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Fredrik Tydén, Forum Building and Park, Aarhus University Hospital, permanent installation

Galleri Susanne Ottesen is pleased to announce the inauguration of Fredrik Tydén's permanent installation at the newly opened Forum Building and Park at Aarhus University Hospital. The ribbon was cut and the works unveiled on Wednesday 7 September, 2022. Tydén's installation comprises of five bronze sculptures that can be enjoyed out in the park.

Nina Nowak in conversation with Lars Bang Larsen, Arken Museum of Modern Art, 21 Sep 2022

Nina Nowak, who is currently part of the summer exhibition Grundstof at Arken, will be in conversation with Lars Bang Larsen, curator and director of Art Hub Copenhagen, September 21, 2022, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The conversation will be about subjects as circadian rhythm and tides, the use/misuse of technology in art, and how to work with both dead and living materials. The in conversation is arranged together with Goethe-Institut Dänemark. It will take place at Arken, Ishøj, Denmark. You can read more about the in conversation at Arken’s website. Photo: Frida Gregersen.

Nanna Abell & Pernille With Madsen, CHART Tivoli, 25 Aug - 27 Sep 2022

For CHART's 10th celebratory edition they collaborated with the iconic amusement park Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. The project invites visitors to explore a series of new art installations by 15 artists situated throughout the park, including site-specific sculptures and video projections, thereby expanding the traditional art fair format and encouraging new audiences to engage with contemporary art. Gallery artists Nanna Abell and Pernille With Madsen contributed to the the exhibition. You can find their works in Tivoli from 25 August to 25 September 2022. You can read more about the project at CHART's website. Captured here: Nanna Abell, ‘The truth of the world’, 2022, intervention with grain in slot machine, dimensions variable. Photo: Jan Søndergaard.

Nanna Abell, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, 27 Aug - 25 Sep 2022

Just opened! Nanna Abell just opened her solo exhibition Phychodile at Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion. In Abell's solo exhibition Psychodile lies an invitation to become material. The found objects - although selected and arranged by the artist – have always already been modelled by external conditions, and their surfaces carry physical ornaments of climate, consumption, exhaustion, fire, moist, desire, décor. Rather than exhibiting single works, Abell establishes a framework where materiality doesn't concern only the physical qualities in themselves, but also and foremost the poetry of human, messy affairs with the physical outside world. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Photo: Jacob-Friis-Holm Nielsen

Book presentation Inger Christensen: Sich selber sehen möchte die Welt, illustrated by Olav Christopher Jenssen

Thank you for everybody who joined us for the launch of the newly translated book Inger Christensen: Sich selber sehen möchte die Welt (BuchKunst Kleinheinrich: 2022). The book is illustrated with 106 watercolour works by Olav Christopher Jenssen made specifically for this publication. Part of the watercolour series is currently exhibited at the gallery. Captured here are Olav Christopher Jenssen in conversation with Josef Kleinheinrich, Founder of the publishing house BuchKunst Kleinheinrich. To enquire about a signed and numbered copy of the book, containing an original watercolour work by Jenssen, please get in touch by mail at galleri@susanneottesen.dk .

Bjørn Nørgaard works acquired by Horsens Art Museum

The gallery is thrilled to share that Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark has recently acquired two works by gallery artists Bjørn Nørgaard. The groups of works titled Mrs. Yin and Mr. Yang (2019) and Zodiacs (2017; captured here to the right) are now part of the museum's permanent collection. Click here to read more about the artist's practice. Photo: Jacob Friis-Holm Nielsen

Nanna Abell work acquired by Horsens Art Museum

The gallery congratulates Nanna Abell, whose work titled woozy hoops (2021) has recently been acquired by Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark.  Abell's work had already been part of the permanent collection of the museum and now we are delighted to share this acquisition of a recent work by the artist. Woozy hoops will be exhibitied at Horsens Art Museum later this year. Click here to discover more about the artist's practice. Photo: Malle Madsen

Ian McKeever in conversation with Mikkel Bogh

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the finissage of British artist Ian McKeever's exhibition Henge Paintings last Saturday here in the gallery! And special thanks to the artist and Mikkel Bogh, Director at the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) for their insightful conversation held at the event. Captured here are, in front of McKeever's monumental painting Henge XI, the artist (to the left) and Mikkel Bogh during the in conversation.

