Beautiful Repair: Mending in Art and Fashion at Copenhagen Contemporary explores the aesthetics of mending through the lens of art and fashion.
The Cold Gaze and the Myth of Objectivity
A Copenhagen exhibition offers a rich view into the creative production and daily life in the Weimar Republic, with its glamour and its grotesquerie.
Two Nordic Art Fairs Look Beyond Geography
Down Иorth: North Atlantic Triennial and CHART suggest a model of regional exhibition-making that refutes the essentialism common in contemporary art.
Danish Artist’s Racist “Covid China” Artwork Draws Outrage
Instead of apologizing, the artist mocked a Chinese student who protested the work.
The Happiness Museum Shares Denmark’s Well-being Secrets
According to the United Nation’s annual ranking, Denmark is the world’s second happiest country.
Courtroom Sketches from Ai Weiwei’s Legal Battle Against Volkswagen
The artist has filed a lawsuit against the company for copyright infringement after the automaker used one of his works about the refugee crisis as a backdrop for its cars.
Artists Dream Up Digital Dystopias
A group show at Kunsthal Charlottenborg imagines an unknown future full of sleek techno-chaos.
Facebook Censors Photo of Copenhagen’s Beloved Little Mermaid Statue
For more than a century, Edvard Eriksen’s bronze statue of “The Little Mermaid” has perched quietly on a waterside rock in Copenhagen, offending virtually no one.
Mundane Horror in Abandoned Stasi Spaces
As we creep up on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989), some of the remains of the oppressive Ministry for State Security, aka the Stasi, remain as if in their own time capsule.
One Language Traveller at the National Gallery of Denmark
If the stately looking Statens Museum for Kunst, or National Gallery of Denmark, has a fantastic (yet, small) early 20th C. French collection featuring a stunning Matisse room, it currently lacks few signs that contemporary art has an important role in its collection or mission. History stops abruptly in the middle part of last century and until the institution finishes off its contemporary wing that’s not likely to change. Though contemporary art visitors to the museum are left with little to see in the high temple of Danish art, fortunately all is not lost. Local artist FOS has been given the opportunity to wrestle with the difficult space that buffers the new and old buildings of the art museum.
Contemporary art visitors to the museum are left with little to see in the high temple of Danish art but fortunately all is not lost. Local artist FOS has been given the opportunity to wrestle with the difficult space that buffers the new and old buildings of the art museum.
The Best Matisse Room I’ve Ever Seen
Among the surprises at the Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, is an exquisite room of early Matisses that will blow your mind.
Poul Gernes’s Palads Cinema, Too Much?
Near Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Hotel and a stone’s throw from Tivoli Gardens is a peculiar building painted by Danish artist Poul Gernes. Labeled as part of his “Decorations” on his website, this multi-colored building is a flash of color in the city. I’ve been told architects hate it, but I’m more curious what others think. Vote now.