2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Hammam: sophisticated and unpretentious

Randi & Katrine. Hammam, 2020

With water as their thematic focus, the artist duo Randi & Katrine have created Hammam, which shines a light on the Turkish bath houses in Istanbul, both as a central aspect of the city’s architectural history and as an unavoidable element of everyday life in the city. Istanbul Modern now adds the piece to its collection thanks to a grant from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 NON-EARMARKED FUND

Le Bicolore – new platform for contemporary art, design and architecture

Le Bicolore Danmarkshuset Paris

After the destructive fire in 2019, the House of Denmark on Champs-Élysées in Paris has now been restored. The exhibition hall, which has been re-designed by the architecture firm COBE, is ready to open. While the physical reopening has to wait due to Covid restrictions, the House of Denmark is now launching its new digital platform, ‘Le Bicolore’, with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Glaze experiments and abandoned Detroit

Anders Ruhwald. La Dolce Vita (Adaptable Body - Yellow Purple on used Aalto stool), 2018

Anders Ruhwald works at the intersection of sculpture, design and craft but always with ceramic as his chosen medium. The Art Institute of Chicago now adds five pieces to its collection that represent different facets of Ruhwald’s work. The New Carlsberg Foundation has supported the purchase.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

A toddler to Ribe Art Museum

Jens Juel. Et barn med en ung pige, 1770

In step with his time, Jens Juel created portraits that reflected the mindset of the Age of Enlightenment. His double portrait Et barn med en ung pige (Child With a Young Girl) from 1770 not only depicts the two figures but offers a glimpse of a new, more liberal approach to parenting. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Ribe Art Museum now adds the painting to its collection.

2021 ART RESEARCH

DKK 20 million to art research

Jens Haaning, Danmark, 2004-2005, SMK

Thirteen new research projects are now being realized within the framework of the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Initiative, which aims to promote art research in Denmark and enhance research cooperation among Danish museums and universities.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Danish contemporary art gets stronger presence in Malmö

Nina Beier. Empire, 2019

Malmö Konstmuseum (Malmö Art Museum) expands its collection with several significant pieces by Danish contemporary artists. The purchase was supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Animist ceramics to CLAY

Cathrine Raben Davidsen. Totem Head, 2017-19

Cathrine Raben Davidsen has created a series of unique ceramic pieces in collaboration with Royal Copenhagen. The series draws on references to religious traditions and the relationship between humanity and nature. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark now adds six pieces from the series to its collection.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Wegmann sets a new record

Bertha Wegmann. Portræt af Marie Triepcke, 1885

The Hirschsprung Collection has purchased two pieces by the artist Bertha Wegmann with support from Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, the Augustinus Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation. One is a portrait of the artist’s student, the young painter Marie Triepcke, who went on to earn acclaim in her own right under her married name, Marie Krøyer. The painting hammered at over DKK 3 million, the highest auction price ever for a piece by a female artist in Denmark.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Powerless Structures

Elmgreen & Dragset The Future, 2014

Elmgreen & Dragset’s art installation The Future, which was shown at the solo exhibition ‘Powerless Structures’ at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2016 is now being included in the museum’s permanent collection with funding from the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2021 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Odsherred scenes

Jesper Christiansen. Sigurds Vision (Scherzo allegro), 2020

Jesper Christiansen’s landscape paintings from the area of Odsherred are lavishly detailed. Incorporating references to literature, music and the changing seasons, they portray the countryside around his home in western Zealand. With funding from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Odsherred Art Museum can now include several pieces by Christiansen in its collection.

2020 NON-EARMARKED FUND

Lergaard renewed

Niels Lergaard. Familien, Oplysning, Forskning, Poesien, 1955

Niels Lergaard’s large painting Familien, Oplysning, Forskning, Poesien (Family, Enlightenment, Science, Poetry), which was originally donated to the teacher’s college Haderslev Statsseminarium by the New Carlsberg Foundation in 1955, was in need of repair after years of wear and tear. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation the painting now appears revitalized after much-needed restoration by conservators from the National Museum of Denmark.

2020 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Multistorey car park with giant eye

Kirstine Roepstorff. HYDRA, 2020

A giant glass eye in a multicoloured mosaic now watches over the new district Kanalbyen (Canal City) in the Danish city of Fredericia. The eye and the accompanying elements of plants and trickling water make up Kirstine Roepstorff’s art installation HYDRA, which is an integrated part of the multistorey car park of the same name.

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