Past exhibitions 2012

Willie Doherty: Secretion

Willie Doherty: Secretion

1 November 2012 - 24 Februar 2013

Willie Dohertys film Secretion is shown in collaboration with the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, CPH:DOX. 

Secretion is Dohertys latest artwork. It's a film about fear of the invisible, and everything that is beyond our control.

Life and death

Life and Death

19 November 2011 - 28 October 2012


Thoughts about life and death have occupied many artists through the ages. Children also entertain a great many thoughts about the subject. With this exhibition we wished to create a safe, positive framework for conversations about life and death. Not as polar opposites, but as preconditions for each other.

Emily Wardill

Emily Wardill

11 May 2012 – 16 September 2012. The x-room

The museum invited Emily Wardill to make a videoproject in the x-room in 2012. The result was a fascinating love story, that unfolds into a tale about the relationship between body and consciousness.

The film tells the story about the neurologist Eitinne, who has lost his wife. For many years he has immersed himself in his work and neglected his love life, but then he takes up internet dating.

German World Images 1890-1930

German World Images 1890-1930 – from Kollwitz to Nolde

20 April 2012 – 12 August 2012. The Royal Collection of Graphic Arts


What is true art? What does art look like? What is art about? These were the questions that the European avant-garde sought to answer. In Germany the questions became intermeshed with attempts at determining a national identity.

Follow the hunt for answers and see how artists sought to reinvent art.

Hammershøi and Europe

Hammershøi and Europe

Exhibition period: 4 February – 20 May 2012


The great spring exhibition of 2012 served a dual purpose:


The exhibition presented the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) and his art as a phenomenon in itself. In addition to this the exhibition took a new – and investigative – approach to Hammershøi by having his art enter into a dialogue with fellow European artists of his day.

One Language Traveller

FOS: One language Traveller

- with a contribution by Krüger&Pardeller


From 18. June 2011 - 13. May 2012. Sculpture Street


A large installation incorporated all of the museum’s Scuplture Street. One Language Traveller was a travel through membranes, tents, grids and a strange factory. Here were machines and curiosities, sound and street lamps, warped floors and a mysterious soap production.


Toulouse-Lautrec. The Human Comedy

17 September 2011 - 19 February 2012

Get involved in a wild amusement world of circuses, brothels, cafés and dance halls; a world where urbanities bring their desires into play, regardless of gender and class.


The headliner autumn exhibition from the Royal Collection of Graphic Art focuses on Lautrec’s graphic work in which he unfolds a commentary on contemporary life with striking visual effects.

Delve into the archives

Here you can see what exhibitions closed at SMK in 2012. Click on the boxes for the exhibitions and you will see the archived exhibition pages.