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Art in a Day 2022

24 hours of performance art across Copenhagen

24 jun – 24 jun 2022

On 24 June, from 00.01 to 23.59, Copenhagen’s six contemporary art institutions are going to turn the city into a stage for performance art when Art in a Day kicks off with a programme buzzing with free art experiences. 

Join us on an urban art tour through Copenhagen with performances of all kinds taking place in the contemporary art institutions and outside in the city’s spaces – in its streets and backyards, outside the department store Magasin du Nord, in the garden of Restaurant Noma, on bridges, in church towers and on the water.

The star-studded programme features international artists such as Peaches, VALIE EXPORT, Baby Dee, Martin Creed, Tosh Basco, Arvida Byström, and Monster Chetwynd as well as Danish Maja Malou Lyse and Esben Weile Kjær, Sophie Dupont, KasperSophie, Jules Fischer, Jacob Kirkegaard and Henrik Vibskov.

 > Everyone is welcome and participation is free – just as it’s free to visit the contemporary art institutions.

> Follow the route from one contemporary art institution to the next or be surprised by the performances popping up all over the city around the clock.

ART PERFORMANCES ON AN URBAN ROUTE

Art in a Day kicks off already on 23 June with the Turner Prize winner Martin Creed’s performance All the Bells in front of Kunstforeningen GL STRAND in the inner city at 11.22. There the programme will be launched with a large sound work performed by churches in Copenhagen, primary school bells, children’s voices and the city’s own soundscape. 

Just after midnight on 24 June, at 00.01, the 24-hour programme starts in earnest when the internationally renowned musician and visual artist Peaches gives a nocturnal music performance at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. 

In the morning and in the course of the day you can follow a band of musicians wearing costumes by the designer Henrik Vibskov marching through the streets of Copenhagen – mapping out the route from the performances of one contemporary art institution to the next. As you make your way through the streets and canals of Copenhagen, art performances will be popping up continuously until Art in a Day concludes at Copenhagen Contemporary on Refshaleøen – where Peaches will end this year’s 24-hour performance programme with an awesome after-party.

Please note that the opening times of the six contemporary art institutions are listed on their respective websites and may vary during these 24 hours.

VIEW THE FULL PROGRAMME HERE

23 June

11.22: Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Martin Creed, All the Bells
Experience the Turner Prize-winning artist’s work All the Bells. Here, Martin Creed, the churches of Copenhagen and primary school pupils create a cacophonous 3-minute soundtrack of church bells, children’s shouts and the city’s soundscape.

23.00: Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
Jules Fischer, Vanitas
Vanitas is performed by professional dancers, performers and singers to a poetic sound collage of pop music.

24 June

00.00 – 01.00: Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
Peaches
The internationally renowned musician initiates the program for Art in a Day with a musical performance.

00.01 – 23.59: The Grand Hall, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (Kunsthal Charlottenborg)
VALIE EXPORT, Ping Pong – Ein Film Zum Spielen, Ein Spielfilm
The legendary artist invites you to participate in her  work fra 1968.

00.01: online
Maja Malou Lyse & Esben Weile Kjær, Comedy of Eros
Based on Eros’ constantly changing role in art history from antiquity to the present, a dance performance is staged in a carousel-like environment.

09.00 – 10.00: Den Frie Udstillingsbygning to Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Henrik Vibskov, Parade
Wearing minimalistic costumes with graphic silhouettes, the parade moves through the city. It connects the various performances that takes place during the day and accompanies the audience from one place to the next.

10.00 – 20.00: Magasin, Kongens Nytorv, ground floor
KasperSophie, Peuple
Peuple is an interactive art experience, an exclusive clothing brand and a functioning pop-up store. Utilising  playful seriousness and seductive visuality, the work pushes for reflection around the production of national identity and culture.

11.00 – 18.00: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, upper foyer
Sophie Dupont, I Breathe You Do You Breathe Me?
Dupont connects physical longing with a spiritual connection to the world through corporeality and recalls the primordial power of the body and the connectedness of everything.

12.00: from Kunsthal Charlottenborg to Nikolaj Kunsthal and on to Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Henrik Vibskov, Parade
Wearing minimalistic costumes with graphic silhouettes, the parade moves through the city. It connects the various performances that take place during the day and accompanies the audience from one place to the next.

13.00 – 18.00: O – Overgaden
Arvida Byström, A Cybernetic Doll’s House
The artist examines digitally feminized objects, such as Apple’s Siri. How complex are conversations are you able to have with these machine learning protocols?

14:00 (durational): Location TBA
Maja Malou Lyse & Esben Weile Kjær, Comedy of Eros
Based on Eros’ constantly changing role in art history from antiquity to the present, a dance performance is staged in a carousel-like environment.

15.00: Nikolaj Kunsthal
Baby Dee
Musical performance with organ and cello together with Mabe Fratti.

16.15: Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Martin Creed
Music performance

17.15: Nikolaj Kunsthal
Baby Dee
Musical performance with organ and cello together with Mabe Fratti.

17.30 – 18.30: Begins and ends at Holmen’s Church with several stops along the way
Jacob Kirkegaard, Riverbed
Boat trip on a tourist boat and sound recording of the city below the water’s surface.

18.00: Copenhagen Contemporary
DJ and foodtrucks.

19.00: Boat sailing from O – Overgaden to Copenhagen Contemporary
Henrik Vibskov, Parade
Wearing minimalistic costumes with graphic silhouettes, the parade moves through the city. It connects the various performances that take place during the day and accompanies the audience from one place to the next.

19.00: Refshaleøen, location TBA
Wu Tsang & Tosh Basco

19.00: Copenhagen Contemporary
Speeches by the directors of the six art centres: Helene Nyborg Bay, Dina Vester Feilberg, Marie Nipper, Michael Thouber, Anne Hagen Kielgast and Aukje Lepoutre Ravn.

21.00 – 22.00: Near Copenhagen Contemporary (Beddingen)
Monster Cheytwynd, Tears
Monster Cheytwynd performs a spectacular performance consisting of music, 15 performers, 10 ballet dancers and large transparent plastic balls in a complete experience.

23.00: Copenhagen Contemporary
Peaches sparks off the closing party with a strong visual and musical performance.

Afterparty with DJ at Copenhagen Contemporary.

 

 

Art in a Day is created by Copenhagen’s six art centres, which have joined forces to create this annual celebration of performance art. Art in a Day moves art into public space, giving everyone a chance to experience star performance artists and new talents during a 24-hour period packed with diverse, extraordinary, and interactive art experiences. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen Contemporary, Nikolaj Kunsthal, O – Overgaden, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, and Kunstforeningen GL STRAND.

The program is curated by Creator Projects in close collaboration with the art centres.

Supported by Festivalpuljen v. Københavns Kommune, Statens Kunstfond, Spar Nord Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Ny Carlsbergfondet, Københavns Kommune.

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