2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Art that brings the world close

EN Sven-Allan Sørensen. Absurd Birds. Flytbare værker til Krogerup Højskole. 2022

The New Carlsberg Foundation’s extensive donation of works to Krogerup Folk High School in Humlebæk north of Copenhagen brings the world close and invites reflection and engagement – all in the spirit of the school.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

A coastal landscape emerges among roads and traffic

Lea Porsagers stedsspecifikke kunstværk KLIT med form som et anlagt kystlandskab en strandbiotop

Lea Porsager’s grand work of landscape art KLIT (Dune) creates a living beach environment in the centre of Denmark’s third-largest city, Odense. It forms the basis of a coastal biotope and contains references to one of the most talked-about and admired experiments in the science of physics.

2022 Decorative project

Cathrine Raben Davidsen’s brilliant bronzes

Cathrine Raben Davidsen. Aurora Consurgens, 2020-2021

In the summer of 2019, the Carlsberg Foundation initiated the extensive restoration of the Carlsberg Academy located on the outskirts of the Copenhagen district of Valby. In collaboration with landscape architect Kristine Jensen artist Cathrine Raben Davidsen has created 16 bronze vessels for the newly restored Conservatory, centrally placed in the building.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Colourful total installations

Joachim Koester. Planeter og stier, 2021. Krogerup Højskole

Spatial qualities played and play an active role in the creation and experience of Astrid Marie Christiansen’s and Joachim Koester’s decorative projects at Krogerup Folk High School. While Christiansen conjures up a playful sweets garden in dialogue with the school’s modernist interior architecture, Koester’s photographs, solar system and paths on the linoleum floor of the lecture hall draw a cosmic mind map.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Et chamber of curiosities has opened at Bakkehuset

Den nye hjørnestue, Bakkehuset

Den nye hjørnestue (The New Corner Salon) by Morten Søndergaard is a chamber of curiosities to be explored. A room for meetings of minds and conversations about art, science and politics, just like the historical corner salon from the time when Kamma and Knud Lyne Rahbek lived in the house. The large total installation was created with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Gauguin’s Copenhagen

Snelandskab fra København af Paul Gauguin, malet i 1884

Snow was an obvious topic for Paul Gauguin and his impressionist paintings from his time living in Copenhagen with his family. The Glyptotek has expanded its excellent collection of French art with a painting depicting Danish winter weather in the residential area of Frederiksberg.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Installation in red

Iben Høj. Blood Relations, 2016

In her installation Blood Relations artist Iben Høj challenges the potential of the material in an experiment with transparency, form and movement that explores the spatial setting of this large work of textile art. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Trapholt has now acquired the piece for its collection.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Italian sensations at Ribe Art Museum

Constantin Hansen Det indre af kirken S. Lorenzo Fuori i Rom, 1837

Ribe Art Museum recently expanded its collection with two paintings from Italy. The artists, Constantin Hansen (1804–1880) and Viggo Pedersen (1854–1926), shared a fascination with Italy, but their paintings are very different, both in style and in thematic treatment.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Mirror pavilion for new hospital in Gødstrup

Kunstværk foran indgangen til Regionshospitalet Gødstrup

Olafur Eliasson’s installation Det lyttende spejl (The listening mirror) welcomes patients, relatives and staff to the newly opened Regional Hospital Gødstrup. The mirror pavilion offers a space for contemplation and highlights the viewer’s movements.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

A small masterpiece from the seaside

Maleri af Carl Bloch. En ung sømand, 1874

En ung sømand (A young sailor) from 1874 by the painter Carl Bloch is now added to The Hirschsprung Collection’s collection of Danish art. Like a snapshot, the painting captures a young, barefoot man, wearing a sou’wester, in a moment’s relaxation, as he gazes over the blue sea. The purchase was supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Unseen early works by Emilie Demant Hatt

Emilie Demant Hatt værk til Museum Salling

Ethnographer, writer and visual artist Emilie Demant Hatt (1873–1958) was a unique figure in Danish art and an acclaimed expressionist painter in her time. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Skive Museum now acquires a large collection of the artist’s early drawings and paintings, which will enable a deeper understanding of Demant Hatt’s work as an artist.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

States of excitation and exhaustion

Lea Porsager. G.O.D. [GENERATOR.ORGANIZER.DESTROYER], 2020

Cut-up wind turbine blades, magnetized prayer wheels (or sex toys) – Lea Porsager mixes science and esoteric knowledge in her artworks G.O.D. [GENERATOR.ORGANIZER.DESTROYER] and BARE EXCITATION, which invite us to reconsider what we think we know. Moderna Museet in Stockholm adds the two pieces to its collection with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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.

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