Louisiana

April went in a blink of an eye! And I have a pretty good feeling why. I've been lucky enough to have been up to many different adventures that that has made me loose track of time. Making me not blog as often as I want! So without further ado let me get cracking on todays post.

The beautiful and infamous Louisiana Museum of Art has been on my to-go list even before arriving to Denmark. I went during the Easter break with the my Broski who came to visit me (!!) & the lovely Lærke! 

We woke up with the sun shining and we knew it was going to be a good day. We popped over to the Central Station to catch our train.

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The train ride took around 40 minutes up to Humlebæk street. Having Lærke by our side, she told us that she grew up living super close to the museum on the next town over. This basically made her a professional tour guide and my brother and I couldn't be happier to have a real local show us around!

Once we arrived to Humlebæk street station, we walked around 10 minutes in the woods and arrived at Louisiana!

Laerke&Broski

If you happen to live in Denmark I would recommend buying the yearly pass as it was only 30kr difference to what a normal adult entry would be but with the pass you can go as many times as you want throughout the year without paying entry again! Great deal if you ask me.

You're probably thinking though, why is it called Louisiana? Isn't that in the US? Well according to our awesome tour guide, she said that the owner of the museum has two daughters, Louise and Ana, hence the reasoning for the museums name! Pretty cool fun fact, no?
 
Anyways, once we arrived we went straight to the good stuff. One of the much anticipated exhibitions I was really excited to see was Richard Mosse' 'The Enclave' photography and video installation because of the amount of hype it was getting all over the city and social media. 

First I need to give a little bit of background info to set the scene. Mosse is an Irish photographer who used an outdated military surveillance film to envision the civil war in eastern DR Congo anew. The camera created an invisible spectrum of infrared light reflected by the chlorophyll in green plants, turning natural scenery into a bright and shocking pink. In this intersection between art and documentary he created an incredibly intense testimonial of a forgotten and complex conflict. 

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I thought it was an incredibly beautiful and haunting piece of art that Mosse created. The power of colour is really something incredibly strong that is clear in this exhibition. The colour pink makes it seem, at least to me, fairy like and innocent however when you know what the subject matter is and what you’re watching it turns into quite the opposite while being aesthetically pleasing to watch. 

The video installation to me was a novel experience. There were around eight screens showing different angles of the same scene in the room and the footage made you feel like you were living in that moment. I believe this could be the future of video installations/cinema experience. Incredible!

After we walked around through some magical spaces in the museum and made it to the restaurant to grab lunch - the delicious danish open faced sandwiches!

We then saw several other exhibitions, which were interesting but to me the company that I had was what made it special.

If you haven’t been yet I highly recommend you to visit for the day. Here's the link to the website for you to see what is going on and what is coming soon: 

http://en.louisiana.dk/

I will definitely be paying another visit to this amazing space very soon!

Maria