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.
Have Grown Taller from Standing with Trees
29 September 2019 – 13 April 2020
The Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) 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. During the autumn, CC presents a major solo exhibition by Carsten Höller, a German-Belgian artist renowned for incorporating elements from playgrounds, zoos and amusement parks into his installation ark, often juxtaposing them with scientific investigations and experiments. Opening hours Mon-Sun 11:00-18:00 Thu 11:00-21:00. Info on the website here.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
18 October 2019 – 2 February 2020
Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao explores her home country's heritage and building traditions. The landscape plays a crucial role in her work. 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
Beloved by Picasso – The Power of the Model
12 October 2019 – 23 February 2020
ARKEN presents a wide and dazzling array of Pablo Picasso’s best works in the upcoming exhibition created in close collaboration with Musée national Picasso-Paris. The exhibition sheds light on the women in and behind Picasso’s 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.
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.
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
23 October 2019 – 8 March 2020
Kunstforeningen Gl Strand and Nikolaj Kunsthal jointly host an exhibition inspired by the life and work of Leonard Cohen. Some 40 international contemporary artists and musicians interpret Leonard Cohen’s life and work in a comprehensive exhibition.Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00. Info here.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
The Road to Palmyra
20 September 2019 – 1 March 2020
The Road to Palmyra is the first special exhibition in Denmark devoted to the culture of ancient Palmyra – an oasis city located in present-day Syria. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00, Thu 11:00-22:00. Info here.
DAC – The Danish Architecture Center
12 June – 12 January 2020
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.
Art & Porn
5 Oct – 12 January 2020
To mark the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of visual pornography in Denmark, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents the group exhibition Art & Porn in association with ARoS Museum of Art. The exhibition presents the development in art from the 1960s to the current fourth-wave feminism, and highlights how art is influenced by changing the law on pornography. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12:00 – 20:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Info here.