1917: A NEW ERA

Tid: September 2 - November 26, 2017
Sted: The Johannes Larsen Museum

The exhibition is about the decisive year 1917, when a plethora of leading artists and authors gathered at Johannes Larsen’s home, setting the tone for a new direction in Danish art.

2017 is the hundredth anniversary of the building of Johannes Larsen’s workshop. This will be marked with a major exhibition that takes its focus from the artist’s home and reaches out for the ideas and thoughts that were expressed there. Larsen’s home was one of the meeting places of the day, where the rebellious younger generation, with Axel Salto in the forefront, met the established cultural elite, which included Fritz Syberg, Johannes Larsen and Johannes V. Jensen.

The world situation at the time, especially in light of World War 1, reached Axel Salto in Kerteminde and created, in the summer of 1917, a tense mood. New thoughts were thought in Johannes Larsen’s peaceful world, and the new time was heralded with the establishment of the critical art magazine, “Klingen” (The Blade) at the opening party for Johannes Larsen’s new workshop in 1917.

The exhibition captures the social aspect of the party through a reconstruction of the festivities in the workshop. In other words, you will, as guest, be able to pick up on the mood of the party through a multi-sensory combination of sight, sound, smell and - of course, taste - if you choose to order the party menu in the museum’s café.

The art in the exhibition concentrates on the group of artists who stayed at Larsen’s home that summer, and stretches from the avant-garde over to the work of the Funen painters during the period. Our focus is on spreading knowledge through first-hand experiences, visual impressions, sensing and telling, but the exhibition will also lead visitors to a deeper examination of the role of the artist’s home and its development in what turned out to be perhaps the most turbulent year in newer art history. This aspect will be elucidated through a comprehensive and richly illustrated catalogue, which looks at the literary and artistic trends that grew out of the artists’ home in Kerteminde, and especially the publication of “Klingen”.

Calendar

Concert: 1917 AD
Thursday, September 28, 7 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museet

How does a year sound?

1917: A NEW ERA
September 2 - November 26, 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The exhibition is about the decisive year 1917, when a plethora of leading artists and authors gathered at Johannes Larsen’s home, setting the tone for a new direction in Danish art.

Art night
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The four art museums on Funen invite you to come to Art Night.

A Wonderful World
December 1, 2017 - late February, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We reveal the joy of Johannes Larsen’s world on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth.

News

Unique opportunity: Syberg’s studio is open
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

In connection with the anniversary exhibition “Garden by the Sea”, you now can experience something unique: Fritz Syberg’s studio.

Lots of activities for families at the Larsen Museum during this summer
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We always have activities for kids. But this summer, we’re shifting into higher gear. Our program is filled with activities the whole summer.

The Minister of Culture visits the opening of Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We at the Johannes Larsen Museum were rather proud to be able to welcome Minister of Culture, Mette Bock, when she came and held the opening speech for this year’s big anniversary exhibition, Garden by the Sea

Six stars to Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Under the headline “Summer came in April”, the newspaper Fyens Stiftstidende (Funen’s Diocese Times) gave a really fine review of our exhibition, Garden by the Sea