JØRGEN HAUGEN SØRENSEN

THE SCULPTOR MASTER

Jørgen Haugen Sørensen

 

Born on 3.10.1934 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Haugen Sorensen is a self-taught sculptor who is now regarded as one of Denmark’s best known artists. Sorensen was awarded two of the most prestigious awards in his country, The Eckersberg Medal in 1969 and The Thorvaldsen’s Medal in 1979.

Since 1954 he has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Ghana, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, ex Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Portugal, England and USA.

Solo Exhibitions

1957 Falk Jensen, Athenæum, Copenhagen

1960 Galerie Birch, Copenhagen

1961 Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, Italy

1963 Galerie Ariel, Paris, France

1964 Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk with Tajiri, Ghermandi and Willy Ørskov,

1966 Gallerie Focus, Paris, France, with Arne Haugen Sørensen

1967 Galleria Ferrari, Verona, Italy

1968 Souvenir , Aarhus Museum of Art with Per Arnoldi

1974 i.e. Grafik, Copenhagen, with Giovanni Meloni and Peter Lautrop

1975 Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, with painter Giovanni Meloni Retrospective , Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen with Arne Haugen Sørensen,

1976 Retrospective , Nordjyllands Museum of Art, Ålborg with Arne Haugen Sørensen Retrospective , Sonja Henies og Niels Onstads Stiftelser, Høvikodden, Norway Galerie Nord, Randers

1979 Randers Museum of Art 1980 Jørgen Haugen Sørensen at the Glyptotek, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

1981 Attitudes , Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England with Walter Dusenberry, Lee Gran Jean and Glynn Williams

1982 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1983 San José Museum of Art, California, USA Centro Storico, Prato, Italy

1989 Kunsthallen, Copenhagen

1991 Halkbank Sanart Galerisi, Ankara, Turkey Dolmebache Palace, Istanbul, Turkey The Cyclop s, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek with Christian Lemmeraz

1992 Galleri Movitz, Stockholm, Sweden, with Rikard Larsson

1993 Retrospective , Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England.

Retrospective , Charlottenborg, with Carl Henning Petersen, Copenhagen Brøndum Grafi k, with Gregers Nielsen

1995 Clay Sculptures , Bornholm’s Museum of Art

1996 Stone and Clay, Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen The Museum of Sketches in Lund, Sweden, with Steffan Nielén Can Altimira, Barcelona, Spain Galerie Anne Marie, Copenhagen, with painter Giovanni Meloni

1997 Franz Pedersens Kunsthandel, Horsens, with Troels Wörsel Hillerød Municipality1

998 Retrospective , Esbjerg Museum of Art Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen

1999 I Think I See , Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen Silent Witness , Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca; Museo de Xalapa, Mexico

2000 I Think I See , Retrospective, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad I Think I See , Sophienholm, Copenhagen

2001 Time , Cause and the Undecidable,

2001, Mae d´Aguas das Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal; Gaio, Porto, Portugal; Castelo de Vide, Portugal

2002 Jørgen Haugen Sørensen, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway

2004 Jørgen Haugen Sørensen and Eli Benveniste, Brøndsalen, Copenhagen

That’s Why They Call Them Dogs , Bornholm’s Museum of Art

That’s Why They Call Them Dogs , Felleshuset der Nordischen Botschaften Berlin

A New Agreement , Galleri Veggerby

2005 Before and Soon after , Edison, Frederiksberg, with Peter Lautrop

2007 While We Wait , Sculpture Street, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

2007 Drawings and poems , Gallery Claus Christensen, Copenhagen with Merete Pryds Helle

2008 The Alphabet of Time, Gallery Profilen, Århus with Eli Benveniste

2008 Jorgen Haugen Sorensen , Exposition Centro Fotográfico, Oaxaca Mexico

The witnesses – The Others , Det Ny Kastet, Thisted

2010 Pastryplatters for a Nation in War , Svanekegaarden, Bornholm Horsemongers , Gallery Claus Christensen, Copenhagen with Thomas Boberg

2011 Jørgen Haugen Sørensen in ”Cisternerne”; Cisternerne, Copenhagen

In Dialogue , with Norbert Tadeusz, Bornholm’s Kunstmuseum.

