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.


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.


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.


Perseus Gargoyle

Ingvar Cronhammar. Perseus Gargoyle, 2020

The town of Sjørring is now home to a remarkable landmark. Ingvar Cronhammar has created a monumental public artwork for the small town in Thy in northern Jutland, made possible by a grant from the New Carlsberg Foundation.


A water feature with the city of Lemvig in its DNA

Karin Lorentzen. Iris, 2020

The Danish sculptor Karin Lorentzen has taken an almost archaeological approach to local history and geography in her creation of a new water feature for the old city square in the town of Lemvig in northern Jutland. The piece, which is titled Iris, was realized with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.


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.


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.