Art exhibitions



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

War and Storm. Treasures from the Sea around Sicily
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Ends August 20

The Spring Special Exhibition at the Glyptotek presents archaeological finds from shipwrecks around Sicily. The exhibition ranges from vases to weapons, reflecting the many facets of Antiquity. Branching over 3000 years, the exhibition also explores the significance of the Mediterranean for trade, cultural encounters and globalisation.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Dantes Plads 7
6 April – 20 August

The Garden – The Past
ARoS. Ends 10 September

ARoS presents the first part of the exhibition THE GARDEN – End of Times; Beginning of Times. Later in the year, the exhibition will extended into the urban landscape but for now, The Past at ARoS explores human relationships with nature.

Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus
8 April – 10 September

William Kentridge ‘Thick Time’

Louisiana. Ends June 18

For the first time in Scandinavia, Louisiana is exhibiting the work South African artist William Kentridge. Kentridge had his breakthrough in the 1990s with monochrome stopmotion films, but he is now renowned for immersive installations that encase the viewer like theatrical stages.

Gl Strandvej 13, 3050
February 16 – June 18

Malene Landgreen
Kunstforeningen GL STRAND. Ends May 28

Bringing together both old and new work, this exhibition showcases the paintings of Malene Landgreen, a Copenhagen-based artist. She uses this exhibition to challenge the way we experience a gallery space, with each room being given a unique shape and identity.

Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Gl. Strand 48, KBH
March 25 – May 28

Sarah Sze
Copenhagen Contemporary. Ends September 3

Sze’s installation “Timekeeper”, exploring the origin of the moving image and a projector itself, will be on display among others of Sze’s sprawling sculptural work in Copenhagen’s new contemporary gallery, by Copenhagen street food.

Copenhagen Contemporary
Trangravsvej 10-12, KBH
Opens on the 10th

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


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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