Peter Martensen's paintings feature men wearing white shirts and living efficient lives in familiar open office landscapes. The Canadian artist group Mere Phantoms creates highly sophisticated installations. Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art Aalborg owns one of Denmark's best collections of recent art.
21.8.2014 - 11.1.2015
From Grid to Romance
The father figure of the past has been brought down, and the modern man of today is under attack from all sides. The Danish painter Peter Martensen depicts the anonymous antihero of today according to all the rules of the art. His paintings feature men wearing white shirts and living efficient lives in familiar open office landscapes. But around them chaos is encroaching, documents are flying through the air and water is slowly rising waist high. Is it perhaps their own, inner nature overtaking them
The exhibition presents paintings dating from the early 1990s up to the present as well as a selection of drawings and films by Peter Martensen.
Three Cities; a shadow triptych
Employing classic crafts, the Canadian artist group Mere Phantoms creates highly sophisticated installations. Paper, scissors and light is all it takes to produce dazzlingly beautiful models of buildings, monuments and puppets that have captivated audiences worldwide. Lit from below, these paper models become enlarged, growing into dangerous giants and strange, towering figures several stories high. See how the sculpture hall at Brandts 13 is transformed into a grandiose total theatre, and go on a discovery tour in the fairy-tale universe presented by the Canadian artists.
22.8.2014 - 26.4.2015
KUNSTEN visits Brandts
An art collection is like an archive or a family photo album. It tells a story of art and artists, but also of those who collected and purchased the art and the place where the collection is housed. KUNSTEN – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg owns one of Denmark’s best collections of recent art. Private donations and its own purchases have made it possible for this museum in north Jutland to offer a vivid portrait of a generation of artists whose paintings, drawings, films and installations have fascinated the public for the past twenty years. When Kunsten visits Brandts you will encounter works by artists such as Michael Kvium, John Kørner, Allan Otte and Anette Harboe Flensburg.
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Opening 21.8.2014, h 17:00 21:00
Jernbanegade 13 5000 Odense C Denmark
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Thurdays: 12pm – 9pm
Entrance Fee DKK 13,-
Children (o-18) admission free
Admission free every Thurday 5pm – 9pm