Michael Armitage: Account of an Illiterate Man
Texts by Tamar Garb, Anna Kærsgaard Gregersen, and Gertrud Hvidberg-Hansen
Published to accompany the artists first solo show in Scandinavia, this catalogue looks at the influence of Western art on Michael Armitage's work. The exhibition is the first to present Armitage’s work in a site-specific installation based on the six millennia of art and archaeological artefacts in the Glyptotek’s collections. The installation has been curated in a close collaboration between the Glyptotek and the artist himself.
Publisher: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Artists: Michael Armitage
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 22 x 1 x 16.6cm
Michael Armitage (b. 1984) was born in Nairobi, Kenya and currently lives and works in Nairobi and London. He received his BFA from Slade School of Art, London in 2007, and a Postgraduate diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London in 2010. The artist was elected a Royal Academician of Painting in December 2021. He was also the recipient of the Ruth Baumgarte Art Award in 2020.