More than fifty artists take over the South Wing and part of the underground Graphics Wing with more than 150 works of new international art. The extensive exhibition adds a long list of new names to the Louisiana collection - names that are not yet familiar to the general public but which in time will be. The exhibition offers a diversity of works and genres, from small drawings to imposing sculptures, from photography to installation, from painting to video. But first and foremost it sends a signal about what Louisiana wants to show with a collection which in the future perspective will be more and more interesting to bring into play from hanging to hanging.
Louisiana is well known as a museum of modern art and one of the virtues of the modern museum is to keep up with the times and find the art in which the times are changing. This kind of timeliness comes as a result of the scanning of the art scene the museum is now presenting.
Louisiana's collecting strategy follows three premises:
Closing obvious gaps in the collection retrospectively, if possible - a current example is Allen Ruppersberg, no spring chicken as an artist, whose conceptual art from the seventies on played a major role on the Los Angeles scene with which the museum has a relationship.
Supplementing existing groups of works with new acquisitions that extend the understanding and coverage of the collection - the Asger Jorn room now has three new pictures; there are new works in the collection by Poul Gernes, Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz and others.
Buying contemporary art by young and youngish artists - and this is where the main thrust of the exhibition lies.
Pink Caviar is a presentation of contemporary art en masse of all genres from all over the world with a look to the world and the narratives about it that the museum wants to follow, and at the thematic interconnections that have already been established over the years.
The full list of participating artists is:
Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Sophie Calle, Vija Celmins, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Eriksson, Simon Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Poul Gernes, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Shilpa Gupta, Jacob Holdt, Roni Horn, Elliot Hundley, Matthew Day Jackson, Chris Johanson, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Zilvinas Kempinas, Rosy Keyser, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Klara Lidén, Michel Majerus, Gerold Miller, Marilyn Minter, Mircea Nicolae, Sigmar Polke, Sheng Qi, Tal R, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Allen Ruppersberg, Yorgos Sapountzis, Dayanita Singh, Tove Storch, Thomas Struth, Al Taylor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marcel van Eeden, Francesca Woodman, Erwin Wurm.
The exhibition runs from 24 May to 19 August 2012.