Riverbed

Olafur Eliasson 1 Olafur Eliasson 2

When we traveled to Copenhagen in May, we knew that one of the museums that we definitely wanted to see was the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. It was one of the most beautiful museums I have ever had the chance to visit. The building itself was almost playful, seemingly blending modern design with a Danish coziness. They had some fabulous almost 1960’s looking brass lights in one gallery space that I just loved! As you move through each space you are surrounded by light, streaming through various windows, you never feel confined. There is an unbelievable collection of work throughout their sculpture garden and the setting is incredible as they sit on the coastline and on a clear day, you can look across and see Sweden.

I tell you all of this, because at the weekend we played a favorite game of ours: if you could be anywhere where would you be? I was thinking of Copenhagen and said I would like to be at the Louisiana Museum, sitting in the sunshine, under the Henry Moore sculpture, looking across the water to Sweden. I went to their website and discovered a magical exhibition that is taking place. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has turned the entire south-wing gallery space into a riverbed. You actively participate in this exhibition, in that in order to see it, you must become part of it walking amongst the rocks, dirt, and flowing river.

I think this would be incredible to see. I know what that space looked like before and it would be fascinating to see it’s current transformation. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll make it to Copenhagen before the river ceases to flow.

{Copenhagen: Part 1}
{Copenhagen: Part 2}

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