Simon Dybbroe Møller presents his most extensive solo exhibition to date

This summer, visitors to Kunsthal Charlottenborg will be treated to the largest-ever institutional solo presentation of the work of Danish artist Simon Dybbroe Møller. Thick & Thin will present works from the last twenty years of the internationally acclaimed artist’s conceptual and rigorous practice – through thick and thin, as it were.

Simon Dybbroe Møller creates works that complicate the relationship between the event and its documentation, our relationship to the ‘authentic’ and the original. He has brought the Grauballe Man to life, exhibited empty, dusty watch display towers in a shop and interpreted children’s book classics in an updated language that matches contemporary times.

One of the distinctive features of his practice is his non-hierarchical approach to artistic production; he works with film, photography, found objects, installation, sculpture, performance, text, curation and teaching, regarding them all as equally valuable and important. Dybbroe Møller is a prominent exponent of an art that emphasises connection, juxtaposition and networks. His works engage in a constant interaction between the thick and the thin, between palpable qualities such as the material and weight of sculpture and the mediation and representation of images.

Thick & Thin is a tour de force exploring representation’s ability to produce emotional spaces. Presented in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s large south wing, the solo exhibition is curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen, director of the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, in close collaboration with the artist.

The exhibition is supported by The Augustinus Foundation, The Beckett Foundation, The New Carlsberg Foundation, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation, The William Demant Foundation.

About the artist

Simon Dybbroe Møller (b. Aarhus, 1976; lives and works in Copenhagen) is a graduate from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2019 he has been a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Sculpture in Copenhagen. His works have been featured in solo shows at venues such as Kunsthal Aarhus, Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Belvedere 21 in Vienna, Kunsthalle São Paulo, Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, Kunstverein Hannover, University of Michigan Museum of Art. His works have been featured in group exhibitions at the Berlin Biennale, the Moscow Biennale, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, CCA Wattis in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Simon Dybbroe Møller is the founder of the performance programme Why Words Now and, together with artist Nina Beier, runs the exhibition venue AYE-AYE in Copenhagen.

Practical information

Simon Dybbroe Møller: Thick & Thin
8 June – 11 August 2024
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen K
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