Teodor Bok | In Conversation

In Conversation is an eclectic and experimental dialogue exhibition, which zooms in on Teodor Bok (1947-2007), a relatively overlooked sculptor and painter, who came to Denmark in 1997 as a Polish Jewish refugee. Teodor Bok attended The Royal Danish Academy of Art, and he lived and worked here until his death in 2007. During his […]

Expand text

In Conversation is an eclectic and experimental dialogue exhibition, which zooms in on Teodor Bok (1947-2007), a relatively overlooked sculptor and painter, who came to Denmark in 1997 as a Polish Jewish refugee. Teodor Bok attended The Royal Danish Academy of Art, and he lived and worked here until his death in 2007. During his lifetime, Bok produced an incredible number of wooden sculptures, graphic works, and paintings, many of which were sadly never exhibited.

In this exhibition, we revisit some of these works through the lense of his contemporary colleagues, and the handmade sculptures of discarded wood are revived in the meeting with nine renowned international and Danish contemporary artists within a wide range of media, from photography and video to collage, painting and even neon works. Through these individual conversations, Bok’s oeuvre is unfolded, but the exhibition also dives into his experience as a refugee and his strive to break through as an artist as well as broader topics such as science fiction, materiality, mythology, and political comments, which are explored in the exhibition’s different tableaus.

This exhibition, curated by Betina Asbæk, has come to be on the initiative of Helle and Michael Moesgaard Andersen, whose love of art has contributed to these unique works being brought into the light of day. Through their personal relationship with the artist, they have unfolded a rich history and unique collection.

Hide text