Per Kirkeby: Subjective Thinker, Anti-Artist, Historical Painter
Lecture hosted by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick
Thursday, April 4, 4:30 p.m.
Klaus Ottmann, co-curator of the exhibition Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture (on view through July 14), will introduce themes and processes that characterize the work of Scandinavia’s most highly acclaimed visual artist. Kirkeby’s early training as a geologist is evident in his richly layered, gorgeously colored canvases that seem constantly in flux. With his Scandinavian sensibility Kirkeby articulates responses to the Northern landscape that will resonate with audiences in the Northeast. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., organized this first survey of his work in the United States. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is the only other venue of this important exhibition. The lecture will be followed by an Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from 5:30 to 7:30. Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine; free. FMI: 207-725-3275 / www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum