Virtual gallery

Virtual Tour

Dansk Konkret Kunst 1940 - 2020  

Den 3. – 25. juni 2020.

Ingen naturinspirerede elementer. Ingen social og politisk indignation. Ingen distraherende elementer fra den ydre virkelighed. Konkret Kunst er skarpskårne linjer, geometriske former og farvemættede flader. Skabt til at give den mening, beskueren lægger i det. Det er kunst, der tillader sig at være til uden at forestille noget. Men som dermed har universel gyldighed – i følge kunstnerne. Secher Fine Art & Design har taget Dansk Konkret Kunst på programmet, fordi vi mener, at kunstformen er gået lidt i glemmebogen.   

Dansk Konkret Kunst fra 1940 – 2020 med værker af bl.a. Richard Mortensen, Robert Jacobsen og Malene Landgreen. (Læs videre under link).

Se udstillingen / Take a tour of the exhibition

 

 

Som enhver anden kunstform har Konkret Kunst også sit eget manifest. Formuleret i i 1930 af den hollandske kunstner Theo Van Doesburg med ordene: ”Konkret Kunst er en kunstform med vægt på geometrisk abstraktion. Allerede året efter i 1931 tog Max Bill kunstformen videre og definerede kunsten som ”bestræbelserne på at vise abstrakte tanker i en sanselig og håndgribelig form”. Efter 2. Verdenskrig blev Paris centrum for Konkret Kunst bl.a. med deltagelse af Richard Mortensen, Robert Jacobsen og Ib Geertsen. I 1947 fandt Danmark sin egen retning i kunstnergrupppen Linie II – med samme fremtrædende medlemmer, som da Mortensen, Jacobsen og Geertsen deltog i efterkrigstidens franske selskab omkring Galerie Denise René.

Derfor glæder vi os til at fortælle historierne bag f.eks. ”The superman is coming” af Malene Landgren fra 2011. Eller ”Prandinat II” af Robert Jacobsen, der vandt prisen for bedste stand for skulpturer ved udstillingen ved Biennale di Venezia i 1966. ”Prandinat II” har aldrig været udstillet siden, så det er lidt af en sensation, at den nu står midt i galleriet i Bredgade. 

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DANISH CONCRETE ART 1940 -2020.   Showing from 3 - 25. June 2020

Concrete art is an art form with a strong emphasis on geometrical abstraction. A manifesto "Art Concrete" was formulated by the Dutch artist Theo Van Doesburg in 1930 to define the difference between his vision of art and that of other abstract artists of the time. In 1931 Max Bill took the art form further and defined concrete art as a form to display abstract thoughts in a sensibel and tangible form. The art form was taken up widely after World War 2 and Paris became the main center of concrete art. 

Richard Mortensen and Robert Jacobsen moved to Paris in 1947, remaining there until 1964. Both became connected to Galerie Denise René in Paris, which became famous and the leading gallery for concrete art in Europe.

In Denmark concrete art unfolded around the association Line II in 1947. Among the direction's prominent Danish artists are Richard Mortensen, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Robert Jacobsen, Albert Mertz, Richard Winther, Ib Geertsen, Poul Gadegaard and Knud Nielsen.

In 1950, under the exhibition title "Clear Form" in the Free Exhibition Building, Line II held the largest exhibition of Concrete art in Denmark to date. Line II exhibited a total of eight times before it was dissolved in 1952. As an extension of Line II, two more exhibitions were held in 1956 and 1958. New concrete artists were added, among others. Ole Schwalbe, Jørn Larsen and Mogens Lohmann.

Today, new and exciting Danish artist’s such as Per Sax Moeller, Mette Winckelmann and Malene Landgreen, have emerged to the scene of Art Concrete with playfull ways of working with color and geometrics.