Civilisations collapse. People wander about alone. Cities are like devastated theatre sets. Palle Nielsen's (1920-2000) dystopic despictions of the fall of mankind draw inspiration from post-war geopolitical conflicts, basic challenges facing man and historical event.
Protest, oppressive forces, disasters, miracles and the fall of man as well as of society are recurrent themes in his extensive graphic and drawn oeuvre. Thus today's conflicts and view of human nature find historical moorings in Palle Nielsen's universal and timeless graphic work and render him a central artist in 20th century Danish art history. The exhibition marks the centenary of this birth.