100th Anniversary of Asger Jorn Celebrated in Denmark


EXPO JORN – Art is a festival!
Exhibition period: March 1 – June 8, 2014. 

Venue: Museum Jorn , Silkeborg, Denmark.  

Denmark’s most significant artist Asger Jorn insisted that art is a festival. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth and for that particular reason, Museum Jorn in Silkeborg opens the exhibition EXPO JORN – Art is a festival!  on March 1st, 2014. 

In close cooperation with the National Gallery of Denmark, Museum Jorn opens its hitherto most ambitious exhibition EXPO JORN – Art is a festival! which sheds new light on Asger Jorn’s art.

The museum invites you to explore the world of art from Jorn’s perspective by exhibiting more than 500 works of more than 80 artists. Some of the greatest artists of Jorn’s century are represented including works of Goya, Picasso, Pollock, Munch and Miró in discussion and dialogue with Jorn’s own works. Jorn was a teacher by education, but due to his insisting and extremely engaging personality, he became a world acclaimed artist.

Jorn was curious, investigative, challenging and discussing. He sought out the greatest artists of his time, borrowed from his equals and insisted that art is a festival where you meet coincidently but with a shared goal of creating a special experience. In that perspective art becomes an act of generosity.

Museum Jorn presents the exhibition in a radically new design which includes every square meter of the museum, inviting the visitor to take part in the festival with Jorn: his inspirational sources, his friendships and his rivals. Welcoming you to the century that created Jorn and which he was part of creating, Museum Jorn urges everyone to give each other an art experience.

EXPO JORN – Art is a festival! is exhibited from 1st March – 8th June, 2014: some parts of the exhibition is open till 14th September, 2014.

For more information, use of photos and invitation to press preview on Monday 24th of February, 2014 at 1 pm, please contact head of communication Lars Hamann via  lha@museumjorn.dk or phone +45 20149818

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