Contemporary International Art

Kunsthal 44 Møen is a an international exhibition site based on a long-standing collaboration between Møn based artists such as Bjørn Nørgaard, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, the deceased composer and Fluxus-artist Henning Christiansen and international actors connected with the FLUXUS-movement, together with the German curator and art-collector René Block. Exactly those artists founded Kunstforeningen 44 Møen, who created Kunsthal 44 Møen in 2008 and now runs the exhibition site, which is a former garage, renovated and turned into a modern exhibition space.

During the summer season in 2016, four exhibition projects are being realized at Kunsthal 44 Møen. Throughout the time of their permanence, the artists developed site-specific works, related to the island of Møn. Random Walks exhibition, has led the artists Anton Burdakov (UA), Tue Greenfort (DK), Toril Johannessen (NO), Ulrike Mohr (DE), Gernot Wieland (AU), going through the geological, agricultural and architectural conditions of Møn, to developed their own critical view on the notion of human and natural memory, the use of land and resources, and the various elements that define the terms "nature", "culture" and "environment”. Subsequently, with you may cycle the layers without alteration, the artists Jean Marc Routhier and Amitai Romm, occupied the adjacent former barn with an architectural intervention, which investigates the relations between the site specific and the virtual abstraction. The installation is inspired by a transformation of a theoretical diagram into a three-dimensional structure, and this structure’s subsequent interaction with Møn and Smedjen, as both historical and cultural spaces. ____ //// /O/O/O The mouth expresses thoughts. The landscape renders its tone! shows seminal works of Henning Christiansen with his 45 min. single channel video Den vandrende Stemme (the wandering voice) as the main piece (1991), which demonstrates prototypically his search for sound within his immediate natural surroundings and offers an understanding of music as a time based event of the every day. He performs the words that describe the landscape around him, some of which remain invisible to us (Skoven/the forest) or can only be heard (vinden/the wind). Encounters by Ursula Nistrup shows five ceramic objects that are located in the garden of the kunsthal.The objects are enigmatic: origin and function is uncertain, those are all hollow and decorated with markings resembling phenomena from space.

Kunsthal 44 Møen got the “Danish Art Critics Award” in 2010 and the Building and Landscape Architecture Association Møn presented an award to Kunsthal 44 Møen for its architectural design and how it meets the demands of contemporary art.

Since the inaugural exhibition Imagine Mønhattan, the exhibition programme continues to feature reflections on major avant-garde movements of the 20th century such as FLUXUS and Conceptual art. Besides the Danish artists Lene Adler Petersen, Bjørn Nørgaard and Jytte Høy, international artists such as Mona Hatoum, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Asta Gröting, Maja Bajevic, Maria Eichhorn, A K Dolven, Kim Sooja, Alicja Kwade, Nasar Tur, Cildo Meireles and Sonja Rentsch have been presented in widely noted solo exhibitions.

Guided Tours in the exhibition Wednesday to Sundays 1 pm in English (All July to 5. August) 

Admission kr. 40/20 (STUD/PENS)

Opening hours

01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016 Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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