2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Christiania to HEART, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art

Joachim Koester. Day for Night, 1996

Joachim Koester’s early principal piece Day for Night is now part of HEART’s collection thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Pipilotti Rist’s luminous dreamscapes at DMJX

Pipilotti Rist. Jordlys og pingpong med solen, 2020

The acclaimed artist Pipilotti Rist has created her biggest permanent video installation ever. The installation was unveiled at DMJX, the Danish School of Media and Journalism, where it will be illuminating surfaces, interiors and students, thanks to funding from Obel Family Foundation, Salling Foundations, Spar Nord Foundation, Beckett Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation, FEAS and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

‘Portrait of an African Man’ to Øregaard Museum

Lorenz Frølich. En afrikaner i profil ca. 1852

A rare topic in Danish Golden Age art is now being added to the collection at Øregaard Museum thanks to funding from Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen’s Foundation, Friends of Øregaard Museum and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 PUBLICATION

Anthology on the Anthropocene

Marianne Krogh Con-nect-ed-ness

The exhibition in the Danish Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice is going to focus on the notion of connectedness. In collaboration with Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, the art historian and curator Marianne Krogh is creating the exhibition ‘con-nect-ed-ness’ based on the overarching theme of the biennale: How will we live together? Already now, a thought-provoking anthology with a stellar line-up of contributors from Denmark and abroad and edited by Krogh is published with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Golden Age drawings for the Royal Collection of Graphic Art

C. W. Eckersberg. En kvinde haster mod en døråbning med mennesker, der passerer forbi udenfor. Forlæg til tavle VI,3 i Linearperspectiven, anvendt på Malerkunsten, ca. 1841

Nudes, Søren Kierkegaard and landscape studies are among the unique drawings from the Golden Age of Danish art that SMK, the National Gallery of Denmark, recently added to the Royal Collection of Graphic Art thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Where are the women?

Ditte Ejlerskov og EvaMarie Lindahl About: The Blank Pages, 2014-20

With the installation About: The Blank Pages Ditte Ejlerskov and EvaMarie Lindahl call out the popular publishing house Taschen’s underrepresentation of women in art. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Arken Museum of Modern Art can now add this work of art to its collection.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Decolonial video installation

Jeannette Ehlers Black is a Beautiful Word I & I, 2019

The Royal Danish Library has purchased the video installation Black is a Beautiful Word. I & I by the artist Jeannette Ehlers. The installation is a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation and will be part of the permanent collection at Den Nationale Fotosamling (The National Photography Collection) as a current commentary on historical portrait photography.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Rørbye’s mysterious cave

Martinus Rørbye. Parti fra en klippehule, Cervara, 1835

In 1835, in a rocky cave outside Rome, Martinus Rørbye observes how sunbeams fall through the mouth of the cave and strike the rough surface of the rock. He captures the scene in the painting Scene from a rocky cave, Cervara, which Ribe Art Museum recently purchased with support from the Augustinus Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2020 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Artistic testimony from Greenland

Anne-Birthe Hove. Uden titel (Haveøvelser og Nunaga), udateret

An outstanding collection of more than 600 works by the Danish-Greenlandic artist Anne-Birthe Hove has been secured for the future National Gallery of Art in Greenland, thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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-Japanese 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.

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