Hilmar Fredriksen's art, which is both captivating and liberatingly humerous, appeals to both young and old.
This exhibition will show the breadth of Fredriksen's artistry. Here you will find enigmatic objects, mysterious installations, theatrical gadgets, drawings, paintings and video.
Hilmar Fredriksen (b. 1953) is a pioneer in performance and conceptual art in Northern Europe.
He was also among the first in the Nordics to work with equal weight within completely different forms of expression: painting, object, installation, conceptual art and performance. As such, he has been unique in the development of Nordic contemporary art for over 40 years.
Religion, myth and mystery
Fredriksen has not only moved between many different forms of expression, he has also drawn inspiration from several different sources. Many of which derive from religion, myth and mysticism.
His works move effortlessly between elements of everyday life, modernism in art and an interest in mystical sources.
Hilmar Fredriksen's use of religion, myth and mysticism is something he has in common with many pioneers in modernism, such as Kadinsky, Mondrian and Malevitch. This aspect of 20th century visual art was long supressed or underemphasised.
The Card Catalogue – an artistic phenomenon
One artistic phenomenon that has been a constant in Fredriksen's artistry for close to 40 years is Kartoteket, or The Card Catalogue. This is a collection of small paintings, or cards, on cardboard. Since the 1980's Fredriksen has made over 1000 of these small paintings.
Each card is an important part of his artistic memory and reservoir of ideas. This is the first time such a magnitude of these will be shown together.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good26
- RobynQ26Hong Kong, ChinaTrip Type:Friends getawayWell laid out but was expecting art from other countries too!Tuesday, 24th December 2019A nice museum, not hugely busy, thoughtfully curated. Mostly Norwegian art; was expecting something a little more global! Read full review
- Nicolai LAsker, NorwayTrip Type:FamilyVery goodSunday, 18th July 2021We came for the Anna Ancher exhibition this summer. We've visited Skagen several times and visited exhibits of the works of the Skagen artist colony. This was a in depth exhibit focusing on... Read full review
- Claire PLancaster, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGreat art museum, lovely staffFriday, 24th November 2023Spent a great couple of hours here. The staff are super helpful and lovely. Saw the Hilmar Fredriksen exhibition. A lot of the works in theexhibition are interactive which was great. Great... Read full review
|Season (21 Oct 2023 - 3 Mar 2024)
|Tuesday - Sunday