Despite the implications on its location that the name otherwise suggests, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is actually in a small fishing town a 40 minute train ride from Copenhagen. I’m usually not a huge modern art fan but enough people raved to me about this museum that I decided to check it out.
Frankly I’m glad I did as it was a museum filled with good modern art that has pieces which take advantage of the modern age to make interesting things. Yay! My two favorites there-
An artist who used simple everyday materials (plastic straws, toothpicks, etc) to make giant, fascinating structures. The poufs in the above were made from folding sheets of shiny mylar…Oh my God, it’s full of stars!!!
All in all, I realized another reason I quite enjoyed this museum was because Europe does a lot of things well, but modern art and architecture is not typically what I think of when I think of what the continent does well (one only needs to walk around the concrete box cities built after the war to see what I mean). I on the other hand come from a country where we have modern architecture as the standard, and while I love living in a neighborhood older than my home country and all that it’s still really nice to surround yourself with something a little different every once in awhile.
Like, you know, giant mylar poufs or blinking lights as far of the eye can see. Trust me, it was a great change of pace!