Must-See Art Guide: Copenhagen

This week's guide includes Tal R, Mamma Andersen, Bjørn Nørgaard, and more.

Abdoulaye Konaté, Bosnia, Angola, Rwanda (1995). Courtesy the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.

It may be the sleepy dog days of summer right now, where every other business seems to be closing up shop for the final weeks of August, but there’s still plenty of exciting art to see if you know where to look. Case in point: Copenhagen’s thriving local art scene is currently host to a variety of exhibitions, including work by heavy hitters like Tal R, Mamma Andersen, and Dan Graham. But don’t stop there—a quick 25-minute train ride will take you straight to the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, gorgeously situated right on the waterfront. Don’t miss their current exhibitions of the works of trailblazing painter Gerda Wegener and the contemporary installations of Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté.

The truth is right now is probably the best time to go see art. September is right around the corner, and the art world will be wide awake and busy once again. Use the break from the crowds to have a little one-on-one time with some art—it’s worth it.

“Summer in the City” installation view. Courtesy of MARTIN ASBAEK GALLERY.

“Summer in the City” installation view. Courtesy of MARTIN ASBAEK GALLERY.

Exhibition: Summer in the City
When: August 12–September 10, 2016
Where:
MARTIN ASBAEK GALLERY, Bredgade 23, Copenhagen, Denmark

Evren Tekinoktay, HEAD (2016). Courtesy of David Risley Gallery.

Evren Tekinoktay, HEAD (2016). Courtesy of David Risley Gallery.

Exhibition:Evren Tekinoktay – Bermuda
When: August 14–October 1, 2016
Where:
David Risley Gallery, Bispevej 29, Copenhagen, Denmark

Exhibition: Tal R & Mamma Andersson – Svanesang
When:
August 24–October 22, 2016
Where:
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Flæsketorvet 85 A, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gerda Wegener, Lili with a Feather Fan (detail) (1920). Courtesy the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.

Gerda Wegener, Lili with a Feather Fan (detail) (1920). Courtesy the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.

Exhibition: Gerda Wegener
When:
November 7, 2015–January 8, 2017
Where:
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Skovvej 100, Ishøj, Denmark

Exhibition: Send in the Clowns
When: August 25–October 15, 2016
Where:
Nils Staerk, Ny Carlsberg vej 68, Copenhagen, Denmark

Exhibition: Abdoulaye Konaté
When:
April 21–September 18, 2017
Where:
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Skovvej 100, Ishøj, Denmark

Randi & Katrine. Courtesy of SPECTA.

Randi & Katrine. Courtesy of SPECTA.

Exhibition: Randi & Katrine: Collector’s Items
When:
August 20–September 24, 2016
Where:
SPECTA, Peder Skrams Gade 13, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bjørn Nørgaard, Stylites (2016), installation view. Courtesy of Galleri Susanne Ottesen.

Bjørn Nørgaard, Stylites (2016), installation view. Courtesy of Galleri Susanne Ottesen.

Exhibition: Bjørn Nørgaard
When: August 19–September 24, 2016
Where:
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Gothersgade 49, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dan Graham, Let’s Get to Know Each Other (2016). Courtesy of Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

Dan Graham, Let’s Get to Know Each Other (2016). Courtesy of Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

Exhibition: INSIDE OUT
When:
August 24–October 22, 2016
Where: Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Carlsberh Vej 68, Copenhagen, Denmark

Carl Mannov. Courtesy of Christian Andersen.

Carl Mannov. Courtesy of Christian Andersen.

Exhibition: Carl Mannov. DESK CHOP SHA CHI
When: Opening August 21, 2016
Where:
Christian Andersen, Bispevej 29, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kirstine Roepstorff. Courtesy of Andersen’s Contemporary.

Kirstine Roepstorff. Courtesy of Andersen’s Contemporary.

Exhibition: Kirstine Roepstorff
When: August 20–October 1, 2016
Where:
Andersen’s Contemporary, Amaliegade 40, Copenhagen, Denmark


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