Migration Politics: Three CAMP exhibitions at the SMK
Exhibition period: 10 September – 6 November 2016
Displacement, border crossing and asylum politics are themes addressed by this three-in-one exhibition. Many of the artists have a migrant or refugee background. The exhibitions are curated by CAMP – Center for Art on Migration Politics, which is Scandinavia’s only exhibition venue specialising in art engaging migration themes. CAMP is located in Trampoline House, an independent community center for refugees and asylum seekers in Copenhagen’s Northwest district.
Fleeting moments. Drawings by Auguste Rodin
Exhibition period: 22 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.
Exhibition period: 12 October 2016 – 1 January 2017
This exhibition constitutes the Danish-born artist Sergej Jensen’s first solo show at a Danish museum. Sergej Jensen is known for taking an unconventional approach to painting.
He focuses on materials and their aesthetic potential. His pictures often consist of found textiles that have been sown together, sometimes featuring no paintwork at all, at other times bearing traces of paint or motifs from art history.
Exhibition period: 19 January – 23 April 2017
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.