November 5, 2017 - Brandts - Museum of Art and Visual Culture - Lars von Trier: The good with the evil
November 5, 2017

Brandts - Museum of Art and Visual Culture

Lars von Trier. Photo: Christian Geisnæs. From top: The Kingdom, 1994. Nymphomaniac, 2013. Photo: Christian Geisnæs. Dogville, 2003. Photo: Rolf Konow. Dancer in the Dark, 2000. Photo: David Koskas. Antichrist, 2009. Photo: Christian Geisnæs.

Lars von Trier
The good with the evil
November 10, 2017–July 29, 2018

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It is our great pleasure to present this autumn’s major exhibition at Brandts: Lars von Trier – The good with the evil. For the first time, this exhibition provides a retrospective overview of the work of Danish film’s greatest master, highlighting the main themes of his world-renowned cinematic career.

With works such as The Kingdom, Breaking the Waves, The Idiots, Dancer in the Dark, Melancholia and Nymphomaniac, Lars von Trier (b. 1956) has distinguished himself as a leading figure of contemporary cinema over the past thirty years. With his controversial narrative style, he has renewed the arthouse film scene and deepened our insight into existential themes such as life and death, sexuality and apocalyptic downfall. In films full of beautifully hypnotic images, von Trier has captivated audiences across the world. In this autumn’s exhibition, Brandts tells the story of the filmmaker for who takes the good with the evil.

The exhibition provides a retrospective overview of Trier's work in the form of film clips, interviews, documents, manuscripts, props from the films and much more. Visitors will be able to "look over the shoulder" of the director and gain insight into his deeply original approach to the possibilities of cinema. In a thematic tour through von Trier’s visual imagery, the exhibition focuses on the way his films challenge the relationship between form and content, ethics and aesthetics, and not least on his experimental play with genres. Lars von Trier – The good with the evil presents a portrait of a director who has uncompromisingly challenged the medium of cinema, himself and his actors to achieve the impossible: authentic emotions and narrative amid the foregrounding of the film as fiction and construction.

Lars von Trier – The good with the evil was created in close collaboration between Brandts and Zentropa. To accompany the exhibition, Brandts is publishing a richly illustrated book about Lars von Trier, edited by Peter Schepelern with contributions from a wide range of international film experts, cast members and collaborators.

Place: Brandts Museum of Art & Visual Culture, Brandts Torv 1, 5000 Odense C, Denmark

Preview for the press: Wednesday, November 8, 3–4pm. To register: presse [​at​] brandts.dk before November 6.

Official opening: Thursday, November 9, 5–9pm
Guided tours, talks with contributors to the catalogue Linda Badley, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Jørgen Leth and Peter Schepelern, workshops, DJ and bar. Free admission. All welcome. Times will be posted on brandts.dk 

Photos and press release can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact:
Brandts:
Tine Jørgensen, PR and Marketing Officer, T (+45) 2210 5280 / presse [​at​] brandts.dk
Zentropa: Sophie Frandsen, Head of New Business, T (+45) 2891 1810 / sophie [​at​] trustnordisk.com

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