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The works of Alberto Giacometti constitute a great pillar of the Louisiana Collection. The museum’s large collection of his original sculptures – large even from an international perspective – interplay in an almost miraculous way with Bo and Wohlert’s architecture.

On the way through the North Wing to the Giacometti Gallery, Louisiana guests encounter two important works from his Surrealist period, namely Spoon Woman and Walking Woman. In the Gallery itself, on the other hand (and in the small “sketches” behind glass in the wall by the Children’s Wing), await the more mature Giacometti and the sculptures that appear at once both strangely modern and very, very old-fashioned.

The figures draw upon a tradition, writes Poul Erik Tøjner in the book ‘Louisiana abc’, that goes all the way back to the Etruscans or resemble something that been through the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, thus also creating associations with people in a post-nuclear wasteland.

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