Bjørn Nørgaard’s sketches for the Queen’s tapestries
NB. To make room for the exhibition Realistic Utopias, Bjørn Nørgaard’s cartons for the Queen’s tapestries have been temporarily taken down. They can be experienced again from June 20, 2023. In the meantime, on the third floor of the museum, you can experience the magnificent and poetic sound work Sensory Feedback by the American visual artist Victoria Keddie.
Take a visual journey through Danish history with the exhibition of visual artist Bjørn Nørgaard’s in 17 colorful and sensational 1: 1 sketches for the Queen’s tapestries at Christiansborg Palace. Nørgaard’s work visualises 1000 years of Danish history in vivid colours and descriptive tableaus. The queen received the tapestries as a gift from the Danish business community for her 50th birthday in 1990.
The sketches at KØS represents the last and final process for the comprehensive project that was 10 years in the making and required between 30 to 50 weavers. The sketches served as models for the weavers who executed the tapestries.