May 21, 2012 - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - Pink Caviar and Two Days Art
May 21, 2012

Pink Caviar and Two Days Art

Poster image: Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 130
2009. C-print.*

Louisiana Museum presents

Pink Caviar
New acquisitions 2009–2011
24 May–19 August 2012

Two Days Art
Art festival 
Friday 25 May 11–11pm 
Saturday 26 May 11–6pm

Louisiana Museum
of Modern Art, Copenhagen

3050 Humlebæk

Pink Caviar participating artists
Ai Weiwei, Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Sophie Calle, Vija Celmins, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Eriksson, Simon Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Poul Gernes, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Shilpa Gupta, Jacob Holdt, Roni Horn, Elliot Hundley, Matthew Day Jackson, Chris Johanson, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Zilvinas Kempinas, Rosy Keyser, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Klara Lidén, Michel Majerus, Gerold Miller, Marilyn Minter, Nicolai Mircea, Sigmar Polke, Sheng Qi, Tal R, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Allen Ruppersberg, Yorgos Sapountzis, Dayanita Singh, Tove Storch, Thomas Struth, Al Taylor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marcel van Eeden, Francesca Woodman, Erwin Wurm

Louisiana is well known as a leading museum of modern art in Scandinavia, and one of the virtues of the modern museum is to keep up with the times, and find the art that adapts to change. With the exhibition Pink Caviar, Louisiana unveils the works that the museum has acquired over the past three years. More than fifty artists will take over a large part of the museum, with over 180 works of new art from all over the world. The extensive exhibition adds a long list of new names to the Louisiana collection and offers a diverse range of works and genres, from small drawings to imposing sculptures, photography to installation, and painting to video.

The collecting strategy at Louisiana Museum follows three lines
Retrospectively closing obvious gaps in the collection, where possible—a current example is Allen Ruppersberg, a veteran artist whose conceptual art from the ’70s onward played a major role in the Los Angeles scene with which the museum has an existing connection.

Supplementing existing groups of works with new acquisitions that extend the understanding and coverage of the collection—the Asger Jorn room now has three new pictures; and there are new works in the collection by Poul Gernes, Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz, and others.

Buying contemporary art by young and mid-career artists—and this is where the main thrust of the exhibition Pink Caviar lies—a presentation of contemporary art en masse, with a gaze at the world, and the narratives in it that the museum wants to follow, as well as the thematic interconnections that have already been established over the years.

In connection with the exhibition, a reference catalogue with texts about the individual artists by Poul Erik Tøjner, director of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, is published.

Two Days Art
As a reflection of the art that has flowed into the Louisiana collection over the past three years, the museum is hosting a two-day art festival on 25 and 26 May 2012, directly following the opening of Pink Caviar. Two Days Art presents a lively mix of lectures, artist interviews, performances, music, guided tours, readings in the Sculpture Park at twilight, etc.

At the festival museum guests can meet, among others, some of the foremost representatives of photography today such as Roni Horn, Thomas Demand, Paul Graham, and Hans-Peter Feldmann (the latter in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist). One of America’s first-generation feminist artists, Lynn Hershman Leeson, will also be present as well as Rosy Keyser, Elliott Hundley, Gerold Miller, Daniel Richter, Dayanita Singh, and many more. Special performances by Roni Horn, Jesper Just, and Yorgos Sapountzis. And, working in the Louisiana Children’s Wing, artists Simon Evans and Tal R.

Two Days Art has been organized by curator Anders Kold.

Press information
Susanne Hartz 
Head of Press at Louisiana 
M +45 2858 5052
press [​at​]

Pink Caviar is realized with support from The C. L. David Foundation.
Two Days Art is supported by Kulturstyrelsen.
Bodum: Main sponsor of Louisiana.

*Image above:
Poster image: Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 130, 2009. C-print.
Acquired with funding by Augustinus Fonden.



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