When this post are being posted – am I over in Denmark again, in wonderful Copenhagen. This time together with my blogging friend and sister, Ann-Cristine@Leya. Of course there will be a post coming out from this day too. Copenhagen here we come – in full force.
But last Tuesday was it time for a “girly day out n’ about” again. Iris, my old and newly found friend … that I met up with in February after 20 years – and I have decided that we will meet up once per months for lunch or do something that we both enjoy.
When she suggested “Louisiana” over in Denmark, I didn’t have a clue … never heard about before.
Even if the was built in 1958 – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. I’m all for seeing something new and to get new impressions, 110DKR/US$19.30/14.75€/£12.75/128.60SEK does the entry cost you – but well spent money. They have music events and literature readings too.
Louisiana – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
While waiting for the train in Landskrona – there was some beautiful weeds that caught my camera’s attention.
It was a grey start of our Tuesday – they had promised a full summer’s day, but it was a bit slow in the start. Frist it meant I have to take a train to Helsingborg where I met up with Iris – then the ferry shuttle over to Helsingør in Denmark and then jump on train again for a 15 mins ride.
By the way in Helsingør do you find the beautiful Kronborg Castle, Hamlet’s famous castle – stunning just on the edge to the “Öresund”, the narrow bit ocean that seperate Sweden and Danmark here in the South of Sweden.
The ferries departs every 15 min and the passage only takes 15 min – so it was very quick to get to Humlebæk, were “Louisiana” is. A 15 min walk from the station – in the most beautiful park just by the ocean.
As we arrived in Humlebæk the sun came out and it stayed with us for rest of the day – we got a fantastic warm and sunny day with a light breeze.
I wasn’t able to get a good picture of the old (“main”) building of the museum – so I have borrowed this one from wikimedia.org, absolutly stunning!
Frist thing we did when we arrived was finding the restaurant for a light lunch and that wasn’t the easiest thing to do – no signs what so ever. We had to walk down and up, 60% of the museum is under the ground – nobody showed us that we could had walked over the lawn to the end of the park.
We both went for a open Danish sandwich with grilled chicken breast, garlic cream and grilled dried ham. Just wonderful and we were lucky to get a table outside with a view over the ocean against Sweden.
There were 2 exhibitions going on: Tara Donovan and Yoko Ono plus their own; that contains painting, sculptures and videos. All very interesting. I found Tara Donavan so amazing, her art just blow the socks of me – she uses a variety of everyday materials such as drinking straws, nails and buttons for her art – she had a full wall called “Haze” made out drinking straws or her big cubs – one of toothpicks and one of basting pins, glued together one by one. I tried to get a photo from one of the cubs, but photographing wasn’t allowed and I was told of by the guard. I manage to get some of her art caught with my camera. I wish my photo would do her art more justice. JUST AMAZING!!!!!!
Yoko Ono – strange as always … one of her show pieces were a canvas with two condoms filled with water *smile – called “you and me”. The most hilarious piece of her show was the fresh green apple with a sign say “apple”. Whole thing a bit wired.
I loved her “Cricket Memories” with the small boxes hang from the ceiling and with the spotlights – the shadows that the boxes created on the wall I found so fascinating. There was name under each box and they were in different shapes and size – under each box was there a metal sign that said a name. And on the wall there was and explanation to it all – but the when I was going to talk a photo of it, the guard came and told me to put the camera away.
There was also a nearly endless shelve with small water filled bottles, every bottle had a name on it from some famous or important person, that is now dead. Tried to take a photo, but the guard had his eyes on me. That I like very much too – maybe that is how we end up – on a bottle with our name on. I was intrigued by them.
As we went outside her area of the museum – we came to the “wish tree” – and I just fell in love with it.
One of the trees in the park had been turned into this “wish tree” – and anyone that wanted could write down their wish on tag and hang it in the tree. They empty the tree every day and the tags will be all saved – a wall will be made of them on Iceland. I think the whole thing is so fantastic. There should be a wish tree in every city .. every town … all over the world. The “wish tree” gave me a great feeling and of course I hanged my wish too – you will find it on one of the photos. Well done, Yoko!
After Yoko’s exhibition was it time for afternoon coffee and something with calories in – we went for something called “Raspberry tart” – it was lovely and no pain connected with eating it neither. There was people everywhere in the park, some was taking a swim in Öresund, sailing boats was cruising – and people was just relaxing on the lawns – or walking barefoot along the water edge. Just a perfect day … for everybody that was visiting. What a fantastic place.
As we walked back to the station was did I meet some beautiful roses and other objects.
We were so luck that we only had to wait a couple of minutes for the train in Humlebæk and as we arrived in back in Helsingør was it only 6 min to 5pm ferry back to Sweden.
Was back home around 6pm – and my feet was sore, but all worth it.
Had a fantastic day and it’s a day that will be repeated.
“Contemporary art is an epoch of false money
allied with false culture”.
As we walked through the museum one of the rooms had Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” as background music … the only area with music, so what would be more suitable to be cloud over this post this than this track. Isaak had a massive hit in 1989 with this song. The song has been featured in many films and popular TV-series.
The music video of the song was directed by Herb Ritts, shot in Hawaii and featured top model Helena Christensen rolling and frolicking on the beach with Isaak. It was filmed in black and white. Christensen was topless and Isaak was shirtless through most of the video, voted to be one of the 40th sexiest music videos.
Louisiana old building photo provided by and thanks to: wikimedia.org