You will enjoy a unique collection curated by Barry Phipps, our Director of Visual Art, and Fellow of Churchill College.
Over to you Barry to explain how you have curated the art to inspire creative thinking and make meetings and events held with us more memorable:
“The connection between art and leadership is not always obvious, though it’s very clear – and making the connection can often open eyes to new resources.
Art inspires. Artists reframe and change the way people think. They invent possibilities not previously imagined. They also give us perspective on ourselves, our choices, our social condition, and a deeper appreciation of the world. Moreover, they challenge, excite, comfort, and motivate. They bring us closer together by providing a forum for shared experiences and by forging a sense of community. Leaders, especially in today’s complex and changing world, must also be able to do all these things.
While people may disagree about the quality of a given work of art, we generally know how to communicate what we’ve experienced. The same criteria that govern how people respond to particular artworks apply to leadership. For example, leadership may be described as inspiring, consistent, creative, unique, passionate, and engaging.
At the Møller Institute we have works of art by some of the most renowned modern artists, such as Albert Irvin RA whose big, quasi-abstract, brilliantly coloured blobs and lattices are built up in complex layers to create a sense of depth and energy. We also support emerging artists such as Ragna Mouritzen, winner of the Danish Embassy Art Prize 2014, whose works are a product of material, process, and intense manual labour. Both artists’ works are open to personal interpretation, as they do not depend on a specific subject, but rather on that of the work itself and the process of making. These carefully chosen works offer an opportunity to reflect, respond and communicate our thoughts.
By placing art in the working environment, the Institute has become an innovative way to showcase values as well as to support culture.”