The School of Sculpture Charlottenborg

The anthropologist Edmund Carpenter said many years ago, that “electricity has made angels of us all, (....) spirit freed from flesh”. Today that rings truer than ever, but despite our obsession with fluidity, liquidity and the virtual, our cities are still built on dirt and piping. Elaborate systems of drains and valves and pipes run through every bit of land we live on, transporting water to and bodily matter fro.

At The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Sculpture we deal with the relationship between fundamental sensate experiences and the increasing remove and autonomy of representational media. In times, where more and more people, produce more and more, in less and less space, times where entire suburban neighborhoods have been taken over by self-storage companies, we attempt to understand the subdued powers latent in objects and technologies themselves.

This thinking, we  apply to the entire range of activities, that can be gathered within the framework of expanded sculpture. Not only carving and modeling, not only obvious 3-dimensional operations like performance, installation or architectural interventions, but also everything else that, as Rosalind Krauss once put it, “is in the room (and) that is not really the room”, be it sound, found objects, actions, writing or cooking. We deal with the indisputable significance of the physical. After all, the liberation from the shackles of materiality, implied by the promise of virtuality, rings treacherous in this age of the Anthropocene and mass migration.

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Other activities at the School of Sculpture

Why Words Now - lecture series
Jason - exhibition platform in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' Sculpture Garden
Billedhuggerskolen - the Sculpture School on Instagram

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Simon Dybbroe Møller


Simon Dybbroe Møller’s practice tests the relationship between essential sensate qualities and the evolution of communication; how it feels to be bodies tumbling or stumbling through this world; how we change media and how media changes us. His work often concerns the materiality and physicality of things against the backdrop of ubiquitous representations in the media.

He has had solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, 21er Haus in Vienna, Kunstverein Hannover, Frankfurter Kunstverein, among others. His work was included in the 5th Moscow Biennial, the 2nd Turin Triennial, and the 9th Berlin Biennial and in group exhibitions at MOCA Detroit; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; SMK National Gallery, Copenhagen; Centre Pompidou, Paris;  CCA Wattis in San Francisco, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Ludwig Museum Köln, MMK Frankfurt am Main and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Dybbroe Møller has been an invited lecturer and guest teacher at Harvard University, UDK Berlin, Kunstakademie München and  École Nationale des Beaux-Arts i Lyon.

Simon Dybbroe Møller (1976) was born in Aarhus. He studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.




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