2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Surrealist cabinet of curiosities to Esbjerg Art Museum

Mark Dion The Natural Sciences

Esbjerg Art Museum has added what might be described as two counter-rational works by the American concept artist Mark Dion to the museum’s collection of modern art. The New Carlsberg Foundation has supported the purchase.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Adam Jeppesen for Brandts

Adam Jeppesen. The Pond

There is an ethereal, almost metaphysical quality to Adam Jeppesen’s work. In his series The Pond the artist works with cyanotype, a method that relies on chemical processes and sunlight and challenges the photographic techniques. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Danish art museum Kunstmuseum Brandts now adds four pieces from the series to its collection.

2020 PUBLICATION

Trine Søndergaard 148 Works

Trine Søndergaard Göteborg Kunstmuseum

The exhibition Trine Søndergaard 148 Works at Gothenburg Museum of Art is the Danish art photographer’s first solo exhibition at a Swedish museum. The exhibition presents photographs from 2005–2020 and is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue published with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Skagen Painters in a new light

Michael Ancher Den røde stue, 1914

The art museum Ribe Kunstmuseum has added two pieces by, respectively, Viggo Johansen and Michael Ancher to its collection of Danish art. The paintings reveal new sides of the two artists, who were both among the so-called Skagen Painters and also, each in their way, relates to the wives of the two friends. The acquisitions were made possible by grants from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Danish art photography to Lausanne

Nicolai Howalt. Elements, 2016

Nicolai Howalt works with photography in a conceptual and highly experimental approach. In his two series Elements and Silver Migration he examines the possibilities and limitations of photography in physical materials. With funding from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Musée de l’Elysée now adds 26 pieces from the two series to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Skovgaard at the beach

P.C. Skovgaard Sommerdag ved en dansk kyst, 1850

The Skovgaard Museum in Viborg recently acquired a rarely seen landscape painting by the Danish Golden Age artist P.C. Skovgaard with support from Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

PRESS RELEASE

The New Carlsberg Foundation establishes an extraordinary fund of DKK 30 million to help restart art museums that are struggling as a result of the current crisis

SMK pressefoto

The temporary closure of cultural institutions in Denmark and the wider impact of the serious health crisis is throwing Danish art museums into a severe economic situation. To address this, the New Carlsberg Foundation is establishing an extraordinary fund to help art museums recover.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Important works by Tovborg to Lemvig

Alexander Tovborg. Formidleren, 2010

Based on four archetypes Alexander Tovborg has created a new religion in his art project New Eternity (2010–12). Two of the archetypes are now on display at Museum of Religious Art in Lemvig. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation the museum has acquired two of Tovborg’s paintings.

2020 PUBLICATION

Danish symbolist in Paris

Niels Hansen Jacobsen. Efterårsmasken, 1896-1903

The sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen’s strange and unsettling artworks are shown at the Parisian Musée Bourdelle in the first exhibition in the city dedicated exclusively to the artist. The founder of the New Carlsberg Foundation, Carl Jacobsen, was one of the few to appreciate Hansen Jacobsen’s unusual sculptures from an early time. The New Carlsberg Foundation has supported the catalogue for the Paris exhibition.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Cheeky Frølich

Lorenz Frølich. En kvindelig model, ca. 1840

As a student of some of the leading artists of the Danish Golden Age, including Rørbye, Købke and Eckersberg, Frølich learned drawing and painting from the best. Eckersberg’s influence in particular is evident in this early life study by Frølich, which the Skovgaard Museum has now acquired with funds from the Danish Agency of Culture and Palaces and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 ART RESEARCH

The New Carlsberg Foundation strengthens art research

John Kørner. Udsmykning til Østerhåb Kirke, Horsens, 2011

The tenth anniversary of the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Initiative is celebrated with another grant of DKK 12 million for art research.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

From safe-deposit box to museum wall

Wilhelm Marstrand. Liggende model, 1833

Just over two decades ago, Wilhelm Marstrand’s Liggende Model (Reclining Nude) was bought by a private Swiss collector at a Danish auction. When the Danish authorities blocked the export of the painting, the new owner promptly packed the little Golden Age gem away in a safe-deposit box in Copenhagen. Now, Marstrand’s painting has finally found a permanent home at The Nivaagaard Collection, thanks in part to support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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