For this gallery spotlight, we travel to the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since the early 1980s, the Asbaek family has established itself as leaders in the contemporary art scene in Copenhagen. Jacob and Patricia Asbaek founded Galerie Asbaek in 1975, and for more than 30 years have represented Danish and international artists working in painting, sculpture, video, installation and photography. In 2001, the couple opened one of the largest centres of contemporary art in Europe, Centro Cultural Andratx, on the island of Majorca, Spain. In 2008, Patricia Asbaek and Thomas Asbaek launched the art advisory firm, Asbaek Art Consulting.
In 2005, Martin Asbaek (son of Jacob and Patricia Asbaek) established his own gallery. This gallery represents established and upcoming Scandinavian and international artists, working in a range of media including painting, drawing, embroidery, video and photography. At Unseen, Martin Asbaek Gallery will be representing Danish photographers Ebbe Stub Wittrup (1973), Trine Søndergaard (1973), Nicolai Howalt (1970) and Astrid Kruse Jensen (1975).
A busy exhibition schedule at Martin Asbaek Gallery in the coming months: currently on display is the exhibition of Scottish artist Paul McDevitt, Night Soil until 21 April, followed by exhibitions of sculptor Berta Fischer (27 April-26 May) and photographer Elina Brotherus (1-36 June).
The Martin Asbaek Gallery (and all Asbaek extensions) can be found at Bredgade 23. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 6pm, and Saturday from 11am to 4pm. See our Gallery Overview for a list of galleries that have so far confirmed their participation at the inaugural 2012 edition of Unseen.