2013 ”Jørgen Haugen Sørensen and Eli Benveniste in Oaxaca ” , Espacio Escultórico, La Telaraña, Mexico

“ The Black Songbook ”, Drawings Brøndums Forlag

“ The Black Songbook ”, Bronce sculptures, Gallery Profilen, Århus

“They know , what they do ! ”, Skovgaardmuseet, Viborg

“ Jørgen Haugen Sørensen ”, Gustavsberg Porslinsmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

2014 “Justitio og vidnerne ” , Thorvaldsen museum, Copenhagen

“ Dommen eller noget jeg har læst ”, Hans Alf Gallery

2015 “Domino Effects: Drawings 2015 ”

2016 ”A Dark Story in White” Hans Alf Gallery

”A Dark Story in White” Paola Raffo Arte Contemporanea

2017 ” JHS and Pietrasanta”

Selected group exhibitions

The artists’ society Decembristerne, 1956-1976

The artists’ society Grønningen, 1979-1989 and from 1997-2015

Veksølund, exhibition venue for sculpture, since 1978-2010

1953 Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen

1954 Artists’ Autumn Exhibition, Copenhagen

Kunst 1954 , Børge Birch, Charlottenborg Copenhagen

1 Sculptor and 3 Painters , Galerie Athenæum, Copenhagen

1956 Summer Exhibition 1956 , Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

1957 Modern Danish Art , Charlottenborg, Copenhagen Modern Danish Art , Gentofte Town Hall The Pe rmanent , Aarhus Modern Danish Art , travelling exhibition in Sweden Danish Art , travelling exhibition in Holland

1958 The Horticultural Society’s garden, Frederiksberg Biennale in Venice, Italy with Palle Nielsen, Poul Christensen and Sigurd Vasegaard Seven Young Talents in Danish Art , Kunstforeningen, Oslo, Norge 3 Sculpteurs et 7 Peintres – Graveurs , Maison du Danemark, Paris, France

1959 Youth Biennale in Paris 1959 and 1963; wins critics’ prize 1963, 1965 Travelling exhibitions in Holland, Austria, Sweden and Norway

1961 The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture , Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

IV, V VI Concorso Internazionale del Bronzetto, Padua, Italy, 1963 and 1965

1964 Da nish Abstract Art , Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas; Florida Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; Robertson Memorial Art Center, Binghampton, New York; The Art Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Inst., Washington D.C.

1965 Travelling exhibition in Germany, Holland and Poland

1966 The Twelve , Internasjonal Billedkunst, Bergen, Stavanger, Norway; Galerie Birch, Copenhagen Jeune Sculpture, Musée Rodin, Paris, France, 1966, 1969, catalogue

1967 Pittsburgh International Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Young Danish Art 1942 – 1967 , Den Frie, Charlottenborg, Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk Young Danish Art , Fond. Pagani, Milan, Italy

1969 Jysk Kunstgalleri/ Sven Hansen, Copenhagen

1971 Cuardernos del Taller , Clot, Bramsen et Georges, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

1973 Art Danois e, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France

1974 The Free Artists , Den Frie, Galerie Birch, Copenhagen, and Northern Jutland Museum of Art

1975 III International Biennale for small sculptures, Budapest, Hungary Forma Viva, International Symposium of Sculptors 73/76, Maribor, Yugoslavia Cole and Steiness Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A. 1976 V 1976: VII 1980; IX 1984; XI 1988 International Drawing Biennale, Moderna Galerija, Rijeca,Yugoslavia A Selection of Danish Artists after 1945 , Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen

1977 Art Is Better Than Gold , Galerie Birch, København 4 artisti Danesi , with Arne Haugen Sørensen, Robert Jacobsen, Egill Jacobsen, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy Forme Nel Verde , S. Quirico D’Orcia; Abbadia S. Salvatore, Italy

1978 70 Scultori Contemporanei , Sommacampagna, Verona, Italy

1979 15 Biennale , Middelheim Sculpture Park, Antwerp, Belgium

1980 XI International Sculpture Conference , Washington DC, USA

1981 Paris – Copenha gen , Galerie Birch in Den Frie exhibition hall, Copenhagen Scultori e artigiani in un centro storico , Pietrasanta, Italy

1983 Il Passato E La Presenza , Cittá di Pietrasanta, Italy

1984 The Danes , Liljevalchs Kulturhus, Stockholm, Sweden

Night of Lead and Ashes , Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.

