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On 6-7 May 2016 Louisiana hosted a contemporary arts festival, Art Alive, presenting a great number of the artists connected to the current presentation of new acquisitions to the collection.

Art Alive featured talks, performances and debates with artists such as William Kentridge, Shilpa Gupta, Ragnar Kjartansson, Pipilotti Rist, Manal Al Dowayan, Ed Atkins, Alex Da Corte and Olafur Eliasson. Other artists participating were Tal R, Jacob Kirkegaard, Joachim Koester, Maiken Bent, Tiffany Chung, Rineke Dijkstra, AK Dolven, Jørgen Leth, Not Vital, Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Anna Bjerger.

The artists, guests and weather all contributed to an intense and diverse festival with a varied and exciting program full of dialogue, engagement and lively art experiences.




13.00 Concert Hall: Performance: Jesper Just and FOS
13.30 Upper Lawn: Balloon-happening: Shilpa Gupta

14.00 Park Stage: Anna Bjerger interviewed by Karl Ove Knausgård

15.00 Concert Hall: A K Dolven interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner
15.00 Giacometti Gallery: Performance: Wura-Natasha Ogunji

15.15 Exhibition Stage: Talk: Kuratorisk Aktion (in Danish)
Park Stage: Shilpa Gupta interviewed by Gitte Ørskou
16.30 Exhibition Stage: Talk: Manal Al Dowayan

16.45 Concert Hall: Talk: Pipilotti Rist

17.30 Park Stage: Not Vital interviewed by Carsten Thau

18.00 Exhibition Stage: Wura-Natasha Ogunji interviewed by Savannah Gorton
18.30 Upper Lawn: Balloon-happening: Shilpa Gupta

18.45 Park Stage: Tiffany Chung interviewed by Nagieb Khaja

19.00 Exhibition Stage: Talk: Alex Da Corte
19.30 Concert Hall: William Kentridge interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg
20.30 Park Stage: Tal R interviewed by Martin Krasnik
 (in Danish)
21.30 Concert Hall: Performance: Ed Atkins 


12.00 Concert Hall: Talk and drawing session: Olafur Eliasson
12.00 Park Stage: Reading from The Little Mermaid, a new Louisiana Book, illustrated by Kusama (In Danish)
Upper Lawn: Balloon-happening: Shilpa Gupta

13.00 Exhibition Stage: Ed Atkins interviewed by Mathias Ussing Seeberg

13.30 Park Stage: Manal Al Dowayan interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg
14.00 Concert Hall: Alex Da Corte in conversation with Jørgen Leth. Moderator: Christian Lund

14.00 Jorn Gallery: Performance: Wura-Natasha Ogunji
14.45 Park Stage: Rineke Dijkstra interviewed by Marie Laurberg
15.00 Exhibition Stage: Maiken Bent interviewed by Anders Kold (In Danish)
Upper Lawn: Balloon-happening: Shilpa Gupta

15.30 Concert Hall: Performance Jacob Kirkegaard (with a short presentation in Danish) 
16.00 Park Stage: Olafur Eliasson in conversation with Poul Erik Tøjner (in Danish)
16.45 Concert Hall: Ragnar Kjartansson in conversation with Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir. Moderator: Tine Colstrup
17.00 Exhibition Stage: Joachim Koester intviewed by Kristian Leth (in Danish)



Visiting the Louisiana Channel site is a great way to get into the Art Alive mood. Here you will encounter interviews and features with an array of the artists who participated in the festival. Meet Pipilotti Rist. Take a tour with Olafur Eliasson in the Riverbed exhibition. Follow in the arctic trails of Darren Almond and Jacob Kirkegaard. And listen in as William Kentridge relates about his artistic career and astounding work The Refusal of Time.