Jannis Kounellis - Freedom or Death


09.09.09 - 21.02.10

The first exhibition at HEART is a retrospective exhibition by the Italian artist Jannis Kounellis. The exhibition is the first bigger presentation of Kounellis' pieces in Scandinavia and the artist have made a number of new pieces for the opening exhibition at HEART.

Jannis Kounellis (b. 1936) has for more than forty years played an important role in contemporary art. He had a central role in the 1960's Arte-Povera movement which opposed to the paiting that wished to redefine the language of art. Using matarials as steel, coal, fabric, bags, coffee, fire, live animals and humans Jannis Kounellis creates radicale and very original sculptures, performances and installations.