Scultura Disegnata , Enrico Crispolti, Rome, Italy

1986 The Danish Show , Sculpture, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England Scultura di Passaggio , Montignoso, Italy

1988 Sculpture, Carvings from Carrara , Massa and Pietrasanta, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England Represents Denmark in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seoul, Korea, with Robert Jacobsen

1989 Idiomi Della Sculpture Contemporanea , 3a rassegna internazionale di scultura, Verona, Italy BIO 2. Bienal Internacional de Escultura Contemporánea de Ópidos, Portugal Drawings and Sculptures , Bikuben Foundation, travelling exhibition, Denmark

1994 Art Exchange Madras Scandinavia Tamil Nadu, India

1995 Human Touch , Trondheims Kunstforening 150 Years, Norway Border District Ex hibition 1970 – 1995 , Denmark

1996 Mostra Internazionale di Scultura, All´aperto , Gambarogno, Lago Maggiore, Schweiz Danish Sculpture of 125 Years, Denmark

1997 Images of Denmark , National Theatre in Accra, Ghana Tide , Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

1998 IX Biennale Internazionale di scultura Cittá di Carrara , Italy 1999 Premio Internazionale di Scultura Constantino Nivola , The Danish Academy in Rome, Italy

2002 Gallery Profilen, Århus

2004 Gallery Profilen, Århus, with Erik A. Frandsen, John Olsen and Jens Birkemose

2006 Gallery Profilen, Århus

2008 10° Festival Internacional de Puebla, Mexico.

Cosa guardi?, Grafiche Aurora, Verona Italien.

2010 Across , Valby, Copenhagen.

The patriarchs , Museum of religious art, Lemvig; Stiftung Christliche Kunst Wittenberg,Tyskland with Bjørn Nørgaard, Bodil Kaalund og Ingvar Cronhammar.

2011 Festival of ceramics, Brandpunkt Terra , Oude Kerk, Delft Holland.

2013 Forum Artfair, Gallery Hans Alf, Copenhagen

2014 Scope New York, Scope Basel, Hans Alf Gallery, Art Herning, Art Copenhagen

2015 Kölner Liste, Scope Basel, Art Copenhagen, Hans Alf Gallery

2016 Art Herning, Hans Alf Gallery, Code Hans Alf Gallery

Films

1965 JHS, with photographer Gregers Nielsen; subsidised by the Danish Film Institute

1969 Portrait of Ole, with photographer Gregers Nielsen

1971 Ferdinand Cheval, the Country Postman, with photographer Gregers Nielsen,

Jette Mühlendorph and Kaj Linnemann; subsidized by the Danish Film Institute

1970 Barcelona, with photographer Gregers Nielsen, Jette Mühlendorph and Peter Lautrop;

subsidized by the Danish Film Institute

1993 An Experience Less, directed and produced by Eli Benveniste, Lars Beyer, Dino Raymond

Hansen and Prami Larsen; subsidised by the Danish Film Workshop, TV2/Denmark,

Mediekontoret and Harboe’s Foundation

2007 I Think I See. New portrait film by Malene Ravn. A portrait of Jørgen Haugen Sørensen’s work

in clay over the last ten years; subsidised by the Danish Film Institute, L.F. Foght’s

