October 16, 2015:
Yayoi Kusama: in infinity
Until January 24, 2016 is shown Yayoi Kusamas infinity.
Take the train to Helsingborg, buy there combined
ferry, train and entry.
At the entrance are pumpkin sculptures.
A lot of people.
A popular exhibition.
Begins with the buffet in the restaurant.
Then colorful dot paintings.
Long queue around a collection of phalluses on furniture and shoes.
Symbolizing men obstacle to a woman's career.
What is the long queue to?
Through a room with pictures and video
where naked bodies are painted with dots.
The queue is to a mirror room "infinity mirror room".
White phalluses with red dots.
Reflections repeated indefinitely.
Five people at a time in thirty seconds.
Then past the colorful dotted mannequins.
A rowboat of phalluses.
Box with pumpkins.
A yellow black dotted room.
Peep into the world of pumpkins reflected.
Also queuing to mirror the room with "gleaming lights of the soul".
This is here permanently.
Two at a time of thirty seconds.
Then a furnished room, where one is free to adhere dots.
Red room, red balloons with white dots, mirrors.
Buy on the boat back Blossa fortified mulled wine in 2015, the taste of
Earl Grey. The carpet is dotted.
Got dots on the brain.
May 24, 2014:
Hilma af Klint. 7/3 - 6/7 2014.
Hilma af Klint, Swedish artist around 1900. Rather unknown at the time, her
later abstract works were after her will were not shown until twenty years
after her death (1942). She has recently become more recognized. Until July 6,
2014 is a big exhibition of her work in Louisiana.
Train to Helsingborg. Buys a combined ferry + train + entry at the ferry
ticket counter. Starting with going to the restaurant in Louisiana and eat its
lunch buffet. This and that, with extra emphasis on good. Strolling around in
the park and the nice weather. Resting after the food with a stone as
comfortable backrest. People passing by, looking and reading on a sign. Finish
resting, go and read the sign "Isamu Noguchi, Queen of Spades, PLEASE DO NOT
TOUCH." Oops. Hm, but the artwork was good enough as a lounger.
Goes to the exhibition. She is not easy to understand. Large and geometric
abstract colorful paintings with much symbolism in. Spiritualistic
inspired. Difficult to interpret, she devoted her life about it herself. How
can a viewer do it for a few hours. But still interesting to try using the
texts to help. The best thing would probably be a guided tour. Buys the
exhibtionbook instead. Taking a coffee and cake in the restaurant. Then go
November 8, 2013:
ARCTIC. 26/9 2013 - 2/2 2014.
At the museum is until 2/2 2014 the exhibition "ARCTIC", dreams,
myths, successful and
unsuccessful adventurers, people, art, research. A beauty but
have always been fascinated by the Arctic (and Antarctic), but never
there. Geographically, one might define that the Arctic is the area
the Arctic Circle, with that definition, I have been in the Arctic.
Arctic, I think of icy areas around the North Pole, and does not
the Swedish mountains.
Taking the train to Helsingborg, boat over to Helsingör. Then
the train Öresundståg to
Humlebæk. At the station is a brick sculpture by Per Kirkeby.
connection with the Arctic can be interpreted into it,
the Wikipedia says about Per Kirkeby
that he studied as a geologist and was on an
Starting with lunch at the
Old Humlebæk Kro
, not far from the
museum. Long-established restaurant with "Kongelig bevilling Anno
1740" in a
cozy half-timbered house. Smørrebrød, a modnet og
håndflået kryddersild with
creme fraiche, løg og Kartofler and a Lieutenant Sparre
of nystegt flæskesteg med Spröde svær,
håndskåret rødkål serveret på
rugbrø. With a Tuborg Julebryg. I get stuffed, pleasant
and good. Like some of arctic adventurers got Lieutenant Sixten
Sparre a tragic
end, a love story of Elvira Madigan ended with he first shot her and
himself. Wondering why the course got his name?
Oh yes, it's Louisiana and Arctic exhibtion that is the excursion of
Admiring first Henry Moore
softly shaped sculpture at the entrance. The Arctic exhibition is
and myths before one knew much about the area. About the
Franklin expedition, where more than a hundred men were lost. Some
after many years, including some graves and cutlery. The cutlery can
in a booth. The brought their life style at home, hardly adapted to
Andree's failed attempt in 1897 with the hydrogen balloon to reach
the North Pole. The
balloon was leaking and it was forced to land far from the pole,
walking back on the ice. They were found in 1930 on White Island,
where they found the remains, equipment, diaries and photographs.
taken by the expedition was damaged but still usable. Shown are many
of them. About the
little ridiculous fight between Peary and Cook to be first to the
Pole. Both claimed they were the first, but probably none of them
there. But a room with irony posters/front pages from that time has
to Louisiana. But also those who knew what the Arctic means, Nansen,
Johansen, Rasmussen, are shown with pictures from Nansen's
expedition ship Fram.
Per Kirkeby's watercolors from Greenland. Movie about how a giant
calves. An old movie about the life of the original inhabitants.
a city in Siberia. Much to see, so one have to strengthen oneself
with a coffee
in the museum's cafe: Brombærkage, coffee, and Louisiana
What more? A stuffed polar bear, impressive size. A variety of art
by nature. A short clip from the film in 1976 with Superman, I have
the film, and after the video clip, I would not either. A video of
the man who
walks in front of an icebreaker. Moreover, the battle for the area,
politically and economically, now I get tired. Make the Arctic (and
Antarctic) to a world park protected from such exploitation, I
think, it will
probably never be.
28 April 2010: Have lunch on
the ferry Aurora between Helsingborg - Helsingör. Train to
Humlebæk on Själland in Denmark. Pleasant woman tells how
the travelcards ticket works. A Henry Moore sculpture welcome at the
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is 'colors of the art
'. 72 artists from the 1800s to today. Many of the works from the
collection Merzbachers. Kandinsky, Miró, and others, but most
are unknown to me. Very colorful. A view of Florence annoys wanderlust.
Wonderful colors. My pastry at the café fit into the color
scheme. Continue into grayscale. Giacometti's anorexic sculptures.
Henry Moore's juicy. The grayscale of Öresund. Grey men in a
semicircle. A giant spider. An alien with an erection, 'That was long
time ago it was like that' says an old man. Two large globes with
nipples, 'eyes' is the sculpture called. I always believed that it is
tits. Stick to it, so much prettier.