BIRD 2019

Tid: September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Sted: Johannes Larsen Museum

A new exhibition focuses on birds in art in the year 2019!

The exhibition BIRD 2019 will present a cavalcade of exciting works of art in different media and materials, but the common denominator will be, that all of them have birds as their motif.

A big exhibition with bird art. Johannes Larsen wasn’t the only artist to paint birds. Artists from all over Denmark have contributed with new artwork featuring birds as their motif. In bronze, oils, watercolor and much more. The exhibition will open on September 27 at 4 PM.

In recent years, the Johannes Larsen Museum has hosted a series of notable exhibitions with bird art. Now, we are doing it again. This time, we started with an open call to artists with something to offer in the way of bird art in the year 2019. We received no less than 1,176 suggestions!
The exhibition BIRD 2019 takes the pulse of contemporary Danish bird art, and presents around 175 pieces of art by 75 different artists, in different techniques and materials, but what they all have in common is birds as their motif.
In addition to the artists included through the open call process, the Johannes Larsen Museum also invited the artists who were in the 2016 show to contribute to the 2019 show. They are: Alfio Bonnano, Carl Christian Tofte, Jens Bohr, Jens Gregersen, Jens Overgaard Christensen, John Olsen, Jon Fjeldså, Lars Abrahamsen, Marco Brodde and Ulrik Stenshøj.
The Johannes Larsen Museum would like to thank The Faber Foundation for their support in funding the exhibition catalogue.

Through an Open Call, all artists in Denmark have been encouraged to offer their works of art with a bird’s eye view to the exhibition.

Bird art on Mill Hill

Birds have always been the pivotal point on Mill Hill in Kerteminde. When the painter Johannes Larsen moved here in 1901, he brought his great interest for birds with him. At that point, he was already known as a bird painter, even though his work was broader than that. On Mill Hill, he and his wife, Alhed Larsen, created a world of motifs around them, which also included birds: chickens, ducks and peacocks were among the tame ones, and startlings, blackbirds and other songbirds were among the wild ones that Johannes Larsen often found and drew in the trees and bushes of their garden.

Exhibition catalogue

In connection with the exhibition, a catalogue will be published, presenting all the artwork in the exhibition.


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