The real Danish Girl exhibits at Arken

12 Nov 2015, Posted by Liv Saalbach Holse in Uncategorized @en

The Danish Museum of Modern Art, “Arken”, has just opened the largest exhibition ever of Danish Gerda Wegener paintings to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to wote in Denmark. The exhibition has already received five star reviews in the Danish news papers Berlingske and Jyllands Posten.

Through her art Gerda Wegener helped break the boundaries of female gender identity, which is also the main theme of the long-awaited English/American film “The Danish Girl”. Besides being an honored painter in 1930s Europe, Gerda Wegener’s husband Einar Wegener was the first person who underwent a sex change operation. The film “The Danish Girl” tells the story of the personal and physical transformation Einar Wegener goes through with his wife’s support and frustrations  – and eventually becomes Lili Elbe.

Read more about “The Danish Girl” here.

With an investment from Copenhagen Film Fund the film was able to record at more than 20 locations in central Copenhagen in the spring of 2015 – including in Nyhavn, the Marble Church and at Charlottenborg.
Museum Arken’s Gerda Wegener exhibition is a perfect preview of the film, which will premiere in January ’16.

Otherwise, the trailer can be seen below.