Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Even though we’re über busy (and excited) with Art Basel, somehow we still managed to find some time to explore LOUISIANA. Located just 35 km outside of Copenhagen, on the shore of the Øresund Sound in Humlebæk and perched above the sea. Its sculpture garden is an art-lover’s dream, a great house to monumental works by masters like Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Jean Arp and Jean Dubuffet. Each sunny day, hundreds of visitors explore the museum, gaze at the art and the sun, at a point decide to have a pic-nic on the grass and open that cold beer, while the salty breeze waves their hair.

LOUISIANA has a notorious past and as a girl who likes to share secrets with loyal readers, let me whisper this one to your ear. The first owner of the property, Alexander Brun, had three wives, all named Louise. Now, you understand the important link between the women of Brun’s life and the museum’s significance… It wasn’t until 1958, that Knud W. Jensen, the owner at the time started thinking of opening the residence to the public, he cosigned with architects Vilhelm Wohlert and Jørgen Bo to give the building a new complimentary look.

The museum has a rich Giacometti collection (which was my favourite part of the experience) and even though I enjoyed the contemporary artworks too, what brought a smile to my face was the reassurance of contemporary art acquisitions in the museum’s collection. The installation of the works, as well as the great lighting LOUSIANA provides enhances the works, likewise, the works add a certain homey feeling to the museum, making visitors feel relaxed and approach art in an accessible manner.

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ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen Alexander Calder installation shoot

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ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen black Alexander Calder sculptureCourtesy of: henry.media

ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen Dubuffet installation shoot

ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen Jean Dubuffet

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ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen Giacometti view

ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen GiacomettiCourtesy of: henry.media

ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen Giacometti closeCourtesy of: henry.media

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ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen Gerhard Richter close up

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ELUSIVE Magazine Dimitria Markou LOUISIANA MUSEUM Copenhagen Yayoi Kusama infinity room

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