SMK Chief Curator and Senior Researcher, Dorthe Aagesen, will give a tour of the largest exhibition ever staged of the sculptures, paintings, collage and drawings created by Danish-French artist Sonja Ferlov Mancoba (1911–84).
With this exhibition, SMK brings to light one of the most important artists in Denmark in modern times, telling the story of a truly unique artist, whose life and art remained inextricably interwoven throughout her life.
Sonja Ferlov Mancoba had a lifelong interest in non-Western culture. Here she found art that seemed to her more human than the one produced by Western culture in her day. Art that she regarded as exemplary expressions of the sense of community and inter-human connectedness for which she fought. A global outlook and a firm belief in community across cultures are recurring themes throughout Sonja Ferlov’s art and life. She saw her art as a bulwark against a growing materialism and lack of fellow feeling and solidarity in modern society.
When: Wednesday 20th February at 5.30pm
Where: SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50