth (1697–1764).
In his prints Hogarth invented a new kind of narrative sequential art – a kind of comic-strip format. In his dramatic pictures, teeming with detail, he addressed contemporary issues: prostitution, poverty, violence, drunkenness, deceit, self-staging and desire.
Exhibition period: 23 September 2016 – 15 January 2017
Auguste Rodin is primarily known for his dramatic sculptures depicting human figures. However, Rodin was also a prolific and multi-faceted draughtsman who explored the extensive potential inherent in paper as artistic medium. Rodin himself emphasised the importance of his work on paper: “It’s very simple. My drawings are the key to my work.”
The exhibition showcase Rodin’s unique work as a draughtsman, relating his drawings to his work as a sculptor.