Words acquire more meaning amongst the artworks at Louisiana Literature 2016 – The Post

Words acquire more meaning amongst the artworks at Louisiana Literature 2016

Chigozie Obioma (photo: Louisiana Press)
August 19th, 2016 7:00 pm| by Alessandra Palmitesta and Sohini Kumar
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Walking into Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, guests are greeted with a banner loudly and proudly announcing the ongoing Louisiana Literature.

The seventh edition of this annual festival has invited a range of international authors to appear among the art exhibitions and scenery that comprise the wide museum.

At Louisiana Literature writers spread their words through different means of expression, including readings, discussions, conversations, performance, song and audio walks.

What to expect
The various events are spread across the sprawling grounds of the venue. It is easy to get lost – which is why programs are distributed with a map inside. Exploring the labyrinthine grounds of the museum inevitably becomes a part of the experience.

With authors speaking in various tongues, conversations overlapping each other against distant musical strains, the space creates a dialogue with the surrounding artworks to raise questions about the arts across time and place.

The festival opened yesterday with a number of relevant guests. Amongst others, it is worth mentioning the participation of Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma, who gave a reading, and Claudio Magris, one of Italy’s greatest living authors, who was involved in a fascinating conversation about his last book.

The program, which is extremely rich and runs until Sunday, will host several unmissable cultural figures including Julian Barnes, Erica Jong and Hanya Yanagihara.

Surrounded by the results of imagination and innovation, this festival is not only the place to be for lovers of literature, but also provides scope to explore the arts in an international and bustling atmosphere.

Louisiana Literature 2016


★★★★★

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gammel Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk; Aug 18-21, festival ticket 175kr; louisiana.dk