Kunsthal 44 Møen is a an international exhibition site based on a long-standing collaboration between Møn based artists such as Bjørn Nørgaard, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, the deceased composer and Fluxus-artist Henning Christiansen and international actors connected with the FLUXUS-movement, together with the German curator and art-collector René Block. Exactly those artists founded Kunstforeningen 44 Møen, who created Kunsthal 44 Møen and now runs the exhibition site.
Since the opening in 2008 the site – a former garage – has been renovated so today it is a modern exhibition space with an international perspective and high artistic standard. Because of this Kunsthal 44 Møn last year got the “Danish Art Critics Award” with this motivation, “The marvellous thing is, that at this site in Askeby faraway from the big metropols, it has been possible to focus on a high international level in an interplay among different types of exhibitions which each time is presented very stringent. Kunsthal 44 Møn does not suffer from horror vacui; it strikes a perfect balance between contemporary art forms and the architectural framework.”
In 2010, the Buildin- and Landscape Architecture Association Møn presented an award to Kunsthal 44 Moen for its architectural design and how it meets the demands of contemporary art. Vordingborg municipality gave 44 Møen a “special appreciation” at the 2010 Cultural Awards.
Since the inaugural exhibition Imagine Mønhattan, the exhibition programme continues to feature reflections on major avant-garde movements of the 20th century such as FLUXUS and Conceptual art. Besides the Danish artists Lene Adler Petersen, Bjørn Nørgaard and Jytte Høy, international artists such as Mona Hatoum, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Asta Gröting, Maja Bajevic, Maria Eichhorn, A K Dolven, Kim Sooja and Alicja Kwade have been presented in widely noted solo exhibitions.
The Kunsthal’s artistic director, René Block, is internationally known for his dedication to young art, evident throughout his years as the director of several Biennales (including those of Istanbul, Sydney & Cetinje) and artspaces including the Fridericianum in Kassel, TANAS, the project space for art from Turkey, in Berlin and Edition Block, in Berlin