Alexander Tovborg

The Church

10 jun – 6 aug 2023

This summer, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents Danish artist Alexander Tovborg (b. 1983) in his most comprehensive solo show to date. The entire south wing is transformed into an immersive installation which uses the idea of the church space as its architectural and conceptual framework.

Alexander Tovborg has distinguished himself as an acclaimed, innovative and sensational artist on the Danish and international art scene alike. Tovborg’s oeuvre testifies to a consistent artistic project, being permeated by a strong vision of the return of humanity and benevolence in a time characterised by global crises.

The exhibition The Church heralds a new direction in the artist’s work. The galleries will transform into a sacred space that sets the stage for new thoughts, ideas and actions. Religious tenets are juxtaposed with liberating counter-narratives about faith and superstition, myths and rituals in Tovborg’s simultaneously stringent and labyrinthine works. At the same time, the brightly coloured compositions found in his monumental paintings strike a tranquil note, offering scope for contemplation while illuminating universal themes such as sorrow and joy, anxiety and mercy.

The exhibition is curated by Simon Friese and Naja Rasmussen in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Supported by Augustinus Fonden, Det Obelske Familiefond and Statens Kunstfond.