COMING UP: FARSHAD FARZANKIA
Step into the world of Farshad Farzankia and discover his wild and colourful painted poetry.
29 May 2021 to 27 February 2022
Poetic vigour and vibrant life radiate from Farshad Farzankia’s large-scale paintings. To be presented in 2021, ARKEN’s major solo show featuring Farzankia will be the Iranian-Danish artist’s first museum exhibition. For the event, he will create all-new works and installations that draw on centuries of history and tradition while also taking a critical look at our own time.
From Persian poetry and film art to Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan
We are all made up of fragments: of our experiences and memory, fear and consumption, dreams and longings. Similarly, Farzankia’s paintings are full of signs and imagery that engage with various narratives, from the grand to the intimate. Narratives about self-image and identity, about freedom and movement, about fake news and philosophy. Each painting is like an open-ended scene filled with stylised faces and figures, birds and expressive layers of colour. Intuitive slivers without beginning and end, inviting us to enter new worlds full of images and language, culture and philosophy.
Art is always the winner: With art, you can work around ideology or religion, it can take you anywhere you want to go.
Farshad Farzankia lives and works in Copenhagen. He was born in 1980 in Tehran, Iran. In 1989 he fled Iran with his family, arriving in Denmark. Farzankia is a trained graphic designer, but left the profession to dedicate himself to his work as a visual artist. He soon achieved great recognition in Denmark and internationally, presenting his art in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His artistic practice focuses mainly on painting as a medium, but he also works with sculpture, printmaking and film.
ANIMALS IN ART
ARKEN is swarming with fur and paws. Join us in an animal kingdom of art full of beautiful, strange and incredible creatures.
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The story of the spiritual baron and his fascinating life’s work will be unfolded at ARKEN this autumn.
COMING UP: GOLD AND MAGIC
Join in on a golden journey and discover how artists have always used gold to wield power and magic.
The sculpture park is in full bloom and spectacular works from the museum's collection, as well as works by Karolin Schwab, has occupied the lagoon and the landscape around ARKEN.