04 März 2022 00:00 - 21 August 2022 00:00

Throughout history, marble has exuded power, status and beauty. It is also synonymous with Kunsten, whose building will be celebrating its 50th birthday in 2022. To celebrate the occasion, the museum will be presenting a diverse cornucopia of works in marble, created by a number of history’s artistic heavyweights.

Traditionally speaking, marble reflected status, history, power and the classical ideals of beauty. Countless of the most iconic works in the history of art are made of marble. In recent years, while marble has also become a much-loved material in interior design, many associate it with the kitsch of the 1980s. Despite, or because of the aura of the material and its unmistakably sensuous qualities, in recent decades marble has once again become a favourite material for many contemporary artists.
The exhibition MARBLE spotlights how the material is processed, understood and interpreted in contemporary art, and the significance of marble as a material in terms of the content a work of art projects to the world.

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Picture: Erwin Wurm, Modesty, 2021, Paonazzo Marble, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg · Seoul © Erwin Wurm / Bildrecht, Wien 2021, Photo: Ulrich Ghezzi

Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg
Kong Christians Allé 50
9000 Aalborg

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