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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (outdoors)

It’s another museum Sunday post, and I’m thrilled to share this great place with you today!

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, situated near Humlebæk (a 40-minute train journey from Central Station Copenhagen) is worth a visit for the forest and proximity to beach alone. It definitely helps that it so happens to be an awesome museum as well – a complex of glassy halls surrounded by forest and an outdoor sculpture gallery. It makes for a great day out, with an immersive indoor-outdoor experience, and there was also some experimental live music outside when I was there! I saw a wonderful exhibit here on surrealist women painters, which I’ll post about separately on next week’s Sunday museum. For now, I’ll share the outdoor sculpture gallery and natural settings alone – you’ll see the place is quite vast with lots of different scenes to view when walking about. I especially loved the silver balls (?) floating around in the museum garden pond.

Enjoy!

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ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj (Part 2)

If you missed the first post I made on ARKEN, make sure you check that out alongside this one 🙂 In this post I’ll share with you some snaps of ARKEN’s outdoor sculpture park/garden! It was a beautiful walk on a sunny day.

Oh, and the cafe in ARKEN overlooking the sculpture park was pretty cool as well, I’ve included photos of the place towards the bottom of this entry. I felt like I stepped into an architecture and design magazine (I feel that way quite often in Denmark actually…)!

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ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj (Part 1)

I mentioned in my previous post that I will be doing Sunday museum posts from now on (until I run out of museums to post about, I guess…) and I think many of you will find this one interesting!

ARKEN is a museum for contemporary art in Ishøj, a short 30 minute train ride from Copenhagen Central Station. You’re greeted with a ceiling of jellyfish cut-outs as you walk through the funky museum shop (appropriate since the building is right next to a beach), as you will see below. I noticed lots of families and their kids wandering about the museum, which made sense because the exhibit was about animals in art – and there were plenty of colourful and eye-catching works to keep the little ones entertained.

It’s definitely a nice half-day trip from Copenhagen which you could stretch out into a full day if you visit the beach afterwards. I’ll show you more of the outdoors around the venue in Part 2, next Sunday, but for now, enjoy the exhibit 🙂 As usual, I have indicated the artist responsible for the work below each photo where possible.

Paola Pivi, We are the Alaskan tourists (1/2)
Paola Pivi, We are the Alaskan tourists (2/2)
Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Deer #44 (1/2)
Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Deer #44 (2/2)
David Shrigley, I’m dead
Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, A thief caught in the act (Pink owl)
Patricia Piccinini, The Struggle
Anselm Ryle
Anselm Ryle
Damien Hirst, Love’s Paradox (Surrender or Autonomy, Separateness as a Precondition for Connection)
Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
Douglas Gordon, Play dead; Real time
Elmgreen & Dragset, L’Etranger
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Copenhagen Contemporary

Remember that cool food market – Reffen – that I posted about? Just around the corner from Reffen is a contemporary art gallery – Copenhagen Contemporary. The gallery is housed in a really cool warehouse setting. I just loved the open space and high ceilings. I got absolutely soaked head to toe with rain this day, and trailed around the gallery carrying a good five pounds of rain-soaked clothes, but it was still awesome to explore a new place.

‘Do not touch the worms’ by David Shrigley.
‘Arno’ by Jenny Holzer.
‘Thank god for immigrants’ by Jeremy Deller.
‘Botanical Drift’ by Ebbe Stub Wittrup.
I believe these illustrations are also David Shrigley’s work.
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