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Louisiana Publications

Through the years, Louisiana has published catalogues, books and booklets. With Louisiana Revy, Louisiana Magazine and other publications related to the museum, Louisiana is one of the largest art publishers in Denmark.

Exhibition catalogues

OLAFUR ELIASSON
RIVERVBED
DKK 199
Members DKK 179

 

 

 

LOUISIANA REVY, ISSUE 55, 2014

Edited by Michael Juul Holm and Anna Engberg-Pedersen

LOUISIANA Museum of Modern Art 

96 pages, fully illustrated

In the fall of 2014, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson showed a huge ‘landscape’ of rocks and streaming water at Lousiana in Denmark, occupying the main part of the museum’s exhibition space in what was his first solo show in the renowned Copenhagen area museum. This book introduces the artist and his ideas behind the exhibition to the broader audience through interviews, dialogues and an introductory essay by Danish art historian and curator at Louisiana, Marie Laurberg. Other contributors are a.o. Poul Erik Tøjner, Niels Albertsen, Pireeni Sundaralingam, Timothy Morton, Andreas Roepstorff, Minik Rosing and the EU commissioner for Climate, Connie Hedegaard.

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EMIL NOLDE -RETROSPECTIVE
DKK 298
Members DKK 248

 

 

Edited by Felix Krämer

The works of Emil Nolde (1867–1956) have always provoked widely differing reactions. 

While some critics considered the exhibitions of his art to be the “most festive occasions of ourtime”,
othercontemporarieswereremindedoftorture chambers”.
ThisretrospectiveofEmilNoldeswork,thefirst inGermanyandDenmarkformanyyears,
considersthese positionsandoffersanewevaluationoftheExpressionist artistswide-rangingoeuvre.
In the present publication, all of Nolde’s creative periods are presented through some 140 selected works,
including paintings, watercolours and prints as well as a number  of pictures that were hitherto entirely unknown.
Nolde’s popular landscapes and seascapes are juxtaposed  with his grotesque figurative works and fantasy worlds.
The essays gatherthe results of the latest research and examine questions of reception and self-representation,
as well as Nolde’s attitude to National
Socialism.

published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Städel Museum, Frankfurth am Main/Prestel Verlag

In English, Danish and German

296 pages.

 

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JORN & POLLOCK - REVOLUTIONARY ROADS
DKK 348
Members DKK 248

 


Edited by Michael Juul Holm and Anders Kold.
Both Jackson Pollock and Asger Jorn are represented in Louisiana’s permanent collection, and both have a central place to the museum's history. Their major differences aside, the two artists shared a common project of violating the prevailing norms of what painting and art altogether could accomplish. Hence the subtitle of the exhibition and this catalogue. Both painters were occupied with their historical moment but in very differing ways. Although they probably never met, and Pollock probably did not know about Jorn at all, there are still a number of features that occur in both artists' works, and one can learn much about both Pollock and Jorn by seeing them together. With contributions by Anders Kold, Jeremy Lewison, Courtney Martin and Axel Heil in the catalogue that accompanies this ambitious exhibition, one can learn how they are both further apart and much closer than one could see during their lives in their respective countries.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

198 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in Danish and English

Danish Catalogue, Jorn & Pollock - Revolutionære Veje: DKK 348 / members DKK 248 

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ARCTIC
DKK 199
Members DKK 179

 

 

Louisiana Revy, volume 54, No. 1, September 2013
Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Mathias Ussing Seeberg and Poul Erik Tøjner

The ARCTIC exhibition and the accompanying Louisiana Revy treat the region around the North Pole from the perspective of explorers and other outsiders in various ways. Contribution by Minik Rosing, Poul Erik Tøjner, Christopher Jacob Ries, Monica Kristensen, Mathias Ussing Seeberg, Geoff Dyer, Sara Wheeler, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Robert Mcghee and Peter Davidson concern the fascination with and the gradual change in the conception of the farthest North. With works by artists ranging from Caspar David Friedrich to Sigmar Polke, Pia Arke Gerhard Richter and others, expedition stories and modern science, the exhibition shows how "our understanding of the Arctic is a conception more than a truth, and it tells just as much about our own culture as it does about the northern regions," as Poul Erik Tøjner writes in one of his contributions to the Revy.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

