HUMOUR TO START WITH
Hans Peter Feldmann og Sophie Calle
You enter the museum via the old villa and its classical en suite rooms overlooking the garden. Currently you see here some of German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann’s witty and simple modifications of old-school paintings, that he buys at sales.
In so doing Feldmann (born 1941) helps to set the images free – in the sense of free of history, free of social context, free of the cult surrounding authorship and creation, and perhaps also free of the restrictive authority that the museums can constitute.
Sophie Calle (born 1953) is a French conceptual artist whose works feature ideas and language as much as actual images. In ‘Where and When? Berck’, shown here, text and images intertwine.
Pictures and words seem to play tricks on us. Clued in by the artist, we experience meaningful coincidences sparking symbolic imagery. But does this happen inside or outside the artwork? Are the texts fictions contrived by the artist? Calle always leaves us guessing.
Gallery name: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Address: Gl. Strandvej 13 3050 Humlebæk, Copenhagen
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 22:00, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Open: 01.01.2021 - 01.03.2021