5 Hottest Contemporary Art Galleries in Copenhagen 2019
If you're into art or just curious to see what the fuss is about; check out some of the outrageously good spaces in Copenhagen being used for video installations, performance art, sculpture and much more.
Copenhagen has seen a huge investment in public art in the past few years which has meant an increase in public and private galleries and spaces displaying some of the most interesting contemporary art in Europe right now. And being Danish, the galleries themselves are interesting architectural sights. Check out what Copenhagen has to offer in the shape of Contemporary Art here with our list of the 5 Hottest in Copenhagen right now.
Photo courtesy of CC - CC1–CC10 Claudia Comte, I Have Grown Taller from Standing with Trees (2019). Installation view at Copenhagen Contemporary. Photo: Roman März
CC is one of Scandinavia's largest spaces for contemporary art, with over 7,000 m2 of former industrial space designated to art. Appealing to a wide audience and including installations, video and performance art; CC is one of the most exciting art spaces in Copenhagen.
This Post-industrial venue is a perfect complement to Copenhagen’s growing art scene; opening in Summer 2016 on the fashionably developed Paper Island. The space itself is well proportioned for contemporary art and in particular installation work due to the warehouse ceilings. It’s a short boat bust across from Nyhaven and the theater, sitting on the newly developed harbour space of Paper Island (Papirøen); neighbouring to trendy Copenhagen Street Food (a market of international foods and live music at the weekends) and nearby to alternative Christiania.
Exhibitions since the opening have included Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono and Bill Viola among others. Upcoming exhibitions include Claudia Comte, I Have Grown Taller from Standing with Trees until 1st September 2019, Donna Huanca, LENGUA LLORONA until 1st September, and Marianna Simnett, SEIZURE until 26th May 2019.
Den Frie Centre is a unique gallery in Copenhagen; as they say in their own words - 'the house is built by artists for artists' This is always a vibrant venue to visit being uniquely artist run and makes for an alternative for those less inclined with museum art and more into contemporary. All exhibits are chosen by artists which gives it a dynamic and diverse investigation into the art world.
With approximately 10 exhibitions per year there is a high turnaround of art and artists at this center. Current exhibitions are The Watchers of Malheur (Tweet Tweet) photography and Koloristerne 2019, painting and sculpture.
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