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.