fri 11. may - sun 21. oct 2012
Art comes alive at Gl Holtegaard!
What happens when new Danish art enters a historical garden? Gl Holtegaard has invited nine Danish artists and groups of artists to display new works in the baroque garden this summer. Come and see playing sculptures and live sheep when the artists challenge history and present the forms of the future.
Royal builder Lauritz de Thurah laid out the baroque garden at Gl Holtegaard in 1756. It was not just to be pleasing to the eye but also, as the perfect encounter between nature and art, remind people of the presence of history and the eternity of the moment.
Now, Gl Holtegaard is once more turning the architect’s vision into reality by inviting nine Danish artists and groups of artists, who this summer will be displaying new works in the baroque garden. By means of new sculptures, installations and projects designed specifically for the site, they will show us how the historical garden space of the past can become a living platform for artistic forms of the future.
The new projects include works created for the garden by A Kassen, Vinyl-terror &
-horror and HuskMitNavn, live sheep staged by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, bee-hives according to all the rules by Lisbeth Bank and playing sculptures by Jesper Dalgaard and Thomas Øvlisen.
Participating artists: A Kassen, Lisbeth Bank, Jesper Dalgaard, Jeanette Hillig, HuskMitNavn, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Tove Storch, Thomas Øvlisen and Vinyl-terror & -horror
Curator: Mads Damsbo
The exhibition is supported by Det Obelske Familiefond, Nordea-fonden and Statens Kunstråds Billedkunstudvalg.