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 NON-EARMARKED FUND

Ancient frescoes revived

Restaurering af De Malede Vasers Grav, sjette århundrede f.v.t.

The painted Etruscan tombs in Tarquinia, north of Rome, offer detailed insight into life and death in this ancient pre-Roman culture. After extensive restoration, the more than 2,600-year-old Etruscan frescoes in the Tomb of the Painted Vases have now re-emerged. The restoration was carried out with 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 NON-EARMARKED FUND

Copenhagen Architecture Festival

Copenhagen Architecture Festival Nina Beier

With the theme of ‘Landscapes of Care’, Copenhagen Architecture Festival begins on 7 October. The wide-ranging festival programme was created with support from the Danish Arts Foundation, The Dreyer Foundation, Realdania and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 NON-EARMARKED FUND

SUPERFLEX floods Manhattan

SUPERFLEX, Vertical Migration (still), 2021

When the UN General Assembly convenes for its 76th session in New York, the Danish artist group SUPERFLEX presents bold and striking climate statements both in Central Park and on the facade of the iconic UN Building. The project Interspecies Assembly, which is supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation, among others, is presented on 21–24 September and can also be accessed online.

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.

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