Past exhibitions


Robert Smithson – Retrospective – Works 1955-1973
2.10 1999 - 16.1 2000

* The exhibition comprised 200 works. The works were on loan from museums and private collectors in Europe and USA. The exhibition offered a retrospective survey of the artist’s oeuvre, from the early Surrealist inspired drawings over working with displacing his works to his most famous earth works, including Spiral Jetty.
* Research-based catalogue (Scandinavian and English editions, colour illustrations, 304 pages) with articles by Per Bj. Boym, Anette Østerby, Tim Martin, Vibeke Petersen, Sitan Grøgaard and Maria Lind.
* In connection with the exhibition a seminar was held in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen at ARKEN 11.12 1999. The seminar provided a broad insight into the relations between Smithson's own works, his work as a writer as well as his oeuvre's relationship with and impact on the artists of our time and their efforts with Land Art.
* The exhibition was a collaboration between the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and ARKEN.

Tree and Thoughts
24.9 2001 - 2.1 2000

* Exhibition for children and young people by the artist Viera Collaro.

Salvador Dalí
15.9 1999 - 9.1 2000

* The exhibition comprised 460 works: sculpture, graphic prints, drawings, furniture, works in gold and glass as well as one enormous painting. The exhibition presented new sides to the famous Spanish surrealist.
* Catalogue (Danish, colour illustrations, 84 pages) with articles by Christian Gether, Beniamino Levi, Rolf Læssøe and Anette Østerby.

American Masterpieces from the Lilja Collection
5.6 - 19.9 1999

* The exhibition comprised paintings and graphic prints by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist. The works were on loan from The Lilja Art Fund Foundation, Basel.
* Catalogue (combined Danish/English, colour illustrations, 111 pages) with contributions by Christian Gether, Torsten Lilja and Holger Reenberg.

Home Sweet Home – Enter the Picture
12.5 - 12.9 1999

* Exhibition for children and young people.
* The exhibition consisted of a three-dimensional version of Richard Hamilton's collage from 1956 Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? The aim was to direct attention to the impossible spatiality of the collage owing to its composite nature as well as focus on which contemporary objects the collage included.
* Produced in collaboration with scenographer Eva Holten, Hvidovre Theatre and ARKEN's school services.

ARKEN's Collection
8.5 - 12.9 1999

* The exhibition comprised 61 works focusing on installations, sculptures and photo-based art by artists including Andres Serrano, Sophie Calle, Olafur Eliasson, Øivind Nyggard, Elisabeth Toubro and Torben Christensen. Furthermore a donation of works by the Swedish artist Hardy Strid was exhibited.
* All year The Red Axis presented graphic prints and art photographs from ARKEN's Collection.

FLUXUS 1962-1994 – Pictorial art-film-music-poetry
13.2 - 25.4 1999

* The exhibition comprised 350 original works which besides objects, musical scores, graphic prints, installations and publications included rare film documents and audio examples of FLUXUS happenings. Artists included Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Volf Vostell, Emmet Williams, Nam June Paik, Robert Filiou and Daniel Spoerri.
* Comprehensive original catalogue (published in English and German editions, colour illustrations, 266 pages) with adjoining catalogue with texts (100 pages) with contributions by Johannes Cladders, Gabriele Knapstein, Ina Conzen, Eugen Blume, S.D. Sauerbier and René Block. SOLD OUT
* Exhibition booklet as well as presentation sheet. SOLD OUT
* The exhibition was mounted in collaboration with the Goethe Institute Copenhagen and ifa in Stuttgart.

A Room with a View
5.2 - 2.5 1999

* Exhibition for children and young people.
* The exhibition consisted of an installation made by Swedish artists Malin Lobell and Martin Petéus, focusing on the diversity of images offered by the city by means of objects, video projections, light and sounds.
* Presentation sheet (Danish)

Europop – A Dialogue with the US
30.1 - 2.5 1999

* The exhibition comprised 101 works on loan from European museums, artists and private collectors. The intention was to examine and demonstrate artists’ differences in their critical approaches to Pop art in Europe and USA respectively. Among the European artists represented were Richard Hamilton, KP Brehmer, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Wolf Vostell, Martial Raysse and Jörg Immendorf, and the American artists included Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenburg.
* Catalogue (combined Danish/English, colour illustrations, 154 pages) with contributions by Christian Gether, Holger Reenberg, Dorthe Aagesen, Sanne Kofod Olsen and Anneli Fuchs.

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