Exhibitions - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Made in China 16.3.-5.8.2007
Contemporary Chinese art is arousing a lot of attention all over the world. Ninety works, from graphic art and ink drawings through painting, sculpture, performance art and installations, give the public a chance to take a first look at art that is rapidly assuming an important place in the global art world. Made in China, the big spring exhibition in 2007, is based on a wide range of works selected from the “Estella Collection”, one of the world’s biggest collections of contemporary Chinese art, which is thus being shown for the first time.

Julie Mehretu is among the most successful young painters of recent years. Mehretu’s mission is to visualize the complexity of the world. She is a master of creating works whose content interprets both a historical and a concrete reality, sophisticatedly drawn out through layer upon layer of symbols and signs. The exhibition features 15 of Julie Mehretu’s works – most of them new. Apart from Louisiana’s showing of a series of drawings at the On Line exhibition in 2006, she is being shown here for the first time in Scandinavia.

Phil Guston: Drawings 1.6.-26.8
At the end of the 1940s and throughout the 1950s the American painter Philip Guston was a highly respected member of the Abstract Expressionist circle of painters in New York. But in his late work – from around 1968 and up to his death in 1980 – he changed his idiom and abandoned abstraction in favour of a strikingly figurative, almost comic-strip-like idiom. Today Guston stands as an almost indispensable reference for understanding the narrative tendency that has typified visual art of the last decade.

The Frontiers of Architecture I: Cecil Balmond 22.6.-21.10
The series The Frontiers of Architecture is about new and alternative architectural movements today. The series explores and reveals the potential of the new ideas and images generated by rapid technological development. This first exhibition should be seen as elucidating the relationship between science and architectural design, and gives a clou to where architecture is heading today – implementing new geometries, ideas and computergenerated forms with close affinity to the way nature itself works. Cecil Balmond of ARUP is the leading figure in this development.

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