Gallery Sapere Aude was established in 2018 by Peter Haisler. The gallery is a cutting-edge art gallery focusing on high quality Danish and international contemporary art. The gallery mainly exhibits paintings, however we also exhibit a variety of other media e.g. works on paper, photos, and sculptures.
Sapere aude is the Latin phrase meaning “Dare to know”. The term is also loosely translated as “Dare to be wise”, or even more loosely as "Dare to think for yourself!". The phrase 'Sapere aude' became associated with the Age of Enlightenment, during the 17th and 18th centuries, after Immanuel Kant used it in the essay, “Answering the Question: What Is Enlightenment?” (1784). As a philosopher, Kant claimed the phrase Sapere aude as the motto for the entire period of the Enlightenment, and used it to develop his theories of the application of Reason in the public sphere of human affairs. The phrase 'Sapere Aude' indicates what our gallary strives for, with the artists we work with, and the exhibitions we undertake; Namely human reflection in general, but not least in relation to the never ending existential questions: Who am I? Who are you? What is a human being? What is the meaning of life? What is a (good) life?