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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located on the shore of the Øresund Sound in Humlebæk, 35 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the most visited art museum in Denmark, has an extensive permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, dating from World War II to the present day; the museum is acknowledged as a milestone in modern Danish architecture, is noted for its synthesis of art and landscape, such as was showcased in an installation entitled "Riverbed" shown in 2104-2015. The museum also stages exhibitions of work by the great impressionists and expressionists, e.g. Claude Monet was the focus of a major exhibition in 1994; the museum is included in the Patricia Schultz book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and ranks 85th on a list of the most visited art museums in the world. The museum is located by the Øresund coast in the North Zeeland region, some 30 km north of central Copenhagen and 10 km south of Elsinore. From the regional train station in Humlebæk, it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the museum.

The name of the museum derives from the first owner of the property, Alexander Brun, who named the villa after his three wives, all called Louise. The museum was created in 1958 by the owner at the time, he contacted architects Vilhelm Wohlert and Jørgen Bo who spent a few months walking around the property before deciding how a new construction would best fit into the landscape. This study resulted in the first version of the museum consisting of three buildings connected by glass corridors. Since it has been extended several times until it reached its present circular shape in 1991. In late November 2012, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art launched Louisiana Channel, a web-TV channel contributing to the development of the museum as a cultural platform. In 2013, the museum's music department launched Louisiana Music, a webpage dedicated to musical videos produced by the museum in collaboration with world-famous musicians; the museum has a wide range of modern art paintings and videos dating from World War II to the present day, including works by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney and Asger Jorn.

The videos are housed in room settings where the viewer is made to feel part of the scene being portrayed. Perched above the sea, there is a sculpture garden between the museum's two wings with works by artists including Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Jean Arp. Besides the collection of modern art, Louisiana displays a collection of Pre-Columbian art. Consisting of more than 400 objects, the collection was a donation from the Wessel-Bagge Foundation in 2001, it is the personal collection left by Niels-Wessel Bagge, a California-based Danish dancer and art collector, who died in 1990. The Louisiana Museum mounts temporary exhibitions, including installations such as Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's site-specific work "Riverbed", made for the museum and shown from August 2014 to January 2015; the work was in three sections with a theme that related art and nature, in which a rocky riverbed was created to take up the museum's entire south wing. The Concert Hall was built in 1976 in connection with the West Wing, built in 1966 and 1971.

Its acoustics make it suitable for chamber music, but it is used for other musical genres as well as a wide array of others events and activities such as debates and symposiums. The chairs are designed by Poul Kjærholm and the rear wall is decorated with paintings created for the site by Sam Francis. In 2007 began a project to produce concerts filming and musical clips directed by Stéphan Aubé. All the movies are available for free on the Louisiana Music website; the grounds around the museum contain a landscaped sculpture garden. It consists of a plateau and ground that slopes towards the Øresund and is dominated by huge, ancient specimen trees and sweeping vistas of the sea, it contains works by such artists as Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Max Bill, Alexander Calder, Henri Laurens, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Miró and Henry Moore. The sculptures are either placed so that they can be viewed from within, in special sculpture yards or independently around the gardens, forming a synthesis with the lawns, the trees and the sea.

There are examples of site-specific art by such artists as Enzo Cucchi, Dani Karavan and George Trakas. Louisiana Literature festival is an annual festival that takes place at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Launched in 2010, the festival each year features about forty writers from across the world, they perform on stages around the museum and in the sculpture park, attract more than 15,000 people each year. 1958 —1993: Knud W. Jensen 1995 —: Lars Nittve 1998 —: Steingrim Laursen 2000 —: Poul Erik Tøjner Republic of Fritz Hansen and NørgaardStrøget are the Louisiana's main corporate partners. UBS sponsors exhibitions at Louisiana. Realdania has supported Louisiana'a architectural exhibitions since 2006; the new Carlsberg foundation has supported Louisiana's acquisition programme generously throughout most of the museum's history. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art official website Louisiana Channel official website Louisiana Music official website

