Penck was born and grew up in the former German Democratic Republic whose regime he criticised throughout the Cold War period, creating system pictures unshackled by ideology. For a number of years, he smuggled these pictures to the West to be able to show them.
The presentation of Penck at Museum Jorn juxtaposes a number of the artist’s major works from public and private collections, including large-scale bronzes and several monumental paintings.
In collaboration with Danish printmakers, Penck created a series of prints shown as a special part of the exhibition. Penck was a close friend of Per Kirkeby and, as an artist, shared Jorn’s fascination with symbols in art.
The A. R. Penck exhibition will be showing from 12 February until 15 May 2022.
The exhibition is under the patronage of the German ambassador to Denmark.
The exhibition is supported by
Birkelsche Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur