See the hottest names in local contemporary art at the Bo Bjerggaard gallery in the old slaughterhouse area.


Guide to Copenhagen’s art

There’s plenty happening on the Copenhagen art scene this summer, from traditional works to the new Copenhagen Contemporary, Kødbyen’s hip galleries and playful open-air sculpture park.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Few places provide as beauti­ful a setting for a classical art collection as the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The collection contains over 10,000 works, and includes ancient Greek, ­Roman and Egyptian statues and mummies, Danish Golden Age paintings and French canvases by Gauguin, Monet and Cézanne. The building is a work of art in itself, with an indoor garden of palm trees, a nice café and a great little sculpture park in the backyard.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen

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Copenhagen Contemporary

Copenhagen Contemporary ­started out as a pilot project at ­Papirøen in 2015 and ended up as Denmark’s most-visited art gallery. Global names who have exhibited at CC include Yoko Ono, Bruce Nauman and Anselm Kiefer, and this crowd-pleaser reopens in the summer in the up-and-coming, post-industrial district of Refshaleøen, with two ­gigantic works by Superflex and Doug Aitken, which will both be there until the end of the year. It’s going to be big!

Copenhagen Contemporary

Refshalevej 173 A, Copenhagen

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The galleries at Flæsketorvet, Kødbyen

The old slaughterhouse district of Vesterbro has become the epicenter for the creative class and is home to some of Copenhagen’s hottest galleries. Galleri V1 and Bo Bjerggaard are the local standouts, with exhibitions of high-class Danish and international contemporary art by established names, as well as emerging artists. The neighboring Gether Contemporary gallery has a strong offering of debutant artists who take an unconventional approach to art and media.

Flæsketorvet, Copenhagen


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Photo: Roland Halbe

Ordrupgaard Art Park and Art Playground

The Ordrupgaard Art Museum, north of Copenhagen, is undergoing redevelopment until 2019, but the surrounding Art Park is still open and full of cool experiences and modern art you can play with. Jeppe Hein’s mirror sculpture tricks the senses, Olafur Eliasson’s weather work makes clouds, and you can also explore Doug and Mike Starn’s gigantic new bamboo maze.

Ordrupgaard Art Park and Art Playground

Vilvordevej 110, Charlottenlund

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