Galerie Moderne Silkeborg is an exceptional consulting partner, specifically when it comes to a project where art is the centre, as this is our expertise. Every commission is unique in its expression and we ensure the client's vision is realized with confidence and respect paid to the existing environment, employees, profile, colour choice, and personal values.
With our unique approach to each project, the gallery has embellished and completed a broad variety of projects in collaboration with companies, hotels, cliniques, conference rooms, and even client private residences. Please feel free to contact the gallery for a noncommittal discussion about any potential projects.
We always welcome new creative ideas an look forward to hearing from you.
One of Silkeborg's most notable characteristics is the city's culture, specifically in world-class art. Most notable is the work of world-renowned artist Asger Jorn and his vision that has made a mark on the city at-large. Together with other cultural institutions in Silkeborg, we recognize the importance of collaboration in cultural aspects as well as the branding of Silkeborg as a premier art and culture destination.
Therefore Galerie Moderne Silkeborg gives sponsorships to the following partners:
Museum Jorn Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad Riverboat Jazzfestival
Visit Museum Silkeborg located in the town's eldest building Silkeborg Hovedgård, which was built and finished in 1767.
Take a boat ride on the river Gudenåen with one of the Hjele boats and enjoy your lunch at one of Silkeborg's many great restaurants.
Wishing to spend the night in town? We recommend; Hotel Dania or Radisson Blu Hotel. Both of whom are decorated (commissioned) by Galerie Moderne Silkeborg. They are both located around the area where the old paper factory "Papirfabrikken" is located and are the most recent to Silkeborg as the town came to exist on the map.
Hotel Dania Radisson Blu Hotel
Over by the harbor's waterfront near the paper factory Papirfabrikken; is the location of the Jysk Music theatre. For more information on the theatre, you can visit their website by clicking the box below.
Leading Gallery for Modern and Contemporary Art.
In 1962 Willy Omme decided to make his lifelong dream a reality: Create a gallery for Modern Art, and the rest is history.
To this date, Galerie Moderne Silkeborg has existed for more than 57 years and has earned the status of being one of Scandinavia’s biggest and leading galleries for modern and contemporary art. The gallery also specializes in artworks from the "Cobra movement", a European avant-garde movement with artists such as Asger Jorn, Alechinsky, Corneille, Karel Appel, Egill Jacobsen, Henry Heerup, and Carl-Henning Pedersen to name a few.
Henrik Omme, Willy's son, became an employee of the gallery when he was 17 years old. Henrik became a partner with his father in 1989 until Willy's death in August 2008. During its lifespan, the gallery has brokered the largest amount of Asger Jorns paintings and artworks in the world.
Silkeborg’s world-famous artist Asger Jorn visited Galerie Moderne Silkeborg shortly after its official opening in April 1962. Jorn curiously scanned everything around him and said to the founder and art dealer Willy Omme, “ A gallery in Silkeborg - it is a marvellous idea..." and continued after a short pause, “...It will never be a success”.
Jorn and Galerie Moderne Silkeborg became close friends and formed a great work relationship for many years until Jorn’s untimely passing in 1976.
Peter Brandes, Galerie Moderne Silkeborg's most noted living artist, is recognized for his paintings, ceramic vessels, church renovations, and commissions both locally and internationally. Brandes currently holds the record for creating the largest ceramic vessels in the history of the world.
Galerie Moderne Silkeborg has exhibited artists from the Cobra movement since 1962 and is the only gallery in Denmark to have direct contact with these artists.
Galerie Moderne Silkeborg has shown at ART COLOGNE art fair in Cologne since 1994, participates in Art Herning, and several other Danish Art Fairs.
The gallery has an exhibition space of 600 square meters along with its own custom framer. Throughout the year the gallery arranges 6 to 8 in-house exhibitions in addition to a variety of shows in galleries and museums around Denmark and internationally.
We represent clients with original artworks of the CoBrA artists, as well as Antonio Saura Pierre Soulage, Per Kirkeby, Michael Kvium, Poul Anker Bech, Willy Ørskov, and Bindesbøll.
To contact the gallery please call us on +45 86 81 44 44 or firstname.lastname@example.org