March 2012



During Easter next week you can enjoy four very different exhibitions at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and hopefully some
nice spring weather in the beautiful museum garden overlooking Øresund. And if you have kids they will love all the acitivities
especially for them at the Children's Wing.

With stark visual power the Israeli artist Yael Bartana works on the borderlines between documentary, fiction and propaganda.
Her works revolve around identity, myth, religion and politics. AND EUROPE WILL BE STUNNED is a political and highly unusual
work of art and will be at Louisiana until 20 May 2012.

Bartana's art delves deep and is not afraid - often in ominous ways - of combining past and present, balancing on a razor's
edge between fiction and reality. With recent Jewish and European history as baggage, the works constitute a fable about
political currents and movements to which the 20th century stands as an often tragic monument.

Her films are like a room from which a crowd of voices can be heard; recognizable visual stories from the Zionist movement
before the war and the formation of the new state in 1947, the totalitarian rhetoric of Nazism and Communism, and the staging
of the people as a collective; Polish anti-Semitism and nationalism and - with a nod to the present - the issue of the price paid
for the Jewish state in the light of the situation of the Arab population of Palestine. Jewish identity is very much a subject of
debate here.

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Daniel Mendelsohn is coming to present his book LOST at Louisiana on Tuesday 27 March 2012. The event is in English and
the book is now also published in Danish (De Mistede). It is a new and highly personal book on the Holocaust.

As a little boy, Daniel Mendelsohn's Jewish older family members began to cry time and again as they saw his innocent
little face when he visited them during the holidays in Florida. As he grew up on Long Island in 1960 in a not particularly
religious family, these sudden outbursts of emotion were overwhelming to him. Why were all these old men and women
with a thick accent crying and compelled to speak Yiddish at the sight of him? It turned out that Daniel looked like his
grandfather's brother, Shmiel Jäger, and caused confusion. Shmiel did not escape the Ukraine where he was murdered
by the Nazis, together with his wife and their four daughters. As Daniel grew up, he discovered their untold story and as
an adult, decided to find out exactly what happened to them.

The hunt for their story and the last surviving eye-witnesses sends him around the globe, from Israel to Australia as
well as from Stockholm and Copenhagen to Eastern Europe. It is also a journey in the heart of the families and the story's
mysteries - and a confrontation with what it means to be siblings.

"The Lost is the most gripping, the most amazing true story I have read in years.enthralling.immensely moving and
beautifully written.The Lost is a terrifying reminder of the struggle that keeps being waged by people throughout history
to safeguard from extinction the memories of some life and some great injustice before they are plunged into darkness.
Like some mythical hero who pays a visit to that realm of shadows the Greeks called the underworld, Mendelsohn has
brought back stories of the dead that we are not likely to forget long after we close his book.
-Charles Simic,
The New York Review of Books

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Join us for a very special event on Thursday 12 April at 7 p.m.: "Bubbles without limits!"

The White Cliffs of Dover - Napoleon - the cathedral in Reims.
What links these three things together and what do they have to do with champagne?

We have managed to arrange a very special evening at the old wine cellar down the steep staircase of the quaintest
old specialty shop in Denmark!

Join us in trying to find the replies to the above questions while tasting our way through a series of bubbly wines:
from affordable sparkling wine to aristocratic champagne. And if you think you will not be able to tell the difference,
this evening will prove the opposite. You will also learn how to open the champagne bottles with a sword!

After tasting the bubbles, we will have some nice red wine for dinner - a great selection of cheeses, patés, hams and sausages.

Price kr. 295 - please buy your ticket no later than 2 April at:

Holger Frederiksen's successor is an old wine and specialty shop founded back in 1919. Today the shop is very much like at
that time, but with an updating of the products being sold. They are specialised in wines from France and Italy, but also stock
wines from the rest of the world. They serve French specialties such as foie gras, vintage sardines and coq au vin-mix as well
as marmalades, Scottish soups and Italian olive oil. They also stock a wide range of beers from many countries, herbs
from all over the world and exciting spirits.



The Private Doctor opened in 2006 and so far has treated and helped thousands of patients in Copenhagen and its environs.
The experienced doctors handle both acute and chronic conditions, blood sampling, vaccinations, etc. in the comfort of your
home, office or hotel. The Private Doctor had only conducted house calls to date, but now the company has opened a
clinic in Nyhavn in order to be able to provide an even better service to tourists and business people in the heart of the city.
To book a house call or a consultation from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, please call +45 60 75 40 70 and
speak directly to the doctor on call. Prices are from DKK 1400.

