Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen

Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, Minister for Culture

To me, the sculpture also expresses the power of art, a power you can feel right at the pit of your stomach when you come across it

Joana Vasconcelos: Valkyrie Rán, 2016

"I really like how Joana Vasconcelos’s huge, floating sculpture is about female beauty and strength. The sculpture refers to powerful goddesses in Norse mythology who decide the fate of warriors. The goddess Ran catches sailors with her net and drags them down to the bottom of the sea. It is almost as if the sculpture also ‘captures’ us with its long arms and its large body, which meanders through the entire museum and creates its own sensuous landscape of colours, sounds and twinkling lights. It is soft and inviting, drawing you in.

To me, the sculpture also expresses the power of art, a power you can feel right at the pit of your stomach when you come across it. Art reflects our living conditions and challenges us. In our encounters with art, our world grows larger."

The work is on display at level 4.

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