Flea market finds, textiles, instruments, books, bric-a-brac and bits and bobs from near and far made up the large, immersive installation created by Laura Lima for the x-rummet venue at the SMK. Inside the exhibition, you would find “The Naked Magician” pottering about, constantly creating new objects and making changes to the many materials found there.
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 focused 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 included Per Kirkeby, Jørgen Leth, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Bjørn Nørgaard, Lene Adler Petersen, Jytte Rex, Kirsten Justesen and others.
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 exhibition invited you to take an in-depth look at this work, which is one of the absolute highlights of 16th century graphic art.
The Star Trek characters Odo, Quark, Major Kira Nerys, and Tom Paris, appearing here in the form of life-sized cardboard cut-outs; a sculptural installation of plates of coloured acrylic glass; and framed portraits of famous scientists.
These were some of the elements featured in the exhibition Into the Dimensional Corridor created by the American artist Lutz Bacher specifically for SMK.
A jogging suit, collages and twenty-two Golden Age skies: thirteen designers and artists created all-new works based on art in the SMK collection. Some of the absolute highlights in the SMK collection were joined by a range of experimental artworks and design products.