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New Director at ARKEN

New Director at ARKEN

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Marie Nipper new Director of ARKEN

Marie Nipper new Director of ARKEN

Marie Nipper, most recently Director of the Copenhagen Contemporary art centre, will take up the position as new Director at the art museum in Ishøj on 1 August. She becomes only the third person to hold the post.

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Souvenirs

Souvenirs

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Else Alfelt

Else Alfelt

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Women and Change

Women and Change

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Souvenirs

Souvenirs

In a new souvenir shop at Ishøj By Center, artist Deniz Eroglu invites you to delve into stories about belonging, global business structures and relationships between art and consumption. Please note: special opening hours.

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COMING UP: HAUS-RUCKER-CO – GIANT BILLIARD

COMING UP: HAUS-RUCKER-CO – GIANT BILLIARD

Ready, set, go! Play a game of human billiards when the Haus-Rucker-Co’s giant installation takes over ARKEN.

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COMING UP: LEONORA CARRINGTON

COMING UP: LEONORA CARRINGTON

Now is your chance to get intimately acquainted with one of the key figures of Surrealism: this September, we bring you the first-ever major retrospective in Denmark about Leonora Carrington’s magical world.

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FROM THE EARTH

FROM THE EARTH

Experience ARKEN's outdoor summer exhibition, where the two artists Silas Inoue and Nina Nowak invite us to reflect on nature's resources, extraction, and valuation.

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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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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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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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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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ELSE ALFELT

ELSE ALFELT

Join us for a journey through barricades, barren landscapes and celestial bodies as ARKEN presents Else Alfelt’s poetic world

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WOMEN AND CHANGE

WOMEN AND CHANGE

There are treats aplenty in store in the exhibition Women and Change, which focuses on 150 years of very different representations of women and gender in art.

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Your safe ARKEN visit

Your safe ARKEN visit

ARKEN has the space for enjoying the art safely, while following the current COVID-19 restrictions

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AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW

AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW

Your body, senses and mind get activated in ARKEN's major collection display which is full of surprising, playful and poetic works of art.

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TUE GREENFORT

TUE GREENFORT

What is going on? A flock of horseshoe crabs appear to be heading up onto the shores of the lagoon. A rare sight indeed, for this strange, prehistoric animal does not even live in this part of the world.

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ASTRID MYNTEKÆR

ASTRID MYNTEKÆR

What do humans have in common with conches? Perhaps a common future where we must adapt and mutate in order to survive on a massively changing planet.

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AMALIE SMITH

AMALIE SMITH

How will the history of mankind be communicated to a future without people - and who will listen? Experience the wild nature around ARKEN in a whole new way with Amalie Smith's dystopian sci-fi story '51 e.DSO 'in your ears.

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THILO FRANK

THILO FRANK

Is it a labyrinth? There is only one way to find out! Make your way through the triangular wooden frames and embark on a physical exploration of Thilo Frank’s asymmetrical sculpture 'You and I, wandering on the snake’s tail'.

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ARKEN reopens 18 January

ARKEN reopens 18 January

ARKEN will reopen Tuesday 18 January

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Researchers at ARKEN

Researchers at ARKEN

Meet the people who carry out research at ARKEN.

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LAWRENCE WEINER

LAWRENCE WEINER

Can you feel the weight of the light from above? Perhaps you can if you look up at Lawrence Weiner’s textual work at the entrance to ARKEN.

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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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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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MEMBERS' CLUB

Are you interested in modern Danish and international art and culture? Become a member of KLUB ARKEN

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New major work in the ARKEN collection

New major work in the ARKEN collection

Love Story by South African artist Candice Breitz can now be experienced at the museum.

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ARKEN Bulletin

ARKEN Bulletin

If you really want to know more.

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ARKEN ART PRIZE GOES TO FOS

ARKEN ART PRIZE GOES TO FOS

Read more about this year's winner and see who were awarded with the ARKEN TRAVEL GRANTS.

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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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ARKEN EDITION

ARKEN EDITION

Do you have an art collector in you?

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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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THE DANISH GIRL AT ARKEN

THE DANISH GIRL AT ARKEN

See the blockbuster movie The Danish Girl in ARKEN's film hall.

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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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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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ARKEN ART PRIZE GOES TO CYPRIEN GAILLARD

Read more about this year's winner and see who were awarded with the ARKEN TRAVEL GRANTS.

