#1 Faurschou Foundation
Faurschou Foundation is a privately owned art institution with a wide collection of contemporary art. The foundation also has other great exhibition venues at Copenhagen North Harbour and at Beijing’s attractive art neighbourhood 798. The Faurschou Foundation showcases the world’s most acclaimed artists and its collection is constantly developed and expanded.
Over a very short period since its establishment in 2011 Faurschou Foundation has profiled itself as a significant art institution with solo exhibitions of among other artists such as Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Louise Bourgeois, Shirin Neshat, Gabriel Orozco, Danh Vo, and Bill Viola.
#2 Louisiana Museum
A sight for sore eyes! A Meca for all art lovers!
When Louisiana opened its doors in 1958, the founder, Knud W. Jensen, intended for the museum to be a home for modern Danish art. But after only a few years he changed course, and instead of being a predominantly Danish collection, Louisiana became an international museum with many internationally renowned works. International in its perspective as well as its scale, The Louisiana Collection comprises of more than 4,000 works. It covers the period from 1945 to the present and includes almost every genre – with an emphasis on painting and sculpture.
#3 Copenhagen Contemporary
A space to experience contemporary art to its fullest potential. Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) is an independent institution established in 2015 which works to create an international center for contemporary art and cultural experiences in Copenhagen. In contemporary art, a need has arisen for exhibition spaces that have the room to show technically demanding large art installations of light, sound and motion, sculptural landscapes, performance and monumental video art on multiple screens. Copenhagen Contemporary the perfect fit for this requirement.
#4 Galleri Nicolai Wallner (DK)
Galleri Nicolai Wallner is a contemporary art gallery that exhibits innovative international art. The gallery works with a diverse group of artists working in different media.
If you head there, Collectionair suggests you should check out the artists: Daniel Buren, Cornelia Baltes, Jose Davila, Dan Graham, Jeppe Hein.
#5 Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
Founded in 1999, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard has been located in the high-profile meatpacking district of Copenhagen since 2007. The gallery has two separate exhibition spaces that feature, respectively, two and three adjoining rooms. The gallery’s architecture allows for two exhibitions to be presented at the same time – with a special focus for each room: one is addressed to young talents and the other to more established artists
If you head there, Collectionair suggests you should check out the artists: Per Kirkeby, Janaina Tschäpe, John Kørner, Jonathan Meese, Tal R and Daniel Richter.