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.
Closed for the winter, opens on February 4th. Tuesday-Sunday: 12.00 – 16.00. Closed on Mondays.
Open 24/7 all year
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.
13.08.22 – 20.11.22
The idiom of the Danish artist Lærke Lauta is ambiguous and enigmatic. Be they figurative or abstract, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, paintings or video installations, her works are meditative and sensuous, and evade our attempts to arrive at a clear-cut definition.
Lærke Lauta consistently expresses herself in several categories of work. The exhibition features not only video installations and figurative paintings, in which dreamlike scenarios create narratives, but also canvases, in which the narrative element is subdued and transformed into vibrating expanses of colour. The exhibition also includes her ‘layers’ series: free-hanging painted textiles that fill the space with colour, thereby creating a physical presence.
The presentation in the stately rooms of Augustiana is a 2nd version of the exhibition that Lærke Lauta presented at Rønnebæksholm in 2021. Back then, it was the global corona crisis that informed the title of the exhibition: Meditations in an Emergency. A year on, the title of the exhibition is no less relevant.
Lærke Lauta (b. 1974) studied painting at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Cooper Union in New York and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Lærke Lauta’s previous work has featured video installation, sculpture and painting.
The artist duo Claydies have created three, new, 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!