2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

A small masterpiece from the seaside

Maleri af Carl Bloch. En ung sømand, 1874

En ung sømand (A young sailor) from 1874 by the painter Carl Bloch is now added to The Hirschsprung Collection’s collection of Danish art. Like a snapshot, the painting captures a young, barefoot man, wearing a sou’wester, in a moment’s relaxation, as he gazes over the blue sea. The purchase was supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Unseen early works by Emilie Demant Hatt

Emilie Demant Hatt værk til Museum Salling

Ethnographer, writer and visual artist Emilie Demant Hatt (1873–1958) was a unique figure in Danish art and an acclaimed expressionist painter in her time. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Skive Museum now acquires a large collection of the artist’s early drawings and paintings, which will enable a deeper understanding of Demant Hatt’s work as an artist.

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States of excitation and exhaustion

Lea Porsager. G.O.D. [GENERATOR.ORGANIZER.DESTROYER], 2020

Cut-up wind turbine blades, magnetized prayer wheels (or sex toys) – Lea Porsager mixes science and esoteric knowledge in her artworks G.O.D. [GENERATOR.ORGANIZER.DESTROYER] and BARE EXCITATION, which invite us to reconsider what we think we know. Moderna Museet in Stockholm adds the two pieces to its collection with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Nature and Ekelund

Poul Ekelund Både på stranden, 1965

Poul Ekelund grew up in Copenhagen but ended up in Vendsyssel in North Jutland – far away from the city, in the middle of nature. Similarly, two of his paintings have now moved from the New Carlsberg Foundation in Copenhagen to Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum (Vendsyssel Art Museum). Høstlandskab (Harvest Landscape) and Både på stranden (Boats on the Beach) are currently shown in the new special exhibition ‘Poul Ekelund: Living creature – Living landscape’. The exhibition is accompanied by a research anthology about Ekelund that also received support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Ring to Ribe

L. A. Ring Sommerdag på Enø. En mark med modent korn i forgrunden, 1913.

With chiselled clarity and crisp colours, L. A. Ring portrays summer living on the Danish island of Enø. The only boundary between the contrasting colours of ripe corn and the clear blue sky is a narrow strip of sea and the family’s cherished summer carriage, which allowed Ring to immerse himself in the landscapes he painted. Now, the public can see the bright landscape painting at Ribe Art Museum, which recently acquired it at auction with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Louise Bourgeois to Louisiana

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, 2005. Foto: The Easton Foundation

Louisiana adds another powerful and personal work of art by Louise Bourgeois to its collection. The new acquisition, which was made possible by support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, exemplifies how Bourgeois draws strength from her traumas by giving them sculptural form.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Hito Steyerl to Kunsten in Aalborg

Hito Steyerl  SocialSim, 2020

Important video installation by the German contemporary artist and theorist Hito Steyerl has now been added to the permanent collection of Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. With computer game aesthetics, humour and impactful sensory qualities, SocialSim examines serious topics, such as police violence and social conformity and regimentation. The acquisition was made possible by a grant from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Ferdinand Ahm Krag to Esbjerg Art Museum

Ferdinand Ahm Krag Rogue Planet II, 2020

Ferdinand Ahm Krag’s works call to mind nature’s wondrous structures and processes. Thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Rogue Planet II and The Book for Traversing Eternity have now been included in the collection of Esbjerg Kunstmuseum.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Lüpertz galore at Museum Jorn

Markus Lüpertz. Florentiner Sommer, 1970

With support from the Augustinus Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation, Museum Jorn has acquired a monumental work of art by the German artist Markus Lüpertz. Subsequently, the artist personally made a very generous donation to the museum of an additional 52 works of art. The museum in Silkeborg is currently showing a superb selection.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

A silent vocabulary

Ebbe Stub Wittrup. Twenty-Four Characters, 2020

With a collection of leathery gloved bronze hands Ebbe Stub Wittrup activates a vocabulary that can only be conveyed by hand signs. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the installation now becomes part of the art museum Randers Kunstmuseum’s collection of Danish contemporary art.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Lawrence Weiner at Holstebro Kunstmuseum

Lawrence Weiner. MATTER AS WE KNOW IT

Slime and mud are just two of the words that are currently climbing up the walls of Holstebro Kunstmuseum (Holstebro Art Museum). In an exhibition that includes several textual pieces, the American artist Lawrence Wiener examines the potential materialization of art. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation the museum has now acquired one of the principal pieces from the exhibition for its permanent collection.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Kirkeby to Chicago

Per Kirkeby. Leiser Wellenschlag Grün, 2005

Per Kirkeby’s magnificent painting Leiser Wellenschlag Grün (Softly Lapping Waves Green) from 2005 becomes a part of one of oldest and largest museums in the United States, the Art Institute of Chicago. It is added to the collection thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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