Highlights from the collection

Must-sees from ARKEN's collection, which holds Danish, Nordic and international contemporary art.
AI WEIWEI

AI WEIWEI

When you step into Ai Weiwei’s golden zodiac, you find beauty and perfection. But the sculptures also conceal a strong message about freedom.

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ANSELM REYLE

ANSELM REYLE

Can bad taste be great art? Anselm Reyle wraps himself in lushness on the borderline between seductive bling and sophisticated beauty.

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ANTONY GORMLEY

ANTONY GORMLEY

Erect, immobile and alone. What can Antony Gormley’s sculpture be on the lookout for?

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DAMIEN HIRST

DAMIEN HIRST

Dare you look life and death in the face? Damien Hirst does, and he invites you watch with him. Beauty and decay go hand in hand in his art.

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Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset

A boy on a rocking-horse waves a welcome on ARKEN’s forecourt. Elmgreen & Dragset’s equestrian statue pays tribute to play and fantasy rather than victory and power.

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EVA STEEN CHRISTENSEN

EVA STEEN CHRISTENSEN

Where do you come from? Perhaps you’ll get to know more about your own culture if you let the palm of your hand slide over the sandblasted pattern on Eva Steen Christensen’s marble sculpture.

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OLAFUR ELIASSON

OLAFUR ELIASSON

Have you ever swung your way through a molecule? You can in Olafur Eliasson’s outdoor sculpture, which mixes art with architecture and play.

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ØIVIND NYGÅRD

ØIVIND NYGÅRD

Hello, perfect stranger, what are you doing here on my road? Øivind Nygård’s sculpture, which you meet on your way to ARKEN, invites you to stop and look around.

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PETER BONNÈN

PETER BONNÈN

It has nothing to do with Jesus, even though they look like coffins. Instead try touching, sensing and playing with Peter Bonnén’s sculpture.

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