Le Corbusier in Denmark

Museum Jorn in the city of Silkeborg in Denmark marks the 50th anniversary of the famous architect Le Corbusier’s (1887-1965) death with an international exhibition, which provides a look behind the facade of Le Corbusier’s life, his art and architecture, in dialogue with his former assistant, the famous Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973). The exhibition is unique of its kind outside Paris. In close collaboration with Le Corbusier Foundation over 200 objects are showcased, many of them reveling unknown aspects of the great architect. From major works such as Le Corbusier’s oil paintings, original models of buildings such as the church at Ronchamp and Unité d’habitation in Marseilles, as well as personal items like his glasses, his favorite book and postcards. Everything staged to give a new look at a personality and how he changed the way we look at art, architecture and urban planning today. Asger Jorn was Le Corbusiers assistant in 1937, in the beginning with great admiration, only to eventually dissociate from what he called human hostile housing. The exhibition will run until 13th of December 2015.

L-C la rue Jacob001Le Corbusier in his flat on Rue Jacob in Paris, app. 1928. Copyright Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

FLC 122Le Corbusier, Deux femmes étendues, 1936-1940. Copyright Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

FLC 12Le Corbusier, Carton pour tapisserie, Marie Cuttoli, 1936. Copyright Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

3aLe Corbusiers glasses. Copyright Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

Le ModulorLe Corbusier, Le Modulor, 1955. Copyright Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

Corbusier painting nakedLe Corbusier working on one of his wall paintings in Eilleen Grays Villa E-1027, 1939. Copyright Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

Maskulin StandhaftighedAsger Jorn, Résistance masculin, 1953. Copyright Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark.

Fotografi 12 x 12 cm

Asgeir Jorn, app.1944. Copyright Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark. Fotografi 12 x 12 cm