Must-See Art Guide: Copenhagen

This week's guide features Dana Lok, Chris Burden, Torbjørn Rødland, and more.

Dana Lok, Conjurors II (2016). Courtesy of Bianca D’Allessandro.

For New Yorkers, Labor Day is already upon us. But over in Copenhagen, you still have this whole weekend to explore the city’s gallery scene. From the very best emerging talent to contemporary heavy hitters, we’ve rounded up a wide-ranging list to make sure you get the full picture of what’s out there. Visit Galleri Tom Christoffersen for the powerful double feature of Chris Burden and Stig Brøgger titled “Shooting / Shoot,” drawing interesting parallels between two daring performance artists’ work. For a superb group exhibition, Bianca D’Allessandro presents the trio of rising painting star Dana Lok, Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost, and fascinating sculptor Mia Goyette for what amounts to a satisfyingly harmonious and challenging show. Then, be sure not to miss the latest work of photo master Torbjørn Rødland, who is currently displaying his two latest series, Wordless and Fence Studies, at Nils Stærk. His implacably Nordic aesthetic and deadpan humor is always a must-see.

Find our full list of picks below, and happy almost-end-of-summer.


Exhibition:Dana Lok, Laure Prouvost, Mia Goyette
June 2–September 9, 2017
Bianca D’Allessandro, Frederiksholms Kanal 28A, Copenhagen, Denmark

Charlie Roberts, Beth (2017). Courtesy of David Risley Gallery.

Exhibition:Charlie Roberts: Windows
August 18–September 30, 2017
David Risley Gallery, Bispevej 29, Copenhagen, Denmark

Stig Brøgger, Shooting (1969). Courtesy of Galleri Tom Christoffersen.

Exhibition:Shooting – Shoot: Stig Brøgger & Chris Burden
When: August 12–September 9, 2017
Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Skindergade 5, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kinder Album. Courtesy of Sabsay.

Exhibition:Kindar Album: Effective Reflection
August 24–October 28, 2017
Sabsay, Store Strandstræde 19, Copenhagen, Denmark

Erika A. Frandsen. Courtesy of Hans Alf Gallery.

Exhibition:Erika A. Frandsen: New Works / Flower Angels
August 19–October 10, 2017
Hans Alf Gallery, Holbergsgade 8, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hiroshi Shinno, 14.8.2008, Wien (2008). Courtesy of Marie Kirkegaard.

Exhibition:Hiroshi Shinno and Silas Inoue: Phenotype
August 25–September 30, 2017
Marie Kirkegaard, Holbergsgade 17C, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Cecilie Enevold Nielsen, Untitled. Courtesy of Format Artspace.

Exhibition:Cecilie Enevold Nielsen: Stero Mirror
August 18–September 30, 2017
Format Artspace, Nansensgade 35, Copenhagen, Denmark

Zoe de Soumagnat. Courtesy of Last Resort.

Exhibition:Zoe de Soumagnat: Blues
August 26–October 7, 2017
Last Resort,­­ Borgergade 2, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Viktor Henderson: He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the madness half gone.” Courtesy of Alice Folker Gallery.

Exhibition:Viktor Henderson: He dreamed he was eating shredded heat and woke up to find the madness half gone
August 12–September 9, 2017
Alice Folker Gallery, Esplanaden 6, Copenhagen Denmark

Torbjørn Rødland, Wordless no.2 (2010–2017). Courtesy of Nils Stærk.

Exhibition:Torbjørn Rødland: Fence Studies / Wordless
August 26–October 21, 2017
Nils Stærk, Glentevej 49, Copenhagen, Denmark

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