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Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg
Kong Christians Allé 50
9000 Aalborg

Phone: +45 99 82 41 00
CVR: 47 21 82 68
EAN: 5798003745718


Danske Bank

Regnr.: 4368 Kontonr.: 3402 188 898 


Workshop: Painting Xperiments

Away with neatness and goodbye to old habits. In this workshop we’ll create space for experiments with paint, combining unusual materials and methods.

What happens when you pour neon yellow paint over a plaster sculpture?

What happens to colours when you paint them on the soles of your dirty shoes?


Our Painting Xperiments workshop is inspired by the artistic laboratory of Eks-skolen, whose work is currently on display in the exhibition Gernes x Kirkeby. In the spirit of Eks-skolen, we’ll be giving the classic way of working with artistic media a jolly good shake-up. Each time, we’ll embark on a new painting experiment, in which anyone can take part – regardless of their experience.


Together we’ll kiss goodbye to neat brushstrokes and the concept of a perfect lake in a forest. Instead, we’ll explore the properties of paint in totally new ways, conducting off-the-wall experiments that challenge both frame and canvas in terms of what painting can do.

One of our expert professional artists will take you on a voyage of new discoveries in the wonderful world of creativity. We’ll work with quality materials and tools, and maybe even venture into one of the current exhibitions for inspiration. There’ll also be time for a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.


About Gernes x Kirkeby and Eks-skolen

Based on works in the collections of Kunsten and Louisiana, the exhibition  Gernes x Kirkeby spotlights two key figures in the history of Danish art: Poul Gernes (1925-1996) and Per Kirkeby (1938-2018).

The two artists made a major impression on post-1960 modern art and represent new art at a time of upheaval and an infinite number of experiments. At the same time, though, the expression of the two artists and their understanding of artistic experiment were very different.

Gernes and Kirkeby were key members of the Experimental Art School (Eks-skolen) during the 1960s. The aim of the school was to be a kind of artistic laboratory and an innovative counterpart to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Eks-skolen remains a phenomenon in the history of Danish art.


Mar 8th 2022, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Apr 5th 2022, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Apr 26th 2022, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
May 17th 2022, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Jun 7th 2022, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Praktisk information

  • The ticket includes a glass of wine or a soft drink, which you can enjoy before, during or after the workshop. All you have to do is pick up your drink at the Brasserie.
  • All materials are included – even painting overalls to protect your clothes.
  • Price: 150 DKK a time
  • Admission to the museum is not included. You can buy admission online or once you arrive at the museum.
  • There is free admission for members of Klub Kunsten + Utzon, but they also have to buy a ticket for the workshop.
  • Painting Experiments takes place in KunstLab at the lower level.
  • You can buy beer, wine, soft drinks, cakes and lots more in the Brasserie, which you are welcome to consume in KunstLab.

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