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Jørn Utzon



Sydney Opera House • Photo courtesy of Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Photo courtesy of Sydney Opera House
Jørn Utzon
DENMARK
HUMLEBAEK  •  Louisiana Museum of Modern Art  •  Ongoing
 
The Danish architect Jørn Utzon (b. 1918) is known all over the world as the man behind Sydney’s famous landmark – the opera house.

The exhibition at Louisiana will take its point of departure in three main themes: the plateau, the organic and the additive, exemplified by selected projects.

The Opera House in Sydney (1957-73) outstandingly demonstrates Utzon’s work with the plateau as a foundation for the establishment of the building.

The additive principle in architecture is expressed for example in Utzon’s development of the Kingo Houses (1956-58), the Fredensborg Houses (1959-65) and Espansiva (1969), but a less well known side of his work will also be presented – his furniture design – similarly conceived on the basis of the additive.

Finally, the exhibition sheds light on the organic as a theme, and how nature has always been there as one of the most important starting-points for Utzon. I n this context there is a focus on his unrealized first project for the Silkeborg Art Museum (1963).

The exhibition illustrates the process in Utzon’s works and will focus on both his works and his sources of inspiration in the form of models, photos, drawings and sketches. And it will also provide an opportunity to see unrealized projects as models or 3D animations, using among other resources the latest audiovisual and computer-based technology.

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