Augustiana is an historical and architectural gem on the banks of Augustenborg Fjord with a long and varied history and an exciting future as an international art park and art gallery. The focus of the programme is professional contemporary art. Augustiana presents temporary exhibitions in the Art Gallery and a variety of art projects and events in the Art Park.
Tuesday-Sunday: 12.00 – 16.00. Closed on Mondays.
Open 24/7 all year
Simon Hjermind Jensen
23.04.23 – 30.06.23
In the exhibition The Word for World is Forest, the artist/architect Simon Hjermind Jensen explores the potentials of the plant kingdom in an artistic and architectural context.
The title of the exhibition comes from a novella of the same name by the late US author Ursula K. Le Guin. In Le Guin’s sci-fi universe, plants and forests have superhuman abilities and hyper-sensitive properties. She views nature as an inexhaustible, abundant source of knowledge and inspiration: something that has its own certainty and can teach us things – if we are simply patient and willing to listen.
04.02.23 – 30.06.23
With the exhibition SPOR, which comprises sensory objects, memory tapestries and performative video pieces, Vibe Bredahl dives deep into Augustiana’s rich history. With careful consideration for the building’s architecture and an artistic approach, she creates cracks in time that allow new narratives to sprout forth.
Hundreds of flowers, a huge curtain, a broken vase, a mirror and a stuffed peacock. With a wealth of sensory objects and strange materials, Vibe Bredahl shapes the palace’s stately backdrop into a space for memories, where traces of history are carefully pulled out.
Take the web app with you around the town and read or hear about the different sights. For example, you can start by walking along Storegade or Slotsallé, which both lead to the palace. The web app covers the whole old town, the harbour, gardens, forest and most of the Augustenborg Path to Brovold.
You can also find eateries and overnight accommodation in the web app.
Explore the town at your leisure – the guide helps you along the way. Enjoy your tour.
The video is produced by I Do Art Agency and the exhibition is supported by Statens Kunstfond and Det Obelske Familiefond.
The park is open 24 hours a day and worth a visit at any time of the year. The spacious grounds, situated between the palace and the fjord, feature some distinctive works, rare trees and shrubs, and a breathtaking view of Augustenborg Fjord.
The artist duo Claydies have created three ceramic ‘selfie’ objects for the Augustiana Art Park. They were accompanied by the exhibition En Claydies Affære (A Claydies Affair) in the White Mansion. The newl, selfie-inspired, outdoor works are based on the history of Augustiana, particularly the flamboyant princess and dowager duchess, Louisa Augusta, who lived in the White from 1815 to 1843.
These works by Claydies explore the ‘selfie’ concept and the relationship between viewer and work. Thereby, they spotlight the penchant for self-promotion and the Instagram culture of our time.
Come and visit the Art Park and take a selfie with one of the three ceramic sculptures!
Augustiana is situated in the beautiful mansions of Augustenborg Palace. The history and function of the mansions are inextricably linked to that of the palace.Read More