The Creative Human

23.11.23 - 7.4.24

Pablo Picasso drawing with flashlight. Foto: Gjon Mili/Shutterstock/Ritzau Scanpix

This large-scale and ambitious exhibition attempts to identify the phenomenon of creativity from a broad, humanistic perspective. Incorporating art, literature, cultural history, science, etc., the exhibition is divided into themes such as e.g. children, play, time, machines and artificial intelligence, includes. With a general focus on creative processes and on the creative potential in us all.

The exhibition is supported by A.P. Møller Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and Det Obelske Familiefond

In The Creative Human, Louisiana presents yet another exhibition that mixes art with objects from other disciplines. The aim is to render visible an idea, a phenomenon or a world that in different ways impacts our sense of self as humans. Previous exhibitions of this kind at the museum include: Arctic (2013), The Moon (2018) and Mother! (2021).

The Creative Human endeavours to pin down the nature of creativity from a broad, humanistic perspective. It will be an interdisciplinary exhibition, incorporating art, literature, cultural history, sociology and science.

The crucial processes

The exhibition looks not only at the field of culture, but also at society in general, revealing how creative processes are crucial in every ‘backwater’ and at every level. In other words, it is not a tribute to art, but an investigative story about the value of creativity, which is as vital in the laboratory as in the studio.

Creativity may not be about what we do, but how we do it. Hence, the exhibition will also explore the value of things in our society that we rarely prize, be it in working life, the education system or our own inner life.