8 contemporary artists look back.

8 contemporary artists each show a mini-retrospective exhibition, which focuses on the long development that is part of being and becoming an artist.

The exhibition TILBAGEBLIK consists of eight mini-retrospective exhibitions with eight contemporary artists.

How do you become an artist? Is this a natural talent that unfolds? How do you learn to create art? And when can you call yourself an artist - when do you truly feel that you are one?

The idea of TILBAGEBLIK is to give the audience an insight into the engine room of art. Showing examples of all the roads – detours, byways and highways – an artist typically has to walk; all the trials that are needed to develop as an artist - and to become an artist in general.

Each of the eight artists in the exhibition contributes distinctive works that cover different periods in their artistic work. Hereby, their artistic development is shown right from the first attempts, which perhaps, when the artist him/her/them-self looks back on them, may seem awkward, naive or pretentious, to the works that gave access to academies or censored exhibitions; then comes the landmark works that set a decisive development in motion, and finally the completely new works of art that show where the individual artist is today.

Each artist has been interviewed. They were given the same five questions as e.g. "What made you start making art and why do you still do it?" and "Can you name three things that have had an impact on your artistic development?". These interviews are reproduced on boards in the exhibition. In this way, you as a visitor get answers to the questions you have often wanted to ask an artist yourself when you see her or his works.

The artists are Anne Skole Overgaard, Bjarke Regn Svendsen, Bjørn Poulsen, Jacob Hoff, Jonna Pedersen, Karin Lorentzen, Marie Birkedal and Simon Grimm.

For the premiere, Bjørn Eriksen's musical work "Drive in Reverse Karma" will be premiered by the Janus Trioen. The piece of music was composed specifically for the exhibition and expresses "Tilbageblik".                                                                 
Tilbageblik is supported by:
The Danish Art Council and the June 15th Foundation.
Herzliche Einladung zur Ausstellung


Marie Birkedal, DAG, Ulrike Mundt, Holger Pohl, Wieland Payer, Heinz Schmöller

Stranger Things ist ein internationales Ausstellungsprojekt mit KünstlerInnen aus Kopenhagen, Berlin und Dresden. Zu sehen sind Werke, die zwischen Subjekt und Objekt changieren und die Interaktion zwischen Ding und Lebenswelt betrachten. In unterschiedlichen Medien, Materialien und Konzeptionen untersuchen hier Künstler die vielfältigen Perspektiven und Ansätze in unserer Betrachtung von Dingen.

Eröffnung: Freitag 15.09. 19 Uhr
Einführung: Dr. Michael Wächter
Dauer der Ausstellung: 16.09. - 15.10. 2023
Runde Ecke Dresden, Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden
täglich 16-19 Uhr und Mo+Do 10-13 Uhr
auch Sa und Sonntag geöffnet

Die Ausstellung wird gefördert durch: die Kulturstiftung Sachsen und das Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz

Abbildung: Grafikgestaltung, Matthias Marx


Marie Birkedal, DAG, Ulrike Mundt, Holger Pohl, Wieland Payer, Heinz Schmöller. Photo: Material Matters Victoria Gentsch

Variations in Suface Type

A paper exhibition curated by Malte Fisker
May 5 - 26, 2023, Anne Aarsland Gallery

The exhibition 'Variations in Surface Type focuses on paper as an artistic form of expression. Over the last century, the definition of paperwork has expanded its boundaries significantly. Since drawings were previously perceived as preparations for other works of art or illustrative images, in recent times they have transformed into an art form in its own right. Just like with painting and sculpture, artists have pushed the boundaries of paper as a medium and expanded the meaning of line and surface. The exhibition shows paper works by 8 artists, and the works balance in the field of tension between figuration / abstraction, linear / painterly/constructive / expressive/ opaque / transparent, flat / spatial and so on. Focusing on the importance of paper, the artists at the exhibition use a variety of different materials methods and materials, such as pencil, watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, serigraphy, etching and lithography, expanding the definition of paper work and the possibilities of the medium.

Exhibited Artists

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen (1919-1982)
Marie Birkedal (f. 1976)
Malte Fisker (f. 1988)
Ole Folmer Hansen (f. 1937)
Peter Holck (f. 1954)
Hans Jørgen Hvid (f. 1945)
Albert Mertz (1920-1990)
Elina VG (f. 1984)

January, watercolor on prepared paper, 68 x 44 cm

FLOOR_ presents

“8x12," from September 24 to November 7. The exhibition features 87 pieces representing a wide range of photography-based artworks 

Artists: Yan Jin, Kohei Kawatani, Tianli Zhang, Jacksun Bein, Hyunhee Doh, Yu Jing Liu, Marie Birkedal, Yu-Ching Wang, Jiyoung Bin, Yiseul Jung, Wen-Han Chang, Marie Haris Malekos, Stephanie Hsu, Pak Him Li, Yi-Hang Peng, Shou-An Chiang, Gianmarco Savioli, Jeong Hur, Tielin Ding, Steve Park, Maxwell Stevens, Jacob Talbot, Leanne Wiggers, Abo Huang, Nianzhang Liu, Anna Lam, Yoojeong Jin, Ally Campbel, Amelia Lau, Frida Braide, Christy Hui, Anna Bobkova, Angie Nam, Toma Gerzha, Benny van der Plank, Nin Tsai, Ming-Jer Kuo, Yumin Lee, Merani Schilcher, Anton Kuehnhackl, Jiyoung Bin, Harrison Edward, Sun-Hee Lee, Joel Derksen, Cherry Adam.

State Hospital Divine Blue Sun, 20 x 30 cm, Photo, Marie Birkedal 2022