Symbols of power, tales of war, beautiful ornaments, and enigmatic fabulous beasts all mingle happily side by side in Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer’s quite literally largest-ever masterpiece, The Arch of Honour of Maximilian I from 1515. The SMK’s first exhibition of 2015 invites you to take an in-depth look at this work, which is one of the absolute highlights of 16th century graphic art.
26 March – 2 August 2015
The 1960s and 1970s were an era in which all aspects of human existence were reassessed. Art included. The SMK’s special spring exhibition of 2015 focuses on experimental art created between 1965 and 1975, exploring how art met and intersected with popular culture, everyday life, fashion, sexual liberation, and the new women’s movement. The artists featured include Per Kirkeby, Jørgen Leth, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Bjørn Nørgaard, Lene Adler Petersen, Jytte Rex, Kirsten Justesen and others.
Portrayers of Humanity
17 September 2015 – 17 January 2016
The exhibition Portrayers of Humanityfocuses on six artists who shared a common interest in the human figure and the human condition in the post-war era: Palle Nielsen, Svend Wiig Hansen, Dan Sterup-Hansen, Reidar Magnus, Henry Heerup, and Erling Frederiksen. Their works have much to tell us about the anxiety, fear, insecurity and loneliness that many people felt during the years immediately after World War II and during the early stages of the Cold War.
8 October 2015 – 24 January 2016
The father of Danish painting and a convention-breaking pioneer in his own day: The 2015 autumn exhibition at the SMK takes an in-depth look at C.W. Eckersberg (1783 -1853). Eckersberg is famed for his impressive compositions, framing specific views of the world with particular visual impact. The exhibition presents Eckersberg as a multi-faceted artist who was driven by curiosity, a strong feel for the sensuous, and a striving to control the world by creating near-perfect miniature worlds.