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Art research

Art research

Support since 1979

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has supported art research since 1979.

We support fields including research on art history, practice-based art and the interdisciplinary crossroads between art and science.

We aim to give the most talented researchers the opportunity to conduct major research projects. This helps them to pursue a research career within this field and to contribute significantly to art and art history research in Denmark.

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Artistic PhD project

Picture the Sky: Cosmic Code, Images and Imaginaries

Picture the Sky: Cosmic Code, Images, and Imaginaries is a practice-based artistic PhD project by Nanna Debois Buhl in which she investigates depictions of space explorations across astronomical, computational, aesthetic and speculative realms to rethink well-known (hi)stories of space research and nurture attentiveness to more complex understandings of materials and historical textures.

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Feminist Emergency

Kønsrepræsentationen i kunstverdenen

New research underscores how gender representation in the Danish and Nordic art worlds remains surprisingly imbalanced.

Feminist Emergency considers the contribution and conditions of women artists and feminist art both in Denmark and the larger Nordic region over the last sixty years.

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Henri Matisse

Det røde atelier

An examination of French artist Henri Matisse’s landmark painting, The Red Studio, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Research project

Hydrologic Sensibilities in Fragile Ecologies

This research project attempts, in a collaboration between art history, visual arts and marine geophysics, to develop new ways of sensing aquatic environments.

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