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. The exhibition presents two important works by American filmmaker and performance artist Wu Tsang: Into A Space Of Love (2018) and Shape of a Right Statement (2008). Made roughly ten years apart, the two movies mark two seminal moments in Tsang’s career as a performer and filmmaker and address vital aspects of her work, including the politics of visibility and appropriation. Opening hours Mon-Sun 11:00-18:00 Thu 11:00-21:00. Info here and on the website here.
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Patricia Piccinini – A World of Love
9 February – 8 September 2019
ARKEN presents a vast, sensual exhibition featuring Patricia Piccinini’s wondrous universe – full of tales of realistic fabulous creatures, animal machines and mutated human beings. 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.
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Young Danish Art – Forecasting the Future
17 August 2019 – 15 March 2020
What kind of world are we currently breaking down – and building? The exhibition explores different predictions for the future as they are presented in Danish contemporary art. 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.
Fashioned from Nature
13 April – 1 September 2019
Fashioned from Nature explores the fabric of fashion and highlights fashion’s dependence on the riches of nature by presenting beautiful dresses from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, alongside fascinating specimens from the extensive scientific collections. Info here. Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
27 June – 22 September 2019
Taking up themes of exile and expatriation, the exhibition presents a number of exceptional international artists, whose work speaks directly to our conflict-ridden times. Hailing from countries as diverse as Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Algeria and Kosovo, the artists work from their own stories and experiences. 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.
The Way a Hare Transforms into a Tortoise
28 June – 8 September 2019
With significant art events such as the Seoul Mediacity Biennale and the biennales at Gwangju and Busan, Korea is a highly interesting country in terms of contemporary art. Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Info here.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Coming Soon! Pierre Bonnard. The Colour of Memory
7 June – 22 September 2019
The exhibition shows more than 100 works by Bonnard and consists of loans from museums and collectors from all over the world as well as The Glyptotek’s own pieces by Bonnard. Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, Thu 11:00-22:00. Info here.
The Round Tower
A Play, A Tale
24 August – 29 September 2019
The Round Tower’s extensive collection of stories, images and astronomical objects form the common point of departure for the 16 young artists contributing to the exhibition. Opening hours Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00 Tue + Wed 10:00-21:00. Info here.
DAC – The Danish Architecture Center
12 June – 20 October 2019
Housed in the new urban design center BLOX by the city’s harbourfront, the Danish Architecture Center opens an exhibition about the visions and projects of one of Denmark’s most famous architecture studios, BIG. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00 and Thu 10:00-21:00. Info here.