Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde

EXHIBITION: WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY ART?
COME TO OUR OPEN HOUSE AND FIND THE ANSWER!

Opening: Friday, March 11th 4-6pm (free admission)
Exhibition period: March 12th – June 5th 2011

Museum of Contemporary Art, Staendertorvet 3A, 4000 Roskilde
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday 12am – 4pm

Artists at the exhibition: Ann Lislegaard, Henning Christiansen, Larissa Sansour, William Anastasi, Eric Andersen, Su-Mei Tse, Yoko Ono, Festival of Fantastics, Henrik Have, Joe Jones, Brad Downey, Nam June Paik, Nanna Debois Buhl, Chamber of Public Secrets, among others.

Event during the exhibition: As a new initiative in 2011, the Friends of the museum, Klub samtidskunst, arrange a Sunday cafe on May 15th at 2pmwith a guided tour, coffee, and dialogue about the exhibition. Members free, non-members only normal entrance fee.

The Museum of Contemporary Art often gets the question, What is contemporary art? We will be trying to answer with this exhibition, where the museum displays its collection of artworks and archival material.

Since the Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1991, we have collected the innovative contemporary art. That means art inspired by the many new art forms that emerged in the 1960s and which later evolved in many directions. The exhibition displays new and old works by Danish and foreign artists. It is art that does not meet traditional expectations about what art is. It is art that breaks boundaries, surprises and can provide new experiences. Contemporary art ranges from the “geeky” to the riveting, from the simple to the narrative, from the ugly to the beautiful, from paper to space, from sound to movement.

For further information and images:
Contact: Museum Director Sanne Kofod Olsen: sannekol@samtidskunst.dk, phone +45 46 31 65 70
Press images can be downloaded from the museum website www.samtidskunst.dk/presse

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