The Art of Sanders
Movement, Music, Dance and the Human Form
Dais Contemporary has collaborated with Alexander Kølpin of Kolpin Hotels and interior design and architecture studio Lind + Almond to provide a curated collection of artworks for Sanders, a new boutique hotel opening in Copenhagen on November 1, 2017. A former hot spot for the city's cultural cognoscenti in the 1970-80's, Alexander looks forward to continuing that legacy and breathing life into an entirely new era for the hotel.
"Entering Sanders is like stepping into a theatre. The scenography and carefully curated interiors will be the elegant and exquisite backdrop for the guest experience," says Alexander Kølpin.
The artworks were sourced and commissioned by Kølpin in collaboration with Dais Contemporary to compliment the historical context and new design scheme. Built in a classical 19th century building in the heart of Copenhagen, and a stone’s throw away from The Royal Danish Theatre, the collection of artworks connects with Alexander's personal experience as a former ballet dancer. The prevalent themes in the art selection are of movement, music, dance and the human form as well as the modernist and expressionist periods of art – two periods synonymous with important works of Danish art and design. The collection brings together the work of emerging artists from a wide range of countries including; America, Britain, Germany and Greece; emphasizing the international outlook of the property.
A group of five artworks are mounted above the bedheads within each of the 52 guestrooms. These works include an exclusive collection of limited edition prints made for the hotel by Mat Chivers, which explore perception, nature and the human body, a series of ethereal photographic waterscape works by Pavlina Ecclesiarhou , a collection of classically inspired still life limited edition prints by Emma Bennett, hand painted nudes by Kirsty Buchanan referencing reclining nudes found in museums and films, and a series of delicate expressionist ink drawings by Elke Sada inspired by pieces of classical music.