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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Celeste

Celeste marks the meeting of the four distinct practices of Cæcilie Trier, August Rosenbaum, Lea Guldditte Hestelund and Ea Verdoner. The exhibition comprises sound, sculpture, video, fragrance and performance, which merge within the exhibition space as an immersive installation.
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ELMGREEN & DRAGSET Short Story

With their installation Short Story, the Danish-Norwegian artist duo Emgreen & Dragset have transformed Copenhagen Contemporary’s Hall 2 into the setting of a tennis court. When entering the gallery space, visitors will encounter an almost full-size tennis court, slightly raised off the ground. The net and the painted lines mark…
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ART OF SPORT

In a year characterised by great international sporting events, both nationally and internationally, CC kicks off with a major group exhibition entitled Art of Sport.
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LILIBETH CUENCA RASMUSSEN I am not what you see

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen has created the timely exhibition I am not what you see, examining nomadic life, ethnicity, and identity. Here you will meet four monumental sculptures, each bearing a different name and, in their various ways, hybrids of architecture, costumes, and dwellings. Cuenca Rasmussen’s exhibition zooms in on the…
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We=Link: Sideways

Copenhagen Contemporary and Chronus Art Center is pleased to announce the presentation of a group exhibition titled We=Link: Sideways, featuring twenty-two works by twenty-seven artists and artist collectives, from the pioneers of net art to millennials. The works on display and online span three decades of net art practice, from…
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GUDRUN HASLE Im hideng indart the ligt

Copenhagen Contemporary will be zooming in on imperfection when Gudrun Hasle takes over the art centre’s halls, her sincere and direct messages making us stop and reflect amid an existence governed by performance culture. Im hideng indart the ligt, it says on the exhibition wall in big yellow letters and…
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A thousand mails from Trump

Over the past four years, the Danish politician Uffe Elbæk has received personal greetings from the American president, Donald Trump, several times a week – sometimes even several times a day. They came in the form of e-mails from Trump, his family, or top political staff. Uffe Elbæk never discovered…
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ESBEN WEILE KJÆR HARDCORE FREEDOM

Using architecture, electronic rhythms, light shows, textiles, reflective elements, video, and live performances as leverage, Esben Weile Kjær zooms in on his own generation in the exhibition HARDCORE FREEDOM, exploring its narratives about youth, freedom and popular culture.
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IN FOCUS: Statements

Under Open Skies‘No Justice, No Peace’, ‘I can’t breathe’, ‘Keep a distance’. These words have spread like wildfire globally, testifying to a world marked by change and consternation. COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the battle against racism rages in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, …
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DAVID SHRIGLEY DO NOT TOUCH THE WORMS

David Shrigley, the renowned British artist and recent recipient of the Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his artistic work, creates a brand-new installation specifically for CC’s Hall 1.David Shrigley works in various media including drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, and utility product design, all of which revolve …
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EBBE STUB WITTRUP Botanical Drift

In the exhibition Botanical Drift, the artist Ebbe Stub Wittrup addresses national identity and cultural ownership. As the artist follows in the footsteps of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich, a narrative emerges on Western economy and scientific logic as opposed to local knowledge and experience.
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CHRISTIAN FALSNAES LOOK AT ME

In an installation designed as an art fair, a video work shows Christian Falsnaes as instructor, stage-managing a chain of situations with hired performers, an audience, and passers-by in front of the camera. The work was recorded in six different locations (in a street, in a home, a church, a…
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IN FOCUS: Statements

International world stars activate Copenhagen Contemporary’s alternative spaces with political texts and messages in the group show In Focus: Statements. Artworks created by Monica Bonvicini, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Lise Harlev, Jenny Holzer, Kahlil Joseph, Zoe Leonard, Marilyn Minter, Adrian Piper, and David Shrigley go beyond the confines of the…
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SOL CALERO

Using paintings as a background, the Venezuelan artist Sol Calero creates complex site-specific installations composed of sculptures, textiles, and found objects. Like stage sets, her works often tend to envelop visitors, who can step into the scenography and play a part in disclosing the narrative of the work. By using …
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HARDCORE FREEDOM

In a cross-breed between an art institution and a night club, Esben Weile Kjær’s exhibitionHARDCORE FREEDOM discusses, demonstrates, and expands ideas of freedom. The installation is changeable and regularly brought to life by performances, sweeping back and forth between rebellion and party, inviting exhibition visitors to get involved via contrasting …
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