22.May 2010 - 29.August 2010
Shades of Black
Throughout the summer of 2010 Ordrupgaard will present the exhibition Shades of Black with Martin Bigum • Preben Fjederholt • Thomas Kluge • Michael Kvium • Peter Martensen • Ulrik Møller • Odd Nerdrum • Balder Olrik.
For the first time, these eight significant artists are presented in a joint exhibition, shedding light on an overlooked current in contemporary art. The singular artists share the commonality of, in nuances of black, depicting the great classical themes of art: Death, time and history from a contemporary point of view.
Shades of Black has been created in a cooperative effort between Ordrupgaard, Vejle Kunstmuseum and art historian Merete Sanderhoff. The exhibition will subsequently be presented at Vejle Kunstmuseum.
The exhibition is supported by Knud Højgaards Fond, Montana, Oticon Fonden, Nykredit Ingeniør Ernst B. Sunds Fond og The Nerdrum Institute.
The painting above: Peter Martensen, The Test, 2007.
Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm. (detail)