From Danish artist Asger Jorn's popular paintings and seven video works by female artists to constructivism - Louisiana's Old Villa and the North Wing are filled with works from the museum collection.
JORN in the villa
Asger Jorn (1914-1973) is one of the central figures in Danish 20th-century art. He was a boundary-transcending artist, both in terms of the international art world, for example with the art movement Cobra, and the position of the artist in society.
In the Louisiana context, Asger Jorn is first and foremost a painter. The Louisiana founder Knud W. Jensen showed an early interest in Jorn, acquiring a number of key works. Thanks to the donation by Jytte and Dennis Dresing of the Merla Art Foundation in 1999-2014, the Jorn collection gained a heft comparable to other 20th-century classics at the museum in Humlebæk.
Video works from the collection
Seven video works by female artists have been selected from the museum’s collection for the North Wing’s beautiful corridor. The works were created within the period from 1973 to 2003. They were created by the artists Ulrike Rosenbach, Tracey Moffatt, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Pipilotti Rist, Ana Mendieta, Pia Arke, and Yayoi Kusama.
Constructivism is a type of modern abstract art that uses geometric forms. Louisiana’s constructivist collection has developed and expanded over time and holds a special position within the museum. The Louisiana collection is focused on the period around 1950 and includes artists like Robert Jacobsen, Richard Mortensen, Jean Tinguely, and Josef Albers.