VIBSKOV GUIDE TO Copenhagen Art Week 2017
Copenhagen Art Week is back! During 24 August - 3 September Copenhagen is full of opportunities to experience and engage with contemporary art across 78 different venues as diverse as museums, art galleries, libraries and even public transport. This year's theme explores SOUND & VISION in all of its facets, the conceptual, the popular, the noisy, melodic and the poetic. You have the chance to take part in events, happenings and exhibitions to experience great and inspiring contemporary art.
For those who are interested yet overwhelmed with all the opportunities Copenhagen Art Week offers, Team Vibs has selected a couple of events we recommend!
BASEL x CC x CHART: EX SITU OPENING is organized by Kultur Basel-Stadt, Copenhagen Contemporary and CHART art fair. It is the opening event of the international group exhibition Ex Situ, Samples of Lifeforms. The exhibition addresses the constantly changing conditions of forms of life on planet earth. Artists explore topics such as the unruly state of migrating species trying to adapt to a new world where nature, culture and technology are inextricably entangled and enmeshed.
Trangravsvej 10 – 12
17.00 - 21.00
CODE is held for the second time this year. Code 2 will present leading as well as emerging galleries from all over the world. Code 2 will feature the curated film, talks and performance program, ArtReacts. The art fair is located in Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition center and on Sunday when of site-specific performances and special events held at different locations in the heart of Copenhagen.
Center Boulevard 5
August 31st - September 3rd
ART AFTER BAR is a musical performance held at Papirøen. Emerging female artists, who form Duo Demona will be presenting a vibrant sound performance on an installation of crystal glass and ceramic instruments.
21.15 - 22.30
CHART is having its 5th edition in year 2017. The art fair is bringing together 33 galleries from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Chart is considered one of the most important Nordic art fairs.
September 1st - 3rd
KUNST TIL STEDET is a tour visiting three different locations in the city of Copenhagen. The tour will start with a performance by Helene Nymann in Rundetårn and continue with the installation Shhh by Vinyl, Terror & Horror in the main library. The tour will end at Ravnsborggade to see the screening of the Ser Humano by CAW’s city artist Nástio Mosquito. The tour is held in Danish.
19.45 - 21.45
ANDREAS EMENIUS 'COMING BACK FROM THE GAS STATION' is an audiovisual performance that includes live music, video and installation. The performance explores the nostalgia of pop culture phenomena and reflects upon the gas station as a product of a soon-to-be obsolete technology: A future dinosaur.
Nedlagt Statoil Tankstation
Photos: sneak peak to Ex Situ, Helene Nymann, 2017, Code art fair and Art After Bar Duo Demona