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Exhibitions in August


Copenhagen Contemporary

The contemporary art centre is opening at a new location in the city’s former shipyard, neighbouring the city’s new street food market. The 7,000m2 centre is dedicated to art installations and will open with a show by the Danish art collective SUPERFLEX. Info here and on the website here.

National Gallery / Statens Museum for Kunst

Hieroglyphs – Symbolist Drawings 1890-1910

Until 12 August 2018

Featuring more than a hundred works of art, the exhibition invites visitors to delve into hidden narratives, dreams and visions and explore the humorous distortions of caricature. Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00, Wed 11:00-20:00. Mon closed. Admission. Located a short walk from Nørreport Station. Info here.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Ed Ruscha – Very

Until 19 August 2018

The museum highlights American artist Ed Ruscha (born 1937) and his iconic interpretations of American society in the past five decades. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00. National holidays 11:00-18:00. Mondays closed. Take a regional train to Humlebæk and change to bus 388. Admission. Info here.

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

A world of Change

Until 26 August 2018

The museum’s recently landscaped outdoor area by the sandy beach will be dedicated to an exploration of the world of constant change with site-specific works. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-21:00. Take S-train (Route E in the direction of Køge or Route A in the direction of Solrød Strand) and alight at Ishøj Station and take bus 128 to the museum – or bring a bike on the train. Admission. Info here.

Gl. Strand
Vogue like a painting

5 May – 26 August 2018

The exhibition explores the relationship between fashion photography and fine arts through a selection of images from the Vogue magazine archives, including works by Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00. Wed 11:00-20:00. Info here.

The Black Diamond

Abramović Method for Treasure

Until 21 March 2020

Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramović has selected treasures from the library. Hand over your phone, take of your shoes and devote yourself to a sensuous experience. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00. Info here.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

High on Luxury – Lost treasures from the Roman Empire

Until 2 September 2018

The unique Roman silver treasure from Berthouville in France has previously only been exhibited in the USA and France. Now, exceptionally, it is coming to Denmark. Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, Thu 11:00-22:00. Info here.
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