Arken Museum of Modern Art

Director’s Choice

19 Jun - 22 Aug 2010

© Jesper Just
A Voyage in Dwelling, 2008

19 June - 22 August 2010

As one of ten international museums of art, ARKEN has been invited to participate in an innovative exhibition project. The project spotlights contemporary art and the museums’ acquisition policy. On the occasion of their ten years anniversary Sammlung Essl in Vienna have given each museum an amount of money to purchase art for, with the singular condition that the art be young. The choices of the ten directors will be shown in a travelling exhibition whereupon the works will take their places in the museums that selected them.

For Director’s Choice ARKEN’s director Christian Gether has purchased the painting Untitled (2008) by the German artist Anselm Reyle (b. 1970), the film trilogy A Voyage in Dwelling (2008) by Dane Jesper Just (b. 1974) and the embroidered textile work Tic Tac II by the Algerian-Norwegian artist Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b. 1963). 

Read more about Anselm Reyle and Jesper Just

The other participating museums are:

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India 

Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark
MART Museo di arte moderne e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
MdM Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
MOT Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom

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