Art exhibitions



Our selection of the best museum and gallery exhibitions across Denmark, in one handy list! Suggestions? Email us:


Wang Shu at The Architect’s Studio
Louisiana. Ends April 30

Created to draw attention to exciting contemporary architects, until the end of April the Architect’s Studio will be exhibiting the work of Wang Shu, alongside a more general introduction to the Chinese culture and philosophy that inspired him.

Gl Strandvej 13, 3050
Opens February 9

Gosh! Is It Alive?
Arken. Ends August 6

Sam Jinks, Untitled (Kneeling Woman) 2015. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

Exploring the idea of ‘hyperrealism’, the sculptures in Arken’s upcoming exhibition play with notions of the artificial and the real. The intensely detailed work of 31 internationally recognized artists is brought together to both amuse, and potentially frighten, the viewer.

Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj

Light in Darkness

Arken. Ends July 30

In response to the darkening winter, Arken present, in their darkened Large Gallery, a series of sculptures that play with the notions of light and dark: creating an exciting, sensory viewer experience.

Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj

Barnett Newman ‘Louisiana on Paper’
Louisiana. Ends April 17

‘Louisiana on Paper’ is a series dedicated to drawings on paper and, this month, they are exhibiting the work of Barnett Newman, preeminent in New York in the 1950s and known for his so-called ‘Abstract Expressionism’.

Gl Strandvej 13, 3050

Japanomania 1875-1918
Statens Museum for Kunst. Ends April 23

Focusing on the transformative influence of Japanese art on the Danish scene in the late 19th century, this exhibition promises to explore the way vivid natural scenes and asymmetric composition became prevalent in Nordic art.

Statens Museum for Kunst
Sølvgade 48-50, KBH

Extract VI Young Art Prize
Kunstforening Gammel Strand. Ends March 5

Extract presents the work of seven newly graduated artists from art schools based in Beijing, London and Copenhagen. It gives a platform to these rising stars and their varied artistic approaches: from the performative to the archaeological.

Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Gl. Strand 48, KBH

Danish Architecture Centre. Ends April 17

This exhibition considers the way trash can become a resource. Focusing first on waste materials like glass and concrete, the exhibition enacts ‘upcycling’, transforming rubbish into architecture.

Dansk Arkitektur Center
Strandgade 27B, KBH

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