press release

Galleri Christina Wilson is celebrating its fifth anniversary, so what could be more appropriate than a group exhibition with the gallery's artists, all of whom have created new works especially for the occasion.

Since the gallery opened ...

The gallery opened in a former industrial building on the Islands Brygge quay on 1 March 2002, with a major solo exhibition by Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff. The gallery was located in 250 sq.m. of bright, newly-renovated premises, and Roepstorff's exhibition was a great success, with works sold to both museums and private collectors, and good press coverage. It was clear that both the artistic world and the public gave the new gallery a warm welcome.

Over the past five years we have held extensive separate exhibitions for each of the gallery's artists, while at the same time organising a number of group presentations. At least once a year we have used the gallery as a kind of art hall, giving presentations of foreign artists in various group exhibitions such as Playschool, New Figuration, Frisky Flaming Hot and With Peppermint You Are My Prince. All of these exhibitions have presented both well-known and new international names, while helping to bring new dynamics and vitality to the Danish art scene.

The gallery in an international context ...

Since its opening in 2002, the gallery has participated in three or four foreign art fairs every year, in Turin, Berlin, Brussels, London, Basel and Miami, which has provided both the gallery and the artists with a very broad range of contacts. As a result, all of the gallery's artists have been in great demand abroad among collectors, museums and galleries.

Future prospects ...

The fifth anniversary celebrations also provide a welcome opportunity to look back and review the work of the gallery. As some of you already know, Christina Wilson is expecting a baby, which means that Sara Krogsgaard will be looking after the day-to-day management of the gallery for a time. Christina will however still be present and will visit the gallery daily. At the same time, we intend to use the coming year to renew and redefine the gallery's profile. That means that we will be entering into collaboration with a number of new, exciting artists, starting with the group exhibition Blackberrying this summer, where we will be exhibiting art within more or less all media, including works by Ryan Gander, Amie Dickie, Sara Van Der Beek, Lasse Ernlund Lorentzen, Garth Weiser, Craig Mulholland and Eileen Quinlan.

We are moreover looking forward to our continued participation in the art fairs of London, Basel and Miami, but also to exploring new markets where we can present the artists we exhibit at the gallery.

We are greatly looking forward to all the new things that will be happening, and to welcoming you all both now and in the future!

Yours sincerely, Christina Wilson, staff and artists.

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5 years anniversary show
Kaspar Bonnen, Peter Linde Busk, Anette Harboe Flensburg, FOS , Jesper Just, John Korner, Keisuke Maeda, Ulrik Moller, Kirstine Roepstorff, Les Rogers, Mette Winckelmann