Art for the Royal Family
– about the Decoration of the Crown Prince Couple’s Amalienborg
The Danish Crown Prince Couple, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, have just taken possession of a new residence at Amalienborg in Copenhagen. After years of refurbishment Frederik VIII’s Palace is again ready for occupation – renovated in accordance with its several-hundred-year-old rococo and late Empire architecture. Not everything looks the way it did in the past, as the Crown Prince Couple has asked ten of Denmark’s prominent contemporary artists to decorate a room each in the palace. The result is an inspiring encounter between the classical architecture and innovative contemporary art.
With the exhibition Art for the Royal Family – about the Decoration of the Crown Prince Couple’s Amalienborg ARoS turns its focus to the ten artists who created the art decorations in the royal palace. In the exhibition film, sculpture, painting, installation art, drawings and other sources of inspiration provide the reference frames that serve to map out the identity of these artists and establish how each of them carried out the commission at Amalienborg that they had been entrusted with.
Kaspar Bonnén, Jesper Christiansen, Olafur Eliasson, Erik A. Frandsen, Signe Guttormsen, Eske Kath, John Kørner, Tal R, Morten Schelde and Kathrine Ærtebjerg.
2/10-2010 10:00 to 30/12-2010
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Aros Allé 2
DK-8000 Århus C
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