Portrait Now! 2017
In 2017, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle will launch the Nordic competition The Carlsberg Foundation's Portrait Award. It is the sixth time, that the award will be presented to an artist who has given portraiture an artistic treatment of issues surrounding the identity and personas of real people, irrespective of whether that interpretation takes the form of a painting, a sculpture, a video, an installation or a work of sonic art. In 2017, Nordic artists are invited to join the competition alongside artists from China. The participation of Chinese artists is handled in collaboration with Prince Gong's Palace Museum, Beijing.
The exhibition Portrait Now! 2017 will display a selection of the best portraits from the competition. The exhibition is open from May 11 - July 30.