March 1 2017
I'm am fortunate to live near the beautiful art museum Kunsten in Aalborg. I't was drawn i 1972 by Alvar Aalto and stands just as beautiful today covered in white carrara marble. I often visit and right now it feels as if Alvar has come home. A beautiful retrospective exhibition of his life as an architect and designer is right now shown in his own museum. Alvar Aalto was one of the leading architects in the 20th century and his buildings and designs are celebrated today all over the world.
Besides showing eksamples of architecture and furniture designs, there are also very well composed photographs from the hands of the international recognized photographer Armin Linke. Amin has visited the most prominent buildings by Alvar Aalto, including Kunsten here in Aalborg. The photographs are shown together with original drawings and and other archive material from the Aalto foundation and international lenders.
There are beautiful eksamples of older furniture and lamps, if you in any way are interested in design and beautiful things. Overall you are in for a treat and very meaningful experience at Kunsten with Alvar Aalto. The exhibition runs until April 17th. Maybe we'll meet, because I'm not finished at all.
The photo shows Alvar in his boat Nemo.