Kirsten Ortwed, Lawrence Weiner, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, 22 Jun - 14 Aug 2022

Yesterday Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art opened the spectacular exhibition Gogo,  presenting a broad selection of works by Danish artist Kirsten Ortwed, German artist Rosemarie Trockel, and late American artist Lawrence Weiner. Gogo is the first-ever exhibition to showcase works by these three artists together, but one can find different connection points in their practices. Among others, Ortwed and Trockel made an exhibition together at Galleri Susanne Ottesen in 1990 (click here for images). A detail of their jointly-made multiple piece Blue Box (1990) from the 1990 show is currently on view at Gogo, and is also captured here. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Photo: David Stjernholm

Ian McKeever: Henge Paintings | Finissage and in conversation

To mark the closing of Ian McKeever’s exhibition, Henge Paintings, at Galleri Susanne Ottesen, we are delighted to invite you to an in conversation between the artist and Mikkel Bogh, Director at the National Gallery of Denmark. Surrounded by Ian McKeever's monumental Henge Paintings, the conversation will explore the nature of painting today, taking McKeever's work as a focal point. The talk will take place at the gallery at 3pm on Saturday 25 June, with refreshments served from 2:30pm. Please note that the conversation will be held in English. To reserve a seat, please reply to galleri@susanneottesen.dk by Thursday 23 June. Places will also be kept for walk-ins. For those of you not in Copenhagen, we will also be live-streaming the event via the gallery's Instagram account: @gallerisusanneottesen. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Nina Nowak, Arken Museum of Modern Art, 21 May - 25 Sep 2022

Galleri Susanne Ottesen is pleased to share that work by Nina Nowak is currently on view at Arken Museum of Moden Art, in Ishøj, Denmark. The museum's outdoor summer exhibition, where Nowak exhibitins jointly with Silas Inoue, is titled From The Earth. Nowak's sculptural installation, captured on this photo, may be experienced in the museum's publicly accessible sculpture garden through 25 September. For more exhibition about the exhibition, click here. Photo: Frida Gregersen.

Kirsten Ortwed, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, 4 Mar -21 Aug 2022

We are delighted to highlight that work by gallery artist Kirsten Ortwed is also featured in the temporary exhibition Marble at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg,The group exhibition explores a history of sculpture made of this noble material across space and time. Captured here are Ortwed’s Floor to Ceiling works (2000) which are currently on display and part of the museum’s permanent collection. The cord-like structures, also reminiscent of pearls, are each comprised of different types of marble, a material that is important in the sculptor’s practice. The exhibition Marble is running through 21 August 2022. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Photo: Niels Fabæk, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg

Martin Erik Andersen, Pernille With Madsen, Bjørn Nørgaard, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, 25 Mar - 29 May 2022

The annual exhibition titled Den Frie Udstilling 2022 has just opened its doors at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. We are delighted to share that among others, work by three gallery artists Martin Erik Andersen (b. 1964), Pernille With Madsen (b. 1972), and Bjørn Nørgaard (b. 1947) is featured in the show. Den Frie Udstilling, which has received the subtitle Atmospheres – Action, Euphoria, Melancholy, Spirituality this year, is a historically significant exhibition platform surveying current tendencies in Danish contemporary art. For more information, click here. Captured here are the two sculptures by Martin Erik Andersen on view in the exhibition, Blind Laser (2019, to the right) and Hierophant (Blind Diophantus the Arab) (2019). Photo: David Stjernholm

Performance | Bjørn Nørgaard: Wo ist Element 3?

Last weekend gallery artist Bjørn Nørgaard (b. 1947) did yet another performance, titled Wo ist Element 3?, in Manresa, Spain. The performance, which Nørgaard himself defines as an 'action', was a tribute to Joseph Beuys and Ignatius of Loyola and was accompanied by sound composers Christophe and Egon Charles. Photo: Manresa 2022

Ragna Braase works acquired by Sorø Kunstmuseum

Galleri Susanne Ottesen is delighted to share that works by gallery artist Ragna Braase (1929-2013) have recently been acquired by Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark. Captured here is Braase's work titled Natsværmere (1978), which is among the different weavings and textile works by the artist which are now part of the museum's permanent collection. To learn more about Ragna Braase's practice, click here. Photo: Stine Heger

Martin Erik Andersen, Ragna Braase, Horsens Art Museum, 12 Feb - 26 Jun 2022

May we recommend you to visit Horsens Art Museum's most recent exhibition titled ‘New Acquisitions,’ showcasing how the institution's permanent collection has enriched over recent years. Works by gallery artists Martin Erik Andersen (b. 1964, DA) and Ragna Braase (1929-2013, DA) are part of the exhibition, which is on view through 26 June 2022. Captured here is Braase's weaving-based installation titled  'Douar - Det sorte telt' from 1982-83. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Photo: Jacob Friis-Holm Nielsen

Fredrik Tydén, Antvorskov Kaserne, public comission

Galleri Susanne Ottesen congratulates Danish sculptor Fredrik Tydén on his latest public comission. The artist has just been selected to make a site-specific permanent installation for the arrival zone at Antvorskov Kaserne, Slagelse, Denmark. For more information about Tydén's practice, click here.

