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Sean Scully: Material World

Thorvaldsens Museum / Copenhagen / Art

Sean Scully recalls the sensual properties of a place or moment and revisits it with paint or through construction. He once said, “My job is to return abstraction to the people: in a sense, to popularize it without lowering the bar, which is a lot easier said than done.” This exhibition sees Scully inhabiting the entire museum with site-specific works dedicated to its namesake, the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. A selection of paintings, sculpture, and drawings fill the gallery spaces, and out front two monumental creations, one in black Carrara marble, grace the museum square. —E.C.

Thorvaldsens Museum Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, 1213 København K, Denmark
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