Bjørn Nørgaard (b. 1947) is one of the most influential artists to have come out of Denmark in the last century. In 1970, he famously slaughtered a horse and dissected it into small pieces, which he then put into hundreds of jam jars. The work, unsurprisingly controversial and hotly debated, brought attention to the famine and war crises that were claiming lives across Africa and Asia at the time and barely being reported on in… Read more
About the artwork
Bjørn Nørgaard, who represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 1980, is recognized for his integration of classical sculpture in his artistic practice. Here, he both literally and conceptually recycles art to create a new narrative that addresses our treatment of past and present.