Summer exhibitions 2019

The Sketch by Michael Kvium

Friday June 7 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

In collaboration with Museum Holmen and Michael Kvium, Horsens Art Museum presents an exhibition based on the artist’s sketch work. The exhibition features 142 sketches on display, from the 1990s until today. Since 1984 Horsens Art Museum has focused on Michael Kvium (b. 1955) in the museum’s collection and the museum has the country’s largest collection of works by the artist. Therefore, it is our great pleasure to present a special exhibition that focuses on the studies that lie in the artistic work before the painting is created. Horsens Art Museum has a large collection of sketches created by Michael Kvium, and for that reason it seemed relevant to exhibit a significant part of the artist’s sketch works. Likewise, several of the sketches on the exhibition constitute preliminary work for the three paintings ‘One of Those Days, Days’, ‘Future Me’ and ‘Untitled’, which is part of the collection at Horsens Art Museum.

Thanks to Museum Holmen and foundations

The exhibition has been realised thanks to Museum Holmen that presented the exhibition until Sunday 19 May. The exhibition has been created with the support of: A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Knud Højgaards Fond, Oticon Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat.

In connection with the exhibition, Museum Holmen has published an exhibition catalog, which can be purchased at Horsens Art Museum in connection with the exhibition. Read more about the exhibition here.


Erik A. Frandsen – in the collection

Saturday June 15 – Sunday, August 25, 2019

Erik A. Frandsen was born in Randers in 1957 and played a leading role in the artistic breakthrough in Denmark in the years 1981 – 83. Today we associate Erik A. Frandsen as one of Denmark’s most acknowledged artists who’s oeuvre is highly multifacetted.

The works of Erik A. Frandsen is to be found on many Danish muse- ums as well as in public spaces and private collections.
Through the years he has played, and still plays, a great and significant role in the history of Horsens Art Museum. Frandsen was among the first artists to exhibit at Horsens Art Museum after the museum was established as an independant museum; first in a joint group exhibition, ’Ler-etuder II’ in 1985 and then in the solo exhibition ’Re- trograd Amnesi/Ingen vej tilbage’ in 1986. Since then a large handful of solo – and group exhibitions has followed. With more than 300 works, Frandsen occupies a significant place in the Horsens Art Museum’s collection, where we can follow his artistic development from the the early 1980s to the present day.

From 1976 -79 Erik A. Frandsen studied ceramics in Greece, sculpture in Carrera, Italy, and worked with graphics in France. When he moved back to Denmark in 1981 he co-founded the artistic community ’Værkstedet Værst’. As a part of ’De Unge Vilde’ (The Wild Young) in the beginning of the 1980’s, Frandsen was taking part in pushing the boundaries for the formal expression of art as well as the use of materials, particularly focussing on paintings. As an artist he has explored numerous mediums through his artistic career in an endless search for new opportunities. The exploration of various artistic mediums spands widely from painting and photography to graphics, sculpture, installation, mosaics, neon and steel reliefs. The artist’s wide use of different mediums bears witness to a constant urge to explore new possibilities, and the content of the motive tells a similar story. Incorporating an artist like Erik A. Frandsen can be difficult but the collection at Horsens Art Museum can help put an insight into the artist’s multifaceted universe.

The exhibition ’Erik A. Frandsen in the collection of Horsens Art Museum’ is open until the 25th of August 2019. You can read more about the exhibition here.

You can read more about Horsens Art Museum here.