House in Motion

Architecture and art have always had a close relationship. In the exhibition ‘House in Motion’ artist Jes Fomsgaard and architect Anders Abraham, together with the Danish Architecture Centre, explored the shared space between architecture and art.

Exhibition Period 11 September 2014 - 16 November 2014
Show on map Location Danish Architecture Centre



On the walls you can see works of artist Jes Fomsgaard and the floor installation is by architect Anders Abraham.

Architecture and art have always had a close relationship - sometimes it's pure symbiosis other times a stormy affair and yet it's never boring.

In the exhibition House in Motion the works of artist Jes Fomsgaard and architect Anders Abraham came together for the first time. Abraham made the very architectual and spatial works of Fomsgaard come alive in a series of installations inspired by Fomsgaard's paintings.

The exhibition also looked at the concrete meeting between architect and artist through a number of quotes by Abraham and Fomsgaard that illuminates their different opinions about the relationship between architecture and art.

House in Motion

In Motion, 2014, akryl på plade (200 x 390)

Jes Fomsgaard_drawing on paper

Drawing on paper, 2013 (90 x 110)

About Jes Fomsgaard

Born 1948, artist. Danish artist that has worked a lot with architectural motives and spatial effects. Fomsgaard has made art for e.g. the University of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg Gymnasium and received various funds and prizes.

About Anders Abraham

Born 1964, architect. Ander Abraham has worked for several years both theoretically and practically with the tension between art and architecture. He is professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.


The exhibition was supported by Realdania and Statens Kunstfond. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 / By Sidsel Hartlev

Last updated Wednesday, July 19, 2017