Six Things to Do at Copenhagen Art Week 2015

Art comes in many forms; Copenhagen Art Week embraces those mediums and pushes them to their limits. From 21st – 30th August you can see a host of wonderful exhibits, performances and spaces as part of this inspiring festival.


List Marker: Number 1Self-Storage Opening

Skulpturi, Koh-I-Noor and Another Space each curated a temporary storage space at the storage company Shurgaard Self-storage in Amager. The concept speaks to how the creative hub PB43 was evicted from Prags Boulevard 43. There will be pizza and beer, too!

Laplandsgade 7 (Shurgard Self-storage)

2300 København S’
Sunday 23rd August
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Ticket price: Free!


List Marker: Number 2Performance in the Metro

Turn your daily metro commute into an art experience. During the week, you can compose a piece of music, take a guided tour in sign language or go for a walk on a work of video art. You can also join a flash mob on Tuesday August 25 to take part in American artist Will Owens’s audio piece.

Nørreport Metro Station

Tuesday 25th August
4:00- 5:00 pm
If you’d like to take part, meet at the Netto outside of Nørreport at 3:30 pm.
Ticket price: Free!

Performance in Copenhagen Metro - Copenhagen Art Week med kunst i metroen 2014, 8bitklubben, 2014. Foto Martin Kurt Haglund


List Marker: Number 3Ung Dansk Fotografi ’15, Fotografisk Center

Six young photographers examine how reality is represented through their medium. See these emerging artists grapple with this question in very different ways.

Fotografisk Center

Staldgade 16
1799 København V
22 August – 25 October
Ticket price: Free!

Ung Dansk Kunst (bill t udstilling) Julie Nymann_ Shreds of laughter (still), 2014


List Marker: Number 4Project Space Day

Join a guided bike ride to the artist spaces of Copenhagen, which open their doors to each other and the audience all week.

What you’ll see:

  • Astrid Noacks Atelier will have a performance by Camilla Berner as well as brunch. This is part of Katherine Ball & Thom O’Sullivan’s artistic gardening project.
  • GREEN IS GOLD introduces the New York-based Anouk Kruithof’s photographic sculpture.
  • SixtyEight hosts a talk about the current exhibition and Sixty Eight’s international collaborations by curator Iben Bach Elmstrøm. BETON art space are guests and talk about a new residency in Tuborg Havn.
  • TYS introduces a new artistic platform.
  • NLH Space tells us about the current photography collage exhibition by Palestinian artist Hani Amra.
  • Officin, New Shelter Plan og Ok Corral open their doors for a joint mini-symposium called “What’s the Alternative?” on the use of exhibition spaces.

Begins at Astrid Noacks Atelier

Rådmandsgade 34
2200 København N
Thursday 27th August
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Ticket price: Free!

Project Space Day - NLH Space, 2013-2
Project Space Day - Philosophy and Brunch. Photo Katherine Ball og Thom O'Sullivan


List Marker: Number 5TRUST – Opening Night

The five central art centres of Copenhagen have joined forces in order to present a large joint exhibition with trust as its common theme. TRUST in each other, in art and not least in the audience’s with to engage with contemporary art. The exhibition features over 40 Danish and international artists. The opening is a step-by-step vernissage with performances by a range of artists ending in a huge afterparty.

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

Oslo Pl. 1
2100 København Ø
Friday 28th August
5:00 – 10:00 pm
Ticket price: Free!

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List Marker: Number 6Artistic boat ride through the Canals of Copenhagen

Guests will see works of art created specifically for the boat ride by three internationally renowned artists. On board, the American artist Jenny Gräf Sheppard will create the fragrence Channel Mist by using the water from the harbour while Claus Haxholm & Will Owen include the audience in their sound and performance pieces. What a trip!

Leaves from Anløbspladsen ved Nyhavnsbroen

Sunday 30th August
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Ticket price: 175 DKK

Artistic Boat Rides


See the full Copenhagen Art Week program.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.