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Simon Dybbroe Møller

Thick & Thin

8 jun – 11 aug 2024 Opening: 7 jun 2024 17:00

He has brought the bog body known as the Grauballe Man back to life, created a work featuring the Danish poet Peter Laugesen dangling from a forklift, and directed a cinematic trilogy inspired by Richard Scarry’s children’s books about the busy, busy world of work.

In the summer of 2024, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents a survey of work by Danish artist Simon Dybbroe Møller (b. 1976), who is a professor at the School of Sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Spanning from mid-2000’s till the present, the exhibition will be the most comprehensive presentation of Dybbroe Møller’s practice to date. The artist will additionally be producing a number of new works as well as reconfigure older ones.

Dybbroe Møller is concerned with the construction of an image, in which notions of documentation and representation are continuously challenged and reshaped. In a conceptual fashion, the artist dissects our understanding of photography or rather the photographic through an exploration on perception and memory. Rather than settling into one medium or style, Dybbroe Møller continuously probes new territories in which he seamlessly moves between film, photography, found objects, installation, sculpture, performance, writing, curating and teaching.

The exhibition is curated by the director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Krist Gruijthuijsen, in close collaboration with the artist.

Supported by The Augustinus Foundation, The Beckett Foundation, The New Carlsberg Foundation, The Danish Art Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation, The William Demant Foundation.

Public program:

7 June: Vernissage
16.00-17.00 Talk: Simon Dybbroe Møller & Krist Gruijthuijsen
17.00-20.00 Exhibition opening: Thick & Thin
Free admission

12 June: Introduction to the exhibition
19.30-20.00 Guided tour: Thick & Thin (Danish)
Free admission

18 June – 11 August: Film screening
Simon Dybbroe Møller: What Do People Do All Day (2020-22)
The film loops during opening hours

2 July: Art with your baby
10.00-13.00 Experience our current exhibitions in a baby-friendly pace
11.00-12.00 Guided tour: Thick & Thin (Danish)

11 July: Introduction to the exhibition
18.00-19.00 Guided tour: Thick & Thin (Danish and English)

17 July: Introduction to the exhibition
18.00-19.00 Guided tour: Thick & Thin (Danish and English)

25 July: Introduction to the exhibition
18.00-19.00 Guided tour: Thick & Thin (Danish and English)

31 July: Introduction to the exhibition
18.00-19.00 Guided tour: Thick & Thin (Danish and English)

6 August: Art with your baby
10.00-13.00 Experience our current exhibitions in a baby-friendly pace
11.00-12.00 Guided tour: Thick & Thin (Danish)

7 August: Talk
17.30-19.30 Thick & Thin (Questions & Answers)
Simon Dybbroe Møller in one-on-one conversations with:
Maja Li Härdelin, Artist
Kirsten Ortwed, Sculptur
Anders Kold, Curator at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Steven Shainberg, Film Director
Free admission

11 August: Finissage
15.00-16.00 Talk: @theshrink
Simon Dybbroe Møller in a live session with psychologist Dr. Debbie Quackenbush

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