Per Kirkeby: Bronze. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk. 21 February – 21 June 2020
Michael Werner Gallery is pleased to announce Per Kirkeby: Bronze, opening 21 February at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. Curated by Louisiana’s director, Poul Erik Tøjner, Bronze will present the first comprehensive survey of this important body of work alongside a selection of related paintings and drawings. Kirkeby produced his first bronzes in the mid-1970s and continued to make sculptures throughout his career. Bronze will further explore the artist’s interest in abstraction, figuration, and the natural world and will provide viewers with a new perspective with which to consider the artist’s entire oeuvre.
An internationally celebrated painter, sculptor, filmmaker and author, Per Kirkeby (1939-2018) is one of the most important artists of his generation. Works by Kirkeby are found in many museum collections worldwide including Tate, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Museum of Modern Art, New York, among many others. Important solo museum exhibitions include Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle Bern; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Tate Modern, London; BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels; and the Beaux-Arts de Paris.