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The Art of Seeing

The Natural History Museum recently opened the exhibition “Precious things” which brings some of the most beautiful, strangest, rarest and scientifically most interesting objects out in the open.
The exhibition involved a collaboration with Danish artist John Olsen, who in dialogue with the museum created a site-specific artwork consisting of items from the museum’s collections and the artist’s own collections and works.
This film is a look into his life and thoughts. His work can be seen at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen.
Das Natural History Museum Kopenhagen bringt in der Ausstellung “Kostbare Dinge” die schönsten, komischsten, seltensten und wissenschaftlich interessantesten Objekte zusammen.
Teil der Ausstellung ist die Kollaboration mit dem Künstler John Olsen, der aus Objekten der Museumssammlung und aus seiner eigenen Sammlung eine ortsspezifische Installation geschaffen hat. Der Film gibt einen Einblick in sein Leben und seine Gedanken. Seine Arbeit kann im Zoologischen Museum Kopenhagen bewundert werden.
Production date: 06/2016
Language: Danish with English subtitles
Client: The Natural History Museum of Denmark
Additional Credits:
Post-Production: Charlotte Esmann
Cinematography: Frederik Wolff Teglhus
Editing: Natalia Szwebs & Theis Clausen
Production: Pegasus Production and The Natural History Museum of Denmark
Color correction: Theis Clausen
Producer: Birgitte Rubæk & Anders Drud Jordan