Copenhagen

Room 606 (the Arne Jacobson Suite), at the Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, 1960.

Room 606 (the Arne Jacobson Suite), at the Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, 1960.

Copenhagen

Arne Jacobsen

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl. Strandvej 13
August 30, 2002–January 12, 2003

Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Deichtorstrasse 1 + 2
May 22–August 3, 2003

Curated by Kjeld Kjeldsen, Carsten Thau, Kjeld Vindum

When it comes to twentieth-century Danish design, Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971) is your man. You name it, he did it, from gardens and furniture to silverware and high-rises. In fact, given the abiding presence of his all-encompassing creativity, it sometimes seems Jacobsen never left us. For this extensive centenary celebration, curator Kjeld Kjeldsen teams with historian Carsten Thau and architect Kjeld Vindum to emphasize the material and sensual aspects of the work. And to adjudicate Jacobsen’s architectural heritage, interpretations by contemporary colleagues such as Sejima+Nishizawa/SANAA, Gigon/Guyer, and Perrault/Lauriot-Prévost are in the plans.