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Gernes x Kirkeby

Goodbye to art school, Parnassus and the status of the artist as genius! Hello to geometry, kitsch, coloured leaves and equality! Experience Gernes and Kirkeby in an explosion of multifaceted experiments.

Based on works in the collections of Kunsten and Louisiana, the exhibition spotlights two key figures in the history of Danish art: Poul Gernes (1925-1996) and Per Kirkeby (1938-2018).

The exhibition features a number of major works by the artists from their time at Eks-skolen: for example, Per Kirkeby’s 36 paintings for the thematic Aeroplane Exhibition (1965) and Poul Gernes’s Alphabet of Shapes (1966). This is a unique opportunity to discover the two artists’ early work during some significant, formative years.