ECHO ROOM. Thorvaldsen, Willumsen, Jorn and their collections

Forside til Ekkorum Seminar på Carlsberg Akademi

10 June – 31 December 2018

The exhibition is about artists’ collections and ex­plores the development of art history as it comes to expression in the private collections of Bertel Thor­valdsen, J.F. Willumsen and Asger Jorn. Their collec­tions include so-called masterpieces as well as items normally considered worthless: works by forgotten artists, folk art, copies and curiosities.

The artists’ collections represent alternative ideas of which artworks are essential and offer other types of picture groupings than those normally enshrined in the history of art. The criteria for including something in the artists’ collections have been more personal and associative than has been the case with museum collections, which have to justify their acquisition policies and base them on acknowledged percep­tions of what constitutes artistic and historical value.

The exhibition is curated by the visual artist Christian Vind.

The exhibition will be shown all over the museum.

J. F. Willumsen’s Museum wish to thank: Ny Carlsbergfondet,  Augustinus Fonden,  15. Juni Fonden, KrogagerFonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Oda og Hans Svenningsens Fond, Ernst og Vibeke Husmans Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Arne V. Schleschs Fond og Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat.

And also our collaborators: MTAB Fine Art Shipping, Country Manager, Jørgen Jul Jensen, Flügger and Niels Poulsen, Proventus Grafisk.