Photo: The Royal Library
THE GHOST HORSES
A literary exhibition for all senses for children and their grown-ups
From 25 September until 31 December 2014, the Karen Blixen Museum presents The Ghost Horses, a literary exhibition for all senses. The exhibition is based on Karen Blixen’s story The Ghost Horses (1950/55), which is set in two worlds: the Nursery and the Stables.
THE GHOST HORSES is an interactive tableau, developed by art mediator Naja Pedersen and visual artist Trine Asmussen in collaboration with the Karen Blixen Museum.
THE GHOST HORSES is the museum’s first exhibition for children and their grown-ups. You will find the hayloft filled with visible and invisible things.
• The Reading Couch is for sitting down together and leafing through the Big Albums.
• The Horse Carpet is to lie down on and think about what a Ghost Horse is.
• The Saddle Horses are for riding on.
• In the Horse Gallery you can display your own portrait of a horse.
In the exhibition you can see, smell, hear and touch saddles and harnesses, stones, beads and fur. If you give your curiosity, your sense of adventure and your senses free rein, you will experience a wonderful world of hidden treasures and horses that are not there.
THE GHOST HORSES is an exhibition that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy and between what is really there and what you can imagine. The Ghost Horses demonstrate what litterature can do.
”The Ghost Horses”- the story
The exhibition is based on Karen Blixen’s story “The Ghost Horses” from 1950/55. You can read the story in the exhibition space. The story introduces you to Nonny, a young girl who is ill because her friend Billy has died. The other protagonists are her parents, who do not understand their daughter and think only of raising money, and her uncle, the artist Cedric, who tries to understand her. The setting is a nursery that is filled with toys and loneliness and an empty hayloft that is filled with play. Uncle Cedric is forced to review his ideas about what is valuable and what is not.
• The exhibition is intended for children between 5 and 100 – but everybody is welcome!
• Children have to be accompanied by an adult
• Please be careful if you are allergic to horses, straw or hay
The exhibition is sponsored by the Oticon Fund, the Toyota Fund, the Danish Tennis Fund, Gerd and Otto Kierulff’s fund, Ege Carpets, The Royal Stables and the Municipality of Hørsholm.