The World is Yours
5 september 2009 - 10 january 2010
THE WORLD IS YOURS, the biggest contemporary art show at Louisiana in years, presented 24 important international artists. Showcasing works intent on communicating directly with the visitors and affecting their senses, bodies, hearts and minds.
THE WORLD IS YOURS it said in bright lights at the top of the fine, old Louisiana villa. This sign, created by Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, welcomed visitors to the museum's large-scale, international presentation of art as it unfolds around the world right now.
THE WORLD IS YOURS presented works that startled, involved, teased, provoked or left their mark on the viewer - or that very directly are dependant on our reactions.
This last-mentioned work, Frequency & Volume, was created by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, for whom art should provide "a platform for a good party." In the exhibition catalogue, featuring interviews with the 24 participating artists, Lozano-Hemmer explains:
"It need not be a happy party but I see the artwork as an environment that takes on a life of its own with the participation of the public... only when people interact with the pieces do
THE WORLD IS YOURS
Foreword by director Poul Erik Tøjner and curator Anders Kold of Louisiana. Introductions to and interviews with the 24 participating artists, as well as essays by Nils Gunder Hansen and Bill Arning. Richly illustrated.
Danish/English version, 120 pages. Published by Louisiana 2009
DKK 148,- / members DKK 133,-
Sponsor of LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY
C.L. Davids Fond og Samling
supports THE WORLDS IS YOURS
Sponsor for Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 2009