Danish collector Jens Faurschou inaugurates new outpost in Brooklyn

The facade of the Faurschou in New York Ed Gumuchian, © Faurschou Foundation

Brooklyns Greenpoint neighbourhood is set to become a new arts destination in New York with the opening of the Faurschou Foundation on 15 December, the latest enterprise of Jens Faurschou, the Danish collector, former gallerist and philanthropist. The 12,000 sq ft exhibition space, built from a converted industrial warehouse by the firm Faurschou Kyed, complements Faurschous permanent spaces in Beijing and Copenhagen as well as a biannual pop-up space in Venice.

“We looked around in Harlem and Chelsea and other places, but then I visited Greenpoint and was completely sold,” says Faurschou. “I loved the atmosphere—its quite special.”

Installation view of the exhibition The Red Bean Grows in the South at the Faurschou in New York Tom Powel Imaging, © Faurschou Foundation.

The inaugural exhibition,The Red Bean Grows in the South (until 11 April 2020), explores themes of war, politics and sexuality and features monumental pieces by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Ai Weiwei, Dhan Vo, Anselm Kiefer and Robert Rauschenberg. The centrepiece of the show is Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholzs mixed-media installation The Ozymandias Parade (1985)—a vast work made of sculpted and found objects that critiques government corruption and is based on poems published by the poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Horace Smith in 1818.Read More – Source