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Per Bak Jensen

Evening Land

| Galleri Bo BjerggaardFlæsketorvet 85A
København V,1711Danmark

26. April - 15. June

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From 26 April to 15 June 2019, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard is showing its sixth exhibition by the Danish artist Per Bak Jensen (b. 1949), in the western rooms of the gallery.

Presenting 12 new photographs, the exhibition Evening Land also celebrates the artist’s 70th birthday.

Bak Jensen has his own unique way of working. It is crucial to the artist that his images, without use of manipulation, capture a certain timelessness, revealing “the being of places.”

In a 2016 exhibition catalogue, Helle Brøns, curator at Sorø Kunstmuseum, wrote:

Per Bak Jensen’s works point to something central about photography as a medium, which has to do with the time that is in his images. This is not the frozen time and decisive moment of the snapshot. It is slowness and immersion. Clearly, a lot of time has been put into selecting and exploring the subject, finding the right disposition of the image and setting the apparatus to let the correct amount of light into the camera’s dark interior. In turn, the time invested by the photographer must be “reciprocated” by the viewer.

In a Scandinavian context, Bak Jensen is a pioneer. Searching for a photographic expression, he has played a key role in manifesting photography as an art form, on a par with painting and sculpture, and as the cornerstone of an art practice. He was the first student ever admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with photography as his primary means of expression. Later, from 1986-2009, he served as associate professor at the Academy.

Internationally, Bak Jensen’s work is included in such important collections as the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, MoMA in New York and the ARKEN and Louisiana Museums of Modern Art in Denmark. In 2015, Sorø Kunstmuseum and Tønder Kunstmuseum showed a large retrospective of his work.

Opening hours in the period:
Tuesday – Friday, 13.00-18.00
Saturday, 12.00-16.00