Stig Brøgger (b. 1941) is a Danish artist whose production since the 1960s traverses photography, painting, installation, film, artist books, sculpture and projects in public space.
His work has been presented at the Biennale di Venezia; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sharjah Biennial; Wiener Sezession, Vienna; Palais de Beaux Arts, Bruxelles; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Henie-Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, among many others.
Early in his career he participated in the development of new international tendencies such as conceptual art and land art, participating in shows like Information (MoMA, New York 1970, curator: Kynaston McShine), Prospect 71 – Projection (Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 1971, curators: Konrad Fischer & Hans Strelow) and the 7th Biennale de Paris (Paris 1971, curated by Catherine Millet & Alfred Pacquement).
In his early practice he integrated elements of pop art and minimalism in a personal interpretation of these movements, often creating photographic work, environments, large series of paintings and other modular works. He also produced a large number of artist books in the 1960s and experimented with film, slideshows and closed-circuit video. His early work is informed by numerous elements such as popular culture, art history, media, informatics, systems theory, structuralism and more. His practice continues to be informed by contemporary developments in art, culture, technology and philosophy.
Stig Brøgger has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and his work is featured in the collections of, among others, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The National Gallery in Copenhagen, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Henie-Onstad Art Center in Oslo and Sharjah Art Museum.
Since 1991 he has been represented by Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen.
This website features a small selection of works from the 1960s and 1970s. More will be added continously, including work from the decades up until today.
In 2019 a monograph was published about Stig Brøgger’s work, offering the first full survey of the artist’s work since the 1960s.
Stig Brøgger - Now Here is richly illustrated and contains elaborate articles by Mikkel Bogh, Anne Ring Petersen, Tania Ørum, Charlotte Præstegaard, Jean-François Lyotard, and Stig Brøgger.
Available in English here. Danish version available here.
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