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Past exhibitions

Louisiana On Paper
3.9.2015 - 29.11.2015
Presenting graphic works from a unique collection, Lucian Freud - A Closer Look offers a rare and intriguing chance to examine one of Britain's most influential and compelling artists. Louisiana presents a large selection of works on paper by the renowned British artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The works are almost all drawn from the UBS Art...
25.6.2015 - 25.10.2015
This major exhibition at Louisiana focuses on architecture , art and culture on the African continent. By pinpointing a number of judiciously selected examples from a cultural here and now , the exhibition sheds light on the diversity and complexity of the part of Africa south of the Sahara Desert . Through a number of projects spread over the...
Louisiana On Paper
25.6.2015 - 30.8.2015
Terry Winters’ beautiful graphic works use patterns that recall biological forms and mathematical formulae. This summer a wide selection of the American artist’s print works is on show as a part of the Louisiana On Paper exhibition series. Terry Winters (b. 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is also a painter, but it is in prints that he displays his...
17.4.2015 - 23.8.2015
Louisiana has a deep-rooted relationship with painting as such. This is evident in the museum’s collection as well as in the exhibition program. With the exhibition of paintings by Peter Doig (born 1959 in Edinburgh), a long-cherished wish will be fulfilled.
10.7.2015 - 9.8.2015
This summer a large-scale presentation of works from the Louisiana Collection is on show. A variety of media such as painting , sculpture , photography , video and more conceptual categories such as ’ caviar painting ’ can be experienced in the museum’s South Wing . Though one can find aesthetic, thematic and historical similarities between the...
12.3.2015 - 21.6.2015
Jeff Wall (born in 1946) is the master of modern photography. Many contemporary painters and photographers are indebted to this artist from Vancouver who prepares every single image with the same care as if it were a theater piece developing in several acts.
Louisiana On Paper
19.3.2015 - 21.6.2015
Once again it is time for Hockney at Louisiana, this time in the Louisiana on Paper series with the artist’s striking drawings of the landscape of Yorkshire, where he was born. They are completely classical in style, sometimes drawn in the open air, other times from the driver’s seat of a car parked by the corner of a fence.
17.3.2015 - 31.5.2015
By means of simple and subtle modifications of older paintings , the German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann sets the images free – in the sense of free of history, of their sublimity, and free of their originating social context, and thereby invite us to meet and think the artworks anew . Feldmann’s art can in fact be described as political, but at the...
5.2.2015 - 25.5.2015
Irish artist Richard Mosse utilizes an outdated military surveillance film to envision the civil war in eastern DR Congo anew. In this intersection between art and documentary he creates an appalling testimony of a forgotten and complex conflict.
13.1.2015 - 19.4.2015
Louisiana has received eight unique works by Picasso, Miró, Kandinsky, Pollock, Dubuffet, Kiefer and Kelly from Celia Ascher, former director of The Riklis-McCrory Collection in New York, and one of Louisiana's faithful friends and generous supporters since 1977.
5.12.2014 - 6.4.2015
Louisiana is organizing the first major exhibition in Scandinavia of the German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907). The exhibition comprises about 100 paintings and drawings. The exhibition presents the highly distinctive production of Modersohn-Becker, an artist with the status of one of the radical innovators of German modernism.
22.1.2015 - 8.3.2015
A renewed opportunity to see Israeli artist Yael Bartana's three fascinating, provocative and visually stunning films. The Louisiana Museum was a co-producer on the film, subsequently acquiring the complete trilogy for the Collection. With these three films, originally shown in Louisiana in the Spring of 2012 and now part of the Collection, Yael...
4.11.2014 - 18.1.2015
This season nobel presentation of works from the Louisiana Collection shows important artistic positions whether painting, sculpture, photography and drawing from a period of almost a century.
20.8.2014 - 11.1.2015
Olafur Eliasson's take on Louisiana is radical, fascinating and unique. The central work in the first solo exhibition at the museum by the Danish-Icelandic artist is a huge, sitespecific project that reverses the relation between nature and art.
17.9.2014 - 16.11.2014
This year’s presentation of the collection turned the focus on photography as an artistic medium. The works shown challenged and investigated the special relationship of photography with reality, and showed us a number of points of contact where classic genres such as landscape, portrait and architecture are reinterpreted.
4.7.2014 - 19.10.2014
The major exhibition of summer 2014 at Louisiana was Emil Nolde. Nolde (1867-1956) is a classic – whether for his almost spontaneously combustible watercolors of poppies and other colorful natural phenomena or his distinctive expressionist love of the primitive, the simple.
4.6.2014 - 7.9.2014
The American painter Philip Guston is a unique figure in twentieth century art history. He will be familiar to Louisiana’s guests since the exhibition of his drawings in 2007, and the Louisiana Collection has two of his paintings, which are often shown.
4.6.2014 - 23.7.2014
Since the 1960s attempts have been made to topple painting from its perch, resuscitate it and - not least - analyse it thoroughly, with a view to reinstating it in new, meaningful modes of expression. This presentation offered a number of case stories and points of view meant to elucidate painting all the way up to works created this very year...
7.3.2014 - 6.7.2014
In a study room at the entrance to the South Wing you will find a selection of fine art works on paper, which was donated to Louisiana by Celia Ascher, one of the museum's most loyal supporters over the years. This is an exquisite collection of drawings and gouaches, especially from the early European and Russian Constructivism.
