LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART is a leading international museum of modern art. Located on the coast, with a panoramic view of Sweden across the sea, it is a unique balance between landscape, architecture, and art that makes a visit to Louisiana something very special.
The museum is acknowledged as a milestone in modern Danish architecture, it was created in 1958 by Knud W. Jensen, the owner at the time. He contacted architects Vilhelm Wohlert and Jørgen Bo who spent a few months walking around the property before deciding how a new construction would best fit into the landscape. This study resulted in the first version of the museum consisting of three buildings connected by glass corridors.
The grounds around the museum contain a landscaped sculpture garden. It consists of a plateau and ground that slopes towards the Øresund and is dominated by huge, ancient specimen trees and beautiful views of the sea.
The garden contains works of a number of known artists including Louise Bourgeois, Joan Miró and Henry Moore. The sculptures are either placed so that they can be viewed from within, in special sculpture yards or independently around the gardens.
The museum has a childrens work shop, where the children also get to explore the current exhibitions.
KUSAMA INSTALLATION Permanent
Gleaming Lights of the Souls by Yayoi Kusama is one of the most beloved pieces in the museum collection. The installation, dating from 2008, consists of a single space, four by four meters. The walls and ceilings are covered with mirrors; the floor is a reflecting pool; and you stand in the middle of the water on a platform.
Hanging from the ceiling above you are a hundred lamps that resemble glowing ping pong balls. These lamps change colour in a way that transport us into a special rythm and pulse, almost as though we become one with the universe of the installation. Gleaming Lights of the Souls is a truly lyrical work of art in every sense.
EXHIBITION WITH PIPILOTTI RIST
Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade)
1.3.2019 – 23.6.2019
This spring at Louisiana begins with the first major presentation in Scandinavia of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. For many years the museum has had a commitment to Pipilotti Rist. In 1996 Louisiana became the first institution to acquire one of the artists works for a museum collection.
Since the middle of the 1980s Pipilotti Rist (born 1962) has continuously explored video technologies. Pipilotti Rist’s name is a greeting to Astrid Lindgren’s anarchist and free-thinking Pippi Longstocking. At Rist, video is not just video, it is also painting and space.
The main theme revolves around the body, technology, sensations and sensuality, sex, nature, interior and exterior spaces, our interior design and our presence in the world.
The exhibition covers early works in the TV format to large spatial video and audio installations with projections on ceilings, walls and floors. The exhibition, created for Louisiana in close collaboration with the artist herself, takes on the character of a site-specific immersive installation and continues out into the museum park.