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 NON-EARMARKED FUND

Lergaard renewed

Niels Lergaard. Familien, Oplysning, Forskning, Poesien, 1955

Niels Lergaard’s large painting Familien, Oplysning, Forskning, Poesien (Family, Enlightenment, Science, Poetry), which was originally donated to the teacher’s college Haderslev Statsseminarium by the New Carlsberg Foundation in 1955, was in need of repair after years of wear and tear. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation the painting now appears revitalized after much-needed restoration by conservators from the National Museum of Denmark.

2020 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Multistorey car park with giant eye

Kirstine Roepstorff. HYDRA, 2020

A giant glass eye in a multicoloured mosaic now watches over the new district Kanalbyen (Canal City) in the Danish city of Fredericia. The eye and the accompanying elements of plants and trickling water make up Kirstine Roepstorff’s art installation HYDRA, which is an integrated part of the multistorey car park of the same name.

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 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Works of art in dialogue

Nanna Abell. B-LOONY, 2019

Playful works of art by Nanna Abell and Jeppe Hein have taken up occupancy in the modern architectural setting of University College Copenhagen, Campus Carlsberg. With bright signal colours, B-LOONY and Mirror Balloons add both visual and sensuous statements to the open concrete spaces.

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.

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