A special summer edition of this week’s Apollo Art Diary highlights four exhibitions where art can be enjoyed in the great outdoors.
American artist Alex Da Corte is the subject of a survey at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk (until 8 January 2023), but before you reach the museum you are treated to a preview in the form of As Long as the Sun Lasts (2021). This 26-foot-tall sculpture takes its place on the Calder Terrace of the Louisiana in Denmark (until 23 October), temporarily displacing Alexander Calder’s kinetic Little Janey-Waney (1964–76). Da Corte’s vivid As Long as the Sun Lasts (2021) takes inspiration from Calder’s mobile structures with a hanging construction including spheres and a crescent moon. Perched on top of the hanging moon, an eccentric blue bird looks out at the skyline, acting as a comical homage to Sesame Street’s Big Bird. The sculpture was originally created for a site-specific work for the Roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is the first opportunity to see the work in Europe. Find out more on the Louisiana’s website.
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