Danish Architecture Center

House in motion

Photo by: Danish Architecture Center
On the walls you can see works of the artist Jes Fromsgaard and the floor installation is by Ander Abraham

Exhibition period

September 11 - November 16, 2014

Supported by

The exhibition was supported by Realdania and Statens Kunstfond.

Architecture and art have always had a close relationship. In the exhibition “House in Motion” artist Jes Fomsgaard and architect Anders Abraham, together with the Danish Architecture Center, explored the shared space between architecture and art.

Architecture and art have always had a close relationship – sometimes it’s pure symbiosis other times a stormy affair and yet it’s never boring.

In the exhibition “House in Motion” the works of artist Jes Fomsgaard and architect Anders Abraham came together for the first time. Abraham made the very architectual and spatial works of Fomsgaard come alive in a series of installations inspired by Fomsgaard’s paintings.

The exhibition also looked at the concrete meeting between architect and artist through a number of quotes by Abraham and Fomsgaard that illuminates their different opinions about the relationship between architecture and art.

About Jes Fomsgaard

Born 1948, artist. Danish artist that has worked a lot with architectural motives and spatial effects. Fomsgaard has made art for e.g. the University of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg Gymnasium and received various funds and prizes.

About Anders Abraham

Born 1964, architect. Ander Abraham has worked for several years both theoretically and practically with the tension between art and architecture. He is professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.