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Every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Yellow Lounge concept can be found at the Avenue Hotel. The Yellow Lounge
was introduced in 2000 and has since spread with success to cities like Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm and Salzburg. The idea
from the start was to tear classical music out of the concert halls and into completely different, exciting and innovative
environments, where it could meet new audiences and be presented in new surroundings. Many star entertainers have
been involved in the concept. Anne Sophie von Otter and Elvis Costello have visited Yellow Lounge in Berlin, where also
Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys has appeared as guest DJ. Latest, Sting has introduced "Songs from the Labyrinth",
a CD made for Deutsche Grammophon, at the Yellow Lounge in Berlin.
At Avenue Hotel there will be two DJs who will throw themselves into the special Yellow Lounge genre:

Katrine Ring is one of Denmark's most knowledgeable and diverse DJs masterint all genres and styles in her very own,
special way.

Stephan Bomberg has a university degree in musicology and has worked as a DJ for the past 10 years.

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- The National Gallery of Denmark
Order out of Chaos
"Danish and International Art after 1900" is a multi-faceted display of the main movements within Danish art. Arranged in
an overall chronological order, the presentation also allows scope for special focus on major individuals and collective
movements. With highlights such as the expressive paintings of Emil Nolde and Robert Smithson's minimalist milestones,
the display also features major pieces from Modern and contemporary art. 

Periods and focus areas 
The overall focus on periods means that the era's distinctive characteristics and modes of expression are clearly evident.
Individual works can be viewed and understood within the context in which they were made, as can the various breaks
and shifts that took place along the way. The displays also aim to offer additional detail and perspectives on many
different aspects of art. Many of the smaller rooms are dedicated to parallel narratives that focus on alternative trends
or groups, or which offer an in-depth, monographic look at a particular artist.

Highlights, female artists, and new acquisitions 
Of course, the chronological display includes familiar highlights from the collections, ranging from works by Edvard Weie,
Vilhelm Lundstrøm and Wilhelm Freddie to Per Kirkeby and Bjørn Nørgaard onwards to young artists such as Tal R and
Elmgreen & Dragset. At the same time the presentation also endeavours to add new nuances to the familiar story of
Danish art by pointing to artists and works that have hitherto remained obscured. For example, fresh attention is
directed to female artists from the period: Astrid Holm, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Lene Adler Petersen, Kirsten Ortwed,
Gitte Villesen, and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen among many more - all of them artists who leave marked impressions on
the hitherto decidedly masculine story of Danish art. Space has also been set aside to display a large number of new
acquisitions and loans from private collectors; works that have never before been on display at the National Gallery of
Denmark. The display does not believe itself to be conclusive. The Gallery has given it a format that allows for
frequent substitutions of works in order to provide scope for the variety and dynamism that reflects the collection as
such and its continued development.

New, original setting 
Now, after having spent a number of years on display in the old original building, the modern and contemporary works
once again find their home in the two floors of exhibition space provided in the white wing of the Gallery. The exhibition
rooms have undergone extensive renovation to allow them to show the many works - more than 500 in all - to their
best advantage. During the process the exhibition spaces have been returned to the original layout that the building's I
talian-Danish architect Anna Maria Indrio had in mind: a gallery arranged along a central walkway that extends through
the full length of a floor in the long, narrow building. The axis acts as a kind of timeline that lets visitors set out on a
tour through the realm of art from the early 20th century to the present day.

Art presented on iPads - and in guides 
The Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to borrow iPads equipped with curated archives that provide users with
access to a wealth of materials. These specially selected texts, photographs, sketches, and film clips turn the iPads
into mobile platforms for placing individual works, artists, or periods within a wider context.

The opening of "Danish and International Art after 1900" marks the completion of the reinvention of the permanent
collections at the National Gallery of Art. To mark the occasion the Gallery published a series of guides entitled "11x11";
the guides lead visitors through the full range of the collections in accordance with specific themes that span the
many periods of art history. If you are pressed for time you can consult the guide "66 minutes at SMK", which homes
in on a selection of the Gallery's many highlights. The guides are available from the Gallery's ticket desk.

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