2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Intimate, raw and beautiful

Jesper Just. Circuit (Interpassivities), 2018.

Distinctive and sophisticated installation by Jesper Just has now been added to the collection of Danish and international contemporary art at SMK – National Gallery of Denmark. In Circuit (Interpassivities) Just brings a variety of materialities into play: solid concrete blocks are contrasted by a video showing close-ups of ballet dancers. Warm, soft skin meets electric cords and grey rectangular wall to the sound of August Rosenbaum’s piano improvisations. The acquisition was made possible by a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Joanne at ARKEN

Simon Fujiwara. Joanne, 2016/18

The British artist Simon Fujiwara creates thought-provoking and complex total installations that examine our current focus on identity, honesty and self-representation. On of the artist’s principal works is now being added to ARKEN’s collection, based on a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Large donation enhances SMK’s collection and supports Danish contemporary art

PISCINE. Blue Lagoon, 2016

The New Carlsberg Foundation is donating a significant amount to enable the purchase of more than 100 new pieces to the collection at SMK – the National Gallery of Denmark. With this donation, SMK aims to increase the focus on Danish contemporary art and engage in an ambitious effort to buy works by Danish artists and artists who are active in Denmark. The donation thus also provides economic assistance to the Danish art scene, which is hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Jake and Dinos Chapman on Goya

Jake & Dinos Chapman Grande hazaña! Con muertos!, 2019

The artist brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman not only address one of the most impactful portrayals of violence in art history, they intervene directly in it. They have given the iconic painter Goya a make-over in their lithographic series Grande hazaña! Con muertos! The New Carlsberg Foundation has now donated the series to Esbjerg Art Museum, which presents it in a new exhibition that opens on 9 June.

2020 DECORATIVE PROJECT

BLOX – now with a giant slide

Carsten Höller. DAC Slide

When the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) recently reopened, it also revealed a sensational new installation, made possible by a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation. In a bespoke commission for DAC, the internationally acclaimed artist Carsten Höller has created one of his intricate slides, spiralling four storeys down through the iconic BLOX building.

2020 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Monumental tapestries for the folk high school Løgumkloster Højskole

Maja Lisa Engelhardt. Årstid

After being shuttered for several years, Løgumkloster Højskole (Løgumkloster Folk High School) is once again ready to welcome students and staff. The lecture hall in the newly reopened school now features four large woven tapestries created by Maja Lisa Engelhardt with funding from the New Carlsberg Foundation. By the time the tapestries were completed, however, the school had to declare bankruptcy, and so the work of art has only recently been hung in its intended setting.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Simple and evocative

Roman Ondak Kunsten

Thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg recently added Event Horizon by the internationally acclaimed Slovakian artist Roman Ondak to its collection. Ondak’s piece is at once strikingly simple and complex in its profoundly sensuous way of giving the past renewed currency in the present.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

The Hirschsprung Collection shows Wegmann

Bertha Wegmann. Blå vifte ved en grøn kande med blomstrende æblegren, u.å.

The Hirschsprung Collection has acquired a beautiful still life by Bertha Wegmann. The painting, which is already on display at the museum is a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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.

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