Portrait Now! Frederiksborg Castle

The Portrait Now! 2011 exhibition at The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, in Denmark has launched the Nordic portrait competition, The Brewer JC Jacobsen's Portrait Award for the third time.

The exhibition, which opens May 7, 2011 shows the modern genre of portraits, explores the relevance of the portrait in the contemporary world and explores traditional as well as new materials. Portrait Now! contrasts the museum's large collection of portraits, putting both parts in perspective. Performing Pictures video shrine MOVEMENT NO. 6: TO CARRY A CHILD is one of the 129 works displayed in this ambitious exhibition. The video shrine shows St. Christopher - he who carries the little child over troubled waters. Not only the weight of the world but also of its Creator is put on his shoulders. St. Christopher holds patronage of things related to travel and travelers.

The show is open May 7 - July 31 2011.