Time to return to friendly and smiley Denmark – this time with my friend Iris that is the eye keeper on all culture events in our county and on the other side of the water.
This time she wanted us to visit Hilma af Klint’s exhibition at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. “Louisiana” is the most beautiful situated art museum in the world (at least the ones I have visit) – on the edge to Östersund … and it has most of the exhibition halls under ground, very cleverly built. But what to expect when Danish design is one of the most exciting of today on all levels. How they interact with natural material and the nature in itself.
Exactly a year after we had a fantastic day with loads sunshine, Tara Dovonvan and Yko Ono. And even this year we had the sun on our back when we walked from the train station to “Louisiana”.
A little about Hilma af Klint (Swedish) – totally unknown to me – but she had for-bitten her art to be shown until after 20 years after her death. It took 40 years and it happened in Los Angles 1986. She knew that her art was well ahead of the time and especially made by a woman.
“The turn of the century Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) seems increasingly clear that one of modern art’s most important pioneers. Her rich oeuvre has in recent decades been met with an accelerating interest and recognition worldwide.
Since the major exhibition The Spiritual in Art in Los Angeles in 1986 belongs Hilma af Klint to international modernism’s most noted artists, often in conjunction with, for example, Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian.
This exhibition led to a sensational international breakthrough and gave for the first time modernism a powerful female figurehead.” (text: hilmaafklint.se)
Over 1000 pieces of her art was shown at “Louisiana” – the manager director for “Louisiana” wasn’t too sure when he as offered to show her art by The Modern Art Museum in Stockholm – but after visiting their exhibition he said: – Wow, this we just have to show- Her pictures are interesting enough in itself, as a visual reality. The colors, the balance dimensions … So glad Poul Erik Tøjner changed his mind.
The museum was very busy – maybe it was because it was only a couple of days left on the exhibition and of course the fantastic weather had a big part in it.
A visit to “Louisiana” also mean great food .. and delicious desserts outdoors with a stunning ocean view. We had both a poached salmon open sandwich that just SoOOoOOOoo good and a dessert, mine was a walnut macaron with lemon mousse. After the show walk we took a coffee break in the sun before leaving for the train station. Then I put myself through a strawberry cakes with chocolate cream, totally divine.
As you can see is the museum just one big and beautiful oasis …. people just let the world go by without bother too much about it. No stress!!! Not a worry in the world. Just fine art, great food, greenery and the ocean. It doesn’t come cheap – but who cares …. ????!!!! When Denmark shows off it’s best side. *smile
After that we made the walk back to the station … train to Helsingør and then the 20 min ferry journey to Helsingborg and we was back in Sweden again, in less than 1 hour.
It’s so fantastic to live near to the continent … maybe even live in the middle of it. The center point of Europe is just outside my bank here, in Landskrona, can’t live more continental than this.
“There is no such thing as modern art.
There is art,and there is advertising.”
As cloud over this post I have chosen “Dansevise” (“Dance ballad”) was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 performed in Danish by Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann representing Denmark – I just love the the song – here it’s Franck Pourcel and His Orchestra that plays the happy tune.