2019 PUBLICATION

Olafur Eliasson at Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson Tate Your uncertain shadow

On 11 July, a large solo exhibition with the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson opens at Tate Modern in London. The exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s works in England to date. The New Carlsberg Foundation has funded the exhibition catalogue.

2019 ART RESEARCH

DKK 18 million for research into the value of art for society

Kunsten som Forum

Based on a grant of DKK 18 million from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the University of Copenhagen now establishes a research centre to study the social communities that emerge around art. The new centre, which opens in January 2020 under the leadership of Professor Frederik Tygstrup, is named Forum: Art and Communality. It is the biggest and most focused Danish research initiative to date dedicated to the value of art for society.

2019 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Iconic Hammershøi portrait

Vilhelm Hammershøi. Selvportræt, 1891

The Hirschsprung Collection has acquired Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Selvportæt (Self-Portrait), painted in Paris in 1891.

2019 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

New altarpiece in Paris

Jesper Christiansen Skyggeflor/Gethsemane Have crop

For many years, the Danish Church in Paris has wanted to install an altarpiece in the bright rectangular church space. With a grant from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Jesper Christiansen has now created a vertical altarpiece in two sections that draws on imagery from the stories about Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. In rich detailing, Christiansen has created a large vertical landscape that invites the viewer to go exploring.

2019 DECORATIVE PROJECT

SUPERFLEX in the DMZ

Superflex Sydkorea

The Danish artist group SUPERFLEX marks the anniversary of the symbolic summit between North and South Korea with a playground installation in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the Korean nations. The installation, which was opened in connection with the Danish Crown Prince Couple’s official visit to South Korea, was realized with support from the Ministries of Culture in South Korea and Denmark and from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2019 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Gernes in Washington

Poul Gernes Phillips Collection

Principal work by Poul Gernes to represent Danish post-war art in the United States. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., adds the important piece to its collection.

2019 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Aur(0)a at the upper-secondary school Vestfyns Gymnasium

FOS Aur(0)a

A new-build ruin? That may sound like a contradiction in terms. Nevertheless, that is what the visual artist FOS has created for the upper-secondary school Vestfyns Gymnasium in the town of Glamsbjerg. Based on a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation, FOS has created Aur(0)a, a work of art that is both humorous and monumental.

2019 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

KØS highlights hospital art

KØS Kirstine Roepstorff

KØS museum of art in public spaces is expanding its collection of building-related art. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation the museum has acquired an extensive collection of studies and sketches underlying six innovative decorative projects for hospitals.

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