New acquisitions

30.11.21 - 1.5.22

From Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois and Carlos Cruz-Diez to Mariko Mori, Sarah Sze and Eduardo Terrazas. From video works and drawings to monumental paintings and striking installations. A large-scale presentation of new works, acquired by and donated to the Louisiana over the past five years.

From 2016 and up to now, Louisiana has been able to add almost 200 new works to the museum collection. This has been possible thanks to extremely generous support from not least the Augustinus Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation as well as the Museumfonden and the Louisiana Foundation. Such support is crucial when it comes to nurturing and advancing the collection and enabling the Louisiana to safeguard its position as a contemporary museum of international renown.

Collecting principles

Louisiana collects according to several principles. This may involve the acquisition of additional works by artists who are already represented and important to the museum. There may be obvious shortcomings in the historical period that the collection covers – that is, from 1945 onwards. And finally, there is contemporary art, a field in constant motion, both in terms of interesting artists and forms of expression.

Ultimately, however, Louisiana collects for the benefit of both new and loyal guests, making this presentation of a large number of fantastic new works a very joyous occasion indeed. The presentation will take over most of the South Wing and cover several of the museum’s other spaces in the North Wing and Hall Gallery.

Among the new acquisitions are works by artists such as Marina Abramović, Louise Bourgeois, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Carlos Cruz-Diez, William Kentridge, Shara Hughes, Sam Gilliam, Sarah Lucas and Andy Warhol.