MEN AND MASCULINITY
Works from the Louisiana Collection
The Louisiana’s collection is rich in pictures of people, many of them men. The theme Men and Masculinity, on display in the East Wing, clearly shows that masculinity has many faces.
While numerous artists after World War II turned to an abstract vocabulary, others stayed with figuration, creating radical counter-images to war-propaganda depictions of strongmen, invincible soldiers and triumphant figures. This dichotomy runs through the collection.
With existential angst, humour and self-deprecation, the works illuminate and puncture a number of cultural clichés about gender that used to be prominent and still figure in pop culture, as well as in political and military ideals. Many of the works are self-portraits that seem to question the concept of the confident male artistic genius
The theme brings together works by among others Warhol, Antony Gormley, Ulay, Georg Baselitz, Ugo Rondinone and Francis Bacon.
ACCESSIBILITY DURING CONSTRUCTION WORK
Please note that Louisiana is presently carrying out several projects to optimize the experience of the museum both aesthetically and functionally. Unfortunately access to the East Wing and its presentation of works from the Louisiana Collection will be limited while these construction works are ongoing (no access by lift).
You can temporarily only enter the East Wing from the outside via the Park (from the level below the large set of steps by the Calder-terrace) - we regret that this part of the museum therefore will not be accessible for visitors with difficulty in walking or in wheelchairs.