14.11.15 - 3.1.16

Anselm Kiefer, Juan Munoz, Thomas Demand, Cindy Sherman, Per Kirkeby, Matthew Day Jackson, Rineke Dijkstra and more. This presentation of works from the Louisiana collection highlighted a selection of classics and contemporary favorites featuring among other mediums: photography, painting and sculpture.

Louisiana’s collection of modern and contemporary art was a dynamic entity that not only continued to grow but in fact moved around in the house, where it formed part of selected presentations throughout the Louisiana year. Hereby the individual works were shown in new ways and in other constellations. The collection thus became more alive, while the museum’s many faithful visitors always had chances to discover and rediscover its new as well as its more familiar sides.


In the Old Villa and in the West Wing, a selection of photography from the Louisiana Collection was on view. From Arnold Newman’s (1918-2006) auratic black and white portraits of 20th century’s art’s great visual thinkers like Picasso, Giacometti, and Calder to contemporary deconstructive photography’s great model maker Thomas Demand (b. 1964) whose photograph did not depict the ’world out there’, but instead reproduced models of real-life scenes, built true-to-life in cardboard and paper.

Louisiana Collection

The Louisiana Collection featured masterpieces by Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Klein, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Moore, Jorn, Baselitz, Polke, Kiefer, and Kirkeby.

The collection was too extensive to be displayed in its entirety - hence, visitors could experience the Collection in selected, rotating presentations. This was partly to make room for Louisiana's exhibitions, but also to showcase the works in new ways and different constellations.