Nordic Cool 2013: Exhibition: New Nordic--Architecture and Identity (Denmark)
From Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, this exhibition explores the relationship of Nordic culture, identity, and architecture.
- Feb. 20 - Mar. 17, 2013
- Building Exterior Grounds
- All Day
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Five Nordic Houses/Pavilions
In order to show similarities and differences in the Nordic countries, the museum invited five Nordic architects to each build a small dwelling which best suits the style and needs of the architect's home country: Studio Granda of Iceland, Johan Celsing of Sweden, Jarmund/Vigsnæs of Norway, Lassila Hirvilammi of Finland, and Lundgaard & Tranberg of Denmark. Each house is an expression of the architect's regional identity and experiences.
What is Nordic? -- Nordic Dioramas
Is there a Nordic identity? Can one, despite the tendency of globalization to erase national and cultural differences, still understand identity as something associated with a particular place? How has the Nordic identity developed alongside the development of the rest of the world? In an attempt to answer these questions, the Nordic Dioramas installation begins with another question: "What does Nordic mean to you?" Several cultural personalities from the Nordic countries and territories provide their answers in these small dioramas to be displayed during the festival in the Atrium.
FREE event, no tickets required
Watch and Listen
The museum invited Nordic architects to build a dwelling which best suits the style of their home country: Studio Granda of Iceland, Johan Celsing of Sweden, Jarmund/Vigsnæs of Norway, Lassila Hirvilammi of Finland, and Lundgaard & Tranberg of Denmark.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Performing Arts.