Thursday, 16 August 2012

Copenhagen Summer 2012

And so Life in Flashback and I went to Copenhagen.  Other then going to the brilliant Tivoli theme park we spent some time looking at the art the city had to offer this Summer, 2012.  

Here are some of the highlights >

The Danish Design Museum

Paluden Bogen - a very unique book store with incredible collaged art works on the walls.

This was in a greta little clothes store - every week they make a new t-shirt to sell that responds to and reflects news events happening that week.  This was the one for sale when we were there.

The Copenhagen Library, classic and old fashioned upstairs - but in the gallery... exhibition space, Treasures in The Royal Library, designed by Russian pop artist Andrey Bartenev to show pieces from the libraries extensive archives.
This surreal space included hand made Christmas cards from/by Hans Christian Andersen...

...and postcards from Henri Matisse.

A trip to the Carlsberg Museum was really interesting.  The Carlsberg founders were great philanthropers of art, the son of the founder donating the famous Little Mermaid statue to Copenhagen - for example.  Here is a lovely early advertisement...
...a Rodin in their sculpture garden...
...and the largest collection of unopened beer bottles in the world as certified by the Guinness Book of Records with over 22,000 in the collection to date!

Here is Life in Flashback playing with SUPERFLEX's latest work at Nils Staerk.

And finally some new David Shrigley work at Nicolai Wallner Gallery.

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