Restless Gestures. Works from the Hubert Looser Collection

23 June 2017–7 January 2018

The National Gallery

Surrealism, abstract expressionism, minimalism – throughout the summer and autumn the National Gallery is showing some of the best-known artists of the 20th century.

The art collection of the Swiss businessman and philanthropist Hubert Looser is considered one of the finest private collections of contemporary art in Central Europe. With a predominance of surrealism, abstract expressionism, minimalism and arte povera, it tells the story of some of the most important movements in 20th-century art in the United States and Europe.

Whereas the spring exhibition “The Great Graphic Boom” addresses the interest in print media among post-war American artists, the works from the Looser Collection illustrate the traffic in ideas and innovations between two continents in a whole variety of media.

The exhibition " Restless gestures. Works from Collection Looser" shows works by Arshile Gorky, David Smith, Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Philip Guston, John Chamberlain, Richard Serra, Sean Scully, Jasper Johns, Agnes Martin and others.


Press contact: Elise Lund

Exhibition curator: Ingvild Krogvig

Project manager: Elsebet Kjerschow