Museum for Kunst
Paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, books, words, and sounds.
HENRIK OLESEN, Abschied von den Eltern,
Admission to the special exhibitions
Adults: DKK 110., Youths u. 27 years: 90 DKK, Children and youth u.
18 years: Free
An abundance of paintings, drawings, photographs, videos,
books, words, and sounds fill the x-rummet venue, establishing surprising
connections and creating new narratives. The rich and complex accumulation
of objects explores and interprets the process of emancipation and
independence that may – or may not – happen in the life
of an andolescent leaving his or her parents to seek out new values.
The Danish artist Henrik Olesen has invited two long-term
collaborators, friends, and gallerists – Daniel Buchholz and
Christopher Müller – to join him in curating the exhibition
Abandon the Parents in x-rummet. Here, they present an overwhelming
collection of paintings, books, photographs, videos, sounds, and drawings
created by Ariane Müller, Judith Scott, Lutz Bacher, Jean Genet,
Richard Hawkins, Dieter Roth, Zoe Leonard, Lili Elbe, Arthur Köpcke,
Kristian Zarthman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Hannah Hoech, Henriette Heise,
Gerry Bibby, Albert Mertz and Galerie Krise from Berlin.
The combination of works presented here springs from
the three curators’ personal process of exploration –
they have selected works, stories, and artists in which they frame
a space that contextualizes artistic production and self-organization.
Adressing the decisive moments in the construction of an identity.
The exhibition presents three interwoven homosexual autobiographies,
but it also points to the mechanisms, desires, and intuitions that
serve as the building blocks for our identities as human beings.
Many of the artists featured in the exhibition have
served as important guiding lights for Olesen’s own artistic
endeavours. They are role models and sources of inspiration that have
shaped his artistic work and his search for his own identity.
National Gallery of Denmark
Monday: Closed, Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 -17.00, Wednesday:
10.00 - 20.00
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