Zahra's Paradise

Zahra's Paradise is a webcomic and graphic novel by Amir Soltani and Khalil set in modern Iran. It has been described as a political webcomic dealing with real-time events, its story follows a mother searching for her son, who disappeared around the time of the Iran's 2009 elections. Serialized online beginning in early 2010, Zahra's Paradise was published in hardcover format in 2011, has received numerous positive reviews in mainstream press and blogs. Zahra's Paradise was conceived by a Persian writer, an Arab artist, a Jewish editor, who chose anonymity for political reasons. Two of them are Iranian expatriates, want to protect their families in Iran from repressions by the Iranian government. Writer Soltani describes himself as "a human rights activist and documentary filmmaker."The first episode of the Zahra's Paradise webcomic was published on 19 February 2010. Thereafter, it was published three times a week in black-and-white strips; as episodes were being published, they were translated into Persian, Dutch, French and Italian.

The webcomic was translated into 16 languages. An English-language hardcover print edition was published by First Second Books on September 13, 2011. Foreign language editions have subsequently been published by Casterman, Rizzoli Lizard, Norma Editorial, Knesebeck, LIKE, Leya, Pegasus Yayinlari, vote4zahra.org, Dar Al-Tanweer. The story takes place in the aftermath of the disputed Iran's 2009 elections, it recounts a search for Mehdi, a young activist who has vanished in their aftermath abducted by the government's secret police. The search is carried out by his mother, his brother, their friends."Zahra's Paradise" is the English name of Behesht-e Zahra, the largest cemetery in Iran, located in Tehran. The comic's title purposefully draws inspiration from that place, a place of rest for many Iranians from all paths of life, including both the supporters and opponents of the Iranian revolution and the current Iranian government; the novel's characters echo real figures, such as Mohsen Rouholamini, a 25-year-old, reported to have died of prison abuse in 2009, Sohrab Aarabi, the 19-year-old, gunned down in the protests, both of whom, like Neda Agha-Soltan, were buried in Behesht-e Zahra.

It's reminiscent of the story of Hossein Derakhshan, the Iranian-Canadian who helped spark the Iranian blogging movement, before voluntarily returning to his homeland in 2008, only to be imprisoned indefinitely. Another name of relevance is that of the Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi, known for her investigations into missing people in Iran, beaten to death in an Iranian prison in 2003. Zahra's Paradise has received a positive reception, its themes and style have been compared to that of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, a graphic novel, adapted into an animated film, was a recipient of numerous awards, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. Another review compared Zahra's Paradise to the acclaimed nonfiction graphic novels Joe Sacco's Palestine and Art Spiegelman's Maus; the webcomic was nominated for a 2012 Eisner Award in the Best Digital Comic category. It was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Graphic Novel Reporter's Best Graphic Novel of the Year and Great Graphic Novel of Fall 2011, one of Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year.

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List of Japanese prime ministers by longevity

This is a list of Japanese prime ministers by longevity. It consists of Prime Ministers and Interim Prime Ministers of Japan. If a prime minister served more than one non-consecutive term, the dates given are for the beginning of their first term, the end of their last term. To avoid confusion and maintain consistency, the name of the Prime Ministers are listed in the Western style. Where the person in question is still living, the longevity is calculated up to 15 March 2020; the median age of a Prime Minister first taking office is 2 months. This falls between Keizō Obuchi; the youngest Prime Minister was the first, Hirobumi Itō, who took office at the age of 44 years, 67 days. The oldest Prime Minister to first take office was Kantarō Suzuki, who became Prime Minister at the age of 77 years, 79 days; the oldest living Prime Minister is Tomiichi Murayama, born 3 March 1924. The youngest living former Prime Minister is Yoshihiko Noda, born 20 May 1957; the longest-lived Prime Minister was Naruhiko Higashikuni, who died at the age of 102 years, 48 days.

If the oldest living Prime Minister, lives to 20 April 2026, he will tie this record. The shortest-lived Prime Minister was Sanetomi Sanjō, who died at the age of 352 days. Living Currently in Office "Prime Ministers in history"