The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection
CHAPTER 6: The Eye in the Mask, Socle du Monde Biennial, Herning, Danemark
from 21/04/2017 to 27/08/2017
The exhibition The Eye in the Mask juxtaposes a range of ethnographic masks with works of art by the two Danish CoBrA artists Carl-Henning Pedersen and Asger Jorn, African CoBrA artist Ernest Mancoba and several international contemporary artists: Romuald Hazoumè (Benin), Shen Yuan (China), Charles Fréger (France) and Antony Gormley (Great Britain). The Eye in the Mask spans 2000 m2, taking up the entire museum and spilling out into its environs.
The Socle du Monde Biennale was founded in 2002, making it the oldest Danish biennale focusing on contemporary art. It is named after Piero Manzoni’s groundbreaking sculpture Socle du Monde, one of the main masterpieces in the HEART collection.
SOCLE DU MONDE BIENNALE 2017
TO CHALLENGE THE EARTH, THE MOON, THE SUN & THE STARS
HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art | Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum | Herning Højskole | The parks around HEART; April 22 - August 27, 2017
Visit Socle du Monde
Time: 21 April – 27 August 2017
Official opening – 21 April 2017
Preview – 20 April 2017
Place: The 2017 Socle Du Monde Biennial takes place at HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning Højskole, Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt’s Museum, The Geometric Gardens and HEART’s Sculpture Park.
Link to the exhibition website