Foundation, Beckett Foundation and Danish Radio

2014 Art sees through society, Louisiana Channel

2016 Filmportrait of Jørgen Haugen Sørensen, TV2 Bornholm

Prizes and scolarships

1956 Bielke

1958 The Academy 1956

1958 The French State Grant

1959 Kai Nielsen

1959 Carlson’s Prize

1960 New Carlsberg Foundation’s Rome stipend

1965 The Danish Arts Foundation’s 3-year stipend

1965 The Critics’ Prize at the Youth Biennale, Paris

1970 Victor Freund

1970 Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen

1977 Premio Europeo Umberto Biancamano

1984 The Danish Arts Foundation’s lifelong grant

1994 Anne Marie Carl Nielsen

1998 Haslunds Kunstnerfond

2016 Premio Fratelli Roselli – ”Pietrasanta e la Versilia nel mondo

Awarded

1969 The Eckersberg Medal 1979 Thorvaldsen’s Medal 1979

Sculptures standing in public Denmark

1964 The Memory Plunger, Århus Senior High School

1969 Sculpture Group for Herning College of Business

1973 Sculpture Group for the Danish School of Journalism, Århus

1977 The Blue One That Crawls over the Red One, Kastrupgård, Tårnby

1979 The Sønderborg Sculpture, Sønderborg pedestrian street

1979 Sculpture Group for the University of Copenhagen, Amager

1980 They Move, Get Heavy and Die, Sønderborg

1981 Those That Carry Each Other, Herning Technical College

1983 The Angular Ones Carry and The Smooth Ones Slide, Nørrebrogade, Copenhagen

1986 Those That Carry and Push, Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni A/S, Søborg

1986 The Locked, Art Museum, Køge Skitsesamling

1987 Those That Look Like Each Other, Horsens Kunstmuseum

1988 Stone on Stone, Jyske Bank, Silkeborg

1988 The Herning Stone, Herning

1988 Stone on Stone, KTAS, Copenhagen

1989 Lump with Strong Supports, RUC-Roskilde University Centre

1990 The Ikast Stone, Frisenborgparken, Ikast

1990 The Bound, Studiegården, Copenhagen

1991 Vulgar Accumulation, Karup Lufthavn, Karup

1993 Construction for the Dead, Himmelev Senior High School, Roskilde

1992 The One That Apparently Supports, Ikast

1993 The House That Rains, Sankt Hans Torv, Copenhagen

1994 Shadows of Yesterday, Katrine Mindes Teglværk, Broager

1995 Two That Carry a Cute One, Posen, Fisketorvet, Hillerød

Stupidity’s Big Foot, Ribe

2001 A Rest and Two that Carry a Cute One, Klampenborgvej, Lyngby

2002 The Lowest of Heavens or Like Holding Back the Sea with a Broomstick

a gift from Teacher Stan Its Brandforsikring to the National Gallery of Art.

2004 That’s Why They Call Them Dogs, the Panum Institute, Copenhagen

2005 That’s Why They Call Them Dogs, a big group of dogs in clay, the National Gallery of Art.

2006 The Solrød Stone, Solrød

2008 While we Wait, Finn Poulsen, Herning.

2010 Lump with Support, Danish National Bank, Copenhagen

2010 Pastry platters for a nation in war, The New Carlsberg Foundation.

2011 The Colossus of Amager, The New Carlsberg Foundation to Tårnby Municipality.

2011 5 ceramic reliefs To The City Court, Courthouse, Copenhagen.

2011 The Brothers. Guilt and Sorrow , Bornholms Kuntmuseum.

2012 A self-appointed Miracle Awaits a New One, Bornholms Kunstmuseum.

2014 2 travertine sculptures the Copenhagen City Court, courthouse.

Sculptures standing in public outside Denmark

81-81 The House Sunbathing, The Danish Academy, Rome, Italy

1981 Municipal Sculpture, Prato, Italy

1988 Industrial Erection, The Olympic Park, Seoul, Korea

1990 Grief, The French University in Istanbul, Turkey

1992 Tashankara, Sakarya Cad. Ankara, Turkey

1994 The Ship, The Weight, The Walls, LTH, University of Lund, Sweden

2001 The Alentejo Stone, Castelo de Vide, Portugal

2012 Supplement to the title’s elimination, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Represented at the following museums in Denmark

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Bornholms Kunstmuseum

Esbjerg Kunstmuseum

Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense

Herning Kunstmuseum

Horsens Kunstmuseum

Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Ålborg

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Kastrup

Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding

KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad

Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling

Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

Randers Kunstmuseum

Silkeborg Kunstmuseum

Skive Kunstmuseum

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Storstrøms Kunstmuseum, Maribo

Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder

Vejle Kunstmuseum

Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø

Represented at the following museums outside Denmark

Helsingborg Museum, Sweden

Jönköping Museum, Sweden

Lunds Arkivmuseum, Lund, Sweden

Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway

Sonja Henies og Niels Onstads Stiftelser, Høvikodden, Norway

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.

The French University in Istanbul, Turkey

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England

Portofino Sculpture Park, Portofino, Portugal

The Museum Beelden aan Zee

Selected Literature

CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED

André: En guldmedalje ville brænde mig i hånden, in Århus Stiftstidende 16.1.1957.

BL: Billedhuggeren i slagtehuset, in Information 26.11.1958.

Gunnar Jespersen: Hvorfor er I så bange?, in B.T. 3.12.1959.

Gunnar Jespersen: Kunstens sputnik, in B.T 31.10.1960.

Pierre Lübecker: Kunst er ikke et embede, in Politiken 6.11.1960.

