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.
Until 30 December 2018
The contemporary art centre has opened at a new location in the city’s former shipyard, neighbouring the new Reffen street food market. The 7,000m2 centre is dedicated to art installations and will open with a show by the Danish art collective SUPERFLEX. Opening hours Mon-Sun 11:00-18:00 Thu 11:00-21:00. Info here and on the website here.
National Gallery / Statens Museum for Kunst
Danh Vo: Take my breath away
3 August – 2 December 2018
A retrospective of works by Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo presenting his poetic and political practice centring on themes such as colonialism, migration and identity. 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
13 September 2018 – 20 January 2019
The exhibition explores the Moon as an artistic icon, symbol of longing and object of scientific inquiry. It leads up to the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing and encompasses art, film, literature, architecture, design, natural history and historical objects. 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
1 September 2018 – 20 January 2019
Vincent van Gogh is coming to ARKEN. In a unique collaboration with the Kröller-Müller Museum, The Netherlands, the museum will open its doors to a wide-ranging exhibition of Van Gogh’s works with a focus on such themes as nature and religion. 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.
Women of Surrealism
15 September 2018 – 13 January 2019
The exhibition highlights three frontrunners of Surrealism in Denmark, Franciska Clausen, Rita Kernn-Larsen and Elsa Thoresen. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00. Wed 11:00-20:00. Info here.
Until 6 January 2019
The converted church lends its spacious galleries to an environment created by one of Denmark’s best-known artists, HuskMitNavn (i.e. Remember My Name). Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Info here.
Crème de la crème
Until 27 January 2019
The exhibition highlights major works from the museum’s older collections that have seldom, or never, been shown in the museum. Among the exhibits are gobelins by Matisse and Léger, ceramics by Paul Gauguin, Jorn and Corneille, glassware by Emilie Gallé, posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, silverware by Johan Rohde & Georg Jensen and jewellery by Lalique. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, Wed 10:00-21:00. Info here.
Until 13 January 2019
One of Denmark’s leading architectural studios, BIG, is highlighted in an exhibition about art in architecture and public space. Featured projects include the SUPERKILEN park in Copenhagen, co-designed with artist collective SUPERFLEX. Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Wed free admission after 17:00 Mon closed. The art space is located just across from Nyhavn Canal. Info here.
Danish Architecture Center (DAC)
Jørn Utzon – Horizon
7 November 2018 – 3 March 2019
The exhibition highlights the life and work of one of Denmark’s most famous architects, creator of the Sydney Opera House, Jørn Utzon. Fri-Wed 10:00-18:00. Thu 10:00-21:00. Info here.