Thorvaldsens Museum is arranging a conference on Bertel Thorvaldsen’s contemporaneity and his significance for the public of today. There will be contributions by a large number of art historians, architects, authors and artists including: Mikkel Bogh, Maria Helleberg, Peter Thule Kristensen, Peter Brask, Helene Blinkenberg Hastrup, Jane Fejfer, Mikael Wivel, Jan Zahle, Bjørn Nørgaard, Bente Lange, Flemming Friborg, Susanne Thorgard and Charlotte Christensen.
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) is the best known Danish artist of all time. He became world famous in his own lifetime, not least in Rome, where he worked for over 40 years. The magnificent Thorvaldsens Museum at the centre of Copenhagen bears witness to his enormous artistic achievement and influence. But how have his works and significance been seen since his own time, and how are we to understand his significance today?
NB: The confernce will be held in Danish!
The conference entitled THORVALDSEN. THAT’S WHY! will deal with that question and everyone with an interest in the great Danish artist is invited to hear the answer to it.
The conference will take place in the ceremonial hall in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Kongens Nytorv 1, Copenhagen K.
The conference is open to all and there is no need for prior enrolment. On the other hand, it will not be possible to reserve seats beforehand.
The conference will take place on Thursday 6 March and Friday 7 March. The programme will commence on each day at 9.30 and finish at approximately 16.30. The doors to the ceremonial hall will be open from 8.30.