We invite you to CONFRONTATION – an exhibition on the relationship and attitude between art and reality, stretching from the 1920’s to the present. The exhibition investigates the relationship between art and the real world, featuring works that are both a direct response to the present as well as a commentary on our times.
CONFRONTATION takes its focal point from Terry Zwigoff’s 1994 film Crumb, which in turn was based on the American artist Robert Crumb. Crumb’s universe is a perverted and sexually fixated place which could be envisioned as a kind of collision between a 50s sexual suppression and a worship of consumer culture. Work from approximately 20 living and deceased artists has been selected and assembled for the exhibition by the Danish artists Zven Balslev and claus ejner.
The term ‘contemporary’ should be understood as historically determined. The exhibition highlights how different artists have dealt with contemporary society throughout the last 100 years. At the same time, it focuses on artists who may have been forgotten or overlooked, because the curators think art history has a tendency to be more concerned with the development of form rather than content.
Ichiba Daisuke (JP), Anne Van Der Linden (FR), claus ejner (DK), Mads Steen (DK), Ulla Hvejsel (DK), Zven Balslev (DK), Terry Zwigoff (US), Jonas Seeberg (DK), Jacob Nielsen (DK), Sonja Lillebæk Christensen (DK), Gudrun Hasle (DK), Harald Engman (DK, 1903-1968), Anton Hansen (DK, 1891-1960), Storm P. (DK, 1882-1949), Pastor Laier (DK, 1883-1969), Dea Trier Mørch (DK, 1941-2001), Claus Deleuran (DK, 1946-1996), Albert Mertz (DK, 1920-1990)