2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Animist ceramics to CLAY

Cathrine Raben Davidsen. Totem Head, 2017-19

Cathrine Raben Davidsen has created a series of unique ceramic pieces in collaboration with Royal Copenhagen. The series draws on references to religious traditions and the relationship between humanity and nature. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark now adds six pieces from the series to its collection.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Wegmann sets a new record

Bertha Wegmann. Portræt af Marie Triepcke, 1885

The Hirschsprung Collection has purchased two pieces by the artist Bertha Wegmann with support from Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, the Augustinus Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation. One is a portrait of the artist’s student, the young painter Marie Triepcke, who went on to earn acclaim in her own right under her married name, Marie Krøyer. The painting hammered at over DKK 3 million, the highest auction price ever for a piece by a female artist in Denmark.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Powerless Structures

Elmgreen & Dragset The Future, 2014

Elmgreen & Dragset’s art installation The Future, which was shown at the solo exhibition ‘Powerless Structures’ at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2016 is now being included in the museum’s permanent collection with funding from the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Odsherred scenes

Jesper Christiansen. Sigurds Vision (Scherzo allegro), 2020

Jesper Christiansen’s landscape paintings from the area of Odsherred are lavishly detailed. Incorporating references to literature, music and the changing seasons, they portray the countryside around his home in western Zealand. With funding from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Odsherred Art Museum can now include several pieces by Christiansen in its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Portrayal of group in a farmhouse living room

Fritz Syberg Den fremmede, 1900-1901

Tension-filled painting by the Funen painter Fritz Syberg finds a new home at Faaborg Museum, where it strikes up a dialogue with another of Syberg’s principal works in the museum’s collection. The purchase was supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

The seductive supermarket universe

John Kørner  Mountain Shopping, 2020

John Kørner’s artistic practice revolves around current issues in society, and his painting Mountain Shopping is no exception. Here, Kørner critically addresses the climate imprint of our daily shopping. Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg now adds the piece to its collection of Danish contemporary art with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Giersing paints Swane

Harald Giersing En soldat.

Harald Giersing had close ties to the early 20th-century artists’ colony in Faaborg on the Danish island of Funen. His portrait of the art historian Leo Swane in military uniform is an important and well-known piece in Danish art history. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Faaborg Museum can now add the painting to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Luminous Krøyer to Art Museums of Skagen

P.S. Krøyer. Vibeke Krøyer i Skagen Plantage, 1899

A deeply personal painting by P. S. Krøyer now finds a permanent home at the Art Museums of Skagen. The painting of the artist’s young daughter hung in his own home in Skagen until his death. In private ownership since then, it was recently secured at auction with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Deeply personal, yet universal

Eva Koch. Villar, 2002/2007

SMK – National Gallery of Denmark adds a beautiful video installation about migration, war and identity by Eva Koch to its collection. The installation, VILLAR, draws on the artist’s own family story but is equally a universal story about families torn apart and uprooted by war. The New Carlsberg Foundation supported the purchase.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Headless Drummer Boy to Louisiana

Tal R. Hovedløs trommeslager, 2019

Tal R moves effortless among different media and has recently moved into sculpture in the classical materials of bronze and plaster. With funding from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the disquieting bronze sculpture Headless Drummer Boy can now stagger into the permanent collection of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Meditative photographs

Per Bak Jensen Figur

Per Bak Jensen captures and preserves moments in time, creating a state outside time in his photographic art. His three photographs Gensyn, Figur and Spir (Appearance, Figure and Spire) from 2015 are atmospheric images that are open to interpretation. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, The Art Museum in Tønder can now add the three pictures to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Woven tent to Horsens Art Museum

Ragna Braase Douar EN

Ragna Braase took an experimental approach to weaving. Her piece Douar – Det sorte telt (Douar – The Black Tent) demonstrates her sublime technical mastery and exemplifies her reinterpretation of the textile medium. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Horsens Art Museum now adds the piece to its collection.

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