All posts by Yénika

Designer and traveler, passionate about culture, design, good food and museums. At my blog you can read about this and get inspired.

Fairytale town: Odense honours its most famous citizen 

Not only the principal museum, but the whole town -especially the central area- has very special ambient, to remember Hans Christian Andersen. 

It's actually fun to get lost in the cozy town of Odense.
It’s actually fun to get lost in the cozy town of Odense.

Denmark’s most beloved author, Hans Christian Andersen, was born in Odense and lived here for some years of his youth. Many say that it was here that he discovered his talents, both in performing arts and writing, and would do anything in his hands to educate himself and pursue his dreams, later on in Copenhagen and even abroad.

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Remedios Varo at MAM Mexico 

One of my first and forever favorite artists is, undoubtedly, Remedios Varo. Since a teenager, I’ve been fascinated by her world of dreams and magic, and definitely inspired me to draw and paint myself. Now, the most complete collection of her works is beautifully curated and exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno, in Mexico City.

Autorretrato, Remedios Varo, 1951.

Remedios Varo was a Spanish painter that came to Mexico exiled from the civil war. Although she was trained in arts in Spain and was also very much in contact with the surrealistic circle of artists in Paris, it was in Mexico where she developed her own unique style and flourished as a renowned artist.

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Julio Le Parc, handmade optic art

The Argentinian artist has a major exhibition at Perez Art Museum, in Miami, a place worth of showing this amazing work!

Julio Le Parc, born in Mendoza in 1928, is still active defying our senses -particularly the sight- with his gammaldags* optic art. Here you’ll see monumental canvas, screens and installations with hundreds of reflecting objects that entertain your brain while amazing your concept of optic art.

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Aros Museum, or the joy of contemporary art

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and a vibrant place to visit for arts and trends. Aros is just a small taste of that.

Aros Aarhus Art Museum.
Aros Aarhus Art Museum.

There’s no way to dispute that Danish museums are just amazing. They combine world-class exhibitions with beautiful museography and astonishing architecture. In all, it’s always a good experience to visit a Danish museum.  Aros is the art museum in Aarhus (Aros is the old name of Aarhus) and it’s full of surprises.

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The Skagen Art Museum, a hidden jewel

On the farther north point of Denmark, in the peninsula of Jutland, you’ll find a cozy town that has remaind sort of untouched by time. 

One of the beautiful halls at the museum.
One of the beautiful halls at the museum.

Skagen is the place that has given name to the famous skagenröra, a sauce made with cream, shrimps, caviar and herbs, that you use on your smörrebröd (open sandwich) or on fish. But this is also the place where many nordic intelectuals and artists came to settle in the end of the 19th century, and got inspired with the light, the sea and the pintoresque architecture of this fishing village.

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Exhibition: Musiklivet Göteborg

Can you believe that Sweden, being such a small country of 9.6 million people, is the third biggest exporting music industry in the world?

It’s right behind the U.S. and the U.K. and even when Sweden’s history as a music titan is not quite long, it’s actually amazing how now everyone seems to have Swedish musicians, producers or songwriters. It’s just to go through this year’s edition of Eurovision Music Festival to see that all the artists, no matter which country they were representing, had one swede in their crew.

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