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Exhibition: Colonial Stories-Power and People

Curated by Marie Oxholm Ziegler at the GL Holtegaard, Denmark,  this exhibition marks the centenary of the sale of the Danish colonies in the West Indies, exploring the shared colonial history and power and powerlessness of this chapter of Danish history through historical artworks, cultural history materials, and contemporary art from Denmark and abroad. 

The exhibition will present works by acclaimed artists from Denmark and a range of other countries, including: La Vaughn Belle (f. 1974, VI), C.W. Eckersberg (1783-1853, DK), Jeannette Ehlers (f. 1973, DK), Jens Juel (1745-1802, DK), Patricia Kaersenhout (f. 1966, NL), Joachim Koester (f. 1962, DK), John Kørner (f. 1967, DK), Hugo Larsen (1875-1950, DK), Fritz Melbye (1826-1869, DK), Wangechi Mutu (f. 1972, KE), Yinka Shonibare MBE (f. 1962, UK/NG), Frederik Visby (1839-1929, DK)

Opening Reception: Thursday August 24th at 5-8pm

Welcome speech by Maria Gadegaard, the director of Gl. Holtegaard. Opening speech by Anna Neye, actress and author of the new book Emma Gad for hvide and editor at the Danish online media Føljeton

Gl. Holtegaard offers dinner, drinks and music by DJ Master Fatman outside in Gammel Holtegaard’s beautiful sorroundings.

The exhibition runs from August 25th to December 30th 2017.

For more information click here.