128 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Arktis: DKK 148 / members DKK 133 

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FROM SILVERPOINT TO SILVERSCREEN ANDY WARHOL - 1950s DRAWINGS
DKK 398
Members DKK 328

 

 

 

Edited by Daniel Blau.
This book is based on Daniel Blaus’s discovery of 250 previously unknown early drawings by Andy Warhol. Contributions by Vincent Freemont, Sydney Picasso, James Hofmaier, Daniel Blau himself and others examine the relation between these early drawings and Warhol's later work, a relation that is clearly evident in Warhol’s always experimental, always innovative line.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

278 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in English and German

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RICHARD AVEDON PHOTOGRAPHS 1946-2004
DKK 395
Members DKK 345

 

 

Published in reference to the first, large retrospective exhibition of one of the 20'th century's most celebrated photographers, Richard Avedon.

With essays by Judith Thurman, Jeffrey Frankel, Geoff Dyer, Christoph Ribbat, Michael Juul Holm, Rune Gade and exhibition curator Helle Crenzien the catalogue explores how Avedon make things visible – and at the same time makes us better at seing, as Poul Erik Tøjner expresses it in his preface.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2007

192 pages. Large format with 128 reproductions

Published in English

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SELF-PORTRAIT
DKK 199
Members DKK 179

 

 

Louisiana Revy, volume 53 , No. 1, September 2012.

Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Jeanne Rank Schelde and Helle Crenzien.
Contributions by Helle Crenzien, Eleanor Nairne, Finn Skårderud, Liz Rideal and Marco Pierini examine the self-portrait in 150 works of art from the past 100 years. The self-portrait as a genre has undergone a dramatic development. Not only does it often serve as a witness to the artist's conception of his or her own identity, but it also becomes just as much partial period images of how we fundamentally see ourselves as people, writes Poul Erik Tøjner in the introduction to this volume.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Selvportræt:  DKK 148 / members DKK 133

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ARAB CONTEMPORY
DKK 225
Members DKK 175

 

 

 

With contributions by William J.R. Curtis, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Ala al-Hamarneh, Boris Brorman Jensen, Mette Marie Kallehauge, Jacob Skovgaard and Hanna Ziadeh as well as statements from Jean Nouvel, X- Architects, Henning Larsen, Bahia Shehab and others.

The Arab world consists of 24 countries that are linked together by the primary common language, Arabic, but otherwise encompasses significant differences and numerous exceptions. Many practice religions other than Islam, which itself is practiced in diverse ways. There are landscapes other than the desert and languages ​​other than Arabic. Nevertheless, one can point out some common features that have survived from the past and that allow us to speak of a distinctive culture. With the Arab Contemporary exhibition and this book, Louisiana wants to show the architecture in its engagement with society and the world, between politics and art, if you will.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014

245 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Det Arabiske Nu: DKK 225 / members DKK 175

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ROY LICHENSTEIN - ALL ABOUT ART
DKK 298
Members DKK 225

 

 

Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Poul Erik Tøjner and Martin Caiger-Smith.
Roy Lichenstein strove, with references to art history and American popular culture, for a strong, clear image that people could recognize immediately. But another important point in Lichentstein’s work is that contemporary people must necessarily learn to tell the difference between an image of reality and reality itself, as Poul Erik Tøjner writes in the introduction to this catalogue. With contributions by Michael Lobel, Jack Cowart, Avis Berman and others and the last interview Lichenstein gave, with David Sylvester, it is precisely Lichenstein’s fascination with the image as image that is the focal point of the catalogue.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2003

142 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in  English/Spanish

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FOR THE PRIVILEGED FEW
DKK 348
Members DKK 248

 

 

By Kjeld von Folsach.
This book, with the subtitle ISLAMIC MINIATURE PAINTING FROM THE DAVID COLLECTION, presents 132 works, Islamic miniatures, broadly speaking, from the David Collection. The works come from a period of over 650 years, from around 1200 to 1850, and a geographical area from Egypt and Turkey to Iraq, Iran, central Asia and India. The book is illustrated with large reproductions of the works divided into four periods, and the reproductions are accompanied by an introduction by Kjeld von Folsach, a selected bibliography, a map of the Islamic world and an overview of Islamic dynasties.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2007

