Past exhibitions


SPACE 2001 - Ny Abstraktion
1 December 2001 - 3 March 2002

* The exhibition consisted of 19 works made specially for ARKENs Art Axis by former members of the artist group Ny Abstraktion: Finn Mickelborg, Viera Collaro, Tonny Hørning, Torben Ebbesen, Niels Nedergård, Margrete Sørensen, Klaus Hillingsøe, Merete Barker, Hjørdis Hack, Eva Öhrling, B.v.H.H.S., Claus Jensen and Peter Holck.
* Catalogue in Danish (colour illustrations, 64 pages) with articles by Anette Østerby, Julie Harboe og Ann Lumbye Sørensen.

6 - 25 November 2001

* The exhibition comprised works by 22 select artists, including Jan Håfström, Carolus Enckell, Jens Fänge, Johan Scott, Dag Erik Elgin, Kaspar Bonnén and Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen.
* The exhibition provided a view of Scandinavian pictorial art just now.
* The exhibition was mounted by Carnegie Art Award. Venues after ARKEN: Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland; The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm and Kunsthalle Helsinki.
* Catalogue (English, colour illustrations, 198 pages). Edited by Ulrika Levén. The catalogue contained contributions by Poul Erik Tøjner, Ulrika Levén and Olle Granath as well as interviews by Halldór Björn Runólfsson. This catalogue is available through

8 September 2001 - 20 January 2002

* The exhibition comprised 210 works by artists including Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and William Henry Jackson.
* The exhibition focused on the American West in the period 1830 until today. It demonstrated how the West has been depicted throughout 170 years.
* The focal point of the exhibition was how art is part of the visual culture that shapes our perceptions and myths.
* In connection with the exhibition ARKEN held the seminar Framing Photography - Photography, the Institutions and Historiography (21 - 22 September 2001) in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and The Danish Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. The speakers included senior research fellow John Roberts, University of Wolverhampton, Professor Michel Frizot, Paris and Professor Abigail Solomon-Godeau, University of California, Santa Barbara.
* Catalogue (Danish and English version, colour illustrations, 100 pages) with articles by Anette Østerby, Nancy Blomberg, Blake Milteer and Nancy Tieken.The exhibition was mounted in collaboration with Denver Art Museum, Denver Public Library and Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

THE DESIRING EYE. The Best Pictures of the History of Photography
150 Years of Photography from Moderna Museet’s Collection
16. 6 – 26.8 2001

* The exhibition comprised 224 photographic works from Moderna Museet’s collection. The pictures spanned from nineteenth century travelogues and portrait photography to twentieth century studies of nature, the human body, everyday objects and modern architecture. Artists included Nadar, Carleton Eugene Watkins, Man Ray, Bill Brandt, Cartier-Bresson, Eugène Atget, Walker Evans and Ansel Adams.
* Catalogue (combined Swedish/English, b/w illustrations, 49 pages) with contributions by David Elliot and Leif Wigh.

7.4 - 27.5 2001

* The exhibition comprised 27 works, selected by the artist, including painting, photography, original works and 'editions'. * The exhibition provided a concentrated survey of the scope of the artist’s long standing production.
* Mounted in collaboration with ifa in Stuttgart and the Goethe Institute Copenhagen.
* Catalogue, produced by ifa (English, with Danish translation inserted, colour illustrations, 80 pages) with texts by Dieter Schwartz.

3.2 - 5.5 2001

* The exhibition comprised 110 works, including Edvard Munch's principal works Scream, Madonna and Kiss among others as well as works by artists such as Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Gilbert & George, Yannis Kounellis, Asger Jorn, Svend Wiig Hansen, Per Kirkeby, Georg Baselitz and Antonio Saura. The aim of the exhibition was to demonstrate Munch's more or less direct impact on some of the most prominent artists succeeding him.
* In connection with the exhibition ARKEN held a seminar which sought to define aspects of and discuss different approaches to Munch's oeuvre, as well as uncover his possible influence on subsequent artists.
* The exhibition was mounted in collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo which subsequently displayed the exhibition.
* Catalogue (Danish and English editions, colour illustrations, 158 pages) with articles by Christian Gether, Arne Eggum, Holger Reenberg, Per Hovdenakk, Gerd Woll, Petra Pettersen and Magne Bruteig. English edition: SOLD OUT

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