2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Emil Westman Hertz to Horsens Art Museum

Emil Westman Hertz  Medicinlinje 5, 2014

Horsens Art Museum expands its already exceptional collection of Emil Westman Hertz’s art with two important pieces. The purchase was made possible by support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 ART RESEARCH

Book release and live event

Forside. Sianne Ngai. Vores æstetiske kategorier. Det gakkede, det nuttede og det interessante

Sianne Ngai, professor at the University of Chicago, is one of the leading scholars in the field of aesthetic theory. On Thursday, 20 May, her most outstanding work, Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting is released in Danish, titled Vores Æstetiske Kategorier. The release is marked with an event at SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, which includes a live interview with the author.

2021 ART RESEARCH

Sick girls in Nordic art

Michael Ancher. En syg pige. Tine Normand, 1883. Olie på lærred, 81 x 90 cm. Skagens Kunstmuseer

New exhibition with portrayals of sick girls in Nordic art opened recently at the Art Museums of Skagen. It is based on a research project involving the Art Museums of Skagen, the Hirschsprung Collection and Aarhus University. The New Carlsberg Foundation has supported both the exhibition publication and the research project.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Summer landscape to Viborg

P. C. Skovgaard Sommerlandskab med køer set fra Sandgraven i Vejby mod Ørby Bavn, 1843

A lovely landscape study painted by P. C. Skovgaard during a summer sojourn in Vejby in northern Zealand has now been added to the collection of the Skovgaard Museum in Viborg. The study demonstrates that Skovgaard’s mastery of intimate, small-scale portrayals of nature was equal to his grasp of large, monumental compositions. The purchase was made possible by support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 NON-EARMARKED FUND

Olafur Eliasson transforms Fondation Beyeler

Olafur Eliasson Fondation Beyeler

Olafur Eliasson recently transformed Fondation Beyeler into a microcosm, and we are invited in. Along with ducks, flowers and other organisms we become participants in a unique spatial and sensory universe as we experience the installation and its interplay with the museum’s architecture and natural surroundings. The New Carlsberg Foundation has supported the development of the digital platform of this solo exhibition.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Atmospheric whirls

Julie Mehretu  First Seal (R 6:1)

Julie Mehretu’s works leave a sense that the meaning hangs in the air, evading clear-cut statements. Thanks to a donation from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark now adds four prints from the series Slouching Towards Bethlehem to its collection.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

French stoneware and Danish light installation

Mette Vangsgaard Poliphilos træ, 2020

Very different artworks by Mette Vangsgaard and Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat are now being included in the collection at Vejen Art Museum. The acquisition of contemporary Danish art and 120-year-old French ceramics was made possible by support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

A sculpture struggling to draw breath

Amalie Jakobsen Suffocating Air, 2020

With the piece Suffocating Air, Amalie Jakobsen pushes the abstract tradition in new directions while also highlighting the ecological and climate challenges we face. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art has included the sculpture in its collection.

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