Ends Jan 25; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj
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Presenting the queen of modernism at Louisiana

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  • 1. AFGHAN TALES Ends Jan 25; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; SEE AFGHANISTAN through the eyes of its countrymen via an intimate experience of moments, processes, and conflicts in both public and private spheres. Featuring the best in contemporary art, press and documentary photogra- phy from Afghanistan’s sparse pop- ulation of homegrown lensmen, this touring exhibition gives a unique insight into the war-torn state. Twenty photograghers share poetic and moving images that expose the everyday life of Afghanis, bringing a touching significance to the people whose country we all have heard of but know little about. (AC) THE COPENHAGEN POST TOURISM MAGAZINE | CPHPOST.DK 14 EXHIBITIONS PAUL MODERSOHN -BECKER Opens Dec 5; Louisiana, Gammel Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; ALI COOPER ALONGSIDE Matisse and Picasso, German artist Paula Modersohn-Beck- er boldly introduced the world to modernism at the turn of the 20th century. Comprising around 150 paintings and drawings, Louisiana is organising the first major exhibition of her work in Scandinavia. In a remarkably short career, cut tragically short at the age of 31, Mod- ersohn-Becker went on to rock the art establishment with groundbreaking paintings renowned for their intensity and extravagant use of colour. Thanks to her acclaimed writing, her expressionist pieces took off in Germa- ny in the 1920s. A number of her works were even featured in the famous Nazi exhibition Entartete Kunst in 1937 Drawing significantly from Gauguin and Cézanne, whom she studied in Paris, Modersohn-Becker’s landscapes have an archaic glow, while her figure paintings – particularly of mother and child – capture solemn expressions that challenged traditional styles of the female body at the time. Acknowledged as one of the first fe- male painters to produce female nudes, she firmly cemented a name for herself in art circles dominated by men. Today, she is regarded as a radical innovator of modernism and as one of Germany’s most beloved artists. While her career was brief, Louisi- ana’s comprehensive exhibition will open a window into the exceptional world of this creative revolutionary. LOUISIANA.DK BLICKFANG COPENHAGEN Nov 15-16, 10:00-19:00; Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, Cph V; 65- 95kr FOR THE third year running, the Blick- fang International Design Exhibition is coming to Copenhagen. Over 100 international furniture, fashion and jewellery designers are tak- ing over 4,000 sqm of warehouse space near Copenhagen Central Station. This trendy exhibition offers the latest in arty trends with the opportunity to talk to designers from across the globe. Tickets look set to go fast – presale tickets can be purchased at Normann Copenhagen (Østerbrogade 70), Place de Bleu (Rentemestervej 80) and online at Hipsters welcome! (AC) SMK.DK COLOURBOX DENFRIE.DK OLEHAUPT HASSEFERROLD London Toast Theatre - an English Phenomenon in Danish Theatre Ends Jan 31; Hofteatret, Christiansborg, Cph K; 40kr An exhibition dedicated to the 32-year history of the Crazy Christmas Cabaret containing memorabilia guaranteed to bring back memories. (BH) Xmas show Opens Dec 12 (16:00-19:00); Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Bredgade 75, Cph K; The most cutting-edge gallery in town presents its annual group show with artists from around the world, including Japan’s Yuichi Hirako and Cana- da’s Scott Everingham. (AC) Best in class Ends Jan 4; Den Frie Museum, Oslo Plads 1, Cph Ø; Anticipate the exhibition of the Carl-Nielson Scholarship winner – the largest honor- ary prize awarded to Danish artists. Every other year the top sculptors are recognised for their mind-blowing feats of ingenuity. (AC) Torben Eskerod Ends Dec 19; Peter Lav Gallery, Bredgade 65A, Cph K; December is the last chance to see Torben Eskerod’s exhi- bition at Peter Lav. Eskerod explores the Mallorcan home of esteemed Danish architect Jørn Utzon –the mastermind behind Sydney Opera House. (AC) SMK Fridays Nov 14, 16:00-20:00; Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48, Cph K; free adm Get arty in the evening with SMK’s melting pot of music, literature and culture. Listen to artists talk, get creative at the workshops or relax to the art- DJ’s trendy mixes. (AC) ART OF THE MONTH COLOURBOX BLICKFANG.COM

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