Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Nyhavn 2, Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
closed on: Mondays
Museum Type: Art

The Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen is a renowned Danish exhibition space for contemporary art.

The gallery is housed in a wing of the famous Charlottenborg Palace, which is also home to the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, the leading school of art and architecture in Denmark.
The original Baroque palace of Charlottenburg was designed in 1672 by architect Ewert Janssen and subsequently enlarged after a design by Lambert van Haven in the 18th century. The mansion takes its name from queen-consort Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, who lived in the palace for 15 years, from 1699 to 1714.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen entrance with the Solar Egg sculpture by Bigert & Bergströmt

The entrance courtyard of the Kunsthal Charlottenborg with the sculptural installation “Solar Egg” by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen (2017). Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

Established in 1883 as the exhibition gallery of the Royal Academy of Arts, the Kunsthal Charlottenborg is today one of the most lively temporary exhibition centers in Europe exclusively devoted to contemporary art. The gallery features a vast program of multidisciplinary art exhibitions, lectures, talks, screenings, and special events focused on both Danish and international artists. Recently-featured artists include Fischli Weiss, Alicja Kwade, Douglas Coupland, Jeppe Hein, Kerry James Marshall, William Forsythe, Brian Eno, Hito Steyerl, Julian Rosefeldt, Ai Weiwei, and Yoko Ono, among others.

The gallery’s visitor facilities include a cinema, the Apollo cafe/restaurant, and a book store focused on art, architecture, design, graphics, and illustration.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen gallery exhibition Big Art

Interior view of one of the Kunsthal’s galleries during the exhibition ‘”Big Art”, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, with the words  “Modified Social Bench” (2012) by Jeppe Hein, and “Car Mountains” by Victor Ash (2018). Photo by Anders Sune Berg.

All images courtesy of Kunsthal Charlottenborg

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