Unnar Örn in the National Museum in Copenhagen
Shaped by Time
1 June–30 September 2012
Opening: 1 June 2012
The National Museum of Denmark
Ny Vestergade 10, 1220
Copenhagen K, Denmark
Shaped by Time is a contemporary art exhibition where twenty-eight artists and authors have been invited to research and respond to the National Museum of Denmark’s prehistoric collection, presenting history from the end of the Ice Age to the Viking Age. In dialogue with the curators and museum historians, each artist has made a new site-sensitive work in the permanent prehistoric exhibition.
The exhibition takes as its starting point the specific museological context of the Danish National Museum and its 2008 re-staging of the prehistoric collection, intended to make the experience of history more digestible and exciting to audiences. Shaped by Time inserts another layer of experience and meaning, engaging with the museum’s methodology of display, its theatrical use of sound, and subdued lighting.
Anette Abrahamsson (SE), Katja Aglert (SE), Ruth Campau (DK), Marianne Therese Grønnow (DK), Mette Hersoug (DK), Saskia Holmkvist (SE), Hans Holten (DK), Nicolai Howalt (DK), Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK), Charlotte Bergmann Johansen (DK), Joachim Koester (DK), Tomas Lagermand Lundme (DK), Marie Søndergaard Lolk (DK), Rasmus Møbius (DK), Bodil Nielsen (DK), Ursula Andkjær Olsen (DK), Unnar Örn (I), Olivia Plender (UK), Merete Pryds Helle (DK), Mille Rude (DK), Katya Sander (DK), Julie Sass (DK), Goldin+ Senneby (SE), Astrid Svangren (SE), Jonas Hvid Søndergaard (DK), Trine Søndergaard (DK), Gitte Villesen (DK)