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Exhibitions in May

David Collection

Copenhagen Contemporary 

Botanical Drift

13 December 2019 – 10 May 2020

The Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) is a 7,000m2 art centre dedicated to art installations. In Botanical Drift, Copenhagen-based artist Ebbe Stub Wittrup addresses national identity and cultural ownership. As the artist follows in the footsteps of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich, a narrative emerges on Western economy and scientific logic as opposed to local knowledge and experience. Opening hours Mon-Sun 11:00-18:00 Thu 11:00-21:00. Info here. 

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Tetsumi Kudo

2 April – 16 August 2020

Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo builds grotesque environments of found objects to reflect a world where humans, technology and polluted nature have merged. 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. Admission. Info here. 

David Collection

From Philipsen to Salto

Until 1 August 2020

Early Danish modernist painting is revised in this unique exhibition. The David Collection: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed until 21:00. Mondays and 23, 24, 25, and 31 December closed. Nearest metro station: Kongens Nytorv (M1, M2, M3, M4). Info here

Designmuseum Danmark

Night Fever

25 January – 27 September 2020

A total experience that revisits the discos of the 1960s and delves into the nightlife of the present day. Designmuseum Danmark: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, Wed until 21:00. Closed Mondays. Closed Mondays. Nearest metro station: Marmorkirken (M3 and M4). Info here 

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Animals in Art

21 March – 9 August 2020

Camels and kittens, elephants and rats, feathered creatures and cute pets. In recent years, contemporary art has been exploring the way we look at animals, talk about animals, use animals and understand our¬selves through encounters with other species. The exhibition features sculptures and installations, video, photography and paintings by a wide array of international artists. 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

DAC – The Danish Architecture Center

Re-think Re-use Re-duce

8 November 2019 – 3 May 2020

Denmark is world champion in great furniture design. Explore how Danes keep raising the bar for experimental designs, artistic quality and craftsmanship. 


23 May – 29 November 2020

An exhibition of a water feature designed by Danish architectural practice Lundgaard & Tranberg. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00 and Thu 10:00-21:00.
Nearest metro station: Rådhuspladsen (M3, M4). Info here.

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