PRESS RELEASE

The New Carlsberg Foundation establishes an extraordinary fund of DKK 30 million to help restart art museums that are struggling as a result of the current crisis

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The temporary closure of cultural institutions in Denmark and the wider impact of the serious health crisis is throwing Danish art museums into a severe economic situation. To address this, the New Carlsberg Foundation is establishing an extraordinary fund to help art museums recover.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Important works by Tovborg to Lemvig

Alexander Tovborg. Formidleren, 2010

Based on four archetypes Alexander Tovborg has created a new religion in his art project New Eternity (2010–12). Two of the archetypes are now on display at Museum of Religious Art in Lemvig. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation the museum has acquired two of Tovborg’s paintings.

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2020 PUBLICATION

Danish symbolist in Paris

Niels Hansen Jacobsen. Efterårsmasken, 1896-1903

The sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen’s strange and unsettling artworks are shown at the Parisian Musée Bourdelle in the first exhibition in the city dedicated exclusively to the artist. The founder of the New Carlsberg Foundation, Carl Jacobsen, was one of the few to appreciate Hansen Jacobsen’s unusual sculptures from an early time. The New Carlsberg Foundation has supported the catalogue for the Paris exhibition.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Cheeky Frølich

Lorenz Frølich. En kvindelig model, ca. 1840

As a student of some of the leading artists of the Danish Golden Age, including Rørbye, Købke and Eckersberg, Frølich learned drawing and painting from the best. Eckersberg’s influence in particular is evident in this early life study by Frølich, which the Skovgaard Museum has now acquired with funds from the Danish Agency of Culture and Palaces and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 ART RESEARCH

The New Carlsberg Foundation strengthens art research

John Kørner. Udsmykning til Østerhåb Kirke, Horsens, 2011

The tenth anniversary of the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Initiative is celebrated with another grant of DKK 12 million for art research.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

From safe-deposit box to museum wall

Wilhelm Marstrand. Liggende model, 1833

Just over two decades ago, Wilhelm Marstrand’s Liggende Model (Reclining Nude) was bought by a private Swiss collector at a Danish auction. When the Danish authorities blocked the export of the painting, the new owner promptly packed the little Golden Age gem away in a safe-deposit box in Copenhagen. Now, Marstrand’s painting has finally found a permanent home at The Nivaagaard Collection, thanks in part to support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Aagaard Andersen times three

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. Additiv farveblanding, 1970’erne

With grants from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the art museums Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, HEART and Sorø Kunstmuseum have acquired several important works by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. The acquisitions are significant contributions to the museums’ collections of Danish concrete art.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Adam and Eve to Faaborg Museum

Kristian Zahrtmann. Adam og Eva, 1892

Adam og Eva (Adam and Eve) from 1892 is one of Kristian Zahrtmann’s rare treatments of a Biblical topic as well as a rare example of a female nude by the painter. With support from the Danish Agency of Culture and Palaces and the New Carlsberg Foundation, Faaborg Museum can now add the painting to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Hovedtøj (Headgear)

Trine Søndergaard Hovedtøj 1, 2019

Hats, bonnets, veils and hair ornaments ... In her characteristic subtle art photographs, Trine Søndergaard has depicted 19th-century headgear from the Skive region in 17 photographic works. The photo series Hovedtøj (Headgear), which is currently shown at Skive Museum, now finds a permanent home at the museum thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2019 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Parrots for the Danish Cultural Institute

Randi og Katrine Macaw crop

Works of art by leading contemporary artists have moved into the Danish Cultural Institute’s offices in central Copenhagen. The art infusion includes two human-size parrots that invite employees and visitors to reconsider the social situation in the meeting room.

2019 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Lemmerz unfiltered

Christian Lemmerz. Dantes Dream, 2010

Cannibalism, mounds of entrails and little homunculi kicking at torn-off heads. Christian Lemmerz’s monumental judgment-day vision Dante’s Dream is not for the faint of heart. The artist’s principal work, which comprises 18 large drawings, was recently acquired by Randers Museum of Art thanks to grants from the New Carlsberg Foundation and other donors.

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