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Danish museum presents Nordic architecture, culture exhibit
Jun 28, 2012

Today, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located just outside of Copenhagen, is unveiling an exhibit called "New Nordic - Architecture & Identity."  This exhibit explores the relationship of architecture and culture and identity, and is the first in a series focusing on architecture as a field where collective memories and narratives are reflected materially and spatially,  investigating whether certain "Nordic" features recur in architecture, and what creates an architectural vernacular.

The exhibit includes "Nordic theatres" which feature personalities from the five Nordic countries offering their suggestions, whether as an object or film, for a Nordic identity today. Contributors include: Photographer Trine Søndergaard, designer Cecilie Manz, Playdead, chef and entrepreneur Claus Meyer and fashion and multimedia designer Henrik Vibskov, film director Otto Rosing, designer Karen Fly and artist Julie Edel Hardenberg, the design team Gudrun & Gudrun, video artist Petra Lindholm and video artist Elina Brotherus, photographer Sigurgeir Sigyrjónsson, the design team Fanney Antonsdóttir and Dögg Gudmundsdóttir, designer Gudrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir, artist Kristinn E. Hrafnsson, designer Srúli Recht, author Hallgrímur Helgason, photographer A. K. Dolven, photographer Dag Alveng, designer Cathrine Kullberg, the design team Arne & Carlos, the design team Permafrost, author Erlend Loe, photographer Lars Tunbjörk, designer Mats Theselius and author and TV producer Staffan Bengtsson.

The famous sculpture park on the grounds of the museum.

Participating architects include: 1:1 Landskab, 3RW Arkitekter, 3XN, ALA Architects, Andersson Jönsson Landskapsarkitekter, Ark-House Architects, ARKIS, Arkitekt Kristine Jensens Tegnestue, Arkitema, Askim / Lantto Arkitekter, AtelierOslo, Auer & Sandås Architects, Basalt Arkitektar, Berger + Parkkinen, Bjarke Ingels Group, Björbekk & Lindheim Landskapsarkitekter, Brandt landskab, Brendeland & Kristoffersen, C.F. Møller Architects, Caruso St. John Architects, Christensen & Co, Christian A. Sundby, COBE Arkitekter, Fantastic Norway Architects, Gehl Architects, Grontmij, Gullik Gulliksen, Helen & Hard, Henning Larsen Architects, Jensen & Skodvin, Jeppe Aagaard Andersen, Jes Vagnby Arkitektur & Identitet, JJW Arkitekter, JKMM, Julien de Smedt Architects, K2S Architects, Keinicke & Overgaard Arkitekter, KHR Arkitekter, Kragh & Berglund, Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter, Laddelma & Mahlamäki Oy, Larsson, Lindstrand, Palme Arkitektkontor, Manthey Kula, Molden Arkitekter, NORD Arkitekter, Ola Steen and Kolbrún Ragnarsdóttir, Olafur Eliasson, Pálmar Kristmundsson architect, Primus Arkitekter, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Seinäjoen Kaupunki, SLA, Snøhetta, Stein Halvorsen, Tegnestuen Nuuk, Tham & Videgård, Vandkunsten, Vesa Honkonen Architects, Viiva Architects, White Arkitekter and Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor.

Exploring the permanent collection of the museum that opened in 1958.
The exhibition runs through October 21 and is curated by the museum curator Kjeld Kjeldsen and Michael Asgaard Andersen, architect MAA and Ph.D. Exhibition architects: Luise Hooge Lorenc, Maya Lahmy and Mads Kjædegaard.

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