Copenhagen – Red Light Green Light

Intimacy, desire and tension (In the Realm of the Senses)

11 jun – 10 jul 2022

The exhibition Copenhagen moves out of Kunsthal Charlottenborg to take over several locations in inner-city Copenhagen, where a range of leading, internationally renowned installation and performance artists will create works for the city’s scenic spaces and halls. Intensity and intimacy are key aspects of the artists’ approach, making Copenhagen unfold as a series of unique situations where audiences and art meet and interact in real life and real time.

Copenhagen reflects our present time, an era infused by tension and control. The exhibition constitutes a metaphor for and condensed version of the present-day international, hyper-capitalised metropolis. It is an experiment exploring the exhibition as a living format, unfolding over time. Copenhagen will change its form and format over the course of the summer, presenting performances at different times of the day, staggered at the different locations.

The exhibition on locations in inner-city Copenhagen can be experienced 11 June – 10 July 2022. Installations at Kunsthal Charlottenborg is on view until 7 August 2022.

Curated by Charlotte Sprogøe, the exhibition is associated with two research projects focusing on art’s use of contemporaneity, sensibility and site.

Copenhagen is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Danish Ministry of Culture – The Artistic Research Funding Programme, ECCA Family Foundation, Knud Højgaard Foundation, Spar Nord Foundation, William Demant Foundation, Lemvigh-Müller Foundation, George and Emma Jorck Foundation, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat.

Image: Korakrit Arunanondchai & Alex Gvojic, Songs for living, 2021. Co-commissioned by Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and Kunstverein in Hamburg with support from FACT, Liverpool. Courtesy of the artists, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels, Kukje Gallery, South Korea. Photo by Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich.