To officially kick of Denmark’s biggest cultural promotion in China ever, Danish Minister of Culture, Marianne Jelved, opened an exhibition with Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard in Beijing.
Bjørn Nørgaard is one of the most prominent Danish artists to have emerged from the 60’s. Even though he has been specializing in sculptures he is a versatile artist that is also known for everything from sacrificing a horse as a protest against the Vietnam War to creating a series of tapestries for the Danish Queen Magrethe II’s 50th birthday.
The exhibition in Beijing features around 100 works: among these approximately 40 sculptures, 3 instalations, graphic works, and film spanning from his early years to the major reflective and humorous works of his recent years.
Bjørn Nørgaard has been working regularly in China since 2003 when he contributed to the exhibition Sea and Music in Xiamen Bay Park with his sculpture The Throne. Several of his recent works have been produced in Chinese studios.
You can see the exhibition is called “Re-modelling the world – again again again” and can be seen at Central Academy of Fine Art Museum in Beijing (CAFAM), from the 24th of October to 28th of November.
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