Opening: Alexander Tovborg – The Church
9 Jun 2023  17-20

Alexander Tovborg, madonna of the sunset, 2022. Acryllic, pastel crayon and canvas on wooden panel, 300 x
200 cm framed. © Alexander Tovborg. Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

This summer, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents Danish artist Alexander Tovborg (b. 1983) in his most comprehensive solo show to date. The entire south wing is transformed into an immersive installation which uses the idea of the church space as its architectural and conceptual framework.

On Friday June 9 between 5-8pm we celebrate the new exhibition with a big opening, where we hope to see everyone for a glass, music and free entrance to the exhibition.

Alexander Tovborg has distinguished himself as an acclaimed, innovative and sensational artist on the Danish and international art scene alike. Tovborg’s oeuvre testifies to a consistent artistic project, being permeated by a strong vision of the return of humanity and benevolence in a time characterised by global crises.

The exhibition The Church heralds a new direction in the artist’s work. The galleries will transform into a sacred space that sets the stage for new thoughts, ideas and actions. Religious tenets are juxtaposed with liberating counter-narratives about faith and superstition, myths and rituals in Tovborg’s simultaneously stringent and labyrinthine works. At the same time, the brightly coloured compositions found in his monumental paintings strike a tranquil note, offering scope for contemplation while illuminating universal themes such as sorrow and joy, anxiety and mercy.
The exhibition is curated by Simon Friese and Naja Rasmussen.
Supported by A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Augustinus Fonden, Det Obelske Familiefond, Statens Kunstfond.

Friday 9 June at 17-20
Can be experienced without language skills
Registration not required
Free entry


Find Art Week programme for Kunsthal Charlottenborg here


Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Kongens Nytorv 1
1050 København K
Entrance to Kunsthal Charlottenborg from Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn.

Level-free access – yes
Handicap toilet – yes
Free for companion – yes, with companion card

Opening: Alexander Tovborg – The Church
9 Jun 2023  17-20


'Opening: Alexander Tovborg - The Church'