C.L. David Foundation and Collection and the Gallery
The C.L. David Foundation and Collection supports the promotion of fine crafts and projects that share this outlook and interest. In 2008 the Foundation supported the comprehensive Reality Check, an exhibition of contemporary art that spanned more than 3000 m²; a format which presented the Gallery and its visitors with new challenges. Reality Check encompassed 39 leading contemporary artists, each of whom presented groundbreaking work in the form of paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos taking their point of departure in art’s invasion of reality in recent decades.
Hammershøi in 2012
In the Spring of 2012 the foundation supports the grand Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) exhibition. Vilhelm Hammershøi was one of the most important Danish artists of his time. The exhibition will involve an examination of the interaction between the art of Hammershøi and the contemporary painting in Europe. Furthermore the exhibition will shed new – and investigative – light on Hammershøi by bringing his art into dialogue with contemporary European colleagues.
Vilhelm Hammershøi has often been regarded as a singular, isolated figure within the Danish and European art scene. The exhibition Hammershøi and Europe marks a break with this tradition. It takes the artist down new roads by juxtaposing his works with those of other artists from his era such as Whistler, Carriére, Fantin-Latour, Gauguin, and Khnopff.