Here the light enters exclusively from above. Currently a maze of works occupies most of the space. Without this, it would be a single large open space. The Sky-lit Galleries are a typical feature of Modernist architecture. The pillars and surfaces in shades of white generate a sense of floating. They intersect, making the space light and vibrant.
The Sky-lit Galleries provide an extremely flexible exhibition area. There is the option of placing partitions here and there. Generally speaking, the Sky-lit Galleries are used for hanging Kunsten’s permanent works, but there is also space for temporary exhibitions. The idea behind the maze, which currently features in the Sky-lit Galleries, is to embrace the many different works and periods in Kunsten’s collections – Cobra art, 1930s Surrealist art, Pop Art, Danish contemporary art and international art – and to give a sense of exploring the collection.
The maze also features two activity spaces for children, where children can draw on the walls in Cobra style. The other space contains various shapes that can be assembled into sculptures: inspired by the works of Robert Jakobsen, for example.
The spaces are for families with children, for the delight of children who love hands-on activities. Another positive result of the activity spaces is that people are encouraged to discuss the art they see. The small spaces are perfect for conversation; the intimacy allows people to open their mouths without worrying about disturbing others.
Fotos: Rasmus Hjortshøj