February 2011


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On Thursday 3 February 2011, Cisternerne in Søndermarken opened its doors to this year's exhibition: The Danish Sculptor Jørgen Haugen Sørensen at Cisternerne

The exhibition displays ten new bronze reliefs and two new bronze sculptures. Also shown are a representative sample of Jørgen Haugen Sørensen's most significant work of recent years. The focal point for all the sculptures is life and death, love and suffering whether they are molded in clay or cast in bronze. The works are uniquely showcased in the museum's unique subterranean environment.

The Danish and internationally renowned sculptor Jørgen Haugen Sørensen is represented in many prominent venues, museums and collections, both here at home and abroad. Those familiar with Copenhagen might recognize the large fountain on Sankt Hans Torv in Nørrebro and the sculpture adorning the cemetery
wall of Assistens Kirkegård running parallel with Nørrebrogade. Outside of Copenhagen, a sculptural decoration at the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus and at Sakarya Street pedestrian area in Ankara (Turkey), are further examples of the sculptor's impressive work.

The exhibition is open until 27 November 2011. There is access to the exhibition every Thursday and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to the exhibition is DKK 50.
Retirees, students and groups of 20 or more: DKK 40. Children under 14 free.

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Louisiana's spring exhibition on Picasso displays a selection of works dating from 1944 to his death in 1973. It draws a rich and varied picture of the socially conscious, politically committed and peace-loving Picasso. The exhibition Picasso: Peace and Freedom shows how Picasso related to his own time and thus to the historical and political events at the end of the Second World War and after. It comprises of about 50 oil paintings as well as a large number of drawings, lithographs, ceramic works, posters and other documentation.

The exhibition is divided into eight thematic sections: The Charnel House and Paris after the War; Still Lifes; The Dove of Peace; The Women of Algiers; The Rape of the Sabines; Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe; Mothers and Musqueteers, and War and Peace. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration with Tate Liverpool and Albertina in Vienna, and gives Louisiana an exceptional chance to present the visitors with yet another theme in Picasso's gigantic and multi-facetted oeuvre.

The exhibition runs until 29 May 2011.

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Atheneum Academic Books is situated next to the cathedral of Copenhagen (The Church of Our Holy Lady/Vor Frue Kirke) and close to the pedestrian street 'Strøget.' It has a large assortment of English language fiction and non-fiction. If you want something more than the latest best-seller then this should be the bookshop for you. Besides literature, there is a large selection of books on all kinds of subjects: business affairs, psychology, philosophy, law, etc.

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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  Being Danish
Among the many issues explored are attitudes to the European Union, the symbolism of the royal house and the flag, the State's contribution to personal identity, the
place of Christianity in 'Danishness,' and the impact on Danes of the recent arrival of mainly Islamic immigrants.

Price: DKK 350

  We, The Drowned
"We, The Drowned" spans four generations, two world wars and a hundred years. Carsten Jensen conjures a wise, humorous, thrilling story of fathers and sons, of the women they love and leave behind, and of the sea's murderous promise.

Price: DKK 112,50

Publishing date 7. April

  The Hare with Amber Eyes
In this stunningly original memoir, Edmund de Waal travels the world to stand in the great buildings his forebears once inhabited. He traces the network of a remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century and tells the story of a unique collection.

Price: DKK 116


There are always a number of practical conditions and questions to consider when you settle down in a new country. Tryg has worked out a special know-how to help foreigners in Denmark. They have employees with special technical insurance knowledge. Theiremployees speak English to avoid communication problems, and they can offer insurance policies and terms and conditions in English for most of their insurances.

In Denmark, three types of insurance policies are compulsory:
.  Third party liability - if you have a motor vehicle
.  Third party liability - if you have a dog
.  Worker's Compensation - if you are an employer

All other insurances are optional.

If you would like to receive an information booklet in English or if need any further information or assistance, please contact:

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The Elephant Parade is an open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Famous and upcoming artists contribute to the conservation of Asian elephants and the public awareness of their life threatening situation. In the past 100 years, Asian elephant populations have plummeted from 250,000 to 25,000. Hand painted miniatures are available in shops and online.

This spring's international auction at Bredgade includes fine art and antiques as well as modern art and design. There is a wide selection from all over the world, including a Serge Poliakoff masterpiece and an exquisite Indian ceiling painting.

Fine Art & Antiques
The auction of fine art includes an evocative painting by P.C. Skovgaard depicting the view from Monte Pincio in Rome, a favourite destination for the Danish Golden Age painters. And French landscape artist Eugène-Louis Boudin transports us to the coast of Brittany near the town of Plougastel in one of the earliest examples of French plein air paintings. Also included in the auction is an exquisite Indian ceiling painting of the sun god Surya surrounded by the eight planets and a number of exotic creatures, created for the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley in 1924.

Modern Art & Design
The modern art section offers an abstract painting by Russian-born artist Serge Poliakoff, a prominent figure in the "Ecole de Paris" after the Second World War. The work up for auction was completed in the late 1950s, during one of the artist's best periods.

There is a magnificent selection of works by the artists of the School of Experimental Art ("Eks-skolen") such as Per Kirkeby and Poul Gernes. Contemporary art is well represented this time around with great names such as Olafur Eliasson, John Kørner and Martin Bigum.   

Furniture designer Poul Kjærholm is represented with items including ten perfectly formed "PK-12" armchairs with patinated leather and a pair of original "Holscher" chairs out of the 20 or so originals in the world.

Preview: Thursday 24 February - Monday 28 February 2011.
Auction: Tuesday 1 March - Wednesday 9 March 2011.

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