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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CANDICE BREITZ

CANDICE BREITZ

The video installation Love Story explores the conditions under which empathy is produced. Whose stories are we willing to hear, and how must stories be packaged before we can feel them?

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CLARE WOODS

CLARE WOODS

Do you know that moment when darkness falls and the landscape becomes oppressive and threatening? Clare Woods gives us a taste of the fear of the unknown.

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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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GRAYSON PERRY

GRAYSON PERRY

On Grayson Perry’s modern life-journey from birth to death you meet Madonna with a Chanel bag. What do you have in your luggage?

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KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF

KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF

Kirstine Roepstorff’s works turns dominant art traditions upside down, creating new narratives in her collages – layer by layer.

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LEA PORSAGER

LEA PORSAGER

Lea Porsager’s world invites you to embark on an erotic expedition far away from rationality – and right into your ear.

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SOPHIA KALKAU

SOPHIA KALKAU

Strike a pose – with the object and the body as her material Sophia Kalkau explores themes like staging, identity and transformation.

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TOVE STORCH

TOVE STORCH

Soft silk meets hard aluminium. Tove Storch’s sculpture moves your eyes down into your fingertips and invites you to notice the sensuous moments in everyday life.

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VINYL -TERROR & -HORROR

VINYL -TERROR & -HORROR

Wander off the straight path and into a sensuous and musical universe of hi-fi equipment, smashed vinyl records and sound fragments from various music genres in ARKEN's recent acquisition THE MAGIC OF.

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