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Arke trending

Pia Arke. Uden titel (De tre gratier kontakt ark), 1993

The Greenlandic-Danish artist Pia Arke was a pioneer in addressing the complicated relationship between Denmark and Greenland in art. From her dual position with bonds to both countries, Arke offers a significant and personal gaze on the two nations and their mutual relationship in her works.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hammershøi to Falster

Vilhelm Hammershøi Landskab (Falster), udateret (o. 1890)

The painting Landskab (Falster) depicts a dark, haunting, almost dreamlike scenery. It was painted by Vilhelm Hammershøi around 1890 and has been in private ownership in a family who bought the painting directly from the artist. Now the painting is shown to the public for the first time, as it is added to the art museum Fuglsang Kunstmuseum’s fine collection of landscape paintings.

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Emil Westman Hertz to Horsens Art Museum

Emil Westman Hertz  Medicinlinje 5, 2014

Horsens Art Museum expands its already exceptional collection of Emil Westman Hertz’s art with two important pieces. The purchase was made possible by support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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Summer landscape to Viborg

P. C. Skovgaard Sommerlandskab med køer set fra Sandgraven i Vejby mod Ørby Bavn, 1843

A lovely landscape study painted by P. C. Skovgaard during a summer sojourn in Vejby in northern Zealand has now been added to the collection of the Skovgaard Museum in Viborg. The study demonstrates that Skovgaard’s mastery of intimate, small-scale portrayals of nature was equal to his grasp of large, monumental compositions. The purchase was made possible by support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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Atmospheric whirls

Julie Mehretu  First Seal (R 6:1)

Julie Mehretu’s works leave a sense that the meaning hangs in the air, evading clear-cut statements. Thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark now adds four prints from the series Slouching Towards Bethlehem to its collection.

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