Denmark's leading art museum is answering that question with their latest exhibition. Get an inside look at the enlightening new show, featuring works by some of the most important and exciting artists of the moment.More
It's not often that a museum pulls entirely from its permanent collection for a special exhibition, but it's definitely a treat when they do. Next week, Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is doing exactly that: its new exhibition, Illumination, is an unprecedented show of 96 works (chosen from a total of 162), all acquired since 2012. What's more, Illumination will run concurrently with Fire Under Snow, a showing of the museum's newly acquired film and video works.
Featuring mostly contemporary work by 71 artists across media, both exhibits offer absorbing presentations on each artist—whether it's an in-depth look at their country of origin, or an examination of their chosen medium. Some highlights include William Kentridge's "The Refusal of Time"—one of the South African artist's most famous immersive installations—and Catherine Opie's "700 Nimes Road," a collection of 50 photographs taken inside the home of Elizabeth Taylor. Other featured artists include Cindy Sherman, Yoko Ono, and Max Ernst, alongside up-and-comers like Alex Da Corta and Ed Atkins. The result is an illustrative look at how artists see the world today. Here, a special selection from inside the exhibition.