Summer at Louisiana

23.6.20 - 30.8.20

Louisiana invited everyone to enjoy a cultural summer under the open sky in 2020: New art experiences with Yayoi Kusama in the Lake Garden and Zidane on a big screen at the Lower Park area.

15. June Foundation supported the presentation of the three new works. The C. L. David Foundation and Collection supported the Park Stage program.


The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's (b. 1929) work Narcissus Garden was first made for the 1966 Venice Biennale (photo) and at Louisiana is was installed in a version adapted to Louisiana's Lake Garden (entrance via the North Wing or Children's Wing).

The installation consists of 800 spheres made out of stainless steel and is presented at the museum mediating its surroundings - with the sky, water, and trees reflected in countless shiny surfaces as light as bubbles. The title refers to the ancient Greek myth of Narcissus, a beautiful young man who falls in love with his own reflection in a forest pool.


The second work in the Lake Garden was Susan Philipsz'The Shallow Sea (2010). The artist uses sound and music to create a singular, emotionally charged experience of the location.

The addition of sound gives the landscape an unreal, almost cinematic feel. It is the first time the work is installed outdoors.


Experience a video portrait of the french football superstar Zinedine Zidane at the lower park area. The work, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006), tracks Zidane over the course of an entire match, giving us almost no impression of the rest of the game.

A portrait in the classic art-historical sense of depicting an individual. See screening times below.

Screening times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11.05 / 12.36 / 14.07 / 15.38 / 17.09 / 18.40 / 20.11 / 21.42*
Sunday: 11.05 / 12.36 / 14.07 / 15.38 / 17.09*

*Not shown in its entirety.

Please note, this work is on show until 30. September 2020.

Besides the three new works in the Sculpture Park during summer 2020, the park is the permanent home to more than 50 sculptures - all an essential part of the Louisiana Collection.

Take a map at the museum's entrance, which showcases all of the works located in The Sculpture Park.