Exhibitions

Exhibitions 2008

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Three Trees, 1643

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Three Trees, 1643

Dutch Landscape Drawings
6 October 2007 - 24 February 2008

This exhibition provided a rare glimpse of a rich collection of 17th-century Dutch master drawings from the Department of Prints and Drawings.

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Edvard Munch, Moonlight, 1895, belongs to Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design in Oslo, Norway. © Munch-museet/Munch-Ellingsen Gruppen/billedkunst.dk

Edvard Munch, Moonlight, 1895, belongs to Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design in Oslo, Norway. © Munch-museet/Munch-Ellingsen Gruppen/billedkunst.dk

The Mirror of Nature. Nordic Landscape Painting 1840-1910"
6 October 2007 - 24 February 2008

This exhibition showed over 100 landscape paintings painted by the most important Nordic painters in the time - such as Edvard Munch, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Carl Larsson, and Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

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Søren Martinsen. Country Song , 2007, © Søren Martinsen

Søren Martinsen. Country Song , 2007, © Søren Martinsen

Søren Martinsen in x-rummet: "Country Song"
6 October 2007 - 24 February 2008

The exhibition presented a shadowy, psychologically charged universe. Søren Martinsen was born in 1966 and lives and works in Glumsø in Denmark. He was educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art 1989-1995 and has an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths' College, University of London 1993-94. In 2003-06 he was Artistic Director of Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.

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© Jørgen Haugen Søresen, While We Wait, Foto: Simon Lautrop

© Jørgen Haugen Søresen, While We Wait, Foto: Simon Lautrop

Jørgen Haugen Sørensen "While We Wait"
28 March 2007 - 3 March 2008

In the Sculpture Street, Jørgen Haugen Sørensen exhibited a broad selection of recent works, dealing with such themes as violence, freedom of speech and power. Most of these works had been created especially for the exhibition.

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Anne Marie Carl Nielsen, Mermaid, 1921

Anne Marie Carl Nielsen, Mermaid, 1921

Mermaid's Hair and Neptun's Headache
28 April 2007 - 6 April 2008

The exhibition was specially created for the youngest guests at the Museum and their parents.

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Bjørn Nørgaard, 1975

Bjørn Nørgaard, 1975

2 + 2 = 7
28 April 2007 - 6 April 2008

In the exhibition we were shown artworks which revolutionise our fixed ideas of the order of things by combining and sampling apparently incompatible objects.

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Ingvar Cronhammar, Foto: Gunnar Merrild

Ingvar Cronhammar, Foto: Gunnar Merrild

Cronhammar. At Danish Art Museums
15 December 2007 - 27 April 2008

10 Danish art museums joined hands in a country-wide celebration of sculptor Ingvar Cronhammar's 60th birthday.

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Foto: Sachiko Hayashi © Sachiko Hayashi 2008

Foto: Sachiko Hayashi © Sachiko Hayashi 2008

Tagging Art "Virtual Moves"
18 January - 11 March 2008

"VIRTUAL MOVES" was the title chosen for Tagging Art's experimental art project, which invited nine artists from Denmark and abroad to enter the virtual world known as Second Life.

"VIRTUAL MOVES" was experienced through a so-called avatar in Second Life, allowing visitors to access the exhibition from their own home – or, of course, from the u.l.k.

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Troels Wörsel, Untitled, 2007 © Troels Wörsel

Troels Wörsel, Untitled, 2007 © Troels Wörsel

Troels Wörsel
15 March - 12 May 2008

The Danish, internationally acclaimed artist Troels Wörsel (b 1950) is one of those who has left a striking mark on recent Danish painting. Wörsel's works look closely at the artistic devices of the painting. He is particularly interested in the process of creating a painting, just as he is extremely conscious of the tradition inherent in paintings.


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Still from Gerard Byrne, *ZAN - *185 r.1, 2007

Still from Gerard Byrne, *ZAN - *185 r.1, 2007

Gerard Byrne. Related Works
5 April – 28 September 2008

With his exhibition "Related Works", Irish Gerard Byrne located x-rummet right in the heart of the permanent collection, and extended it through three rooms (206, 207, 208), so that his art was seen in relation to the other works of the Museum.

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Melchior Lorck, Portait of Süleyman the Great. 1559

Melchior Lorck, Portait of Süleyman the Great. 1559

A View of a Foreign Culture
18 April – 3 August 2008

Presenting around 120 woodcuts, drawings, and prints, the exhibition provided a comprehensive insight into Lorck's unique idiom. Today, many of Lorck's pictures give rise to wonder: what was Lorck trying to tell? What was the impression of Turkey he wanted to give Europeans?


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Øivind Nygård, Light Conductor, 1993

Øivind Nygård, Light Conductor, 1993

Øivind Nygård
26 April – 17 August 2008

The exhibition showed a retrospective cross-section of Øivind Nygård's artistic production, and in this way drawed a picture of an artist who is continually and insistently sharpening his expression and the elements that have absorbed him since the start of his career.

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"KRISTUS OCH JUDAS: A STRUCTURAL CONCEIT (a performance in three parts)" i x-rummet
30 August 2008 - 3 January 2010

The internationally acknowledged English installation artist Mike Nelson (b. 1967) occupies x-rummet with a new and hyperrealistic total installation,

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