The Radish Arm Charm _Photo Harry Clover
The Raddish Arm Charm. Photo: Harry Clover

Henrik Vibskov – (PLEASE!) CLEAN UP, HONEY

Former exhibition

20 November 2021 – 27 March 2022

In autumn 2021 you can experience wearable art when the Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov takes over Lillehammer Art Museum.

For the first time, Lillehammer Art Museum enters the fashion world. Henrik Vibskov (b. 1972) is a well-known Danish multidisciplinary artist, avant-garde fashion designer and musician, who was educated at Central Saint Martins in London.

Through his conceptual performance-inspired fashion shows, experimental costumes for theatre, ballet and opera, and spectacular installation exhibitions, Henrik Vibskov has established himself as one of the most exciting names in the fashion world in our time.

Through a variety of expressive idioms, Vibskov explores the challenges of our times, grappling with the environment, sustainability and the omnipresence of technology.

I am a multidisciplinary person who works with textiles. Those textiles can be hanging on a gallery wall, paraded down a Paris catwalk or adorning the set of an opera or dance production.

The tower, an eight meter high installation

 "The Tower" is an eight meter high installation that contains a meditation room. Photo: Camilla Damgård / Maihaugen


Custom-made installations

For the exhibition at Lillehammer Art Museum, Vibskov will create an installation that is custom-made for the architecture of the museum, which was designed by the famous Snøhetta. In addition, a cross-section of selected projects within fashion, art and performance will be highlighted. Special focus will be placed on Alexander Ekman’s ballet A Swan Lake, featuring costumes borrowed from the Norwegian Opera that were designed by Vibskov for this highly successful production in 2014. 


Art installations with pink bath tubs, knitted salami sausages and red rubber gloves.

The exhibition shows several elements from former Vibskov projects.  Photo: Camilla Damgård / Lillehammer Kunstmuseum

Matress in wool fabric. Pure wool comes out of holes in the wall.

The meditastion room in the middle of "The Tower". Photo: Camilla Damgård / Lillehammer Kunstmuseum

Dolls in Vibskov-dresses and art on the walls.

"The Horse Power Take Away" and other former projects in the large exhibition room.  Photo: Camilla Damgård / Lillehammer Kunstmuseum