The Art Foundation at NYBORG STRAND was established in connection with the inauguration of the new Multihus in 2007. At that time, the Faroese artist, Tróndur Patursson, was commissioned to decorate the interior space of the meeting house and complete the sculpture to be placed in front of the new creation.
In connection with the construction of the newest wing of rooms, which was completed in June 2010 and in harmony with the hotel's approach to art, for this wing, the Art Foundation commissioned the Slovakian artist Viera Collaro to decorate the new wing. Viera Collaro is renowned for her exciting use of light in her designs - see her artwork above this text.
The "heart" of the hotel, the reception in "Vandrehallen" underwent a minor refurbishment during summer 2009, where the ceilings were raised to allow more light to enter the space, which now appears bright and elegant.
In this light, the Art Foundation has invested in a trilogy by the artist, Poul Anker Bech. The three seasonal images depicted at the bottom of the page (click for a larger version), each measures 120 x 220 cm. The images adorn "Vandrehallen" facing the large meeting room and will hopefully serve as a festive and thoughtful input before and during each meeting.
It has also been decided that all 56 rooms in the "Skoven" (Forest) wing will be decorated with original lithographs by the artist Henrik Have. The motifs are coloured woodcuts on the theme "Gilgamesh" all 53 x 74 cm with related text leaves in the same format. Moreover, the work is dedicated to the composer, Per Nørgård, who premiered his Seventh Symphony in the new DR Byen Concert Hall where "Gilgamesh" was premiered simultaneously.
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