THE MAN ON THE TEMPLE, 1980
Narrator: They say that museums are the temples of the modern era. Behind Moderna Museet is another temple, smaller, and modelled on ancient Greek architecture. It was created by the Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard. If we didn’t know the scale, the stairs and columns would be imposing. On top of the temple is a … yes, what is it? A man, a maimed bronze figure, far from the ideal Greek athletic body. Bjørn Nørgaard is a provocative Nordic contemporary artist, who ceaselessly explores materials and social structures.