Karen Kurczynski, assistant professor of art history, was in Silkeborg, Denmark, on March 1 for the opening of a major museum exhibition on Danish artist Asger Jorn for which she is co-curator. Denmark is celebrating the centennial of Jorn’s birth with two exhibitions, both of which feature scholarly catalogs with contributions by Kurczynski. Jorn died in 1973.
The exhibition “Expo Jorn: Art is a Festival” at the Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, continues through Sept. 16. Expo Jorn is a "dialogic" retrospective that sets Jorn's own work alongside those of his inspirations and collaborators, from Joan Miró and Wassily Kandinsky to Jean Dubuffet and Lucio Fontana.
At the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, a retrospective exhibition, “Asger Jorn: Restless Rebel,” opened Feb. 28. The two exhibitions are complementary and feature catalogs sold together as a set in Danish and English. Both exhibitions have received the highest recommendation from major Danish newspapers.