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COPENHAGEN – 1 FEBRUARY – 2 APRIL
Museum of Modern Art presents – Louisiana

Louisiana on Paper
George Condo: The Way I Think
Drawings 1974-2015
The breakthrough for the American artist George Condo (b. 1957) came in the 1980s, when the waning of the prestige of the picture was challenged by a new figurative painting which among other things investigated what the old masters and those of the 20th century still had to offer. This is the background for Condo’s pictorial world with its skewed and provocative mixture of historical styles and a particular fascination with artists like Velazquez, Manet, Picasso and Guston. Condo, who worked for Warhol and on the New York scene in the 1980s, and was close to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, tested the modernisms and avant-gardes of the European tradition with humour, kitsch and American reality. Besides showing his dazzling draughtsmanship, this exhibition of Condo’s paper works makes it clear that the status of the drawing as a sketch and draft for the painting is a thing of the past. Clearly, too, the works do not ask to be judged alongside their historical references but, as Condo himself puts it, can be called ‘artificial realism’. Condo has not exhibited before in Scandinavia, so his drawings from four decades offer a unique opportunity to get to know this original artist. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Admission: 50 – 225 DDK
Location: GAMMEL STRANDVEJ 13, 3050 HUMLEBÆK

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPENHAGEN – 1 FEBRUARY – 27 MAY
Picasso Ceramics
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is a highly prized artist at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and in the Louisiana Collection. Several exhibitions have been shown over the years with the focus on particular periods or themes in his oeuvre. One distinctive but perhaps less well known area in Picasso’s oeuvre, his original ceramic works, has not been presented earlier in Scandinavia in large selections – a situation Louisiana wants to change with this exhibition at a time of great renewed interest in ceramics. The exhibition will show more than 150 works from the period 1947-1964.
In the summer of 1946 Picasso was living in Golfe-Juan in the South of France. Along with a friend he went to a ceramics exhibition in Vallauris, an area well known for its many potteries. The experience became a turning point for Picasso, who throughout his life sought out new artistic paths with all sorts of materials. Picasso immediately plunged into experiments with the various ceramic materials, oxides and glazes, and it turned out that the ceramic processes and techniques – and especially the unpredictable aspects of the actual firing process, because the colours are difficult to control – were a great and interesting challenge for him. In 1948 Picasso was given a regular workplace in the Madoura pottery and decided to move permanently to the South of France. The bright Mediterranean landscape that defined his art in those years is also reflected in the ceramic works. There he produced – alongside his paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic works – about 4000 ceramic objects. Some are painted decorations and elaborations of plates, jugs and dishes that had already gone into production at the Madoura pottery, others are more sculptural figures: animals, fauns and female figures that grew out of Picasso’s imagination while the wet clay was being formed.

Admission: 50 – 225 DDK
Location: GAMMEL STRANDVEJ 13, 3050 HUMLEBÆK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIBE – 30 MARCH – 1 APRIL
Art Tour
A huge art event takes place in South West Jutland in Easter every year. 106 artists, artisans, galleries and museums will be open for three days over Easter. This is a unique opportunity to visit the active art scene in South West Jutland.
Visit www.kunstrunde.dk for details on the exposition catalogue.