Olav Christopher Jenssen in conversation with Anders Kold

Thank you to everyone who attended the finissage of Olav Christopher Jenssen's solo exhibition, Another Pale Afternoon / The Post-Rubicon Paintings at the gallery last Saturday. Special thanks to the artist (to the left) and to Anders Kold, curator at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, for their insightful in conversation held at the event. For more information about Jenssen's exhibition, comprising of his latest body of paintings, click here.

Season's Greetings 2021

The gallery is closed from 23 December 2021 - 3 January 2022. After the holiday period, there will still be time to experience our current exhibition Another Pale Afternoon / The Post-Rubicon Paintings by Olav Christopher Jenssen, which is on view through 22 January 2022. Galleri Susanne Ottesen wishes you joyful holidays and a happy New Year - we look forward to welcoming you in 2022! Photo: Stine Heger

'How Lawrence Weiner (1942–2021) Reimagined What Art Could Be' by Martin Herbert

In a publication on ArtReview, writer and critic Martin Herbert pays tribute to Lawrence Weiner, who passed away earlier this month. Click here to access the article. Photo: Ole Mortensen

Lawrence Weiner, 1942 - 2021

Galleri Susanne Ottesen is profoundly saddened to learn about the passing away of Lawrence Weiner on December 2, 2021, aged 79. It has been a great privilege to know and to work with Lawrence for the past thirty years. Photo by Kirsten Vibeke Thueson Weiner. Courtesy Moved Pictures Archive, NY.

Jean-Marc Bustamante, Troels Wörsel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 30 Nov 2021 - 1 May 2022

Gallery artists Jean-Marc Bustamante and Troels Wörsel are featured in the recently opened group exhibition titled New Acquisitions at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. The exhibition is an extensive survey of how the museum's permanent collection enriched over the past five years. Captured here is a work by Jean-Marc Bustamante titled Amazone T.C.B.1.02, which is now part of Louisiana's collection and on display at the exhibition. Although not currently on display, artwork by gallery artist Kirsten Ortwed has also entered the museum's collection. For more information, click here. Photo: David Stjernholm

Nanna Abell, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, 26 Nov 2021 - 6 Mar 2022

Be sure to visit the upcoming group exhibition THE LEGACY  - of Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen, opening this Friday at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, where gallery artist Nanna Abell (b. 1985) is also participating. In the exhibition, a selection of contemporary artists examine the work of Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen, one of the most important Danish sculptors, through their own practice. For more information, click here. Photo: David Stjernholm

Fredrik Tydén, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, permanent installation

Galleri Susanne Ottesen congratulates Fredrik Tydén on the inauguration of his permanent installation at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, in Herlev, Denmark, which took place on Wednesday, 10 November 2021. The installation comprises of a number of bronze sculptures, on premanent display both in- and outdoors within the institution. Photo: Kim Høltermand

Performance | Bjørn Nørgaard: Wo ist Element 3

Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard (b. 1947) just visited the city of Manresa in Catalonia, Spain, within the framework of the city’s project Manresa 2022. Alongside a ‘speech-action’ and a television interview, Nørgaard also gave a lecture about late German artist Joseph Beuys’ influence on contemporary art. In 1966, Bjørn Nørgaard and Henning Christiansen were the first artists ever to participate in one of Beuys’ own performative actions titled Manresa, taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany. While Nørgaard’s work as a sculptor is well known, his performative ‘actions’ are a significant part of his oeuvre as well. Captured here is a photo from his ‘speech-action’ performed in Manresa last week under the title Wo ist Element 3. Photo: Manresa 2022.

Performance | Sara Sjölin: Figurer ur Rika djur

Thank you for everyone who attended Sara Sjölin's performance at Galleri Susanne Ottesen last week. The performance elaborated on the characters of Sjölin's biographical video piece Rika djur (English: Rich animals), a satirical-absurd montage of family film footage. The work can be experienced as part of our current group exhibition titled Calamity, on view through 13 November 2021. For more information, click here.

Bjørn Nørgaard, Horsens Art Museum, 01 Jun 2021 - 30 Jan 2022

Make sure to visit the solo exhibition of Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard, currently on view in Horsens Art Museum. This comprehensive show brings together earlier and more recent works by Nørgaard. The installation Materia et Spiritus, Materia et Corpus, Materia et Frictio, Materia et Actio, Materia et Syntaksis (2020), a detail of which is captured here on the right, entered the museum's permanent collection recently and is also on display in the exhibition. Learn more by clicking here. Photo: Jacob Friis-Holm Nielsen

Lawrence Weiner's visit to Holstebro Kunstmuseum

American artist Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942), one of the most important originators of Conceptual Art, traveled to Denmark from the United States so that we could celebrate him and his impressive exhibition ‘LAWRENCE WEINER - CLOSE TO A RAINBOW’ at Holstebro Kunstmuseum last weekend. The show, running until 31 October 2021, is the most comprehensive exhibition of Weiner's oeuvre in Denmark in recent decades. A huge thank you to Lawrence Weiner, to Holstebro Kunstmuseum and to everybody who helped in making this reception absolutely memorable. Captured here are Lawrence and Alice Weiner at the reception in Holstebro Kunstmuseum.