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ARKEN TRAVEL GRANT

ARKEN TRAVEL GRANT

Young talent travelling the World.

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ARKEN ART PRIZE

ARKEN ART PRIZE

And the winner is…

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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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ARKEN ON THE ART ISLAND

ARKEN ON THE ART ISLAND

Take a look at the museum's new surroundings.

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The latest research: THE MODEL

The Model from the perspective of the curator, the art historian and the play researcher.

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Ai Weiwei closed temporarily

Ai Weiwei closed temporarily

Due to change in exhibitions the Ai Weiwei room is closed until Wednesday October 21.

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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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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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#arkenmuseum

#arkenmuseum

Feel free to follow us on Instagram @arkenmuseum and add your own images using #arkenmuseum.

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This year’s winners of the ARKEN Prize and Travel Grants have been revealed

This year’s recipient of the ARKEN Prize of DKK 100,000 was Danh Vo, while the two travel grants of DKK 50,000 went to Gudrun Hasle and Karoline H Larsen

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ARKEN Prize and Travel Grants 2015

ARKEN Prize and Travel Grants 2015

Download high-resolution press photos for media coverage of the ARKEN Prize and Travel Grants 2015

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Do you remember? Here you can roll back time and take a look at all the exhibitions ARKEN has presented since its onstart in 1996.

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

RESEARCH PROJECTS

What do we research at ARKEN?

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ARKEN gets a new landmark

ARKEN gets a new landmark

A new landmark is now the visitors’ first encounter with art when they arrive at ARKEN.

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Press

Press

Welcome to ARKEN’s press room.
Members of the press may view and download press releases and high-resolution press photos in connection to media coverage of ARKEN and the exhibitions.

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ARKEN's architecture

ARKEN's architecture

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Elmgreen & Dragset <br>Powerless Structures, Fig. 101

Elmgreen & Dragset
Powerless Structures, Fig. 101

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Forskning

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About ARKEN

About ARKEN

World-Class art and architecture.

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Families

Families

ARKEN holds a wide range of activities for families with children.

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JEPPE HEIN

JEPPE HEIN

Step out onto the water and into Jeppe Hein’s cage, where you can reflect yourself in the surroundings and experience the world anew.

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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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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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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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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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Hundertwasser

Hundertwasser

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Guided tours

Guided tours

ARKEN offers guided tours in the current exhibitions.

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Fill out the form below if you would like more information about meeting and conference facilities, ARKEN Business Club or a price offer for an event.

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Sponsors, foundations & partners

Sponsors, foundations & partners

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Corporate & Private events

Corporate & Private events

Events held in inspiring surroundings characterized by bold architecture and world-class art.

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ARKEN BUSINESS CLUB

ARKEN BUSINESS CLUB

A membership as investment in your network

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Organization

Organization

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Vision & Mission

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Teachers

Teachers

ARKEN holds courses for teacher and nursery teacher groups.

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High schools

High schools

ARKEN provides teaching programmes and special outreach programs for high schools.

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Schools

Schools

ARKEN provides teaching programmes and digital and practical workshops for pupils in primary school.

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Nurseries

Nurseries

Using dialogue and practical exercises, we create an excellent setting for nursery children in the museum. We provide two sessions for nursery children, each of a 90-minute duration.

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Adults

Adults

ARKEN provides creative workshops and courses for adults.

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ARKEN's architecture

ARKEN's architecture

ARKEN’s distinctive ship’s architecture blends with its surroundings and creates a sensory frame around the art.

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ARKEN SHOP

ARKEN SHOP

An inspiring mix of Nordic design, art books and gorgeous gifts.

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New installation in ARKEN's collection

New installation in ARKEN's collection

ARKEN has acquired Palle Nielsen's pioneer work The Model for the collection.

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Visit ARKEN

Visit ARKEN

25 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station.

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History of ARKEN

History of ARKEN

With the opening of ARKEN in 1996, Danish and international art came to Copenhagen’s "Vestegn" district.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

ARKEN’s exhibitions present Danish, Nordic and international art – from new, young talents to established names.

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ARKEN CAFÉ

ARKEN CAFÉ

In the café you can enjoy delicious meals, maritime architecture and a stunning sea view.

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News

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Kalender

Arken afholder en lang række arrangementer for alle aldre

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Highlights from the collection

Highlights from the collection

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

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Forside

New landscape around ARKEN

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