Gesamtkunstwerke: A Touring Exhibition about Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling’s architecture in Germany

Gesamtkunstwerke: A Touring Exhibition about Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling's architecture in Germany

Gesamtkunstwerke is a touring exhibition 2020-2023 about the architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany.

With eight projects in Germany, the Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling realised more buildings than anywhere else except their own country. For the first time seven of them are presented in a touring exhibition from 2020-2023.

The exhibition presents the works of the two Danish architects at five locations in the respective buildings - with GRID as the modular exhibition display - made to be build and rebuild for the different locations.

The exhibition won the German "Iconic Awards 22" for Best Architecture.

The exhibition marks the German-Danish Year of Cultural Friendship in 2020 and the 50th anniversary of Arne Jacobsen's death in 2021.

Curators Hendrik Bohle's and Jan Dimog's travelling exhibition and book "Gesamtkunstwerke", casts light on the lesser-known works by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany from the 1960s and 1970s. The architecture of Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling is of outstanding importance for the post-war modern period in Germany. The idea for the exhibition arose at the seaside at Burgtiefe, Fehmarn.

 “Pros and cons would certainly be a positive sign, because a house that is not talked about is usually not worth talking about.”
Arne Jacobsen

Gesamtkunstwerke2020 is curated by Hendrik Bohle & Jan Dimog, The Link Berlin. Architect: Philipp Mecke


03.02.2022 - 23.04.2023
Historie Haderslev

29.04 - 19.08.2023 - as a part of World Capital of Architecture, Copenhagen.
Rødovre Bibliotek (the library was designed by Arne Jacobsen and inaugurated in 1969)

GERMANY 2020-2022

30.10.2020 – 27.6.2021
Felleshus, Nordische Botschaften

09.07.2021 – 29.08.2021
Herrenhäuser Gärten

06.09.2021 – 04.11.2021
Ratssaalfoyer Castrop-Rauxel

14.11.2021 – 18.04.2022
Jenisch Haus

29.4.2022 – 31.7.2022
Haus des Gastes, Burgtiefe

13.09.2022 - 21.10.2022
Zentrum Baukultur Rheinland-Pfalz


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White GRIDs serves as modular reusable exhibition displays

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