About Faurschou Foundation
|Faurschou Foundation has now found the right premises
in Pakhus 53 - a 1500 m2 ex-warehouse in Copenhagen's North Harbour.
|Faurschou Foundation is a new privately funded
art institution to open in Copenhagen September 2012 in Pakhus 53
The inaugural exhibition will be a solo exhibition by the internationally
acclaimed contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang. For the past 15 years
Cai Guo-Qiang has exhibited all over the world and he is known for
his gunpowder explosions and large-scale site-specific installations.
Cai Guo-Qiang had his first solo exhibition at the Louisiana Museum
in Denmark in 1997 and recently had a large retrospective exhibition
at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2008.
Behind Faurschou Foundation are Luise and Jens Faurschou who have
for 25 years been running a gallery in Copenhagen and since 2007
a branch in Beijing.
The opening of Pakhus 53 in September 2012 will be marking the transition
from commercial gallery to art foundation that Faurschou has now
With the establishment of Faurschou Foundation Luise and Jens Faurschou
are realizing a long-held dream of devoting all their time, skills
and networks to expanding and developing their collection and creating
exhibitions of a high international standard. Both at the existing
premises in Beijing, and at the new exhibition space here in Copenhagen.
In the future the exhibitions at Faurschou Foundation in Beijing
and in Copenhagen will take their starting point in the collection,
and Luise and Jens Faurschou will be creating new exhibitions in
collaboration with some of the best contemporary artists, curators,
museums and galleries all over the world.
The collection will thus be shown regularly, both in solo exhibitions
of works by the artists' represented in the collection and in thematic
exhibitions of works by several artists.
For many years it has been the dream of Luise and Jens Faurschou
to focus on the collection and its development, and the possibility
of showing it. On the basis of the results and the collection created
over the years, it has now become possible to realize this dream.
Both exhibition spaces in Copenhagen and Beijing are based on private
funding, but will be oriented towards - and open to - the general
Pakhus 53 is a fantastic high-ceilinged space. With its spaciousness
and simplicity it is very suitable for housing all conceivable kinds
of art exhibitions. Faurschou Foundation will in the future have
1500 m2 in Copenhagen.
In these industrial surroundings, which recall the Chelsea area
in New York, Faurschou Foundation will be the first major instance
of art moving in and in the course of the next few years the North
Harbour area will be transformed into a new city neighbourhood that
mixes new housing, shops and businesses, with squares and harbour
|Pakhus 53 is one large, open space with a strong
industrial feel to it.
|Jens and Luise Faurschou together with Cai Guo-Qiang,
who has just been to Copenhagen to see the location in which he
will exhibit next year in September.
|Looking through the building from Orientkaj.
|Overlooking the harbour, the skies and a large
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