Through time, hundreds of works have been exhibited in Den Frie’s galleries. Historically, the rooms contain all these different times, practices, artists, thoughts and themes. Although immediately invisible, they are part of defining Den Frie today. With this year’s exhibition, Den Frie Udstilling takes a deep-dive into its own history. This becomes visible through backdrops of reconstructions of previous works and hangings, on which the works of today are exhibited on, above and next to. The exhibition is curated by Yvette Brackman, Simon Starling and Ulrik Heltoft, and the exhibition includes documentation of Den Frie’s exhibition history in both scenography and work production.
Ann Lislegaard, Bjørn Nørgaard, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Elle Klarskov Jørgensen, Elsebeth Jørgensen, Finn Reinbothe, FOS, Freddie A. Lerche, Glenn Sorensen, Hannah Heilmann, Hein Heinsen, Henrik B. Andersen, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Jesper Christiansen, Jytte Høy, Kasper Akhøj, Kristine Kemp, Leif Kath, Lis Nogel, Maria Finn, Margrete Sørensen, Martin Erik Andersen, Mette Winckelmann, Mikkel Carl, Milena Bonifacini, Molly Haslund, Morten Stræde, Pernille With Madsen, Peter Holst Henckel, Pia Rönicke, Signe Guttormsen, Simon Starling, Sophia Kalkau, Svend Danielsen, Søren Elgaard, Søren Jensen, Thorbjørn Lausten, Torben Ebbesen, Uffe Isolotto & Soft Baroque, Ulrik Heltoft and Yvette Brackman.
Memorial hanging for Agnete Bjerre (member from 1989 to 2020)
Click on the image to the right to access the e-publication published in relation to the exhibition where the exhibition concept, process, the exhibiting artists and works are presented.
About Den Frie Udstilling:
The artists’ association Den Frie Udstilling was founded in 1891 in protest against the juried Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg. Among the founders was artists Johan Rohde, J.F. Willumsen, Vilhelm Hammershøj and the couple Harald and Agnes Slott-Møller. The goal was to create an alternative exhibition, inspired by the French Salon des Refusés. The artists’ association is one of the oldest and most well established in Denmark. Since 1891, the artists’ association has held a yearly Spring Exhibition with the participation of its members.