Japanese art had a transformative impact on Nordic art during the period 1875–1918. From exotic geishas and startling depictions of nature to stylised and rarefied aesthetics.
The inspiration from Japan was particularly evident in artists such as Edvard Munch, Carl Larsson, Helene Schjerfbeck, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Anna Ancher and L.A. Ring.
A Real Danish Family
Exhibition period: October 12 – January 7 2018
What does a real Danish family look like in 2016? This is the question explored by British artist Gillian Wearing in a new project that scrutinises the concept of family and challenges our ideas of what “real” and “Danish” actually means. A nationwide campaign will eventually lead to the selection of one particular family whose likenesses will be cast in bronze. The resulting sculpture will be placed at an as-yet undisclosed place in Copenhagen. SMK will show an exhibition that documents the process, supplemented by other works by Gillian.