"Signposts in the Landscape": Martin Herbert on the practice of Andreas Eriksson

Writer and critic Martin Herbert´s new article, titled "Signposts in the Landscape," focuses on the practice of Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson (b. 1975), and more specifically his latest body of work. Click here to access the publication.

Nanna Abell & Emil Westman Hertz, Arken, 4 Sept 2021 - 9 Jan 2022

Works by gallery artists Nanna Abell (b. 1985) and Emil Westman Hertz (1978-2016) are currently featured in the temporary group exhibition Flowers in Art at Arken Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, Denmark. The exhibition, centering around floral representations in the art of a wide range of Danish and international artists, is on view until 9 January 2022. Pictured here, among others, is Nanna Abell´s sculpture Oxid infusion from 2021. Learn more about the exhibition by clicking here. Photo: David Stjernholm

Andreas Eriksson, De 11 Lijnen, 11 Aug – 23 Oct 2021

The Belgic exhibition space De 11 Lijnen shows a collection of Andreas Eriksson's (b. 1975) various works in the exhibition Andreas Eriksson: Rochade. Eriksson works mainly with painting, but at De 11 Lijnen you can also experience his works with weaving and his paper works. For more information click here. Photo: Kurt Deruyter.

Nanna Abell & Marie Søndergaard Lolk, Of Gardens, 14 Aug – 12 Sep 2021

Nanna Abell (b. 1985) and Marie Søndergaard Lolk (b. 1981) here featured in Of Gardens – an exhibition that takes place in the garden around the villa Regstruplund in Jyderup. In Of Gardens, they contribute with the work Idiosyncrasy Rhododendron vulgaris. The work is a part of an exhibition where the surroundings become affected by the meanings of the works, and where the viewer's attention is directed in equal parts to the work itself and the surroundings. The exhibition is running from 14 Aug - 12 Sep 2021. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Photo: Brian Kure.  

Ragna Braase works acquired by Centre Pompidou

We are delighted to announce that one of the globe's most acclaimed institutions, Centre Pompidou, Paris, has acquired the late Danish artist's early tapestry ‘Bogstavtæppet’ (1959) and a selection of 21 works on paper produced throughout the 1970s. Braase’s legacy has come to light with help of The National Gallery of Denmark’s (SMK) 2020 exhibition ‘Textile, graphics, sandal,’ which comprised a range of recently acquired print and textile works.

Fredrik Tydén represented by Galleri Susanne Ottesen

Galleri Susanne Ottesen is pleased to announce represention of Fredrik Tydén. Fredrik Tydén (b. 1985, Copenhagen, Denmark) currently lives and works in Vordingborg, Denmark. He recieved his MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (2008-2015) and has also studied at École de Recherche Graphique – École de Supérieure des Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2013-2015). Amongst other exhibitions in Denmark and abroad, Tydén has previously exhibited at Galleri Susanne Ottesen as part of two group exhibitions Good fortune, no blame (2016) and Out of Use: Interior (2015).

Andreas Eriksson, Skissernas Museum, 10 Jun – 10 Oct 2021

Andreas Eriksson (b. 1975) opens his second solo exhibition at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artist Process and Public Art, Lund, Sweden. The exhibition titled Andreas Eriksson – Weavings, sketches sheds light on the renowned Swedish artist's practice, wherein the watercolours, sketches, and weaving samples gathered provide insight into his sensitive approach to art making. For more information, click here.

Rolf Hanson, Artipelag, 25 Jun – 28 Nov 2021

The exhibition titled Rolf Hanson – Retroactive held at Artipelag, Gustavsberg, Sweden, comprises works spanning four decades, and its title nods to the artist’s working process as Hanson (b. 1953) is known to revisit paintings having once left them untouched. For more information, click here.

Lawrence Weiner, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, 5 Jun – 31 Oct 2021

It is with great pleasure Galleri Susanne Ottesen announces the opening of American artist Lawrence Weiner's (b. 1942) solo exhibition at Holstebro Kunstmuseum. Undoubtedly one of the most important living figures in the international contemporary art scene, Weiner's exhibition titled CLOSE TO A RAINBOW is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist in the Nordics to date. For more information, click here.

Troels Wörsel, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, 21 Apr – 4 Jul 2021

When the late Danish painter Troels Wörsel passed away in 2018, a great deal of paper works were left in his studio – the majority of which had never been exhibited before. Lousiana Museum of Modern Art's exhibition Lousiana on Paper: Troels Wörsel unfolds this key part of the artist's distinctive oeuvre. This exhibition is on view until 4 July 2021. For more information, click here.