Virtus Schade: Dansk kunst er 50 år bagefter, in Berlingske Aftenavis 30.9.1963.

Gunnar Jespersen: I Danmark går man bare og venter, in B.T. 4.11.1963.

Maria Marcus: Fordi man vinder sin frihed, in Ekstra Bladet 22.11.1963.

Gunnar Jespersen: Kan man nu forstå ham?, in Berlingske Tidende 8.12.1968.

Øystein Hjort: Samtale omkring Bunke med tilskuere, in Information 11.5.1971.

Chr. Dotremont et al., in Jørgen Haugen Sørensen. 1953- 1976. Galerie Birch, Copenhagen 1976.

Hans Edvard Nørregård-Nielsen: Kunstinformation, in Information 8.6.1976.

Minna Heimbürger Ravalli: 4 artisti danesi. Palazzo Reale, Milan 1977.

Birgitta Trotzig: Jørgen Haugen Sørensen. Profiler i dansk kunst, Copenhagen 1978.

H.E. Nørregård-Nielsen, Per Hovdenakk and Helmer Jørgensen, in Jørgen Haugen Sørensen, Glyptoteket 1980.

Jette Mühlendorph, in Skulptur Veksølund 1978-79, 1981.

Robert Dahlmann Olsen, in Veksølund besøger Nikolaj, 1981.

Preben Hygum: Når kunsten bliver kommunal, in Information 9.6.1981.

Andrea B. Del Quercio et al., in Skulptur Veksølund, 1982.

Gunnar Jespersen: Følsom landsknægt i hurtig offensiv, in Politiken 10.11.1983.

Ninka: Manden og stenen, in Politiken 13.11.1988.

Leila Krogh: Kunst i rummet, 1989.

Peter Murray: Jørgen Haugen Sørensen, Ankara 1991.

Ninka: Jeg har altid været ræd, in Politiken 11.8.1991.

Ankara. En kunstner og en by. Samtaler med Henrik Nordbrandt, 1992.

Jørgen Gustava Brandt, Peter Murray et al., in Souvenir. Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Charlottenborg. 1993.

Henrik Steen Møller: En gave i granit, in Politiken 20.1.1993.

Peter Michael Hornung: Et liv med stenen, in Politiken 30.4.1993.

Henrik Steen Møller: Tillykke med torvet, in Politiken 9.7.1993.

Marina Vaizey: Jørgen Haugen Sørensen, Dansk Nutidskunst 1994.

Weilbach: Dansk Kunstnerleksikon, Copenhagen 1995.

Jørgen Haugen Sørensen: Lerskulpturer. Bornholm’s Museum of Art 1995.

Peter Murray et al.: Jørgen Haugen Sørensen. Sten og ler, Copenhagen 1996.

Dansk skulptur i 125 år. Statens Museum for Kunst at Charlottenborg 1996.

Mikkel Bogh et al.: Dansk Skulptur i 125 år, Copenhagen 1996.

Peter Michael Hornung et al.: Ny dansk kunsthistorie, Copenhagen 1996.

Henrik Steen Møller: Der mangler vidner til vor tid, in Politiken 28.12.1998.

Synne Rifbjerg: Fra kælderens mørke, in Weekendavisen 26.2.1999.

Per Hovdenakk: Jørgen Haugen Sørensen. Jeg mener jeg ser, Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad and Sophienholm, 2000.

Henrik Wivel: Den glatte glider, in Weekendavisen 16.6.2000.

Lisbeth Bonde: Kunst der bider, in Information 23.9.2000.

Henning Thøgersen: Jeg er stemplet som vanskelig, in Ekstra Bladet 1.10.2000.

Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968, London 2002.

Per Hovdenakk: Jørgen Haugen Sørensen i Vigeland-Museet, Oslo 2002.

Lisbeth Bonde: Kunstnere på tale, Copenhagen 2002.

Per Hovdenakk et al.: Kunstrejse, Herning Kunstmuseum 2003.

Nils Thorsen: Verden er fuld af løgn. Om at blive og være til, in Politiken 8.11.2003.

Lars Kjærulf Møller: Som at holde havet tilbage med en kost eller That’s why they call them dogs. Bornholm’s Museum of Art 2004.

Før og lidt efter. Special Section in Politiken, 2.4.2005.

”The Black Songbook”, Brøndums publishing house 2013

” Vi must go on” Double diary with Peter Poulsen 2016″

 

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