Works 1988-2007

13.03 – 03.06.2020

Installation view, Günther Förg, Works 1998 - 2007, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2020 (photo: Jan Søndergaard)
Installation view, Works 1998 - 2007, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (photo: Jan Søndergaard), 2020

Günther Förg (1952-2013) was one of the most significant and prolific German artists of the post-war generation, and his diverse oeuvre spans multiple disciplines.

During the 90’s and 00’s, Günther Förg exhibited several times at Galerie Mikael Andersen and participated in large exhibitions at Charlottenborg and Clausholm Castle. In collaboration with curator Jens-Peter Brask, Galerie Mikael Andersen now presents a broad selection of works – many of them executed in Denmark or for shows in Denmark – that show Förg’s fantastic range from large paintings on canvas over bronze sculptures and ceramics to water colours and monotypes.

With great inspiration from as different artists as Philip Guston, Blinky Palermo, Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Edvard Munch, Förg explored and challenged the pictorial practices of his predecessors and borrowed techniques, colours and expressions from some of the biggest names of modernism – always with a straightforward and uninhibited self-awareness that lends both humour and vivacity to his works.

Günther Förg was educated from the the Akademie der Bildende Künste in Munich where he lated tought as professor. In 1993 Förg participated in JuxtaPosition and in 1997 he was part of Display, both at Charlottenborg. In 2018-2019 Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Dallas Art Museum jointly presented the retrospective exhibiton A Fragile Beauty. In Denmark, Förg’s works are found in the collections at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art, ARoS Museum of Modern Art and SMK The National Gallery.

For more information on the exhibition and for press photographs please contact the gallery on tel. 33 33 05 12 or email: The exhibition end 3 June 2020. Daily opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-18, Saturday 11-15.


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