In summer 2023, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents the most extensive solo show to date featuring Danish artist Alexander Tovborg. With the exhibition The Church, he transforms the entire south wing into an immersive installation which uses the idea of the church space as its architectural and conceptual framework. Here, the artist investigates the mystery of the church, the paradoxes of faith, and the power of images.
The Church is curated by Naja Rasmussen, Artistic Director at Kunstmuseum Brandts, and Simon Friese, Director of Creator Projects.
The exhibition The Church heralds a new direction in Tovborg’s work. Religious tenets are juxtaposed with liberating counter-narratives about faith and superstition, myths and rituals in the artist’s simultaneously stringent and labyrinthine works. The brightly coloured compositions in his paintings strike a tranquil note, offering scope for contemplation while illuminating universal themes such as sorrow and joy, anxiety and zest for life.
The exhibition is supported by the A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, the Beckett Foundation, the Lemvigh-Müller Foundation, the L. F. Foght Foundation, the Obel Family Foundation, the Spar Nord Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation, and the Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Foundation.