THESES. Danish contemporary artists in dialogue with the Reformation

11.03.2017 - 14.05.2017
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Exhibition in the Library Hall 11 March – 14 May 2017 on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The exhibition consists of 25 prominent Danish artists, invited to reflect upon the Protestant Reformation and what it means. The artists have channelled their thoughts and impressions into various pictorial art forms such as paintings, sculptures, art installations, photography and graphical designs especially produced for this exhibition.

The exhibition marks the 500th anniversary of the onset of the Protestant Reformation. In 1517, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg in what historians consider the formal start to the reformation which had – and still has – a huge impact on the whole world. That is why its 500th anniversary is marked in various ways both within and outside the Church.



Lise Blomberg Andersen, Martin Erik Andersen, Bank & Rau, Kaspar Bonnén, Peter Brandes, Peter Linde Busk, Peter Callesen, Viera Collaro, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, Anette Harboe Flensburg, Leonard Forslund, Erik A. Frandsen, Ib Monrad Hansen, Lise Harlev, Hein Heinsen, Sophia Kalkau, Janne Klerk, Christian Lemmerz, Karin Lorentzen, Ulrik Møller, Kirstine Roepstorff, Trine Søndergaard, Alexander Tovborg, Laila Westergaard and Ebbe Stub Wittrup.

The exhibition can be seen in:

Rundetaarn, Copenhagen: 11/3 – 14/5 2017

Ribe Kunstmuseum, Ribe: 27/5 – 27/8 2017

Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Toreby: 8/9 2017 – 7/1 2018

Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig: 20/1 – 29/4 2018

Stiftung Christliche Kunst, Wittenberg: 25/5 – 2/9 2018

The exhibition catalogue will include articles by Lisbeth Bonde and Henrik Wivel as well as interviews with the artists.

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  • Organizer: Stiftung Christliche Kunst in collaboration with Ribe Kunstmuseum
  • location:Stiftung Christliche Kunst
    Markt 26, D-06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Contact person: Dagmar Warming
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The exhibition is supportet by Statens Kunstfond, Dronning Margrethes og Prins Henriks Fond, Beckett-Fonden, 15. Juni Fonden, Augustinus Fonden and Ny Carlsbergfondet.

Her Majesty the Queen is patron of the Reformation Anniversary 2017