Opening: Per Kirkeby – Isolation of the Parts
8 Jun 2023  17-19

A bricklayer builds Per Kirkeby’s Bern, 1979

Join us for the opening of Isolation of the Parts comprised of brick sculptures by Per Kirkeby at Galleri Susanne Ottesen.

We are delighted to be presenting four of the eminent artist’s brick sculptures, which range in scale from the domestic to the momeuntal. The show will feature works from the 70s and 80s, including one unrealised work from 1989, never before built. With a nod to minimalism and to
the brick’s quintessentially Danish history, these are contemplative, often ornamental sculptures that challenge the notions of art, architecture and abstraction. Kirkeby created his first brick sculpture in Copenhagen in 1966 and continued to build both temporary and permanent sculptures throughout his career. In addition, he conceptualised a further 58 unrealised works which will be compiled for the first time in the forthcoming publication edited by Caroline Ballegaard, Per Kirkeby: The Complete Bricks, (Vol. 2), Unrealized Projects featuring texts by Richard Armstrong, Kasper König, Hans Ulrich Obtrist, Rudolf Sagmeister, Nick Serota and Robert Stor

Thursday 8 June at 17-19
Registration not required
Free entrance


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Galleri Susanne Ottesen
Gothersgade 49
1123 København K

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Opening: Per Kirkeby – Isolation of the Parts
8 Jun 2023  17-19


'Opening: Per Kirkeby - Isolation of the Parts'