Travelling the world of art in Copenhagen

Let's go all in on art exhibitions this month. We’ll travel the world from Copenhagen to Faroe Islands and all the way to paradise while visiting the home of Hammershøi, portraits of famous people by Jonathan Yeo and Gauguin’s obsession with “the primitive” at Glyptoteket.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Cool and calm Copenhagen
We’ll start the travelling from where we’re at - our own city of Copenhagen where Hammershøi lived and painted many of his famous interior paintings. Several of the David Collection’s own pieces by the famous painter have been lent out during the spring to exhibitions in Denmark and abroad. As compensation, the museum has borrowed a number of Hammershøi paintings from Ordrupgaard Museum. Enjoy the special atmosphere in these very cool and calm painting.
Ongoing, ends October 23

Tactile traces
Let’s travel north to the Faeroe Islands at North Atlantic House where the artist Hans Pauli Olsen’s sculptures are displayed. Clay plays a crucial role in Hans Pauli Olsen’s expression and, and it is always apparent in his busts and bronze sculptures how his hands work with the clay, leaving obvious, tactile traces in the material. Hans Pauli works figuratively and conceptually in an attempt to recreate the more surreal aspects of existence by exploiting the likes of reflections, illusions and shadows.
Ongoing, ends June 5

Heat it up with Gauguin
It’s about time to raise the temperature so we’re heading to places like Egypt and Polynesia where artist Paul Gauguin found inspiration. At Glyptoteket a new story of Gauguin’s work is being told focusing on his fascination on the so-called primitive. With more than 60 pieces of art, the follows Gauguin’s unremitting struggle to create his very own idea of, “the primitive” across cultures and geographical destinations. His world of motifs and imagery, whether they were inspired by Brittany, Egypt or Polynesia, strive after the primitive as a concept.
April 14 – August 28

Fame and glory on canvas
We’ll end our travel in the hot land of the famous. The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle shows the largest ever exhibition of work by British portrait artist Jonathan Yeo. He is known for his many portraits of famous politicians, artists, and actors. At the exhibition his famous portraits of the Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, actor Kevin Spacey in the role of Richard III and many others will be on display.
Ongoing, ends June 30

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Anne-Sofie Stampe