7.3.2014 - 6.7.2014
The history of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) is fascinating and unknown to most. It is a story of a female artist on the edge of the establishment – like the subjects of the earlier exhibits Women of the Avant-garde in 2012 and Yoko Ono in 2013 – and thus far she has not attracted much attention in art history.
Louisiana On Paper
7.3.2014 - 9.6.2014
The exhibition showed, in a rare cross-section spanning of Joseph Beuys' entire career from the 1940s to the 1980s, how his entire work is based on small formats. Beuys made sketches and experiments with materials, and his visual diaries mix observations and classifications in the best scientific sense.
31.1.2014 - 4.5.2014
ARAB CONTEMPORARY is a cross-over exhibition that mixes architecture, art, photography, documentary and film. The exhibition is the second chapter in the series “Architecture, Culture and Identity” – and is a successor to the exhibition NEW NORDIC, which Louisiana showed in 2012. The series is about how architecture is both a bearer of identity...
15.11.2013 - 23.2.2014
Jorn and Pollock are two important artists who never met, but each in his own way revolutionized painting during and immediately after World War II. They were the same age, one a northern European born in Vejrum, Jutland, the other an American from Cody, Wyoming, in the USA. The war severed the connections of both with the Parisian centre of the...
25.9.2013 - 2.2.2014
Snow and ice, darkness and northern lights, beauty, silence, strife and storm. Louisiana heads straight north to a region of magnetic lure. In themes ranging from the sublime to conquest and myth, this spectacular Arctic quest takes you through real-life dramas, harsh conditions and impossible dreams – a journey into the imagination, art, science...
7.6.2013 - 29.9.2013
Often referred to as “the world's most famous unknown artist”, this large-scale Yoko Ono retrospective is sure to surprise, challenge and expand our notion of a legendary and extremely vital artistic pioneer.
Louisiana Contemporary
8.2.2013 - 28.7.2013
Tara Donovan uses a variety of everyday materials such as drinking straws, nails and buttons as a basis for her works. She chooses pieces of one material that she assembles, glues and stacks one above the other, or otherwise repeats or accumulates into a form that offers entirely new and unexpected experiences.
22.2.2013 - 9.6.2013
Louisiana’s large-scale spring exhibition celebrates the phenomenal Pop Art movement. Featuring many iconic masterpieces - Warhol, Lichtenstein, Hamilton, Eames, Panton and Sottsass - Pop Art Design highlights the close and inspirational collaboration between artists and designers of the period.
8.1.2013 - 3.3.2013
Louisiana proudly presents this first ever museum show of this exceptional collection of fine drawings by a very young Andy Warhol from the 1950s. At full these early, often commercial works demonstrate what an outstanding draughtsman Warhol was.
Louisiana Contemporary
2.11.2012 - 3.2.2013
Anri Sala creates films in which music and sound are central narrative elements. By creating precise overlaps and pauses dialogue form between the different works of art and use of music and sound structures the viewers' experience. Sala's themes are the political sphere and personal relationships.
14.9.2012 - 13.1.2013
The self-portrait is a classic, well-tried but also intense and sometimes raw genre taking many different expressions all through art history. The exhibition shows major works from the twentieth century till the present and in all media. Comprising important works by a.o Picasso, Bonnard, Dalí, Kahlo, Mapplethorpe, Warhol and Basquiat.
29.6.2012 - 4.11.2012
NEW NORDIC - sets out to explore if certain specífic ‘Nordic’ features reflect in architecture and if so how these manifest. New Nordic is the story of how we currently build in the Nordic region and express and organise ourselves and our community.
6.6.2012 - 21.10.2012
Five Car Stud is rebellious, provocative and physically insistent. Its relevance potent it reaches back to America’s historical roots and reflects current violence committed to the individual by the mob, be it for political, ethnic, religious or sexual reasons.
24.5.2012 - 19.8.2012
Pink Caviar is a presentation of contemporary art en masse of all genres from all over the world with a look to the world and the narratives about it that the museum wants to follow, and at the thematic intercon­nections that have already been established over the years.
14.2.2012 - 28.5.2012
Works by eight of the most prominent women avant-garde artists of the inter-war years, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Claude Cahun, Sonia Delaunay, Germaine Dulac, Florence Henri, Hannah Höch, Katarzyna Kobro and Dora Maar reveal the story of a network of striking artists who were pioneers and driving forces in the avant-garde movement.
Louisiana Contemporary
28.2.2012 - 20.5.2012
With stark visual power the Israeli artist Yael Bartana works on the borderlines between documentary, fiction and propaganda. Her works revolve around identity, myth, religion and politics.
13.1.2012 - 13.5.2012
Gursky is a visual artist before he is a photographer. Photography and the incredible programs of the computer are the means of creating images that are about something, images that work.
Louisiana On Paper
26.1.2012 - 29.4.2012
He is one of the most significant artists of the post-war era. He followed on the heels of the Abstract Expressionists and turned the focus on the dynamic relationships of contour, form and colour, and thus on the perception of space.
Louisiana Contemporary
18.11.2011 - 12.2.2012
By using traditional Chinese materials and craftsmanship as well as modern industrial technology, Ai Weiwei’s works not only reflect and thematize the main currents of the twentieth century – its dreams and monuments; at the same time they attempt, like all living art, to leave a mark in the eternally flowing present.
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