Okay, so it seems like all contemporary artists these days are using simple, everyday objects like tinfoil and toothpicks and straws and buttons to create sculptures symbolic of, well, everything. But there is a magical, transcendental quality to the work of American artist Tara Donovan. Her skies of Styrofoam cups are dreamlike, her colony of coral reefs made of stacks of ivory buttons is fantastic, and her pods of folded paper plates appear as seashells washing upon a shore. So the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – which is on the shore of the Øresund Sound just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark (there’s a Jeopardy question for you) – is a terrific venue for Donovan’s first European show (Feb 8-May 20, 2013). Fun fact: Patricia Schultz included the Louisiana Museum in her travel book “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”
We’re not sure if the exhibition “Yoko Ono – Half-A-Wind Show” will be one to see before you die, but it will make it to the Louisiana this summer (June 7-Sept 29, 2013), in celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday.