Per Kirkeby: Louisiana 2008
Poul Erik Tojner, Ulrich Wilmes, Robert Storr, Maria Fabricius Hansen
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2008
Per Kirkeby (b. 1938) is the most important painter in Scandinavia today. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s big late summer exhibition, Per Kirkeby – Louisiana 2008 is, on the one hand, a celebration of the artist’s 70th birthday, and on the other, provides a key to a deeper understanding of what Kirkeby’s art is really about by showing the bearing structures and elements in Kirkeby’s painting over more than 40 years.
Per Kirkeby is the most significant living painter in the Nordic countries. For more than four decades he has worked with more or less all forms of visual-art genres – from painting, drawing and graphics to stage design and film. Alongside this he is an author and has written poems, essays and artist monographs.