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Michael Armitage. The Opinion of an Illiterate Man

Ausstellung 10 Juni − 17 Oktober 2021
Karlsberg's new Glyptothek invites you to visit the exhibition "Michael Armitage. The Opinion of an Illiterate Man.".

The exhibition includes the works of one of the brightest and most influential representatives of modern painting.
Visitors are treated to the artist's first solo exhibition in Scandinavia, featuring a series of key works as well as new works provided by private collectors and major art museums. The exhibition is also the first to feature Armitage's work as an installation based on six millennia of art and archaeological artifacts from the Glyptotek collections. The installation was created in close collaboration between Glyptotek and the artist himself.

The exhibit is a series of original site-specific dialogues featuring masterpieces from the French collection, including Edouard Manet's "Execution of Emperor Maximilian" (1867), Bertha Morisot's "Nurse" (1880.) and Paul Cézanne's " Bathers" (1898/1902) can be seen next to ancient Egyptian creatures in granite and bronze, as well as marble sculptures depicting myths such as those of the god Apollo and King Juba II of Numidia. The project creates a wonderfully reflective space, taking visitors on a journey where ancient iconography and the canons of art history enter into dialogue with us as viewers, our cultural heritage and the political world in which we live today.

Prepared according to the materials of the website Carlsberg's New Glyptotheque.