Outdoor artworks

Public art in nature surrounding Kunsthal 44Møen accessible around the clock every day.

 

 

1. Bjørn Nørgaard, Arkitektura Natura, 2017

2. Till Junkel, IT IS WHAT IT IS, 2008

3. Michael Sailstorfer, Burner, 2017

4. Till Junkel, Artificially busy, 2009

5. Hans Peter Kuhn, Wolkenkratzer (Skyscraper) 2009

6. Nanna Abell, Fri Facon Forfra Fresko Frottage Uh!, 2020

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Bjørn Nørgaard, Arkitektura Natura, 2017
Photo : Thomas Gunnar Bagge

The first wall constructed by Bjørn Nørgaard was The Human Wall in 1982, built for a Nordic exhibition at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. It was an optimistic wall with representations from different cultures around the world and a caricatured capitalist monkey on the top. Here we see a different approach with this wall made in clay and bricks. The artist refers to the construction of walls (and so barriers) around the world, like the one Trump decided to built in Mexico. The wall is disintegrating and will disappear in the future, because every human construction is made to return to the earth.

“From earth you have come, to earth you will stay” said the artist.

 

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Nanna Abell, Fri Facon Forfra Fresko Frottage Uh!, 2020
Photo : Thomas Gunnar Bagge

Nanna Abell produced this artwork for the exhibition “Freedom is outside the skin” in 2020. This wall has been covered with a layer of pure melted beeswax, unevenly applied to the facade, dripping down to the ground. More than a million bees have been at work to produce the amount of wax used in the work: an almost absurd, precious cost, to add softness and tactility to the surface. The organic membrane emits its natural aroma and entices the viewer to approach the building sensually through touch and smell.

 

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Hans Peter Kuhn, Wolkenkratzer (Skyscraper), 2009
Photo : Peter Anders & Barbara Heinrich

This light installation was created for the opening of the Kunsthal 44 as a permanent sign at the top of the building. Directed toward the sky, it symbolizes the path that this institution might go ; up, up, up.

 

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Till Junkel, Artificially busy, 2009
Photo : Peter Anders & Barbara Heinrich

Till Junkel, IT IS WHAT IT IS, 2008
Photo : Till Junkel

According to Junkel, the artistic process must not be too complicated: IT IS WHAT IT IS.
The German artist, who lives on the island, carved golden letters into stones, creating self-explanatory artworks.
Those works create statements which are site-specific and linked to the Kunsthal’s mindset.

 

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Michael Sailstorfer, Burner, 2017
Photo : Thomas Gunnar Bagge

In 2017, Sailstorfer installed three rockets sourced from military fighter jets, one is still displayed in the gardens of the Kunsthal 44. A wood burning stove is integrated, located where storage would have been.