A Day at Louisiana MoMA

Feb 28 . 2010

09.35 from my local bus stop, 09.46 arrival at Knutpunkten (the train, bus and ferry terminal i Helsingborg), the ferry left at 10.10, arived in Helsingør 10.30, I caught the bus towards Humlebæk at 10.36 and arrived outside Louisiana Museum of Modern Art at just before 11. I went off the bus one stop too early though. I. was waiting  for me at the next stop, shaking her head mildly as she saw me walking down the road.

A day at Louisiana MoMA (1) / A day at Louisiana MoMA (13)

[ Helsingborg, ca 09.50 / Öresund, a few kilometers south of Helsingør, view from the local bus ]

A fantastic day with grandiose light over Öresund. As usual we saw new perspectives of the museum garden. No matter how many times you come here to make a photo shoot, there will always be a new and interesting angle of the place to catch.

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[ Louisiana, the beach / Louisiana, detail of sculpture by Alexander Calder ]

We started the exhibition going by submerging ourselves in a work by Pipilotti Rist – Homo sapiens sapiens. Lying down on a low sofa, watching the ceiling where a “video” work was projected. “Two naked Eve figures float innocently and lustily around on the cealing of the Hall Gallery, where Homo sapiens sapiens is currently shown. Luring and elevating Louisiana’s guests into a colour saturated, Paradisiac universe.” (text from www.louisiana.dk). The accompanying music helped us to slow down and really become involved with the show. Very nice and pleasant, and away my back ache (but the colours were really over saturated).

After this we began studying the other main exhibition…Colour in Art. I had no big hope for this exhibit but was proven completely wrong, it was a completely magnificent and almost endless display of fantastic paintings (mainly) from the swiss Mertzbacher collection. This collection is only recently started to be shown in public. There’s Monet, Kandinsky, Nolde, Miró, Matisse, Malevitch and more wonders from the collection – and in addition fine stuff from the Louisiana collection.

There was also a superb display of recent aquisitions to the Louisian collection in a separate exhibition. A must see as well.

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Finally, a little slideshow from this day – it is from my flickr stream:

Louisiana: The World is Yours

2009-09-19

Weekendbesök på Nord-Sjælland… och Louisiana är ju en självklarhet. Den nya utställningen heter “The World is Yours” och beskrivs så här på museets hemsida:

“Velkommen til The World is Yours – den største udstilling af samtidskunst på Louisiana i ti år. Hvor 24 markante kunstnere fra hele verden viser værker, der kommunikerer meget direkte med os. Og berører både vores sanser, kroppe, hjerner og hjerter.”

“Her kan vi opleve en sky af mikrofoner, der nynner, synger og snorker (Shilpa Gupta). Blive indfanget af den stærke lugt af sved, indsamlet fra mænd med angstanfald (Sissel Tolaas). Få kuldechok i mødet med Olafur Eliassons isnede kunstbil eller bruge Monica Bonvicinis spejltoilet i Louisianas park – hvis vi ellers tør. I flere af værkerne er der noget foruroligende på færde i tilsyneladende velkendte rum og situationer. Som når demonstranter i stedet for skilte holder spejle op foran ansigterne (Mircea Cantor). Når en tom McDonald’s efterhånden fyldes med vand (Superflex). Eller når man med sin krop kan styre billeder og lyd og tune sig ind på præcis den radiokanal, man vil. Det sidstnævnte værk, Frequency & Volume,
er skabt af Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, og for ham skal kunsten “skabe rammerne om en god fest.””

Louisiana 2009-09-19 (10)

Absolut en kanonfin utställning med många sköna idéer framförda på ett genomarbetat och läckert sätt.
Luktväggen till exempel var inte alls dum…

Recensioner m.m.

Louisiana 2009-09-19 (1) Louisiana 2009-09-19 (11)
Från caféet

Louisiana 2009-09-19 (5) Louisiana 2009-09-19 (2)
Louisiana 2009-09-19 (4) Louisiana 2009-09-19 (7)
Dessa verk är inte från utställningen

Samtliga bilder är tagna av mig, Thomas Hagström, och finns på flickr.