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Upcoming exhibition: Alexander Archipenko – A Modern Legacy

In the autumn of 2017 Øregaard Museum presents the exhibition Archipenko: A Modern Legacy which offers a fresh assessment of Alexander Archipenko, a pioneer of modern sculpture. Archipenko is on view from September 29 2017 through January 21 2018. The exhibition at Øregaard Museumalso features works by Archipenko’s Scandinavian pupils: Franciska Clausen, Karl Ede and Axel Olson.

Featuring more than 50 sculptures, mixed media reliefs, and works on paper, the exhibition spans Archipenko’s entire career. The exhibition highlights the artist’s manifold abstractions of the figure and the breadth of his creative legacy that has informed our thinking of modern sculpture in the discernible constant of the Archipenko style.

This is a major retrospective exhibition of the life and work of Alexander Archipenko, a maverick in modern sculpture, whose creations remain as important today as they were when they were initially conceived in the twentieth century. Drawn from private collections, the exceptional objects chosen for this exhibition will convey the richness of Archipenko’s vision as an innovator of modern art. In addition to the art works, never-before exhibited examples from the artist’s archives, including photographs of sculptures, sketches, installation views, and patent drawings for his machine “Archipentura,” will offer an unprecedented view into the artist’s creative process and philosophy.

Since 2002, Alexandra Keiser is the research curator at the Archipenko Foundation, where her responsibilities include the preparation of the Archipenko Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné. She received her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and her M.A. from the University in Trier. Keiser has published and lectured widely on Archipenko.

Scheduled U.S. tour dates for Archipenko: A Modern Legacy are as follows: Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PAexternal link (September – December 2015); The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FLexternal link (January – April 2016); The Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IAexternal link (September – December 2016); Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (January – April 2017); Mjellby Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden (June – September 2017); and Øregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmarkexternal link (September 2017 – January 2018).

Archipenko: A Modern Legacy was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Archipenko Foundation.

International Arts & Artists in Washington, DC, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally, through exhibitions, programs and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. Visit www.artsandartists.orgexternal link