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Anne Haslund Hansen : Niebuhr's Museum. Artefacts and Souveniers from the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia 1761-
Niebuhr’s Museum is the first comprehensive presentation of the largely unknown collection of antiquities and ethnographic objects acquired during this important 18th century scientific expedition to the Middle East.
The expedition, a brainchild of the Göttingen professor Johann David Michaelis, aimed at shedding light on the historical and cultural background to the Old Testament. Its scholarly and scientific results were multifaceted and are best known from the publications of the cartographer Carsten Niebuhr (1733–1815), the only survivor of the expedition, which included among others, the Swedish naturalist and pupil of Linnaeus, Peter Forsskål.
The Niebuhr collection, primarily held in the National Museum of Denmark, offers an invaluable resource for the study of 18th century travellers and expeditions to the Middle East. In its investigation of the history and context of each of these intriguing objects, Niebuhr’s Museum presents a new narrative of the ill-
Traditional Houses and Bazaars by Hans Munk Hansen
The photographs take the reader on a journey to the Middle East, with a side trip to Yemen, and further on to the Mediterranean’s southern shores, then proceeding as far as West Africa, while the introductory section introduces the reader to the Islamic building tradition, which reveals countless generations of experience with establishing the best possible conditions of life in what are often inhospitable climatic conditions.
Melchior Lorck by Erik Fischer, Ernst Jonas Bencard, Mikael Bøgh Rasmussen
Melchior Lorck (or Lorichs; born in Flensburg in 1526 or 1527, died post 1583) was the first Danish artist of international renown. Trained in the tradition of the German Kleinmeister, Lorck has been called one of the most original artists of sixteenth-
Anna Ancher: The Pastels by Elisabeth Fabritius
Anna Ancher (1859-
Being a Queen by Kyungwoo Chun, Louise Wolters, Nathalie B. Shin, Rune Gade
Being a Queen is a photographic and etnological research by korean artist Kyungwoo Chun. Like Denmark, Korea was once a kingdom with a queen. Now he wants to find out how the danes feel about their royal highness, by making people looking like the queen dress up in a blue silk dress and interview them about their thoughts about her. Buy
The Pantomime Theater by Annett Ahrends, Henrik Lyding
The Pantomime Theater in Tivoli has been the home of Pjerrot, Harlequin, Columbine and Cassander since 1844. Four classic comedy figures meet night after night throughout the summer in an age-
A Temporary Art and Architecture Project in UrbanPlanen by Marie Bruun Yde, Gitte Juul, Kaj Nyborg, Henriette Bretton- Meyer, Carsten Hoff, Line Kjær, and Cai Ulrich von Platen
Arje Griegst by Kerstin Wickman
Arje Griegst is an international household name in Danish Design. His jewellery is sought after by collectors all over the world, and among his prominent customers is the Danish Queen H.M. Margrethe II. Arje Griegst is a goldsmith who thinks like a sculptor. Inspired by the Baroque and the Orient, his free sculptural form is a contrast to rigid modernism. He has won international acclaim for his fairy tale-
Migrant Documents by Tina Enghoff
Mobility is one of the main charachteristics in modern society -
State of Nature. 500 Drawings and One Text by Jørgen Michaelsen
Since the 1990's Artist Jørgen Michaelsen has been experimenting with different forms of expression: text, collage, video, painting, sound etc. His work i based on the contradiction between picture and language relating him to conceptual movements. State of Nature. 500 Drawings and One Text is a collection of drawings made since 2008 and the text On Drawing in which he describes to drawing as a psychogenetic phenomena. KØB