The 5 best contemporary art galleries in Copenhagen
1) Gallery Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen’s fashionable Meatpacking District, Gallery Poulsen focuses on showing the work of international artists who create visual narratives on either paper or canvas.
2) Oxholm Gallery
This contemporary gallery is located in the heart of the Nørrebro district, on the vibrant Ravnsborggade. Oxholm contains two distinct showrooms: the ‘Room’ and the ‘Hall’, both of which feature the work of established and rising artists. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday afternoons.
3) Secher Fine Art & Design
The Secher gallery’s living-room-style interiors feature furniture by Hans Wegner, lamps by Poul Henningsen, and a wide range of modern paintings. Open Tuesday through Saturday afternoons.
4) Den Frie Centre of Contemporary art
Inspired by the famous Paris art salons of the 19th century, the Den Frie Centre has been dedicated to exhibiting the creative work of ‘contemporary artistic communities, artists’ associations and experimental groups and networks’ since 1891. Also, there’s no other building in the city like this one – just look for the Greek temple.
5) Nikolaj Kunsthal
Housed inside one of the city’s oldest churches, this contemporary art centre exhibits Danish and international artists and is known to post signage boldly declaring ‘This is not a church’, a message that the gallery is endeavouring to challenge, ‘the link between the physical context of the church building and the contemporary role as an arts institution’.
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