Gesamtkunstwerke: The touring exhibition has landed in Denmark

Gesamtkunstwerke: the touring exhibition has landed in Denmark

In early February, the exhibition Gesamtkunstwerke: Architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany opened at Historie Haderslev (History Haderslev), a new culture centre in the Danish town of Haderslev that offers two museums and an archive. This is the exhibition’s first stop in Denmark after visits to several destinations in Germany following its premiere in Berlin in October 2020. The exhibition presents selected works of architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling that were built in West Germany and West Berlin in 1957–76 and which had a significant impact on post-war modernism in Germany.

From april 29th, the exhibition can be experienced at Rødovre Library. Rødovre is home to several building designs by Arne Jacobsen, and Rødovre Library, where the exhibition is held, is one of his principal later works.

Photo: Historie Haderslev.


The exhibition, which was curated by Hendrik Bohle and Jan Dimog, was created within the framework of the German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship in 2020 and received a prize in the ICONIC AWARD 2022: Innovative Architecture.

Gesamtkunstwerke: Architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany is on display in Haderslev until 23 April 2023.

Photo: Historie Haderslev.

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