235 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in English

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WOMEN OF THE AVANT-GARDE 1920-1940
DKK 199
Members DKK 179

 

 

Louisiana Revy, volume 52, No. 2, February 2012

Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Kirsten Degel, Mette Marcus and Jeanne Rank.
Art history has historically been dominated by men, but it is now being rewritten, so our knowledge about some of the most important female artists to be expanded. This issue of Louisiana Revy treats eight female avant-garde artists, each of whom was pioneering in her own way: Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Claude Cahun, Sonia Delaunay, Germaine Dulac, Florence Henri, Hannah Höch, Katarzyna Kobro and Dora Maar. Contributions by Mette Marcus, Kirsten Degel and Ruth Hemus present not only the artists' biographies but also a thematic review of their works and ambitions, with the following focus areas: Color Compositions, Spatial Constructions, Other Rules, New Identities and a Different Reality.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Avantgardens Kvinder 1920-1940: DKK 148 / members DKK 133

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KIENHOLZ - FIVE CAR STUD
DKK 348
Members DKK 298

 

 

 

Edited by Michael Juul Holm.
With essays by Roberto Ohrt and Thomas McEvilley and an interview with Paul McCarthy. Kienholz's terrifying life-size installation from 1972 displayed a shocking scene with a group of white vigilantes who are lynching an African-American man in the light of their car headlights. In addition to being an insistent reminder of a shameful historical chapter, this work is also a strong statement about pure evil. Besides putting Kienholz's work in an art-historical and contemporary social context, this book also examines reactions to this dramatic work of art as they appeared in 1972 and as they have appeared more recently, when the work was exhibited again after many years in a private collection in Japan.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2011

127 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in English

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LIVING
DKK 198
Members DKK 148

 

 

 

Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Kjeld Kjeldsen, Mette Marie Kallehauge, Benedicte Brocks and Jeanne Rank.
With contributions by Mark Vacher, Peter Sloterdijk Yann Moulier Boutang, Joseph Grima and others, this catalogue examines the third Louisiana exhibition in the Frontiers of Architecture series: architecture from an anthropological perspective, how architecture expresses both the capabilities of civilization and cultural identity. It is a catalogue about life and habitational forms today in a field that combines architecture, art and science. These are some the many architects and artists treated, in no particular order: Arne Quinze, Gregory Crewdson, Tham & Videgård, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Love Enqvist, Thomas Schütte, BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group, Atelier Bow-Wow, Aneta Grezeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Aurore Valade, Morten Sondergaard, Marjetica Potrč, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, T.A.M.A. Ben Goldhoorn, and Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2011

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Living: DKK 198 / members DKK 148

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LOUISIANA MAGAZINE

Published twice a yearLouisiana Magazine contains articles about the museum's current and coming exhibitions and interviews with cultural figures and reports from the global artistic and cultural scene. If you have Club Card 1 or Club Card 1+1, you get the Magazine delivered to you free of charge.

The latest issue, No. 41, includes articles on Paula Modersohn-Becker and related to the first three Louisiana exhibitions in 2015: Richard Mosse, David Hockney drawings and Jeff Wall. IN DANISH.

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LOUISIANA LIBRARY

LOUISIANA LIBRARY is a book series about modern art history based on the museum's collection. To date, three titles in the series have been published, the first on the museum's Sculpture Park, written by curator Helle Crenzien, the other on Asger Jorn, written by Helle Brøns, and the third on German Art in the Museum Colllection written by Professor Siegfried Gohr.
Additional Louisiana Library titles are planned.

LOUISIANA’S SCULPTURE PARK 

As part of the Louisiana Library series, curator Helle Crenzien tells about the history of the park, 

ASGER JORN

Helle Brøns, MA in Art History, illuminates Asger Jorn’s complex imagery in this book in the Louisiana Library series.

GERMAN ART IN THE
LOUISIANA COLLECTION

Professor Siegfried Gohr writes about selected works and artists from the museum's great collection