11 Nov - 21 Dec 2016
Group Exhibition
Good fortune, no blame - til minde om Emil Westman Hertz

Closed for the Holidays 22 December 2016 - 3 January 2017
Anders Brinch, Arthur Köstler, Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Bjørn Nørgaard, Claus Hugo Nielsen, Emil Westman Hertz, Erik Steffensen, Ferdinand Ahm Krag, Fredrik Tydén, Gry Bagøien, Hartmut Stockter, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Inge Lise Westman, Javier Tapia, Joachim Koester, John Olsen, Malene Bang, Marie Søndergaard Lolk, Martin Erik Andersen, Nanna Abell, Ole Hertz, Pind, Referat, Silas Inoue, Stefan Rotvit, Tal R, Thomas Bo Østergaard, Tommy Petersen, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Vinyl-Terror & Horror, and Zven Balslev.

Emil Westman Hertz died in June 2016 after a long illness, he was only 38 years old. In this exhibition dedicated to the memory of Emil we are showing works of artist colleagues, relatives and friends, that at one point have been in artistic dialogue with him.

Many of the artists included have made collaborative works together with Emil and in the exhibition we present several of these collaborations. Some go back to his years at the Danish Art Academy while others are of a more recent date such as a collaborative project from a residency in Mallorca in 2014, which is realized here for the first time. In the case of some of the other artists the dialogue has been mainly indirect, based on a shared interest in certain motifs, materials or references from ethnographic spaces to comics - or more basically around a shared attitude to making art.

The list of artists bear witness to how ramified and generous Emil's approach always was and to how many different topics he was in exchange with on many levels. The works are connected to the encompassing symbolic space of feelings and thoughs that is in Emil's work and they channel this universe of meaning, and maybe also a part of his subjectivity, into new form.

In addition to the works in dialogue with Emil we are also showing a collection of his last works. This exhibition within the exhibition consists of a new group of bronze sculptures and vitrine sculptures, as well as a large group of drawings and watercolours, where flowers, gardens, bodies, and many other motifs flow together and come apart in fragile and fantatic shapes. This is the first time the bronze sculptures and paper works are being exhibited.

As part of the exhibition we are also giving a concert in the gallery 6 December from 5 pm, with music by Gry Bagøien & Claus Hugo, Nicolai Munch-Hansen & Jacob Bro, + more, all of whom have worked together with Emil.

In collaboration with Christer Bredgaard there will be served drinks and snacks at the opening.

Artists' profiles


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Good fortune, no blame - in memory of Emil Westman Hertz, 2016, installationview


Emil Westman Hertz, Four of Wands, 2015, Bronze, 4 pieces: 142/165/206/245 x 10 x 5 cm


Nanna Abell, Melasse, 2016, Stearin and fiber glass, 105 x 50 x 9 cm


Martin Erik Andersen, Silver leaf (cire perdue), 2016, Bronze, silver leaf, plexiglas and show case, 44 x 30 x 6 cm


Marie Søndergaard Lolk, Uden titel, 2016, Acryilc on tape and metal, 72 x 71 cm


Fredrik Tydén, Palma, 2016, Glass, silk paper and ingraveing, 11 x 31 x 58 cm


Pind, Halo, 2006, Pizzabox, pizzacrust og steal, 31 x 29 x 29 cm


Silas Inoue, Uden titel, 2016, dryed thistle flower (Arctium lappa) on concrete plinth, 80 x 60 x 60 cm


Ferdinand Ahm Krag, Uden titel, 2016, Tusch on paper mounted on dibond, 70 x 50 cm and Uden titel, 2016, Tusch on paper mounted on dibond, 70 x 50 cm


Malene Bang, Hanuman, 2016, plaster, pigment and aluminium on steal, 106 x 150 x 100,5 cm